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Chemical Engineer salary in United States

How much does a Chemical Engineer make in the United States?

Average base salary

$90,425
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a chemical engineer is $90,425 per year in the United States. 779 salaries reported, updated at July 28, 2022.

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Top companies for Chemical Engineers in United States

  1. SM&A
    3.7star
    22 reviews16 salaries reported
    $163,245per year
  2. $118,689per year
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Highest paying cities for Chemical Engineers in United States

  1. Houston, TX
    $141,146 per year
    12 salaries reported
  2. Wilmington, DE
    $134,040 per year
    46 salaries reported
  3. Pensacola, FL
    $120,498 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Portland, OR
    $100,768 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Fort Belvoir, VA
    $95,394 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Missoula, MT
    $94,844 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Cleveland, OH
    $90,839 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. St. Louis, MO
    $79,433 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Collegeville, PA
    $65,454 per year
    5 salaries reported
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Where can a Chemical Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Chemical Engineers

Most recommended skill

Troubleshootingearn +33.83% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 48.44% since 2018. Chemical Engineers with this skill earn +33.83% more than the average base salary, which is $90,425 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
2012121increase by 121
2013225increase by 85.95%
2014128decrease by 43.11%
2015135increase by 5.47%
2016138increase by 2.22%
201776decrease by 44.93%
201864decrease by 15.79%
201933decrease by 48.44%

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Top licenses
Professional Engineer
+20.31%salary
Top fields of study
Mechanical Engineering Degree
+11.43%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
10 jobs14
32 jobs42
41 jobs55
47 jobs65
6 jobs10
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Most common benefits for Chemical Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based 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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

R&D Engineer

21,796 job openings

Average $91,654 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Chemical Engineer

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