A Chemical Engineer earns an average salary of AU$65,498 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

AU$49,579 - AU$118,410
AU$50K
AU$65K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$65,266
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50%
90%
AU$24.41 - AU$51.52
AU$24
AU$31
AU$52
MEDIAN: AU$31.00
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$118K
Salary AU$49,579 - AU$118,410
Bonus AU$1,000 - AU$11,191
Profit Sharing AU$1,750
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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AU$49,751 - AU$118,847
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 198
Hourly Data AU$0AU$119
Hourly Rate AU$24.41 - AU$51.52
Overtime AU$120
Annual Data AU$0AU$118K
Bonus AU$1,000 - AU$11,191
Profit Sharing AU$1,750
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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AU$49,751 - AU$118,847
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

Job Description for Chemical Engineer

Chemical engineers apply their knowledge of various chemical properties to develop new chemical substances (such as fuels, lubricants, or cleaning solvents) or improve and existing ones. They may also serve as troubleshooters by helping to examine and improve industrial processes using the application of better chemical systems.

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Chemical Engineer Tasks

  • Develops safety procedures for those working close to possible chemical reactions.
  • Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
  • Conducts research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Performs density, gravity, and pressure tests at various stages of production.

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Popular Skills for Chemical Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Chemical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Chemical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$62,000 based on 164 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 AU$74,000 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Chemical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$98,000 based on 32 salaries. A 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 AU$136,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$66,813

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Key Stats for Chemical Engineer

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Chemical Engineer Salaries

▲104%

▲47%

▲11%

National Average
AU$67,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer Salaries





National Average
AU$67,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 74%