JOBS IN CHEMISTRY
  • Nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. are directly employed in the chemistry industry.
  • For every job created in the business of chemistry, 7.5 jobs are created in other sectors.
  • Chemistry industry jobs are high paying—the average annual salary of a chemistry industry employee in the U.S. is $88,800, which is 45 percent higher than the average U.S. manufacturing wage.
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Supporting Families and Communities Across the Country and Powering Economic Growth that is Keeping America Competitive

Nearly 800,000 Americans rely on jobs in the chemistry industry—earning 45 percent more than the average manufacturing wage.

Developing and producing the products of chemistry creates a ripple effect that is responsible for nearly seven million American jobs and 25 percent of America’s GDP that touches nearly every sector of our economy including agriculture, construction, technology, manufacturing and retail trade.

Learn more about policies that can help American chemistry continue innovating, creating jobs and enhancing safety:

Energy

Chemistry is the source of many innovative technologies that drive cleaner energy options, create green jobs and propel U.S. economic growth. Learn More »

Environmental Regulations

Some U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that would restrict air emissions at myriad facilities are impractical and will cost American jobs—these regulations must be improved.” Learn More »

TSCA Modernization

A modernized TSCA will protect public health and the environment, while preserving the ability of American chemical companies to continue to drive innovation, grow jobs and compete in the global marketplace. Learn More »

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