The average pay for a Chemical Engineer is $70,479 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Chemical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$50,028 - $107,685
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MEDIAN: $70,479
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Chemical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.26 - $48.67
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,028 - $107,685  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,332  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $11,675  
Commission
$481.77 - $30,270  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,133 - $115,987  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,902
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.26 - $48.67  
   
Overtime
$19.65 - $62.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,332  
   
Commission
$481.77 - $30,270  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $11,675  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$50,133 - $115,987  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,902
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Job Description for Chemical Engineer
Chemical engineers find solutions to problems such as pollution, world hunger, and energy demands. They also conduct research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes that are more efficient and less harmful to the environment. They typically work indoors in laboratories, utilizing the newest and most advanced technology.
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Chemical Engineer Tasks
  • Conducts research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Performs density, gravity, and pressure tests at various stages of production.
  • Develops safety procedures for those working close to possible chemical reactions.
  • Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
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Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$73,000
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Experience Affects Chemical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$73,000
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 6%
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