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 $84,700, which is 41 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 41 percent more than the average manufacturing wage.

Developing and producing the products of chemistry creates a ripple effect that is responsible for almost six 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:

Rail Policy

ACC advocates for the reauthorization of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act on the Hill. Learn More »

Energy Efficiency

ACC commends Senators Shaheen and Portman for their tireless efforts to secure passage of this bipartisan legislation. Learn More »

Shale Gas

ACC announces key milestone of $100 billion in potential U.S. chemical industry investment. Learn More »

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