Senior Chemical Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Senior Chemical Engineer is $104,895 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$80,824 - $134,054
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MEDIAN: $104,895
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$80,824 - $134,054  
   
Bonus
$1,477 - $19,839  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,865  
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$83,447 - $144,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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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

Pay by Experience for a Senior Chemical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Chemical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Chemical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Senior Chemical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 62 salaries. A Senior Chemical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 63 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $110,591

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Key Stats for Senior Chemical Engineer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Senior Chemical Engineer Salaries

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National Average
$111,000

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▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Chemical Engineer Salaries





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National Average
$111,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 6%