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Chemical Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of chemical technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of chemical technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The chemical technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Chemical Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,960
25th Percentile Wage
$36,090
50th Percentile Wage
$47,280
75th Percentile Wage
$62,190
90th Percentile Wage
$78,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) chemical technicians is $78,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,960. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 170% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chemical technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,280
3.05% 9.22%
2016
$45,840
2.57% -
2015
$44,660
1.07% -
2014
$44,180
1.97% -
2013
$43,310
0.90% -
2012
$42,920
- -

Table 2. Chemical Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of chemical technicians in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for chemical technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $72,940. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $19,130).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$72,940
Transportation and Warehousing
$60,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,630
Mining
$54,680
Manufacturing
$49,350
Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,900
Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,520
Educational Services
$46,640
Wholesale Trade
$46,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,120
Construction
$41,350
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$41,160
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$37,730
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$19,130

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Chemical Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only chemical technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of chemical technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $34,390 to $66,410. The highest paying state for chemical technicians is Delaware with a median annual salary of $66,410. The lowest paying state is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $34,390. For more salary information of chemical technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Delaware
$66,410
Louisiana
$61,300
Alaska
$57,150
Texas
$56,940
Massachusetts
$54,490
West Virginia
$53,650
Nevada
$53,260
Oklahoma
$51,960
New Jersey
$51,410
Vermont
$50,000
Missouri
$49,680
District of Columbia
$49,260
Connecticut
$48,970
Alabama
$48,560
North Carolina
$48,440
Nebraska
$48,180
Illinois
$48,110
Minnesota
$47,630
New York
$47,570
Kentucky
$47,200
Montana
$47,140
Mississippi
$46,870
Georgia
$46,390
Tennessee
$46,290
Virginia
$45,730
Colorado
$45,660
Washington
$45,620
South Carolina
$45,000
Wisconsin
$44,590
North Dakota
$44,530
Ohio
$44,350
Pennsylvania
$44,320
Maryland
$43,700
Rhode Island
$43,690
California
$43,370
New Hampshire
$43,100
Michigan
$42,950
Arizona
$42,930
New Mexico
$42,630
Arkansas
$42,360
Oregon
$42,230
Idaho
$41,940
Wyoming
$41,680
Utah
$41,590
Kansas
$40,790
Florida
$40,050
Indiana
$39,560
Iowa
$38,880
Puerto Rico
$36,450
Maine
$36,430
South Dakota
$35,090
Hawaii
$34,390



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