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Senior Chemical Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Senior Chemical Engineer is $98,308 per year. A skill in Simulation is associated with high pay for this job.
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$74,962 - $133,060
(Median)
$75K
$98K
$130K
MEDIAN: $98,307
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$74,962 - $133,060  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,791  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $14,681  
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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$77,352 - $145,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 459

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Chemical Engineer

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

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Experience Affects Senior Chemical Engineer Salaries



National Average
$104,000



Skills That Affect Senior Chemical Engineer Salaries

Simulation
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Project Management
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$104,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 4%
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