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Chemical Technicians in Illinois

Want to work in Illinois as a Chemical Technician? Read this first!

3.3% Jobs Projection
$51,220 Median Salary
210 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Chemical Technicians in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Chemical Technicians in Illinois is growing slower than average.

  • Chemical Technicians in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chemical Technicians Work in Illinois?

In Illinois, there were 2,610 people working as Chemical Technicians in the year 2018.

There were 2,200 Chemical Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 410 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Chemical Technicians in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 890 Chemical Technicians working in it, which means Illinois has more Chemical Technicians than average.

Chemical Technicians in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Chemical Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 3.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.0%.

Job Projections for Chemical Technicians: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 210 annual job openings, and a total of 2,220 jobs for Illinois Chemical Technicians in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 6,600 annual jobs and 70,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Chemical Technicians Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Chemical Technicians ranged from $32,740 to $77,460 with $51,220 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.74 to $37.24. The median hourly rate was $24.62.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $23.13 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.49.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Chemical Technicians Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Chemical Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Chemical Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,130 $48,090
St. Louis, MO-IL 640 $52,850
Kankakee, IL 270 $55,850
Peoria, IL 60 $61,500
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 50 $36,310
Rockford, IL 50 $57,920
Decatur, IL 50 $43,830
Champaign-Urbana, IL 30 $37,900

Top States for Chemical Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states where most Chemical Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 7,050 $56,510
California 6,100 $44,350
Pennsylvania 3,880 $47,260
New Jersey 3,510 $53,190
Ohio 3,220 $45,150
Louisiana 3,020 $63,990
New York 2,790 $49,060
Illinois 2,610 $51,220
Michigan 2,170 $37,910
Florida 2,030 $44,770
Tennessee 1,990 $45,720
North Carolina 1,770 $49,840
Minnesota 1,650 $47,780
Massachusetts 1,610 $55,480
Georgia 1,470 $42,200
Wisconsin 1,350 $45,240
Nevada 1,230 $53,460
Indiana 1,190 $41,800
South Carolina 1,160 $45,010
Alabama 1,130 $49,890

Below are the states where Chemical Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Delaware $65,330
Louisiana $63,990
Alaska $57,090
Texas $56,510
Massachusetts $55,480
Hawaii $55,270
Nevada $53,460
New Jersey $53,190
West Virginia $52,880
Oklahoma $52,500


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