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What is the average salary for Chemists in the United States?

Chemists earn an average hourly wage of $38.05. Hourly wages typically start from $19.98 and go up to $60.68. Chemists earn an average salary of $79,140 per year. Salaries typically start from $41,560 and go up to $126,220.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Chemists in the United States earn:

$60.68 an hour $126,220 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Chemists in the United States earn:

$47.77 an hour $99,360 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Chemists in the United States earn:

$35.33 an hour $73,480 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Chemists in the United States earn:

$25.68 an hour $53,420 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Chemists in the United States earn:

$19.98 an hour $41,560 per year

Historical salary for Chemists in the United States

Chemist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Chemist Salary in District of Columbia $54.74 $113,860 # 1
Chemist Salary in Maryland $51.66 $107,460 # 2
Chemist Salary in Delaware $45.27 $94,170 # 3
Chemist Salary in Alaska $45.02 $93,640 # 4
Chemist Salary in Minnesota $44.91 $93,410 # 5
Chemist Salary in Virginia $42.72 $88,850 # 6
Chemist Salary in New Jersey $42.02 $87,390 # 7
Chemist Salary in Nevada $41.88 $87,120 # 8
Chemist Salary in New Mexico $40.43 $84,100 # 9
Chemist Salary in Connecticut $40.41 $84,050 # 10
Chemist Salary in Idaho $39.81 $82,800 # 11
Chemist Salary in California $39.44 $82,030 # 12
Chemist Salary in Massachusetts $39.20 $81,540 # 13
Chemist Salary in Michigan $39.00 $81,130 # 14
Chemist Salary in Pennsylvania $38.77 $80,630 # 15
Chemist Salary in Mississippi $38.67 $80,440 # 16
Chemist Salary in Rhode Island $37.96 $78,960 # 17
Chemist Salary in Illinois $37.88 $78,800 # 18
Chemist Salary in Colorado $37.12 $77,200 # 19
Chemist Salary in Georgia $36.99 $76,930 # 20
Chemist Salary in Washington $36.51 $75,950 # 21
Chemist Salary in North Carolina $36.42 $75,750 # 22
Chemist Salary in Arizona $36.40 $75,720 # 23
Chemist Salary in Alabama $36.05 $74,980 # 24
Chemist Salary in Louisiana $35.95 $74,780 # 25
Chemist Salary in New York $35.93 $74,740 # 26
Chemist Salary in Tennessee $35.32 $73,460 # 27
Chemist Salary in Oklahoma $35.00 $72,790 # 28
Chemist Salary in South Carolina $34.98 $72,750 # 29
Chemist Salary in Texas $34.68 $72,130 # 30
Chemist Salary in Arkansas $34.26 $71,260 # 31
Chemist Salary in Iowa $33.97 $70,650 # 32
Chemist Salary in Ohio $33.88 $70,460 # 33
Chemist Salary in Wyoming $33.82 $70,340 # 34
Chemist Salary in West Virginia $33.76 $70,230 # 35
Chemist Salary in Missouri $33.43 $69,530 # 36
Chemist Salary in Utah $33.35 $69,360 # 37
Chemist Salary in Wisconsin $32.83 $68,290 # 38
Chemist Salary in North Dakota $32.75 $68,130 # 39
Chemist Salary in Oregon $32.69 $67,990 # 40
Chemist Salary in Florida $31.92 $66,400 # 41
Chemist Salary in Indiana $31.55 $65,630 # 42
Chemist Salary in Kansas $31.50 $65,510 # 43
Chemist Salary in Maine $30.73 $63,930 # 44
Chemist Salary in Montana $30.47 $63,370 # 45
Chemist Salary in Hawaii $30.23 $62,870 # 46
Chemist Salary in Kentucky $30.13 $62,670 # 47
Chemist Salary in Nebraska $29.98 $62,360 # 48
Chemist Salary in Vermont $29.48 $61,330 # 49
Chemist Salary in South Dakota $27.03 $56,230 # 50
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics