Entry-Level Chemical Engineer Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Chemical Engineer is $67,994 per year. A skill in Research Analysis is associated with high pay for this job.

$50,400 - $89,027
$50K
$68K
$89K
MEDIAN: $67,994
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$13.70 - $41.11
$14
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $24.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$50,400 - $89,027  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,897  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,807  
Commission
$11,000  
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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$48,991 - $92,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,702
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $41.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$15.89 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,897  
   
Commission
$11,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,807  
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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$48,991 - $92,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 176

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Chemical Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Chemical Engineer in South Houston:
"Lessons Learned from a Career in the Refinery Industry."
1) Life is not fair, and performance reviews are not fair. 2) Do more than is expected in less time. 3) No one can take education away from you. 4) Minimize conflict, don't allow anyone to steal your joy. 5) In time, bad managers are moved to "On Assignment" roles. 6) Be positive and encouraging to your peers and managers, even in difficult times. 7) Know your priorities: God, Family, Work. 8) As a Professional Engineer, refuse to sign or authorize actions that are immoral or will injure a community of poor people who live near refinery.

Chemical Engineer in Orlando:
Become an expert in EXCEL and VBA. More software packages the better. Also have vocational (wrench-turning) skills.

Chemical Engineer in Knoxville:
"Not What I Expected."
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.

Key Stats for Chemical Engineer

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.
Less than 1 year
30%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
11%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer Salaries

Research Analysis
▲14%


Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power
▲5%



Safety Compliance
▲3%


Data Analysis
▲2%


Microsoft Word
▲1%

Matlab
▼0%

Business Development
▼0%

National Average
$69,000


Product Development
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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