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Chemists Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemists in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemists among New York metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chemists in New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,800
25th Percentile Wage
$57,510
50th Percentile Wage
$74,850
75th Percentile Wage
$101,330
90th Percentile Wage
$131,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $131,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.02
25th Percentile Wage
$27.65
50th Percentile Wage
$35.99
75th Percentile Wage
$48.72
90th Percentile Wage
$63.34

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemists in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $63.34. The median hourly salary is $35.99. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.02.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chemists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,8503.03%3.37%
201572,5803.76%-
201469,850-3.04%-
201371,970-0.50%-
201272,330--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemists in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemists in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemists in state of New York ranges from $57,020 to $88,590. The highest paying area for chemists in New York is Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $88,590. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Albany-Schenectady-Troy (mean annual salary $79,680). The lowest paying area is Buffalo-Niagara Falls with a median annual salary of $57,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$88,590
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$79,680
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$79,220
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$76,840
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$75,990
Nassau-Suffolk
$72,440
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$70,230
Syracuse
$68,840
Rochester
$63,240
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$57,950
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$57,020


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