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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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chemists in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,780
25th Percentile Wage
$53,470
50th Percentile Wage
$69,700
75th Percentile Wage
$90,730
90th Percentile Wage
$114,710

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 $114,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,780.

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
$69,700
4.52% 0.44%
2016
$66,550
1.77% -
2015
$65,370
-15.94% -
2014
$75,790
0.50% -
2013
$75,410
7.98% -
2012
$69,390
- -

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 $52,880 to $86,710. The highest paying area for chemists in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $86,710. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $81,660). The lowest paying area is Lancaster with a median annual salary of $52,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$86,710
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$81,660
State College
$80,610
Philadelphia
$78,920
Erie
$77,420
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$71,340
Pittsburgh
$69,600
York-Hanover
$68,590
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$67,370
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$67,300
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$66,780
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$63,740
Reading
$63,410
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$60,600
Lebanon
$57,000
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$56,200
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$55,980
Lancaster
$52,880




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