The chemical industry employs 544,000 people in the U.S., but the job opportunities don’t stop there. For every one job created from the business of chemistry, 7.2 jobs are created in other sectors. In addition, the average annual salary of a U.S. chemical industry employee is $87,000, which is 25 percent higher than the average U.S. manufacturing pay.


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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.

Unprecedented access to domestic natural gas is helping to drive a renaissance in U.S. manufacturing.

Chemistry-Dependent Jobs

Chemistry Dependent Jobs 2019 GBC

Economic data generated from the 2020 Guide to the Business of Chemistry. Additional tables and historical data are available in the spreadsheet which is available free to ACC members on MemberExchange and available for purchase from the ACC Store for nonmembers.


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