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How Much Does a Chemical Research Engineer Earn In The United States?

Chemical Research Engineer Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$90,000
$67,000
$90,000
$121,000
Chemical research engineers in the United States make an average salary of $90,843 per year or $43.67 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $67,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $121,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Mexico, Texas, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland provide the highest chemical research engineer salaries.
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Where Chemical Research Engineers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where chemical research engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Chemical Research Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

While a chemical research engineer can average a salary of $90,843 per year, or $43.67 per hour, there are many opportunities for chemical research engineers to make more. For example, in Houston, TX you might make $103,523 per year. Other high-paying locations include Clifton, NJ, Kingsport, TN and Morgantown, WV. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Houston, TX where the average starting salary is $60,000. The highest paying states for chemical research engineers include New Mexico, Texas and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Kansas, Utah, and South Carolina offer the lowest salaries.
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1. Houston, TX
$103,523
Avg. Salary
$49k
$137k
2. Clifton, NJ
$100,216
Avg. Salary
$49k
$137k
3. Kingsport, TN
$89,587
Avg. Salary
$49k
$137k
4. Morgantown, WV
$85,642
Avg. Salary
$49k
$137k
5. Naperville, IL
$81,533
Avg. Salary
$49k
$137k
6. Savage, MN
$80,004
Avg. Salary
$49k
$137k

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Which Companies Pay Chemical Research Engineers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like BP America and Eastman Chemical Company as they offer the highest salaries for chemical research engineers.
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Avg. Salary
$64k
$115k
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$64k
$115k
Avg. Salary
$64k
$115k
Avg. Salary
$64k
$115k
Avg. Salary
$64k
$115k

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Chemical Research Engineer Salary History

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    Recently Added Chemical Research Engineer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Research Chemical Engineer 1
    Research Chemical Engineer 1
    Parkton, NC
    Parkton, NC
    07/16/2019
    07/16/2019
    $80,184
    $80,184
    07/16/2019
    Chemical Research Engineer
    Chemical Research Engineer
    Webster, NY
    Webster, NY
    04/02/2019
    04/02/2019
    $94,000
    $94,000
    04/02/2019
    Wattglass, Inc.
    Wattglass, Inc.
    Research Chemical Engineer
    Research Chemical Engineer
    Research Chemical Engineer
    Fayetteville, AR
    Fayetteville, AR
    03/09/2019
    03/09/2019
    $67,517
    $67,517
    03/09/2019
    Research Chemical Engineer 1
    Research Chemical Engineer 1
    Parkton, NC
    Parkton, NC
    10/05/2018
    10/05/2018
    $70,000
    $70,000
    10/05/2018
    Research Chemical Engineer 1
    Research Chemical Engineer 1
    Durham, NC
    Durham, NC
    10/01/2018
    10/01/2018
    $70,000
    $70,000
    10/01/2018
    Research Chemical Engineer 2
    Research Chemical Engineer 2
    Parkton, NC
    Parkton, NC
    06/21/2018
    06/21/2018
    $94,000
    $94,000
    06/21/2018
    Research Chemical Engineer 2
    Research Chemical Engineer 2
    Parkton, NC
    Parkton, NC
    05/26/2018
    05/26/2018
    $94,000
    $94,000
    05/26/2018
    Research Chemical Engineer 3
    Research Chemical Engineer 3
    Parkton, NC
    Parkton, NC
    04/27/2018
    04/27/2018
    $122,536
    $122,536
    04/27/2018
    Exelus, Inc.
    Exelus, Inc.
    Chemical Research Engineer
    Chemical Research Engineer
    Chemical Research Engineer
    Fairfield, NJ
    Fairfield, NJ
    03/26/2018
    03/26/2018
    $105,000
    $105,000
    03/26/2018
    Wattglass, Inc.
    Wattglass, Inc.
    Research Chemical Engineer
    Research Chemical Engineer
    Research Chemical Engineer
    Fayetteville, AR
    Fayetteville, AR
    03/21/2018
    03/21/2018
    $66,000
    $66,000
    03/21/2018