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Chemists Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemists in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemists among Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,370
25th Percentile Wage
$51,320
50th Percentile Wage
$66,550
75th Percentile Wage
$88,210
90th Percentile Wage
$113,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $113,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,370.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.89
25th Percentile Wage
$24.67
50th Percentile Wage
$31.99
75th Percentile Wage
$42.41
90th Percentile Wage
$54.57

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $54.57. The median hourly salary is $31.99. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.89.

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
201666,5501.77%-4.27%
201565,370-15.94%-
201475,7900.50%-
201375,4107.98%-
201269,390--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemists in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $51,160 to $80,540. The highest paying area for chemists in Pennsylvania is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with a median annual salary of $80,540. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $78,710). The lowest paying area is Lancaster with a median annual salary of $51,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$80,540
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$78,710
Newark-Union
$78,550
Erie
$77,420
Philadelphia
$73,410
Pittsburgh
$69,770
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$67,300
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$66,780
State College
$62,700
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$59,410
York-Hanover
$58,750
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$58,660
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$58,580
Reading
$58,000
Lebanon
$57,000
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$55,980
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$53,660
Lancaster
$51,160


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