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 7033$35.67/hr$23.46/hr$27.70/hr$36.87/hr$42.68/hr$48.04/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining20$29.60/hr
Manufacturing1,000$39.63/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities160$46.37/hr
Professional and Business Services560$44.31/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration150$36.87/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$37.40/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$37.47/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$40.09/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50$36.89/hr16.9%
Southwest Minnesota 50$33.68/hr13.3%
Southeast Minnesota 60$40.30/hr8.7%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$38.01/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 70$36.87/hr15.8%
Southeast Balance of State 70$38.41/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 90$47.61/hr37.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,650$41.97/hr4.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,680$42.40/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,910$41.29/hr7.9%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 630$24.67/hr7.8%
Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians 350$23.80/hr16.1%
Engineers, All Other 2,190$48.97/hr-0.3%


  • 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.