The average salary for a Chemical Engineer in United Kingdom is £31,853.
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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. Many chemical engineers work for industrial companies which develop products directly related to chemical compounds. In this setting, they may work in product developme…Read more
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Popular Skills for Chemical Engineer
Chemical Process Engineering
Skills in Chemical Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Process Improvement, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineer
An entry-level Chemical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £27,232 based on 39 salaries. An early career Chemical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £30,521 based on 122 salaries. A mid-career Chemical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £39,798 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Chemical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £51,112 based on 42 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £53,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Chemical Engineer in their job title in Aberdeen, Scotland: Aberdeen earn an average of 41.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (38.1% more) and Oxford, England: Oxfordshire (22.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (24.8% less) and Manchester, England: Manchester (4.2% less).
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