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Chemical Engineer Salary (United States)

A Chemical Engineer earns an average salary of $71,278 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Business Development, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Project Management. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Chemical Engineer Salary (?
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$50,547 - $111,380
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $71,277
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Chemical Engineer Salary (?
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$15.59 - $50.05
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,547 - $111,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,775  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $14,874  
Commission
$-0.50 - $29,590  
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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$50,693 - $119,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,597
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.59 - $50.05  
   
Overtime
$19.80 - $61.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,775  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $14,874  
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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$50,693 - $119,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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.

Common Career Paths for Chemical Engineer

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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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Denver
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Baton Rouge
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Dallas
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National Average
$73,000
Salt Lake City
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New York
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Pittsburgh
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Los Angeles
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Minneapolis
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Atlanta
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Chemical Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Chemical Engineer?
Chemical Engineer in Boston:
"Very good work flexibility and low stress environment."
Pros: I have the ability to travel to various chemical plants within Clean Harbors organization and work with a team on solving various issues for any/all plants.
Cons: I feel underpaid for my position, and recently with company losses we have lost some perks (bonuses, stock plan, etc.)

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Experience Affects Chemical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer Salaries

Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Advanced Process Control (APC)
up arrow 9%
Data Analysis
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Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power
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National Average
$73,000
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Process Improvement
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 578 votes.

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
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%