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Chemists Salary Information in Puerto Rico

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemists in the state of Puerto Rico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemists among Puerto Rico 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chemists in Puerto Rico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$93,830
75th Percentile Wage
$72,530
50th Percentile Wage
$54,290
25th Percentile Wage
$39,790
10th Percentile Wage
$31,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,300.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$45.11
75th Percentile Wage
$34.86
50th Percentile Wage
$26.10
25th Percentile Wage
$19.13
10th Percentile Wage
$15.05

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemists in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.11. The median hourly salary is $26.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.05.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $54,290 2.30%
2013 $53,070 2.81%
2012 $51,620 8.47%
2011 $47,590 6.01%
2010 $44,890 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for chemists in state of Puerto Rico from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 20.94%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.81%. We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 8.47% in the year 2012 and a sizable increase of 6.01% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Chemists Wage in Puerto Rico vs. Related Jobs

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Chemists in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of chemists in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemists in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $30,430 to $55,920. The highest paying area for chemists in Puerto Rico is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo with a median annual salary of $55,920. The lowest paying area is Ponce with a median annual salary of $30,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$55,920
Ponce
$30,430

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