Salary for Chemical Technicians

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Also known as:  Assayer, Chemical Laboratory Technician, Chemical Technician, Inorganic Chemical Technician helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

These professionals work in laboratory settings, and conduct physical and chemical tests, prepare chemical solutions, set up and conduct experiments, record results and data from experiments, clean and sterilize laboratory equipment and work areas, and write technical reports, graphs and charts in order to explain their results. These professionals generally work as assistants to chemists and other scientists, but may also serve as consultants or technical support to engineers. A high school diploma is the minimum education requirement for this occupation.

A Chemical Technician can get an average wage on a scale from $31,720 - $81,260 depending on the level of education. can earn an average compensation of fifty-three thousand seven hundred dollars every year.

have the highest salaries in District of Columbia, where they receive a compensation of approximately $75,810. Professionals that work in these jobs make the highest salary in Utilities, where they can get average job salaries of $77,010.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 35.63 percent nationwide in that time.


Chemical Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Educational Services