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Chemists in New York

Is New York a good place for you to work as a Chemist?

12.3% Jobs Projection
$76,750 Median Salary
460 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Chemists in New York are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Chemists in New York is growing faster than average.

  • Chemists in New York earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chemists Work in New York?

There were approximately 3,360 workers employed as Chemists in this state in 2018.

There were 3,780 Chemists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 420 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 730 Chemists working in it, which means New York has more Chemists than average.


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Chemists in this state are growing at a rate of 12.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.5%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 460 annual job openings, and a total of 4,830 jobs for New York Chemists in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 8,600 annual jobs and 94,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Chemists Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Chemists ranged from $45,990 to $132,640 with $76,750 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.11 to $63.77. The median hourly rate was $36.9.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $36.79 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.11.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York Metros for Chemists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,960 $86,160
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 400 $76,510
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 260 $72,050
Rochester, NY 110 $76,960
Syracuse, NY 80 $78,110

Top States for Chemists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Chemists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 10,430 $79,990
New Jersey 7,460 $89,000
Pennsylvania 5,460 $71,600
Texas 5,160 $78,810
North Carolina 4,370 $71,960
Ohio 4,010 $67,500
Michigan 3,620 $73,470
New York 3,360 $76,750
Maryland 3,100 $116,360
Massachusetts 2,890 $87,240
Illinois 2,870 $68,160
Indiana 2,820 $62,160
Florida 2,010 $62,400
Minnesota 2,010 $83,090
Wisconsin 1,970 $69,810
Missouri 1,920 $66,830
Washington 1,720 $80,550
Colorado 1,700 $72,120
South Carolina 1,450 $63,530
Delaware 1,420 $102,470

Below are the states where Chemists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $124,710
Maryland $116,360
Delaware $102,470
Virginia $95,590
New Jersey $89,000
Massachusetts $87,240
New Mexico $86,910
North Dakota $86,040
Connecticut $85,510
Alaska $83,700

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