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Snapshot of the Chemistry Industry In New Jersey

Total Employment 45,000 State Rank 3
Chemical Industry Average Wages $121,732 State Rank 3
Value of Output ($mil) $21,700 State Rank 10
Exports ($mill) $8,300    

Source: American Chemistry Council, 2016, New Jersey Chemical Industry Profile

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Economic Impact Generated by the Chemistry Industry in New Jersey

Over 96% of all manufactured goods are directly touched by the business of chemistry, making this industry an essential part of every facet of our nation’s economy. Chemistry provides significant economic benefits in every state.

Chemistry companies in New Jersey directly employ  43,183 people, and indirectly contribute 26, 910 jobs to the economy. 

Chemistry industry jobs are high-paying. The average wage of a chemistry industry employee in New Jersey is $121,732 which is 58% higher than the average manufacturing wage. The chemistry industry generates $5.3 billion in payroll, $383 million in state and local taxes, and $958 million in federal taxes.

The business of chemistry is essential to New Jersey's economy and plays a vital role in helping to solve the biggest challenges facing our state, nation and our world by driving innovations that make our lives and our world healthier, safer, more sustainable and more productive.