Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

19-4031 Chemical Technicians



Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 8021$30.64/hr$19.75/hr$22.99/hr$27.36/hr$31.42/hr$55.96/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing420$24.05/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities90$27.23/hr
Professional and Business Services1,030$23.00/hr
Education and Health Services20$21.44/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
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
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State 10$23.09/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$23.09/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$19.84/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$25.05/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$26.68/hr13.3%
Central Minnesota 70$21.29/hr21.3%
Southeast Minnesota 80$27.36/hr15.5%
Southwest Balance of State 90$19.76/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 120$16.25/hr27.1%
Southeast Balance of State 120$22.00/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,240$23.75/hr7.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,280$23.60/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,580$23.48/hr10.3%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Chemical Plant and System Operators 1,460$25.28/hr0.7%
Chemists 1,910$41.29/hr7.9%
Biological Technicians 660$23.44/hr10.8%


  • Conduct chemical or physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative or quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, or gaseous materials.
  • Maintain, clean, or sterilize laboratory instruments or equipment.
  • Monitor product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications.
  • Provide technical support or assistance to chemists or engineers.
  • Prepare chemical solutions for products or processes, following standardized formulas, or create experimental formulas.
  • Monitor product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications.
  • Set up and conduct chemical experiments, tests, and analyses, using techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, physical or chemical separation techniques, or microscopy.
  • Prepare chemical solutions for products or processes, following standardized formulas, or create experimental formulas.
  • Maintain, clean, or sterilize laboratory instruments or equipment.
  • Set up and conduct chemical experiments, tests, and analyses, using techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, physical or chemical separation techniques, or microscopy.