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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chemical technicians from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
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|
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|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New York|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
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|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|South Dakota|| |