Chemical Engineer Salary (United States)

A Chemical Engineer earns an average salary of $71,263 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 strongly influences income for this job.
Chemical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$50,513 - $111,543
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $71,262
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Chemical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.64 - $49.98
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,513 - $111,543  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,817  
Profit Sharing
$385.41 - $14,975  
Commission
$-0.50 - $29,361  
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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$50,702 - $119,491  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,769
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.64 - $49.98  
   
Overtime
$19.82 - $63.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,817  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$385.41 - $14,975  
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).
)
$50,702 - $119,491  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,769
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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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Denver
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San Francisco
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Baton Rouge
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Dallas
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National Average
$73,000
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Pittsburgh
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Minneapolis
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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%
Process Improvement
up arrow 6%
Data Analysis
up arrow 4%
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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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: 64% employee benefits None: 7%
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