Pharmaceutical/Chemical Manufacturing

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Pharmaceutical/Chemical Manufacturing

Jobs include: Chemical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Biotech Research Associate, Research Scientist, Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Best Market: Maryland

Maryland scored best because the median annual salary for employees under 30 was $55,100—6% above the national median for this field. Twentysomethings made up 48% of the chemical industry workforce, a higher share than the national average. Several pharmaceuticals and chemical companies are located in Maryland, including Otsuka Maryland Medicinal Laboratories, Bowles Fluidics, and Millennium Inorganic Chemicals.