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Chemical Technicians in Washington

Considering a career as a Chemical Technician in Washington?

7.4% Jobs Projection
$46,910 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Chemical Technicians in Washington is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Chemical Technicians Work in Washington?

In 2018, there were 890 Chemical Technicians working in the state.

There were 1,000 Chemical Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Chemical Technicians in WA Employment Trend

The amount of Chemical Technicians working in the state is similar to the average state.

Chemical Technicians in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Chemical Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 7.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.0%.

Job Projections for Chemical Technicians: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 110 annual Chemical Technicians job openings in Washington, and 1,160 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Chemical Technicians ranged from $28,170 to $82,320 with $46,910 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.54 to $39.58. The median hourly rate was $22.55.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.94 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.61.

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

Chemical Technicians Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 200 $42,230
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 180 $53,130
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 170 $44,180
Kennewick-Richland, WA 140 $73,550
Bellingham, WA 70 $42,010

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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