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Chemistry Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 15 accredited schools where chemistry classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Washington State'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. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  2. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  3. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  4. Lake Washington Technical College

    11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98034-8506

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  5. Pacific Lutheran University

    1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003

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  6. University of Puget Sound

    1500 N Warner, Tacoma, Washington 98416

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  7. Saint Martin's University

    5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503-7500

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  8. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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  9. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  10. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  11. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
  13. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  14. Whitman College

    345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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  15. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Chemistry Employment

Washington State 4,060
National 212,310

Of all of the chemistry professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Chemistry professionals In Washington State

2,820 2,980 3,170 3,180 4,060
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, the field of chemistry is growing. There were 1,240 more chemistry professionals working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of chemistry professionals has grown by 44%. This growth is faster than the national trend for chemistry professionals which shows a 5% decrease in the number of chemistry professionals working around the nation.

Chemistry VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$50,808 $50,488 $50,940 $53,120 $53,775
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Chemistry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington State, as the number of chemistry professionals is growing, the salaries earned by chemistry professionals are increasing. In 2006 chemistry professionals made a mean salary of $50,808 per year, and in 2010 they made $53,775 per year.

Salary percentiles for Chemistry professionals in Washington State

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Thus, there was a 6% growth in chemistry professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 119% pay differential between the highest paid chemistry professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of chemistry in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Chemistry professionals and related professions in Washington State


In Washington State, chemistry professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Chemistry programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


As the number of chemistry professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 15 accredited chemistry schools in Washington State state is also increasing. In Washington State, there were 292 graduates in 2006. And there were 333 graduates from chemistry courses in 2010.

This represents a 14% increase in the number of chemistry degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. A majority of these graduates, or 68%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in chemistry.

Chemistry Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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