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Chemists Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,400
25th Percentile Wage
$65,170
50th Percentile Wage
$95,080
75th Percentile Wage
$125,930
90th Percentile Wage
$159,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $159,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,400.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.19
25th Percentile Wage
$31.33
50th Percentile Wage
$45.71
75th Percentile Wage
$60.54
90th Percentile Wage
$76.87

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $76.87. The median hourly salary is $45.71. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.19.

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
201695,08014.52%16.32%
201581,270-0.11%-
201481,3606.99%-
201375,670-5.14%-
201279,560--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemists in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemists in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemists in state of Virginia ranges from $73,030 to $95,720. The highest paying area for chemists in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $95,720. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $93,500). The lowest paying area is Lynchburg with a median annual salary of $73,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$95,720
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$93,500
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$92,790
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$92,220
Richmond
$82,080
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$73,240
Lynchburg
$73,030



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