$68,634
Avg. Salary
$24.70
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,922

Bonus

$2,945

Profit Sharing

$5,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Chemical Engineer is $24.70 per hour.

The average pay for a Chemical Engineer is $68,634 per year.

$14.65
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$24.70
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$43.45
90%
MEDIAN $24.70
$51k
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$69k
50%
$90k
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MEDIAN $68,634
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MEDIAN: $68,634
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$0$93K
Salary $50,762 - $89,835
Bonus $199 - $9,908
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,836
Commission $5,000
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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$49,588 - $93,653
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,896
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $14.65 - $43.45
Hourly Tips $0.83
Overtime $14.50 - $57.27
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $199 - $9,908
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,836
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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$49,588 - $93,653
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 268

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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Popular Employer Salaries for Chemical Engineer


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Chemical Engineers include Dow Chemical Co, 3M Company, BASF Corporation, ExxonMobil Corporation, and ExxonMobil Chemical. Entry-Level Chemical Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at ExxonMobil Chemical, where the average salary comes to $90K. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont), Dow Chemical Co, and BASF Corporation also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Chemical Engineers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $88K, $86K, and $81K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at ExxonMobil Corporation ($77K), Honeywell International Inc ($78K), and BASF Corporation ($81K).

Chemical Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,604

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Baton Rouge is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Chemical Engineers, 18 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Chemical Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+13 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), Chicago (+4 percent), and Los Angeles (+2 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Denver and Pittsburgh also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Chemical Engineer

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 282 votes.
Less than 1 year
30%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
11%

Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer Salaries

Research Analysis
▲13%


Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power
▲4%



Safety Compliance
▲3%

Data Analysis
▲2%




▼0%

Business Development
▼0%

National Average
$70,000


Product Development
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 282 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 10%