Chemical Process Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Chemical Process Engineer is $73,881 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.
Chemical Process Engineer Total Pay (?
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$55,528 - $101,962
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $73,881
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Chemical Process Engineer Total Pay (?
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$16.98 - $47.32
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,528 - $101,962  
   
Bonus
$850 - $11,456  
Profit Sharing
$961 - $8,054  
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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$55,698 - $110,125  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.98 - $47.32  
   
Overtime
$24.56 - $55.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$850 - $11,456  
   
Profit Sharing
$961 - $8,054  
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).
)
$55,698 - $110,125  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,120
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Process Engineer

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

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Experience Affects Chemical Process Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$77,000

Skills That Affect Chemical Process Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 39%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 29%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 19%
Engineering Design
up arrow 6%
Project Management
up arrow 3%
Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 1%
Simulation
0%
Technical Analysis
0%
National Average
$77,000
Data Analysis
up arrow 3%
AutoCAD
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%
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