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Best States For A Research Chemist

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We decided to bring you a list of the best states for jobs for Research Chemists, considering how big the profession is in the United States.

Research Chemist positions are available in every area, but not all places are the same -- they do not offer the same wages, benefits, time off, etc.

Pay, benefits, and opportunities vary greatly by place, and it's no different for Research Chemists.

We found that Virginia is the best state in the nation for Research Chemists, and people in Wilmington earn the most in the field.

The median salary for Research Chemists in Virginia is $98,306.

Compare that to the median salary in Hawaii of $63,622, which ranked worst for Research Chemists, and you can see how your location is important for your career.

Merck & Co. and DuPont have current job openings that you can apply to using Zippia's job search tools.

The 10 Best States In America For Research Chemists in 2020

  1. Virginia
  2. Maryland
  3. Delaware
  4. New Jersey
  5. Massachusetts
  6. District of Columbia
  7. Washington
  8. Minnesota
  9. Michigan
  10. Rhode Island
  • (270 jobs)
  • (135 jobs)
  • (14 jobs)
  • (315 jobs)
  • (441 jobs)
  • (45 jobs)
  • (279 jobs)
  • (65 jobs)
  • (227 jobs)
  • (21 jobs)

We analyzed these data points for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Virginia is the best state for jobs for Research Chemists.

The median salary for Research Chemists in Virginia is $98,306.

We also have the current list of job openings for Research Chemists available below.

Check out the list of best states for Research Chemists below.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Research Chemists In 2020

1. Virginia

Total Research Chemist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
270 $98,306 $66,000 $144,000 1.14
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Chemist Jobs in Virginia

2. Maryland

Total Research Chemist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
135 $101,848 $69,000 $150,000 0.97
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Chemist Jobs in Maryland

3. Delaware

Total Research Chemist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
14 $103,122 $69,000 $152,000 0.72
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Chemist Jobs in Delaware

4. New Jersey

Total Research Chemist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
315 $91,584 $61,000 $135,000 1.72
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Chemist Jobs in New Jersey

5. Massachusetts

Total Research Chemist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
441 $89,228 $61,000 $129,000 2.22
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Chemist Jobs in Massachusetts

6. District of Columbia

Total Research Chemist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
45 $101,890 $69,000 $150,000 0.97
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Chemist Jobs in District of Columbia

7. Washington

Total Research Chemist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
279 $87,243 $61,000 $124,000 1.61
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Chemist Jobs in Washington

8. Minnesota

Total Research Chemist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
65 $92,993 $65,000 $131,000 0.48
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Chemist Jobs in Minnesota

9. Michigan

Total Research Chemist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
227 $79,824 $53,000 $120,000 1.44
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Chemist Jobs in Michigan

10. Rhode Island

Total Research Chemist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
21 $83,724 $56,000 $122,000 1
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Chemist Jobs in Rhode Island

How We Determined The Best States To Be A Research Chemist

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

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