Chemical engineer salary in United States
How much does a Chemical Engineer make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a chemical engineer is $94,954 per year in the United States. 2k salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Chemical Engineers
Professional Engineer(earn +20.31% more)
The jobs requiring this license have decrease by 19.71% since 2018. Chemical Engineers with this license earn +20.31% more than the average base salary, which is $94,954 per year.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this license||Change from previous year|
|2012||329||increase by 329|
|2013||778||increase by 136.47%|
|2014||882||increase by 13.37%|
|2015||387||decrease by 56.12%|
|2016||207||decrease by 46.51%|
|2017||107||decrease by 48.31%|
|2018||137||increase by 28.04%|
|2019||110||decrease by 19.71%|
Most common benefits for Chemical Engineers
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased on 60 ratings
58% of Chemical Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.
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Common questions about salaries for a Chemical Engineer
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