Average Mid-Career Senior Chemical Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Senior Chemical Engineer is $100,303.
MEDIAN $100,303
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$80k - $123k
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$2k - $12k
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$83k - $132k

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Job Description for Senior Chemical Engineer

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.

Career Paths

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Senior Chemical Engineer
Senior Process Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Senior Chemical Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Chemical Engineer

An early career Senior Chemical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $93,976 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Senior Chemical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $108,203 based on 96 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $121,031.

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Years of Experience

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