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Chemists Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,400
25th Percentile Wage
$43,730
50th Percentile Wage
$63,800
75th Percentile Wage
$100,710
90th Percentile Wage
$129,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,400.

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
$63,800
6.00% -4.95%
2016
$59,970
-0.38% -
2015
$60,200
-8.60% -
2014
$65,380
0.75% -
2013
$64,890
-3.19% -
2012
$66,960
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemists in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemists in state of Tennessee ranges from $38,060 to $104,120. The highest paying area for chemists in Tennessee is Cleveland with a median annual salary of $104,120. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $95,320). The lowest paying area is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $38,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cleveland
$104,120
Knoxville
$95,320
Johnson City
$77,070
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$75,530
Chattanooga
$61,220
Memphis
$58,530
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$53,780
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$52,530
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$38,060




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