May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 325100 - Basic Chemical Manufacturing


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 325100 - Basic Chemical Manufacturing.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

NAICS Industry 325100 - Basic Chemical Manufacturing is part of: NAICS 325000 - Chemical Manufacturing.

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NAICS 325100 - Basic Chemical Manufacturing

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations major 142,670 2.3% 100.00% $26.32 $29.23 $60,800 1.5%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 10,700 4.8% 7.50% $53.41 $58.06 $120,770 2.2%
11-1011 Chief Executives 290 10.6% 0.20% (5) $102.05 $212,270 5.2%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,250 4.1% 1.57% $56.30 $62.23 $129,450 2.0%
11-2021 Marketing Managers 420 13.6% 0.29% $54.16 $57.00 $118,550 3.1%
11-2022 Sales Managers 400 8.6% 0.28% $54.23 $58.57 $121,820 3.0%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 390 14.1% 0.27% $46.66 $49.39 $102,740 5.0%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 300 8.8% 0.21% $52.32 $54.83 $114,040 3.0%
11-3031 Financial Managers 720 11.3% 0.50% $53.05 $57.56 $119,730 3.4%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 2,620 4.1% 1.84% $47.96 $51.78 $107,700 3.0%
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 330 8.5% 0.23% $47.14 $47.93 $99,690 2.8%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 320 6.7% 0.23% $43.33 $45.56 $94,770 3.6%
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 30 26.0% 0.02% $46.17 $50.75 $105,560 6.7%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 210 13.9% 0.15% $50.72 $52.23 $108,630 4.0%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 30 15.7% 0.02% $51.65 $51.78 $107,690 8.4%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 1,420 13.5% 0.99% $58.65 $62.93 $130,890 6.8%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 470 5.2% 0.33% $65.14 $67.16 $139,700 8.1%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 440 9.7% 0.31% $52.62 $53.08 $110,400 3.5%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 6,110 5.1% 4.28% $32.21 $33.83 $70,370 1.1%
13-1021 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products 140 17.4% 0.10% $24.70 $27.36 $56,910 4.3%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 990 5.2% 0.69% $29.12 $30.54 $63,520 1.4%
13-1041 Compliance Officers 450 7.1% 0.32% $30.95 $33.10 $68,840 2.4%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 380 8.7% 0.26% $29.29 $30.30 $63,020 2.1%
13-1081 Logisticians 660 9.8% 0.46% $35.18 $37.28 $77,550 2.5%
13-1111 Management Analysts 210 12.1% 0.15% $36.74 $41.07 $85,420 5.5%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 150 15.3% 0.10% $32.02 $33.37 $69,400 2.8%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 470 7.8% 0.33% $32.93 $32.80 $68,220 2.2%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 330 7.3% 0.23% $30.13 $33.40 $69,480 3.0%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 840 14.8% 0.59% $33.85 $35.49 $73,820 2.7%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,240 6.0% 0.87% $32.82 $34.38 $71,500 1.3%
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 42.5% 0.03% $39.55 $41.15 $85,580 3.7%
13-2051 Financial Analysts 150 24.1% 0.11% $35.67 $37.16 $77,300 3.5%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 2,040 6.7% 1.43% $35.95 $36.48 $75,880 1.5%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 440 8.9% 0.31% $38.99 $40.11 $83,430 2.5%
15-1131 Computer Programmers 170 14.6% 0.12% $37.54 $36.94 $76,830 2.9%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 190 21.9% 0.13% $39.25 $40.34 $83,900 3.3%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 40 33.9% 0.03% $41.14 $41.45 $86,210 3.7%
15-1141 Database Administrators 110 12.3% 0.08% $30.41 $32.77 $68,160 3.7%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 330 7.0% 0.23% $34.06 $34.88 $72,550 1.9%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 350 8.7% 0.25% $24.90 $26.45 $55,030 3.0%
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 130 24.7% 0.09% $38.74 $38.67 $80,440 3.0%
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 140 11.2% 0.10% $40.76 $41.00 $85,280 3.6%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 120 25.8% 0.08% $43.80 $43.27 $90,000 3.4%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 12,030 8.0% 8.43% $41.00 $43.09 $89,630 1.7%
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 3,680 4.6% 2.58% $46.57 $47.87 $99,560 2.0%
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 31.4% 0.03% $46.33 $44.29 $92,130 3.4%
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 170 16.7% 0.12% $41.03 $41.10 $85,490 3.7%
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) (8) (8) $39.26 $41.00 $85,290 3.0%
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 200 7.5% 0.14% $42.82 $44.34 $92,220 3.0%
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 740 6.6% 0.52% $39.97 $40.73 $84,720 1.2%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,720 7.1% 1.21% $38.23 $38.89 $80,890 1.6%
17-2131 Materials Engineers 40 22.9% 0.02% $48.85 $47.35 $98,480 5.2%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 3,320 23.1% 2.33% $42.46 $45.44 $94,520 4.0%
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 220 32.0% 0.16% $62.86 $68.30 $142,050 7.0%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 330 12.7% 0.23% $39.98 $41.01 $85,310 2.7%
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 16.8% 0.03% $25.69 $26.53 $55,180 6.3%
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 40 18.7% 0.03% $28.77 $30.25 $62,920 4.7%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 510 13.8% 0.36% $32.03 $30.20 $62,810 2.5%
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 60 16.9% 0.05% $25.56 $26.13 $54,350 4.2%
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 460 9.4% 0.32% $26.95 $27.65 $57,510 3.0%
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 140 16.1% 0.10% $32.36 $30.99 $64,470 6.0%
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 200 11.8% 0.14% $27.25 $27.00 $56,150 2.9%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 9,710 4.6% 6.81% $28.74 $30.49 $63,420 2.5%
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 220 41.4% 0.15% $30.54 $32.52 $67,630 8.9%
19-1022 Microbiologists 30 20.7% 0.02% $27.57 $29.84 $62,070 5.1%
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 50 49.9% 0.04% $37.18 $39.64 $82,450 7.5%
19-2031 Chemists 3,600 5.6% 2.52% $36.32 $37.85 $78,720 3.1%
19-2032 Materials Scientists 220 14.3% 0.16% $38.09 $37.05 $77,060 3.0%
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 26.7% 0.06% $37.50 $36.42 $75,760 7.3%
19-4021 Biological Technicians 130 27.0% 0.09% $20.76 $21.71 $45,150 3.5%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 5,090 6.8% 3.57% $24.00 $24.98 $51,950 2.0%
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 70 24.1% 0.05% $33.38 $32.75 $68,110 2.7%
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 19.4% 0.04% $27.63 $26.72 $55,580 5.8%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 100 42.3% 0.07% $20.65 $21.74 $45,210 9.3%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 150 37.4% 0.11% $44.48 $55.60 $115,650 10.9%
23-1011 Lawyers 120 36.6% 0.08% $51.86 $62.59 $130,180 12.3%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 30 40.9% 0.02% $30.55 $30.46 $63,360 4.5%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 80 13.1% 0.06% $30.13 $30.37 $63,160 3.5%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 14.0% 0.03% $32.64 $32.87 $68,370 4.8%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 950 6.4% 0.67% $34.27 $35.22 $73,250 1.8%
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 40 13.1% 0.03% $31.45 $31.14 $64,780 2.8%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 850 7.1% 0.60% $34.64 $35.16 $73,130 1.6%
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 30 18.8% 0.02% $27.72 $25.91 $53,900 6.1%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 250 19.6% 0.17% $13.09 $16.14 $33,570 7.2%
33-9032 Security Guards 140 18.3% 0.10% $14.11 $16.55 $34,420 7.0%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 410 9.6% 0.28% $12.91 $14.86 $30,910 5.1%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 370 10.1% 0.26% $12.63 $14.13 $29,380 3.6%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 2,780 5.6% 1.95% $34.63 $37.95 $78,940 2.3%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 200 11.0% 0.14% $41.07 $44.28 $92,100 5.2%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,130 9.6% 0.80% $39.95 $42.57 $88,540 3.1%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,310 7.8% 0.92% $29.63 $33.53 $69,730 3.5%
41-9031 Sales Engineers 60 14.6% 0.04% $38.47 $42.64 $88,700 8.2%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 11,600 4.0% 8.13% $18.48 $20.18 $41,960 1.3%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 620 5.3% 0.43% $28.64 $29.61 $61,590 1.9%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 39.7% 0.04% $15.79 $20.31 $42,250 16.9%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,170 6.2% 0.82% $17.90 $18.61 $38,710 1.2%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 21.0% 0.06% $17.71 $19.52 $40,610 3.2%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 260 7.1% 0.18% $19.05 $19.60 $40,770 1.5%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,330 6.5% 0.93% $19.28 $20.70 $43,050 2.3%
43-4151 Order Clerks 240 11.9% 0.17% $16.09 $16.48 $34,270 2.4%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 12.3% 0.06% $19.65 $20.73 $43,110 3.0%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 310 6.8% 0.22% $13.24 $13.90 $28,920 2.1%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (8) (8) (8) $17.18 $18.04 $37,520 4.4%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,090 6.2% 0.76% $27.24 $28.02 $58,280 2.5%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,650 6.2% 1.16% $17.05 $18.27 $38,000 3.2%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 480 10.2% 0.34% $16.47 $17.11 $35,590 4.2%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 28.3% 0.04% $13.47 $15.06 $31,330 7.8%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1,050 6.1% 0.74% $22.32 $23.37 $48,610 1.6%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,310 8.6% 0.92% $18.23 $18.84 $39,180 1.8%
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 37.0% 0.02% $16.84 $21.37 $44,440 17.0%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,350 9.9% 0.95% $14.94 $16.25 $33,800 3.0%
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 90 22.7% 0.07% $19.77 $20.29 $42,210 6.6%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,520 11.5% 1.77% $25.85 $25.03 $52,070 3.3%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 60 27.9% 0.04% $34.45 $35.09 $72,980 5.8%
47-2011 Boilermakers 100 22.5% 0.07% $29.68 $27.96 $58,150 4.2%
47-2031 Carpenters 130 40.4% 0.09% $14.27 $16.39 $34,100 8.9%
47-2111 Electricians 1,750 12.5% 1.23% $26.77 $26.13 $54,350 2.7%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 330 26.2% 0.23% $25.23 $24.66 $51,280 7.4%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 14,460 3.5% 10.14% $25.80 $26.07 $54,220 1.4%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,590 5.2% 1.11% $36.27 $35.70 $74,250 1.4%
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 1,240 10.3% 0.87% $27.36 $27.04 $56,240 2.3%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 340 27.7% 0.24% $24.37 $23.41 $48,690 4.1%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 23.9% 0.07% $23.90 $23.29 $48,440 4.0%
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 90 16.6% 0.06% $30.83 $28.88 $60,070 6.3%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 4,910 4.4% 3.44% $26.15 $25.96 $54,010 2.0%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 790 21.4% 0.56% $21.02 $21.42 $44,560 3.2%
49-9044 Millwrights 200 23.5% 0.14% $27.91 $27.95 $58,140 3.5%
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 110 41.9% 0.08% $27.63 $28.22 $58,710 3.4%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4,970 6.1% 3.48% $23.05 $23.74 $49,390 2.7%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 39.2% 0.03% $15.71 $14.96 $31,110 5.7%
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 40 37.8% 0.03% $24.14 $25.17 $52,340 12.6%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 58,990 2.5% 41.35% $23.55 $24.26 $50,460 1.3%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 6,440 3.1% 4.51% $34.65 $34.99 $72,780 1.7%
51-2092 Team Assemblers 980 12.6% 0.69% $14.05 $15.85 $32,970 5.8%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 70 18.0% 0.05% $8.87 $9.48 $19,720 4.1%
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) (8) $16.69 $16.48 $34,270 4.8%
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) (8) $19.22 $18.07 $37,590 7.6%
51-4041 Machinists 690 12.9% 0.48% $22.16 $21.71 $45,160 9.0%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (8) (8) (8) $21.13 $21.03 $43,750 2.1%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 160 11.3% 0.11% $15.52 $16.30 $33,910 18.2%
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 220 27.6% 0.16% $24.92 $24.90 $51,780 3.9%
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 180 24.4% 0.13% $24.70 $24.08 $50,080 3.3%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 16.7% 0.08% $23.75 $23.64 $49,170 5.4%
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 17,260 5.3% 12.10% $28.16 $27.23 $56,640 1.7%
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 710 12.2% 0.50% $29.17 $28.40 $59,060 6.5%
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 1,770 33.6% 1.24% $29.32 $28.36 $58,980 4.1%
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 420 34.6% 0.30% $24.05 $25.36 $52,760 5.6%
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 14,280 6.0% 10.01% $23.59 $23.81 $49,530 1.7%
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,380 12.3% 1.67% $17.67 $18.67 $38,830 3.9%
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 19.6% 0.13% $16.96 $18.29 $38,050 5.5%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 5,160 8.7% 3.61% $16.89 $17.71 $36,830 2.2%
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 48.8% 0.10% $15.72 $15.74 $32,730 4.9%
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 150 19.0% 0.10% $12.22 $13.29 $27,630 6.6%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,570 6.6% 1.10% $18.47 $19.89 $41,380 1.8%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 3,410 10.7% 2.39% $14.01 $14.95 $31,100 2.3%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 11.7% 0.03% $16.20 $17.91 $37,250 9.6%
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 130 35.1% 0.09% $17.08 $18.86 $39,220 7.8%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,260 11.2% 0.89% $12.04 $13.61 $28,310 5.7%
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 660 13.0% 0.46% $16.44 $17.46 $36,310 5.5%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 9,840 4.8% 6.90% $18.12 $18.82 $39,140 1.3%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 240 9.5% 0.17% $24.06 $25.47 $52,980 2.7%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 380 15.5% 0.26% $25.21 $26.52 $55,150 2.7%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 4,010 9.3% 2.81% $19.47 $19.65 $40,880 1.9%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 220 20.8% 0.15% $15.16 $15.95 $33,180 5.4%
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 150 26.0% 0.10% $16.56 $18.06 $37,570 6.1%
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 190 34.8% 0.14% $22.07 $23.65 $49,200 6.8%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,330 9.0% 0.93% $15.61 $16.60 $34,530 2.5%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,030 8.3% 1.42% $14.17 $15.30 $31,820 2.7%
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 80 37.9% 0.06% $13.84 $13.96 $29,040 2.9%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 380 20.0% 0.27% $14.58 $16.32 $33,940 8.5%
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 80 45.4% 0.05% $23.83 $22.61 $47,020 5.7%
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 410 19.4% 0.28% $23.49 $24.39 $50,720 4.8%
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 190 26.1% 0.13% $21.56 $21.83 $45,410 4.8%

About May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.




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Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012