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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Chemical Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,730
25th Percentile Wage
$34,940
50th Percentile Wage
$45,840
75th Percentile Wage
$60,790
90th Percentile Wage
$76,930

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 $76,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,730. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 177% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chemical technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,8402.57%6.37%
201544,6601.07%-
201444,1801.97%-
201343,3100.90%-
201242,920--

Table 2. Chemical Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of chemical technicians in 13 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 $72,710. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $37,730).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$72,710
Transportation and Warehousing
$60,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,100
Mining
$54,230
Manufacturing
$47,820
Federal, State, and Local Government
$47,140
Wholesale Trade
$45,640
Educational Services
$44,420
Health Care and Social Assistance
$44,190
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,970
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,610
Construction
$38,950
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$37,730

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 $33,340 to $75,120. The highest paying state for chemical technicians is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $75,120. The lowest paying state is South Dakota with a median annual salary of $33,340. For more salary information of chemical technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
North Dakota
$75,120
Delaware
$65,950
Louisiana
$60,800
Alaska
$59,240
Massachusetts
$53,880
Vermont
$51,940
New Jersey
$51,410
Nevada
$49,770
Texas
$49,720
West Virginia
$49,120
District of Columbia
$48,870
Minnesota
$48,530
Alabama
$48,240
Connecticut
$48,090
Washington
$48,040
Illinois
$47,790
New York
$47,230
Missouri
$46,480
Virginia
$46,020
Oklahoma
$45,910
Tennessee
$45,680
North Carolina
$45,520
Arizona
$45,020
Nebraska
$45,020
Kentucky
$44,710
Montana
$44,520
Georgia
$44,500
Pennsylvania
$44,480
Rhode Island
$44,370
Mississippi
$44,280
Michigan
$44,070
Maryland
$44,060
South Carolina
$43,700
Colorado
$42,580
California
$42,260
Wisconsin
$42,150
Ohio
$42,140
New Hampshire
$41,920
Utah
$40,750
Wyoming
$40,730
Iowa
$40,690
Kansas
$39,970
Florida
$39,600
Idaho
$39,450
Indiana
$39,040
Oregon
$38,950
New Mexico
$37,870
Arkansas
$36,940
Maine
$35,520
Hawaii
$34,390
Puerto Rico
$34,240
South Dakota
$33,340



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