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Average Chemical Engineer Salary

$74,918
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,921
Bonus
$5,000
Commission
$3,466
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The average salary for a Chemical Engineer is $74,918.
10%
$57k
MEDIAN
$75k
90%
$116k
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$57k - $116k
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$1k - $15k
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$49 - $15k
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$2k - $20k
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$54k - $122k
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What Do Chemical Engineers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Chemical Engineer

4 out of 5
(375)
Highly Satisfied
27Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Chemical Engineer are from the companies ExxonMobil Corporation, E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) and Dow Chemical Co. Reported salaries are highest at ExxonMobil Corporation where the average pay is $102,086. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Dow Chemical Co and BASF Corporation, earning around $94,149 and $90,000, respectively. The Boeing Company pays the lowest at around $79,354. Honeywell International Inc and 3M Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $81,028 and $81,231, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Chemical Engineers?

Skills in Chemical Process Engineering, Process Improvement, Engineering Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineers?

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 $66,974 based on 728 salaries. An early career Chemical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,030 based on 1,410 salaries. A mid-career Chemical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,989 based on 578 salaries. An experienced Chemical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,850 based on 342 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $123,470.
Employees with Chemical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 20.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (4.7% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (4.5% less), Los Angeles, California (3.6% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (0.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,292 survey responses.
Entry Level
22.1%
Early Career
42.8%
Mid Career
17.6%
Experienced
10.4%
Late Career
7.1%