Senior Chemical Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Senior Chemical Engineer is $99,971 per year. A skill in Simulation is associated with high pay for this job.
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$78,195 - $135,322

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$78,195 - $135,322  
$0.00 - $19,559  
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$986 - $14,504  
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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).
$79,805 - $148,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 409
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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.


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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Skills That Affect Senior Chemical Engineer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.


19 %
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 3%