Chemical Technicians in Illinois
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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.
The typical state has 890 Chemical Technicians working in it, which means Illinois has more Chemical Technicians than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|St. Louis, MO-IL||640||$52,850|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||50||$36,310|
Top States for Chemical Technicians Employment
The table below shows the states where most Chemical Technicians work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Chemical Technicians get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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