Entry-Level Chemical Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Chemical Engineer is $65,332 per year. A skill in Process Improvement is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Chemical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$48,701 - $83,627
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MEDIAN: $65,331
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Entry-Level Chemical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.88 - $39.89
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$48,701 - $83,627  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,723  
Profit Sharing
$957 - $9,274  
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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$48,038 - $88,217  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,843
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $39.89  
   
Overtime
$19.28 - $45.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,723  
   
Profit Sharing
$957 - $9,274  
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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$48,038 - $88,217  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,843
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What you do as an Engineer has little to do with what you learn about in school in order to get a degree in Engineering. Almost everything you learn to do in school is done by computers. What you learn in school gives you the insight necessary to recognize when the computer output is wrong or right. You actually learn to be an Engineer while working on assignments given to you by your supervisor. In school you learn about theories, do calculations, and solve detailed problems. In the real world you apply the theories, interpret the results of calculations and solve larger more complex problems, most often ones that will affect people’s lives and not just a grade on your transcript.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Chemical Engineer Salaries

Process Improvement
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Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power
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Engineering Design
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Project Management
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Chemical Process Engineering
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$66,000
Business Development
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Matlab
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Gender
Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%
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