Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

19-2031 Chemists



Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge. Excludes “Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers" (19-2042) and "Biochemists and Biophysicists" (19-1021).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 406$36.07/hr$21.09/hr$27.20/hr$34.34/hr$42.96/hr$57.39/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Manufacturing1,180$39.88/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities180$48.26/hr
Professional and Business Services570$41.05/hr
Education and Health Services30$27.70/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration50$38.25/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$19.32/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10$27.67/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$36.84/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$36.30/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$38.94/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$34.34/hr15.8%
Southwest Balance of State 60$33.26/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 60$38.17/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$38.96/hr16.9%
Southeast Minnesota 60$39.07/hr8.7%
Southwest Minnesota 70$31.45/hr13.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$39.55/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 110$43.52/hr37.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,750$41.62/hr4.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,760$41.75/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,010$40.65/hr7.9%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 940$22.96/hr7.8%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,450$27.77/hr1.2%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 730N/A16.1%


  • Maintain laboratory instruments to ensure proper working order and troubleshoot malfunctions when needed.
  • Analyze organic or inorganic compounds to determine chemical or physical properties, composition, structure, relationships, or reactions, using chromatography, spectroscopy, or spectrophotometry techniques.
  • Prepare test solutions, compounds, or reagents for laboratory personnel to conduct tests.
  • Direct, coordinate, or advise personnel in test procedures for analyzing components or physical properties of materials.
  • Confer with scientists or engineers to conduct analyses of research projects, interpret test results, or develop nonstandard tests.
  • Compile and analyze test information to determine process or equipment operating efficiency or to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Conduct quality control tests.
  • Induce changes in composition of substances by introducing heat, light, energy, or chemical catalysts for quantitative or qualitative analysis.
  • Conduct quality control tests.
  • Analyze organic or inorganic compounds to determine chemical or physical properties, composition, structure, relationships, or reactions, using chromatography, spectroscopy, or spectrophotometry techniques.