$107,298
Avg. Salary
$64.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,935

Bonus

$4,934

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Chemical Engineer is $64.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Chemical Engineer is $107,298 per year.

10%
$49.13
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$64.50
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$97.56
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90%
MEDIAN $64.50
10%
$81k
10%
$107k
50%
$140k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $107,298
$81,322 - $140,324
$81K
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MEDIAN: $107,298
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$49.13 - $97.56
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MEDIAN: $64.50
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$0$158K
Salary $81,322 - $140,324
Bonus $2,016 - $20,421
Profit Sharing $997 - $14,865
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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$83,298 - $158,562
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 306
Hourly Data $0$97
Hourly Rate $64.50
Overtime $52.08
Annual Data $0$158K
Bonus $2,016 - $20,421
Profit Sharing $997 - $14,865
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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$83,298 - $158,562
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Senior Chemical Engineer

A senior chemical engineer holds supervisory role in chemical plants, supervising other engineers that work below them. Their duties include overseeing engineering staff and approving technical reports, making product design changes, and other specifications, and performing administrative duties related to their subordinates, such as staff development, budgeting, and training. In addition, senior chemical engineers also implement and oversee the continual improvement of product design areas. This is mostly an indoor job, as the senior chemical engineer is generally tasked with proper facilitation and supervision of the chemical plant as opposed to hands-on, physical tasks.

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Senior Chemical Engineer Tasks
  • Develop, test, and validate processes to create desired products, focused on quality and regulatory compliance.
  • Select, test, maintain, and upgrade equipment and safety procedures.
  • Scale production processes from prototype to full manufacturing capacity.

Senior Chemical Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$124K

Dow Chemical Co
9 profiles
$114,940

Common Career Paths for Senior Chemical Engineer


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For Senior Chemical Engineers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Senior Chemical Engineers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Principal Process Engineer.

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Popular Skills for Senior Chemical Engineer


Survey results suggest that Senior Chemical Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Technical Analysis, Project Management, Engineering Design, and Chemical Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 5 percent. Those proficient in Chemical Process Engineering are, more often than not, also skilled in Technical Analysis and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Chemical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Chemical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Chemical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Chemical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Senior Chemical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 62 salaries. A Senior Chemical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 63 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-8%

National Average: $114,361

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

Though Senior Chemical Engineers can find somewhat larger paychecks in Chicago — just above the national average — location actually has a very small overall effect on compensation in this occupation. Senior Chemical Engineers in Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Cincinnati — all located in the Midwest — not only make less than the national average for those in this profession but represent the lowest-paid cities in the country for Senior Chemical Engineers. Employers in Kansas City and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (17 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Senior Chemical Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Chemical Engineer?

Senior Chemical Engineer in Houston:
"Ok."
Pros: Opportunity
Cons: Traffic

Senior Chemical Engineer in VANDERBIJLPARK:
"Good."
Pros: Creativity that I can exsert in my job.
Cons: There is no negative about what I am doing.

Senior Chemical Engineer in Indianapolis:
"Find something you like that they will pay you to do."
Decide early if you want a career or a job. Your company is under no obligation to keep you employed, but you are under no obligation to keep working for them. You are the master of your own career. Understand the money. Think like a consultant - return at least 5X your total compensation every year. Don't be afraid to try something new or take a technical risk. Be willing to move for a new opportunity. If you never fail, you are just coasting.

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Key Stats for Senior Chemical Engineer

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
37%

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Experience Affects Senior Chemical Engineer Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$114,000

▼3%

▼11%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Senior Chemical Engineer Salaries


National Average
$114,000




Simulation
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 5%