Chemistry in the States

With nearly all manufactured goods being touched by the business of chemistry, our industry is important in some facet to every state in our country. The business of chemistry is a $639 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation’s economy. Supporting more than 25 percent of the U.S. GDP, chemistry is one of the nation’s largest manufacturing sectors, and the chemistry sector provides 555,000 skilled, good-paying jobs throughout the U.S.

Use our interactive map to see the positive impacts that chemistry has in your state!

Pennsylvania chemistry...

  • At $14.42B, is the 6th largest manufacturing industry in the state
  • Is the 11th largest chemistry producing state
  • Provides 23,558 direct jobs and another 29,183 related jobs
  • Pays $1.96B in wages
  • Has an average wage of $83,178, 15% higher than the average manufacturing wage in Pennsylvania
  • Generates $302M in state & local taxes, and $480M in federal taxes
  • Invests $466M across Pennsylvania to build & update equipment and facilities
  • Ships $6.86B in products to customers around the world
  • Generates an additional 41,355 jobs in plastics & rubber products