Chemist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Chemist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $83,700
Alabama $72,400
Arkansas $68,500
Arizona $62,584
California $79,990
Colorado $72,120
Connecticut $85,510
District of Columbia $124,710
Delaware $102,470
Florida $62,400
Georgia $82,190
Hawaii $69,350
Iowa $67,862
Idaho $78,400
Illinois $62,462
Indiana $61,991
Kansas $73,840
Kentucky $72,100
Louisiana $76,000
Massachusetts $94,270
Maryland $116,360
Maine $59,110
Michigan $73,470
Minnesota $83,090
Missouri $66,830
Mississippi $74,120
Montana $52,360
North Carolina $71,960
North Dakota $86,040
Nebraska $80,480
New Hampshire $74,830
New Jersey $89,000
New Mexico $86,910
Nevada $66,210
New York $76,750
Ohio $67,500
Oklahoma $67,420
Oregon $69,930
Pennsylvania $67,360
Puerto Rico $55,630
Rhode Island $81,710
South Carolina $63,530
South Dakota $58,370
Tennessee $68,080
Texas $78,810
Utah $70,450
Virginia $95,590
Vermont $64,090
Washington $80,550
Wisconsin $69,810
West Virginia $57,980
Wyoming $62,550

How do chemist salaries compare to similar careers?

Chemists earn about the same as related careers in Illinois. On average, they make less than geologists but more than soil and plant scientists.

Career Median Salary
Geologist salary $69K
Forester salary $69K
Geodesist salary $69K
Cartographer salary $69K
Atmospheric scientist salary $66K
Chemist salary $62K
Soil and water conservationist salary $63K
Biomass plant technician salary $66K
Explosives worker salary $60K
Soil and plant scientist salary $52K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)