JOBS IN CHEMISTRY
  • Over 800,000 people in the U.S. are directly employed in the chemistry industry.
  • For every job created in the business of chemistry, 6.3 jobs are created in other sectors.
  • Chemistry industry jobs are high paying—the average annual salary of a chemistry industry employee in the U.S. is nearly $93,000, which is 47 percent higher than the average U.S. manufacturing wage.
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Supporting Families and Communities Across the Country and Powering Economic Growth That Is Keeping America Competitive

Over 800,000 Americans rely on jobs in the chemistry industry—earning 47 percent more than the average manufacturing wage.

Developing and producing the products of chemistry creates a ripple effect that is responsible for nearly six million American jobs and 25 percent of America’s GDP that touches nearly every sector of our economy including agriculture, construction, technology, manufacturing and retail trade.

Learn more about policies that can help American chemistry continue innovating, creating jobs and enhancing safety:

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