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Chemists Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemists in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemists among North Carolina cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chemists in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,530
25th Percentile Wage
$52,290
50th Percentile Wage
$72,320
75th Percentile Wage
$98,060
90th Percentile Wage
$121,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $121,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chemists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,320
5.84% 12.15%
2016
$68,100
1.01% -
2015
$67,410
-3.71% -
2014
$69,910
0.03% -
2013
$69,890
9.10% -
2012
$63,530
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemists in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemists in state of North Carolina ranges from $55,020 to $91,730. The highest paying area for chemists in North Carolina is Winston-Salem with a median annual salary of $91,730. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $83,540). The lowest paying area is Greenville with a median annual salary of $55,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Winston-Salem
$91,730
Durham-Chapel Hill
$83,540
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$79,050
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$73,880
Greensboro-High Point
$73,110
Raleigh-Cary
$69,520
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$67,630
Rocky Mount
$63,790
Burlington
$62,970
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$59,110
Wilmington
$58,820
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$57,590
Greenville
$55,020




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