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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chemists in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,070
25th Percentile Wage
$64,960
50th Percentile Wage
$93,300
75th Percentile Wage
$121,370
90th Percentile Wage
$151,110

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 $151,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,070.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$93,300
-1.91% 14.73%
2016
$95,080
14.52% -
2015
$81,270
-0.11% -
2014
$81,360
6.99% -
2013
$75,670
-5.14% -
2012
$79,560
- -

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 $68,790 to $98,820. The highest paying area for chemists in Virginia is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford with a median annual salary of $98,820. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Charlottesville (mean annual salary $95,720). The lowest paying area is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $68,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$98,820
Charlottesville
$95,720
Harrisonburg
$95,080
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$93,500
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$92,790
Richmond
$79,050
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$74,540
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$74,460
Lynchburg
$73,030
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$70,010
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$68,790




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