Chemists in Texas
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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.
The typical state has 730 Chemists working in it, which means Texas has more Chemists than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|Corpus Christi, TX||70||n/a|
|El Paso, TX||50||n/a|
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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- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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