Salary for Chemical Technicians

Also known as:  Assayer, Chemical Laboratory Technician, Chemical Technician, Inorganic Chemical Technician

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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 earns a compensation in a range of 32000 and 48000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Chemical Technicians receive average salaries of Forty Four Thousand Two Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Chemical Technicians make the most money in New Mexico, where they get average pay of close to about $61350. Employees who work in this job can obtain the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they get average compensation of $58310.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 11.59 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Chemical Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $58,310
Public Administration $49,110
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $48,070
Manufacturing $46,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises $45,870
Transportation and Warehousing $42,880
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $40,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $40,480
Educational Services $40,850
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $40,970
Wholesale Trade $42,370
Transportation and Warehousing $42,880
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