Average Entry-Level Chemical Engineer Salary

$66,177
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$3,724
Bonus
$2,543
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Chemical Engineer is $66,177.
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$50k
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$66k
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$82k
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$50k - $82k
Bonus
$204 - $10k
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$3 - $11k
Total Pay
$48k - $86k
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Job Description for Chemical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Chemical Engineer are from the companies ExxonMobil Corporation, Honeywell International Inc and Procter & Gamble Co. Reported salaries are highest at ExxonMobil Corporation where the average pay is $87,429. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Delek Refining, Ltd. and Honeywell International Inc, earning around $85,000 and $78,119, respectively. Procter & Gamble Co pays the lowest at around $74,163. Dow Chemical Co and The Boeing Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $75,754 and $76,646, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Chemical Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineer

An early career Chemical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $71,285 based on 1,660 salaries. A mid-career Chemical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,537 based on 703 salaries. An experienced Chemical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,975 based on 398 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $122,998.
Employees with Chemical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 9.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (3.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (9.7% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,060 survey responses.
Early Career
54.2%
Mid Career
23.0%
Experienced
13.0%
Late Career
9.8%