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Chemistry Overview - Preparation - Specialty Areas - Co-ops and Internships - Employment - Earnings - Profiles of Chemists - Career Path Forecast -Professional Organizations 


Earnings
According the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, median annual wages of chemists in the United States is $66,230. The middle 50 percent earned between $48,630 and $89,660. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $37,840, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $113,080. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of chemists are shown below:
 
Federal Executive Branch $95,690
Scientific research and development services 76,450
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 66,520
Basic chemical manufacturing 63,630
Architectural, engineering, and related services 51,180

Note: Some resources in this section were prepared as part of the Sloan Career Cornerstone Series CD-Rom "Careers for Chemists" American Chemical Society.
 


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