Chemical technicians

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Total Workforce

70.2k

Average Age

41.8

Average Salary

$55,266

Average Male Salary

$55,646

Average Female Salary

$54,449

About

Chemical technicians are most often employed by the Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals industry. The average yearly wage for Chemical technicians was $55,266 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Chemical technicians by wage are Secondary school teachers, Architectural and civil drafters, and Acupuncturists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Chemical technicians are Tolland County PUMA, CT, Bristol City PUMA, TN, and River Parishes PUMA, LA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Chemical technicians are Bristol City PUMA, TN, River Parishes PUMA, LA, and Tolland County PUMA, CT.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Chemical technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals is the industry that employs the most Chemical technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Chemical technicians, by average wage, is Support activities for mining. Chemical technicians are paid most in Brazoria County (Southwest)Lake Jackson City PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Bristol City PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$55,266

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,341

In 2018, Chemical technicians earned an average of $55,266, $1,378 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Acupuncturists make somewhat more than Chemical technicians while Secondary school teachers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Chemical technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.309

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Chemical technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.309, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Chemical technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Chemical technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Chemical technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Chemical technicians, by number of employees, are Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals, Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, and Paint, coating, & adhesive manufacturing .

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Industries by Share

70.2k

2018 Workforce

± 6,503

0.888%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 13%

The number of people employed as Chemical technicians has been growing at a rate of 0.888%, from 69,574 people in 2017 to 70,192 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Chemical technicians employed by various industries. Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals employs the largest share of Chemical technicians at  23%, followed by Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing with 12.3% and Paint, coating, & adhesive manufacturing  with 5.72%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Chemical technicians in the US. The average age of male Chemical technicians in the workforce is 42.4 and of female Chemical technicians is 40.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Chemical technicians is White.

Gender Composition

47.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,374

22.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,663

68.3% of Chemical technicians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Chemical technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Chemical technicians

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

74.5% of Chemical technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.73% of Chemical technicians, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Chemical technicians.

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Age by Gender

42.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.63

40.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.23

The median age of Chemical technicians is 41.8, and Male employees are generally 1.98 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Chemical technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Chemical technicians is Biology but a relatively high number of Chemical technicians hold a major in Physical Sciences.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Chemical technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Chemical technicians need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Science, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Chemical technicians need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

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