A Chemical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $71,654 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Matlab.

$57,674 - $104,268
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MEDIAN: $71,653
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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Salary
$57,674 - $104,268  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$57,864 - $106,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$41.00  
   
Overtime
$49.13  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$57,864 - $106,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Chemical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 68%

Experienced
up arrow 51%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 41%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 34%

Matlab
up arrow 14%

Business Development
up arrow 8%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$74,000

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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