Chemical Technician Salary Information in Tacoma, Washington

The annual and hourly salary statistics of chemical technicians in Tacoma, Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of chemical technicians in Tacoma is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Chemical Technicians in Tacoma, Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,010
25th Percentile Wage
$29,090
50th Percentile Wage
$33,310
75th Percentile Wage
$52,530
90th Percentile Wage
$72,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical technicians in Tacoma, Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $27,010.

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
$33,310
-29.12% -22.49%
2016
$43,010
-0.40% -
2015
$43,180
0.07% -
2014
$43,150
5.45% -
2012
$40,800
- -

Table 3. Compare Chemical Technician Salary in Tacoma with Other Washington Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $33,310, Tacoma is the lowest paying city for chemical technicians in state of Washington, following city of Kennewick-Pasco-Richland (median annual salary of $71,050). In comparison, the median annual salary of chemical technicians in Tacoma is 53.1 percent (53.1%) lower than that in the highest paying city Kennewick-Pasco-Richland.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$71,050
Spokane
$53,410
Bellingham
$45,170
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$43,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$40,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$39,290
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$38,830
Tacoma
$33,310



See also: Top paying jobs in Tacoma, Washington.