Chemist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Chemist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Michigan $98,290
Connecticut $96,730
Alaska $96,120
New Jersey $95,270
Rhode Island $94,560
Colorado $91,250
Georgia $89,790
Virginia $86,520
Washington $84,380
Hawaii $79,440
Minnesota $79,430
New York $79,430
New Mexico $79,000
Missouri $78,990
Montana $78,990
Kentucky $78,980
California $78,920
Arizona $78,340
Nevada $78,340
Pennsylvania $78,340
Alabama $77,680
North Dakota $77,450
Texas $77,450
Iowa $77,360
Louisiana $76,890
Ohio $75,830
North Carolina $74,230
Kansas $74,180
Wisconsin $73,770
Mississippi $71,110
Nebraska $68,820
Oregon $68,700
Vermont $68,540
West Virginia $68,060
Utah $66,440
Tennessee $65,860
Oklahoma $65,150
Illinois $64,750
Arkansas $64,650
Wyoming $64,430
Indiana $64,280
Maine $62,550
Florida $62,110
Idaho $62,110
South Carolina $62,110
Puerto Rico $61,430
South Dakota $60,320
District of Columbia $131,330
Maryland $120,950
Delaware $104,940
New Hampshire $101,560
Massachusetts $100,320

How do chemist salaries compare to similar careers?

Chemists earn about the same as related careers in Hawaii. On average, they make less than geologists but more than industrial ecologists.

Career Median Salary
Geologist salary $82K
Conservation scientist salary $82K
Soil and water conservationist salary $82K
Molecular biologist salary $84K
Bioinformatics scientist salary $84K
Chemist salary $79K
Environmental consultant salary $67K
Environmental restoration planner salary $67K
Climate change analyst salary $67K
Industrial ecologist salary $67K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)