Senior Chemical Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Senior Chemical Engineer is $97,036 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Simulation and Chemical Process Engineering.
Senior Chemical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$75,143 - $130,346
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MEDIAN: $97,036
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Senior Chemical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$35.89 - $81.09
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MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$75,143 - $130,346  
   
Bonus
$1,010 - $19,772  
Profit Sharing
$1,036 - $14,865  
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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$77,453 - $142,684  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 718
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$35.89 - $81.09  
   
Overtime
$37.06 - $75.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,010 - $19,772  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,036 - $14,865  
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).
)
$77,453 - $142,684  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 718
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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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Experience Affects Senior Chemical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$102,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Chemical Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$102,000

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Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 4%
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