Highest Paying Industries for Chemists and Materials Scientists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers56.6117730
Waste Collection52.87109980
Federal Executive Branch51.63107380
Federal government, including the US Postal Service51.62107360
Computer Systems Design and Related Services47.6999190
Oil and Gas Extraction45.3194250
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing45.1993990
Natural Gas Distribution44.5592660
Other Support Services44.0891690
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing44.0291560
Support Activities for Mining43.9891480
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences43.9291350
Scientific Research and Development Services43.9191340
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing43.4490350
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing43.2789990
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing43.2289900
Management of Companies and Enterprises43.1389720
Mining43.1189680
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers42.9589330
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing42.9489320
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing42.7688940
Metal Ore Mining42.7288850
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing42.7288850
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing42.6288650
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing42.2487860
Federal, State, and Local Government41.8487030
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service41.8487030
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing41.3586010
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution41.3285940
Utilities41.1985670
Miscellaneous Manufacturing41.1385540
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing41.0785430
Paper Manufacturing40.8484940
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing40.6484530
Engineering Services40.4784180
Coal Mining40.1883570
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing40.1483490
Mining (except Oil and Gas)40.0283240
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing39.8482860
Machinery Manufacturing39.4482040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services39.3481820
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing39.2581640
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing39.1881490
Printing and Related Support Activities39.1181350
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services39.0181130
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service38.9480990
Hospitals, Privately owned38.8180730
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing38.7680630
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing38.6780420
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing38.6480380
Plastics Product Manufacturing38.6380360
All industries38.5980270
All industries, private ownership only38.5380150
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing38.4379940
Chemical Manufacturing38.3779810
Manufacturing38.3679780
Other Food Manufacturing38.2879620
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing38.2279500
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing38.2179480
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing38.1379320
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing38.0879210
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods37.9879000
Basic Chemical Manufacturing37.5578110
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing37.477800
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers37.377580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned37.1177190
Tobacco Manufacturing36.976760
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing36.7176360
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers36.6476200
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing36.5876090
Rubber Product Manufacturing36.5576030
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills36.5476010
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing36.475720
Wholesale Trade36.1475170
Primary Metal Manufacturing35.9274710
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying35.8174480
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods35.7774410
Administrative and Support Services35.7574370
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)35.774260
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing35.5874020
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities35.3873580
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services35.2673340
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing35.1173030
Textile Mills34.8872560
Employment Services34.7472250
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing34.7172190
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers34.6572060
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills34.5471840
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)34.4471630
Food Manufacturing34.1170960
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)33.6770030
Ambulatory Health Care Services33.5469770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)33.4569580
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals3368640
Fabric Mills32.9368480
Local government, including schools and hospitals32.8668340
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers32.5767750
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories32.4867560
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing32.3267230
Waste Management and Remediation Services32.2167000
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers32.166760
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing31.9966540
Waste Treatment and Disposal31.9766500
Transportation and Warehousing31.9666480
Dairy Product Manufacturing31.6365780
Beverage Manufacturing31.3965300
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services31.1964870
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services31.1564790
Hospitals, Local government owned30.3563130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned30.3563130
Grain and Oilseed Milling30.1762760
Testing Laboratories30.1762740
Educational Services, State government owned30.162600
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned30.162600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.6861740
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)29.6761710
Support Activities for Transportation29.4161180
State government, including schools and hospitals28.9860280
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services28.960110
Educational Services, Privately owned28.2258700
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned28.2258700
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals27.2256620

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