Average Chemical Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Chemical Technician is $18.87.
MEDIAN $18.87
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $28
$980 - $6,500
Profit Sharing
$600 - $3,750
Total Pay
$28,964 - $67,979

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Job Description for Chemical Technician

Chemical Technician Tasks
  • Apply, evaluate, and improve chemical processes and chemicals.
  • Record results meticulously, report all deviations from optimum and taking steps to remedy.
  • Conduct quality control and safety surveys, and log results across time for different sites.
  • Set up, operate, and maintain equipment to create, disseminate, use, or apply chemicals.

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Career Paths

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Chemical Technician
Chemical Laboratory Technician
Maintenance Technician
Refinery Operator
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Chemical Technician

Skills in Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Chemical Process Engineering, Troubleshooting, Safety Compliance and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Technician

An entry-level Chemical Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.66 based on 20 salaries. An early career Chemical Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.34 based on 158 salaries. A mid-career Chemical Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.14 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Chemical Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.67 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Chemical Technician in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 11.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Huntsville, Alabama (10.0% more) and The Woodlands, Texas (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (28.5% less), Los Angeles, California (9.9% less) and Austin, Texas (9.9% less).

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