1. The top paying industry for chemists is Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing with an annual mean wage of $76,610
2. The top state with the highest employment level for chemists is California with an annual mean wage of $84,600
3. The top paying state for chemists is the District of Columbia with an annual mean wage of $117,610
To learn more about the workforce for chemists, read the C&EN Employment & Salary Survey 2015.