Chemists in Pennsylvania
Considering a career as a Chemist in Pennsylvania?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Chemists in Pennsylvania are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Chemists in Pennsylvania is growing slower than average.
Chemists in Pennsylvania earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Chemists Work in Pennsylvania?
In 2018, there were 5,460 Chemists working in the state.
There were 5,280 Chemists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 730 Chemists working in it, which means Pennsylvania has more Chemists than average.
Job Projections for Pennsylvania
Jobs for Chemists in this state are growing at a rate of 3.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.5%.
Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 500 annual job openings, and 5,600 total jobs in 2026 for Chemists in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 8,600 annual jobs and 94,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Chemists Make in Pennsylvania?
In 2018 wages for Chemists ranged from $40,670 to $124,410 with $71,600 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.56 to $59.81. The median hourly rate was $34.42.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $33.51 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.91.
The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Pennsylvania 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|
Top States for Chemists Employment
View the list below to see where most Chemists work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Chemists get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$124,710|
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What Major Will Prepare You For a Chemist Career?
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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