The chemical industry employs 811,00 people in the U.S., but the job opportunities don’t stop there. For every one job created from the business of chemistry, 6.8 jobs are created in other sectors. In addition, the average annual salary of a U.S. chemical industry employee is $94,000, which is 44 percent higher than the average U.S. manufacturing pay.

Chemistry in My State

American chemistry is essential to our economy and plays a vital role in helping to solve the biggest challenges facing our nation and our world by driving innovations that make our lives and our world healthier, safer, more sustainable and more productive.

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Jobs and Economic Impact

The business of chemistry provides 811,000 skilled, good-paying American jobs—earning 44 percent more than the average manufacturing pay.