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Chemical Technician Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemical technicians in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemical technicians among Washington cities 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 Chemical Technicians in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,200
25th Percentile Wage
$33,190
50th Percentile Wage
$48,040
75th Percentile Wage
$71,630
90th Percentile Wage
$91,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,200.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.08
25th Percentile Wage
$15.96
50th Percentile Wage
$23.10
75th Percentile Wage
$34.44
90th Percentile Wage
$43.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemical technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.97. The median hourly salary is $23.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.08.

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
201648,0403.87%14.03%
201546,1800.78%-
201445,8207.59%-
201342,3402.46%-
201241,300--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemical Technicians in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemical technicians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical technicians in state of Washington ranges from $39,980 to $71,350. The highest paying area for chemical technicians in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $71,350. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Spokane (mean annual salary $59,300). The lowest paying area is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $39,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$71,350
Spokane
$59,300
Bellingham
$45,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$43,220
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$43,200
Tacoma
$43,010
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$39,980


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