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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
Southwest Minnesota 11018$20.89/hr$14.77/hr$18.66/hr$18.71/hr$23.73/hr$27.39/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining30$31.06/hr
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing370$24.94/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities70$25.41/hr
Professional and Business Services800$24.52/hr
Education and Health Services50$23.73/hr
Public Administration10$32.89/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks 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
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$23.71/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$22.80/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$23.08/hr9.9%
Northwest Minnesota 30$22.99/hr9.4%
Northwest Balance of State 30$23.00/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50$31.06/hr0.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$31.06/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 70$18.71/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 80$28.99/hr2.0%
Southeast Balance of State 90$25.18/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 110$18.71/hr8.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 980$25.40/hr9.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,000$25.26/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,340$24.58/hr9.1%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Chemical Plant and System Operators 860$25.83/hr3.7%
Chemists 1,490$40.43/hr6.6%
Biological Technicians 660$23.71/hr6.7%


  • 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.
  • Compile and interpret results of tests and analyses.
  • Provide technical support or assistance to chemists or engineers.
  • Prepare chemical solutions for products or processes, following standardized formulas, or create experimental formulas.
  • Write technical reports or prepare graphs or charts to document experimental results.
  • Direct or monitor other workers producing chemical products.
  • 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.