Training Requirements for Chemical Technicians

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

Degrees for 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

Employment Outlook for Chemical Technicians

This represents about 66,000 people in the United States.

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.

Typical Income for Chemical Technicians

Hourly Income

On average,chemical technicians make $23.93 per hour.

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

Annual Salaries

On average, chemical technicians make $49,770 per year.

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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