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Chemical Technicians in Kentucky

Considering a career as a Chemical Technician in Kentucky?

1.6% Jobs Projection
$45,690 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

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

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

  • Chemical Technicians in Kentucky earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chemical Technicians Work in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, there were 630 people working as Chemical Technicians in the year 2018.

There were 600 Chemical Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Chemical Technicians in KY Employment Trend

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

Chemical Technicians in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Chemical Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 1.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.0%.

Job Projections for Chemical Technicians: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 60 annual Chemical Technicians job openings in Kentucky, and 650 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Chemical Technicians Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Chemical Technicians ranged from $29,460 to $78,250 with $45,690 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.16 to $37.62. The median hourly rate was $21.97.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.69 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.72.

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

Chemical Technicians Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 980 $47,200
Evansville, IN-KY 190 $56,570
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 190 $49,580
Lexington-Fayette, KY 60 $34,730

Top States for Chemical Technicians Employment

View the list below to see 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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