Chemical Research Engineer Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about chemical research engineer demographics? We analyzed 189 chemical research engineers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Chemical Research Engineer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as chemical research engineers. Keep reading to find out what the results for chemical research engineers were.

Chemical Research Engineer Gender Ratio

Among chemical research engineers, 25.0% of them are women compared to 63.5% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 63.5%
  • Female, 25.0%
  • Unknown, 11.5%

Chemical Research Engineer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among chemical research engineers is White, which makes up 69.5% of all chemical research engineers. Comparatively, there are 18.7% of the Asian ethnicity and 7.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 69.5%
  • Asian, 18.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.2%
  • Black or African American, 3.0%
  • Unknown, 1.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Chemical Research Engineers

The chart below shows that 24.1% of chemical research engineers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Chinese at 10.3% and German is the third-most popular at 10.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 24.1%
  • Chinese, 10.3%
  • German, 10.3%
  • French, 6.9%
  • Russian, 6.9%
  • Other, 41.5%

Chemical Research Engineer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among chemical research engineers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Chemical Research Engineer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the chemical research engineer position over time.


Chemical Research Engineer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of chemical research engineers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of chemical research engineers based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Chemical Research Engineer

By looking over 189 chemical research engineers resumes, we figured out that the average chemical research engineer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.

Compare Jobs

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Chemical Research Engineer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of chemical research engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of chemical research engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 50% of the population.

Compare Jobs

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Chemical Research Engineers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, machine tool designer and senior electronics design engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

Compare Jobs
Job Titleascdesc
Domestic Engineer13%83%
Chemical Research Engineer63%25%
Senior Field Service Engineer93%4%
Senior Electronics Design Engineer94%2%
Machine Tool Designer95%2%
Machine Tool Designer
Senior Electronics Design Engineer
Senior Field Service Engineer
Chemical Research Engineer
Domestic Engineer

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Chemical Research Engineers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to chemical research engineers.

Job Titleascdesc
Chemical Research Engineer0.00%
Associate Customer Engineer3.53%
Chief Systems Engineer4.72%
Tool Design Engineer6.59%
Registered Safety Engineer7.24%
Energy Manager7.40%
Supersonic Engineer8.02%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Chemical Research Engineer?

Male Income
Female Income

Chemical Research Engineer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Chemical Research Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

Bachelor's Degree$92,757
Master's Degree$100,418
Doctorate Degree$108,889

Chemical Research Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Chemical Research Engineer Heatmaps

Where Do Chemical Research Engineers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where chemical research engineers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Chemical Research Engineer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ chemical research engineers. We found that the most common company type is education. In addition, the industry that employs the most chemical research engineers is the manufacturing industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire chemical research engineers.

Compare Jobs

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Chemical Research Engineer Work In

Employees with the chemical research engineer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most chemical research engineers prefer to work at education companies over public companies.

Compare Jobs





Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ chemical research engineers. Those industries include manufacturing, education and non profits.

Compare Jobs



Fortune 500

Non Profits


Chemical Research Engineer Jobs