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Chemistry Schools In Nevada

There are 4 accredited chemistry schools in Nevada for faculty who teach chemistry classes to choose from. The trends in Nevada's chemistry academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in chemistry includes chemistry training at the following levels:


  1. College of Southern Nevada

    6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89146-1164

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Nevada-Las Vegas

    4505 S Maryland Pky, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Nevada-Reno

    Reno, Nevada 89557

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Western Nevada College

    2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, Nevada 89703-7399

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Nevada Vs. National Chemistry Employment

Nevada 1,470
National 212,310

Of all of the chemistry professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Nevada.

Employment Growth for Chemistry professionals In Nevada

1,270 1,130 1,120 1,270 1,470
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Nevada, the field of chemistry is growing. In Nevada, 200 more chemistry professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 16% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for chemistry professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of chemistry professionals has shrunk by 5% between 2006 and 2010.

Chemistry VS. All Professions salaries in Nevada

$53,223 $55,843 $50,520 $53,252 $52,248
$45,390 $46,413 $47,635 $49,555 $51,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Chemistry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to chemistry professionals are declining in Nevada. Chemistry professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $53,223 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $52,248 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Chemistry professionals in Nevada

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Thus, there was a 2% decline in chemistry professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. Within the field of chemistry, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid chemistry professionals earning 126% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Nevada state.

Average Salaries for Chemistry professionals and related professions in Nevada


In Nevada, chemistry professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Chemistry programs available for each degree type for all schools in Nevada


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited chemistry schools in Nevada is decreasing. In 2006, 80 students graduated from chemistry courses in Nevada. And in 2010, 33 students graduated.

Thus there was a 59% percent decrease in the number of chemistry school degree or certificate graduates in Nevada. A majority of these graduates, or 40%, graduated with an doctor's degree in chemistry.

Chemistry Faculty Salaries in Nevada

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