What Are The Training Requirements for Chemical Technicians?

Chemical technicians need an associate's degree and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Chemical technicians
Typical education of Chemical technicians
Percent
Less than High School 3.2
High School 22.8
Some College 26.7
Associates Degree 11.1
Bachelors Degree 27.1
Masters Degree 5.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.4

What Is the Employment Outlook for Chemical Technicians?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more chemical technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 21,000 more.

This career includes 66,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Chemical Technicians Make?

On average, chemical technicians make $23.93 per hour or $49,770 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Chemical Technicians?

Hourly income for Chemical technicians in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Chemical technicians $13.33 $16.80 $22.04 $29.23 $36.98
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Life, physical, and social science technicians $12.79 $16.17 $21.27 $28.34 $37.01
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Chemical Technicians?

Annual salary for Chemical technicians in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Chemical technicians $27,730 $34,940 $45,840 $60,790 $76,930
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Life, physical, and social science technicians $26,610 $33,630 $44,250 $58,950 $76,980
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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