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Chemists Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,550
25th Percentile Wage
$49,150
50th Percentile Wage
$68,880
75th Percentile Wage
$96,990
90th Percentile Wage
$124,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $124,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,550.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.48
25th Percentile Wage
$23.63
50th Percentile Wage
$33.11
75th Percentile Wage
$46.63
90th Percentile Wage
$59.82

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $59.82. The median hourly salary is $33.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.48.

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
201668,88010.87%11.09%
201561,390-1.40%-
201462,2506.92%-
201357,940-5.70%-
201261,240--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemists in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemists in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemists in state of Texas ranges from $40,350 to $104,640. The highest paying area for chemists in Texas is Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $104,640. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $85,900). The lowest paying area is Lubbock with a median annual salary of $40,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$104,640
Fort Worth-Arlington
$85,900
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$81,850
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$79,080
Midland
$77,780
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$77,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$74,860
Corpus Christi
$74,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$67,210
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$63,020
El Paso
$55,130
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$51,560
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$50,900
College Station-Bryan
$45,870
Lubbock
$40,350



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