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:

Economics and Statistics

Lower oil prices; recovery of end use markets puts wind back in the sails of American chemistry.  Learn More »

EPA Ozone Regulations

EPA’s upcoming ozone regulations could put the brakes on manufacturing growth in many parts of the country.  Learn More »

Energy Recovery

Policymakers tout growing potential for energy recovery at summit. 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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