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Entry-Level Chemical Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Entry-Level Chemical Engineer is $65,854 per year.
Entry-Level Chemical Engineer Salary (?
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$49,100 - $85,121
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $65,854
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Entry-Level Chemical Engineer Salary (?
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$14.92 - $40.43
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$49,100 - $85,121  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,796  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $9,839  
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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$48,604 - $89,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,714
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.92 - $40.43  
   
Overtime
$19.33 - $44.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,796  
   
Profit Sharing
$604 - $9,839  
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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$48,604 - $89,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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Pay Difference By Location

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San Francisco
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New York
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Cincinnati
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Pittsburgh
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$67,000
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Chemical Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Chemical Engineer Salaries

Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power
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Project Management
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Engineering Design
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Chemical Process Engineering
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Process Improvement
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National Average
$67,000
Microsoft Excel
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Matlab
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Business Development
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%