Average Chemical Process Engineer Salary

$78,409
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$4,992
Bonus
$3,931
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The average salary for a Chemical Process Engineer is $78,409.
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$61k
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$78k
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$114k
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What Do Chemical Process Engineers Do?

Chemical Process Engineer Tasks
  • Oversee production environment, and track metrics like temperature, flow rate and electricity usage.
  • Propose, design, and oversee solutions for chemical process issues.
  • Optimize day-to-day processes while considering environmental and supply variables.
  • Maintain engineering documentation, with emphasis on compliance with engineering codes and standards.

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What Are Popular Skills for Chemical Process Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Process Engineers?

An entry-level Chemical Process Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $66,472 based on 63 salaries. An early career Chemical Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,656 based on 203 salaries. A mid-career Chemical Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,234 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Chemical Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,070 based on 59 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $107,025.
Employees with Chemical Process Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 26.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (16.9% more) and Richmond, Virginia (5.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (9.5% less), St. Louis, Missouri (3.5% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (2.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 485 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.0%
Early Career
41.9%
Mid Career
21.6%
Experienced
12.2%
Late Career
11.3%