The chemical industry employs over 800,000 people in the U.S., but the job opportunities don’t stop there. For every one job created from the business of chemistry, 6.3 jobs are created in other sectors. In addition, the average annual salary of a U.S. chemical industry employee is $94,000, which is 47 percent higher than the average U.S. manufacturing wage.

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