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Chemistry in Alabama

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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Alabama

Each year, approximately 0.1% of Alabama graduates receive degrees in chemistry. That means an estimated 175 chemists graduate from Alabama's 25 chemistry schools each year.

Top Schools

Auburn University, which was ranked 25th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Alabama that has a chemistry program. It is located in Auburn University. 19 students graduated with a degree in chemistry from Auburn University in 2010. Students at Auburn University paid $7,900 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Alabama with a chemistry program is Birmingham Southern College, which is located in Birmingham. In 2010, it was ranked 32nd nationwide. In 2010, Birmingham Southern College graduated 6 students from its chemistry program. The tuition rate at Birmingham Southern College was $27,890 per year.

The third-ranked school in Alabama with a chemistry program is Spring Hill College, which is located in Mobile. In 2010, it was ranked 39th nationwide. 2 students graduated with degree in chemistry from Spring Hill College in 2010. Tuition at Spring Hill College was $26,730 per year.


Chemistry schools in Alabama, charge students an average tuition of $10,096 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $27,890 per year, or as little as $3,278 per year. In 2010, the following Alabama chemistry schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Birmingham Southern College - located in Birmingham, students are charged $27,890 per year
  2. Spring Hill College - located in Mobile, students are charged $26,730 per year
  3. Samford University - located in Birmingham, students are charged $21,942 per year

The chemistry schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Alabama were:

  1. Jefferson Davis Community College - located in Brewton, students are charged $3,278 per year
  2. John C Calhoun State Community College - located in Tanner, students are charged $3,420 per year
  3. Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals - located in Muscle Shoals, students are charged $3,450 per year

A chemistry degree from an Alabama school... what next?

Most people who graduate from chemistry school in Alabama go on to work as a chemist. If you decide to work as a chemist in Alabama, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 570 Alabama chemists as of 2010. In Alabama, the largest numbers of chemists work in the following counties:

  1. Limestone County - 130 chemists
  2. Bibb County - 100 chemists
  3. Baldwin County - 80 chemists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of chemists in Alabama will grow by 2%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 650 chemists working in Alabama.


A chemist in Alabama makes an average of $69,020 per year. In 2010, however, some Alabama chemists earned as little as less than $35,180 per year or as much as more than $137,300 per year. A chemist in the following Alabama counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Limestone County - $75,010 per year
  2. Baldwin County - $72,690 per year
  3. Mobile County - $68,320 per year

On average, chemists earns the least in the following Alabama counties:

  1. Lee County - $52,440 per year
  2. Bibb County - $65,280 per year
  3. Mobile County - $68,320 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Alabama statistics regarding a career in chemistry. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as physics or chemistry.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Alabama
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Alabama
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Alabama

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Chemical Technicians 1,210 $40,640 45.8%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 1,050 $54,130 -9.5%
Chemists 570 $69,020 -13.6%

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