Most senior chemical engineers list "chemical engineering," "chemistry," and "project management" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important senior chemical engineer responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a senior chemical engineer. We found that 58.6% of senior chemical engineers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 20.7% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most senior chemical engineers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's impossible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every ten senior chemical engineers were not college graduates.
Those senior chemical engineers who do attend college, typically earn either a chemical engineering degree or a chemistry degree. Less commonly earned degrees for senior chemical engineers include a business degree or a environmental engineering degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a senior chemical engineer. We've found that most senior chemical engineer resumes include experience from Albemarle, Pfizer, and Raytheon Company. Of recent, Albemarle had 2 positions open for senior chemical engineers. Meanwhile, there are 2 job openings at Pfizer and 2 at Raytheon Company.
Since salary is important to some senior chemical engineers, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Southern Research, Burns & McDonnell, and Tesla. If you were to take a closer look at Southern Research, you'd find that the average senior chemical engineer salary is $120,672. Then at Burns & McDonnell, senior chemical engineers receive an average salary of $102,077, while the salary at Tesla is $96,727.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Intel, IBM, and Fluor. These three companies have hired a significant number of senior chemical engineers from these institutions.
For the most part, senior chemical engineers make their living in the manufacturing and technology industries. Senior chemical engineers tend to make the most in the technology industry with an average salary of $112,873. The senior chemical engineer annual salary in the construction and energy industries generally make $102,314 and $99,238 respectively. Additionally, senior chemical engineers who work in the technology industry make 23.1% more than senior chemical engineers in the utilities Industry.