Chemical Analysts


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics > Chemical Analysts > Wages & Trends
111500
100036
Chemical Analysts

Chemical Analysts - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by level of education. Chemists who have a master's degree earn an average of $10,000 more per year than those who have a bachelor's degree. Those who have a PhD earn an average of $15,000 more per year than those who have a master's degree. In general, salaries are highest for those working in private industry, and lowest for those working for colleges or universities.

Full-time chemists usually receive benefits that include sick leave, health insurance, and a retirement plan.

Chemists (SOC 19-2031)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $27.19 $35.00 $48.35
Yearly $56,562 $72,803 $100,573
    Champaign Area Hourly $24.14 $28.94 $37.03
Yearly $50,204 $60,201 $77,023
    Cook County Hourly $28.34 $37.06 $50.46
Yearly $58,958 $77,093 $104,950
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $24.84 $28.28 $33.75
Yearly $51,666 $58,822 $70,201
    Du Page County Hourly $27.09 $34.77 $45.44
Yearly $56,341 $72,318 $94,510
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $28.78 $33.66 $39.10
Yearly $59,854 $70,002 $81,324
    McHenry County Hourly $25.09 $29.96 $36.22
Yearly $52,189 $62,319 $75,334
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $17.25 $19.92 $29.54
Yearly $35,887 $41,437 $61,436
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $29.21 $42.42 $56.14
Yearly $60,754 $88,226 $116,766
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $40.37 $56.79 $69.10
Yearly $83,971 $118,129 $143,726
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $22.49 $25.03 $44.26
Yearly $46,780 $52,060 $92,069
    Rockford Area Hourly $30.64 $36.20 $45.30
Yearly $63,740 $75,292 $94,221
    Springfield Area Hourly $27.91 $34.30 $41.32
Yearly $58,049 $71,346 $85,951
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $24.84 $31.72 $54.96
Yearly $51,672 $65,970 $114,313
    Will County Hourly $29.66 $35.01 $45.50
Yearly $61,693 $72,829 $94,644
United States Hourly $27.92 $38.13 $52.11
Yearly $58,070 $79,300 $108,390

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.