Chemical Technicians in Kentucky
Considering a career as a Chemical Technician in Kentucky?
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.
The typical state has 890 Chemical Technicians working in it, which means Kentucky has fewer Chemical Technicians than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN||190||$49,580|
Top States for Chemical Technicians Employment
View the list below to see 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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