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Chemical Process Engineer Salary

Pay for Chemical Process Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $74K annually. Final cash compensation to Chemical Process Engineers varies from around $55K to approximately $111K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $11K and $8K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Chemical Process Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Chemical Process Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$55,222 - $102,213
(Median)
55K
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74K
89K
100K
MEDIAN: $74,366
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$16.12 - $53.16
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,222 - $102,213  
   
Bonus
$782 - $10,922  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $8,243  
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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$55,248 - $110,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 880
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.12 - $53.16  
   
Overtime
$24.16 - $54.09  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$782 - $10,922  
   
Profit Sharing
$972 - $8,243  
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).
)
$55,248 - $110,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
United States (change)

Job Description for Chemical Process Engineer

Today, the average home or workplace is filled with items and equipment made from thousands of constituent materials. Chemical process engineers are one of the driving forces behind the creation of many of these modern items. They assist in the research, planning, and implementation for new products through developing novel applications of techniques to turn raw materials into new kinds of materials. Through careful analysis, rigorous testing, and program design, they are involved in many types of industries, from manufacturing to healthcare to information technology.

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Chemical Process Engineer Tasks

  • Optimize day-to-day processes while considering environmental and supply variables.
  • Maintain engineering documentation, with emphasis on compliance with engineering codes and standards.
  • Oversee production environment, and track metrics like temperature, flow rate and electricity usage.
  • Propose, design, and oversee solutions for chemical process issues.

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Popular Skills for Chemical Process Engineer


Chemical Process Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent, 30 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD and Data Analysis. Those familiar with Chemical Process Engineering also tend to know Technical Analysis and Data Analysis. Those proficient in Engineering Design are, more often than not, also skilled in Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Process Engineer

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


Chemical Process Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $70K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $86K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $97K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $108K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For Chemical Process Engineers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 14 percent greater than the national average.

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Experience Affects Chemical Process Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%


Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Chemical Process Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 38%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 30%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 18%

Engineering Design
up arrow 5%

Simulation
up arrow 2%

Chemical Process Engineering
0%

National Average
$77,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%