The average pay for a Senior Chemical Engineer is $104,035 per year.
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$79,710 - $133,268
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MEDIAN: $104,034
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$79,710 - $133,268  
   
Bonus
$1,479 - $20,080  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $15,170  
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$81,658 - $145,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 168

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Job Description for Senior Chemical Engineer

A senior chemical engineer holds supervisory role in chemical plants, supervising other engineers that work below them. Their duties include overseeing engineering staff and approving technical reports, making product design changes, and other specifications, and performing administrative duties related to their subordinates, such as staff development, budgeting, and training. In addition, senior chemical engineers also implement and oversee the continual improvement of product design areas. This is mostly an indoor job, as the senior chemical engineer is generally tasked with proper facilitation and supervision of the chemical plant as opposed to hands-on, physical tasks.

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Senior Chemical Engineer Tasks

  • Develop, test, and validate processes to create desired products, focused on quality and regulatory compliance.
  • Select, test, maintain, and upgrade equipment and safety procedures.
  • Scale production processes from prototype to full manufacturing capacity.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Chemical Engineer

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,663

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Key Stats for Senior Chemical Engineer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Senior Chemical Engineer Salaries



National Average
$110,000



Skills That Affect Senior Chemical Engineer Salaries





Simulation
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National Average
$110,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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