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16.6% Jobs Projection
$78,810 Median Salary
710 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Chemists Work in Texas?

5,160 people worked as Chemists in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,600 Chemists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 440 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Chemists in TX Employment Trend

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

Chemists in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Chemists in this state are growing at a rate of 16.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.5%.

Job Projections for Chemists: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 710 annual job openings, and a total of 7,390 jobs for Texas Chemists in 2026.

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

What do Chemists Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Chemists ranged from $43,520 to $145,330 with $78,810 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.92 to $69.87. The median hourly rate was $37.89.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $33.1 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $4.79.

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

Chemists Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas Metros for Chemists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,010 $90,230
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 940 $72,740
Austin-Round Rock, TX 530 $57,190
College Station-Bryan, TX 320 $45,600
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 140 $79,960
Midland, TX 80 $45,730
Corpus Christi, TX 70 n/a
El Paso, TX 50 n/a
Lubbock, TX 40 $55,110

Top States for Chemists Employment

View the list below to see 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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