Chemical Laboratory Technician Salary

chemical-technician-salary-chart.jpgChemical laboratory technicians assist scientists by performing laboratory tests on chemical products, which includes and physical items that may be solids, gases or liquids.

Salaries

Chemical lab technicians are among the better paying jobs in the United States. The average pay of chemical lab technicians today earns $46,130. The lowest 10% earns $26,220 per year or less. The top 10% of chemical laboratory technicians earn salaries of $70,710 per year or more.

Salary and Industry

One of the key salary factors of a chemical lab technician is the field in which the work is being done. The industries with the highest pays are the federal government, oil and gas extraction, petroleum, and electric power generation. Chemical lab technicians in these industries can earn $56,000 to $65,000.

Job Outlook

The demand for chemical lab technicians is expected to grow by 9% over the next eight years, through 2022.

Chemical Laboratory Technician Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $23,590 $38,450 $66,070 $41,000
Alaska $44,340 $55,470 $71,820 $56,370
Arizona $30,120 $39,960 $58,750 $42,170
Arkansas $23,580 $35,370 $68,930 $41,300
California $26,040 $43,960 $72,800 $46,810
Colorado $26,760 $38,290 $62,890 $42,470
Connecticut $29,380 $44,570 $68,050 $46,400
Delaware $39,420 $62,720 $73,270 $58,760
Florida $25,170 $38,270 $59,640 $40,500
Georgia $25,080 $40,220 $60,560 $41,450
Hawaii $25,290 $29,770 $57,170 $37,410
Idaho $24,920 $39,760 $59,580 $42,190
Illinois $18,600 $41,340 $69,870 $41,730
Indiana $24,770 $37,130 $68,400 $41,460
Iowa $27,160 $38,300 $56,580 $39,930
Kansas $23,820 $37,540 $67,190 $40,820
Kentucky $26,960 $43,620 $72,510 $46,880
Louisiana $31,880 $53,930 $75,560 $54,350
Maine $26,500 $37,240 $54,050 $38,560
Maryland $30,680 $45,980 $69,130 $47,340
Massachusetts $31,420 $48,080 $69,700 $49,240
Michigan $24,890 $40,660 $62,970 $41,830
Minnesota $31,520 $46,470 $75,510 $50,510
Mississippi $24,070 $39,470 $57,430 $39,980
Missouri $26,960 $40,940 $72,750 $46,130
Montana $17,910 $34,070 $57,520 $36,170
Nebraska $27,920 $38,820 $62,250 $43,690
Nevada $26,390 $46,960 $69,590 $47,190
New Hampshire $29,930 $40,560 $65,240 $45,210
New Jersey $30,390 $47,340 $86,850 $57,780
New Mexico $32,770 $58,240 $77,250 $56,300
New York $28,050 $46,330 $71,650 $47,770
North Carolina $27,430 $39,980 $61,740 $42,290
North Dakota $29,140 $36,330 $68,750 $41,590
Ohio $25,920 $41,970 $64,210 $43,240
Oklahoma $22,370 $36,710 $60,900 $39,260
Oregon $29,620 $47,580 $63,990 $46,960
Pennsylvania $26,930 $40,430 $66,250 $44,080
Rhode Island $31,110 $42,600 $58,010 $43,510
South Carolina $26,170 $37,960 $57,980 $40,210
South Dakota $25,800 $33,380 $47,840 $35,900
Tennessee $28,680 $42,460 $61,820 $43,970
Texas $25,120 $50,980 $78,670 $52,120
Utah $24,740 $39,130 $60,120 $40,790
Vermont $27,000 $36,160 $79,560 $46,300
Virginia $25,810 $43,430 $60,600 $43,870
Washington $26,180 $41,300 $62,770 $43,010
West Virginia $20,950 $40,010 $59,730 $40,300
Wisconsin $26,660 $41,300 $60,320 $42,900
Wyoming $24,760 $35,250 $69,530 $40,710