Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Chemical Engineer is $73,251
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 $65,684 based on 7 salaries. An early career Chemical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,694 based on 16 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Chemical Engineers Do?
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 …Read more
- Conducts research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.
- Performs density, gravity, and pressure tests at various stages of production.
- Develops safety procedures for those working close to possible chemical reactions.
- Estimates time and cost to complete projects.