Chemical Engineer

Chemical Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$85,000
$63,000
Min 10%
$85,000
Median 50%
$115,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Chevron
Highest Paying City
Sugar Land, TX
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a chemical engineer make?
The national average salary for a Chemical Engineer in the U.S. is $85,816 annually or $41.26 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $116,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $63,000 per year. Professional companies and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. District of Columbia, Texas, Alaska, Maryland, and Delaware are some of the states with the best Chemical Engineer salaries in the US. The typical employment for a Chemical Engineer is 3.3 years.
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Average Chemical Engineer Salary By Company

If you are a Chemical Engineer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Professional companies and Manufacturing companies have the most job opportunities for Chemical Engineers. Chevron and Foster Wheeler USA are the highest paying companies. Companies like Marathon Oil and KBR also pay high salaries to their Chemical Engineers.

Average Chemical Engineer Salary By Location

Across America, Chemical Engineers make on average $85,816 annually or $41.26 hourly. Chemical Engineers make the most in Sugar Land, TX at about $114,325 per year. Even as an entry-level Chemical Engineer, you will make $69,000 per year in Sugar Land, TX. Some of the states with the best Chemical Engineer salaries are District of Columbia, Texas, Alaska, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Alabama. Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are at the bottom for competitive pay.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Sugar Land, TX
$114,325
2
Washington, DC
$113,455
3
Edison, NJ
$94,068
4
Reston, VA
$92,629
5
Baton Rouge, LA
$91,286

Average Chemical Engineer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Chemical Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Construction companies, Energy companies, and Technology companies tend to have the highest salaries for Chemical Engineers. Salaries for Chemical Engineers in Construction companies average $91,872 annually, while Energy companies and Technology companies pay $91,270 and $86,909, respectively. The average salary for Chemical Engineers in the Pharmaceutical industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $81,471.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Construction
$91,872
2
Energy
$91,270
3
Technology
$86,909
4
Manufacturing
$84,449
5
Pharmaceutical
$81,471

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