Salary for Chemical Engineers

Also known as:  Absorption and Adsorption Engineer, Chemical Process Engineer, Chemical Research Engineer, Fuels Engineer, Oxidation Engineer, Plastics Engineer, Polymerization Engineer, Refinery Process Engineer

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These college-educated professionals often pursue Master's or doctoral degrees, and apply their advanced knowledge of engineering, physics and chemistry to the design of chemical plant equipment and processes used to manufacture chemicals and products ranging from detergent to paper. Additionally, these professionals monitor the production chain in chemical plants to ensure the safety and reliability of key measurements, and to troubleshoot problems that may arise. They are required to stay informed regarding the relevant regulations regarding chemical use, storage, and disposal, and to comply with environmental regulations.

A Chemical Engineer can get a wage that can range from 72000 and 108000 based on tenure level. Chemical Engineers will most likely receive salaries of Ninety Five Thousand Two Hundred dollars per year.

Chemical Engineers can make the highest salaries in Alaska, where they get salary pay of about $125820. People working these jobs can make the highest salaries in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can earn average wages of $115550.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.86 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Chemical Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $115,550
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $113,350
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $98,830
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $96,490
Public Administration $96,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises $92,510
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $70,020
Transportation and Warehousing $83,090
Information $84,880
Wholesale Trade $91,620
Manufacturing $91,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises $92,510
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