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Chemical engineer salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Estimated take-home pay: $81,164 
Average $94,954
Low $67,349
High $133,873
Non-cash benefit
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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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Top companies for Chemical Engineers in United States

  1. C&I Engineering
    24 reviews25 salaries reported
    $137,448per year
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Highest paying cities for Chemical Engineers near United States

  1. Woburn, MA
    $130,013 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $115,404 per year
    25 salaries reported
  3. Boston, MA
    $110,522 per year
    9 salaries reported
  1. Missoula, MT
    $91,023 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Charleston, WV
    $85,554 per year
    75 salaries reported
  3. Myrtle Beach, SC
    $81,429 per year
    110 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $76,279 per year
    16 salaries reported
  2. Collegeville, PA
    $65,454 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. South Webster, OH
    $62,568 per year
    79 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 license

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.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
2012329increase by 329
2013778increase by 136.47%
2014882increase by 13.37%
2015387decrease by 56.12%
2016207decrease by 46.51%
2017107decrease by 48.31%
2018137increase by 28.04%
2019110decrease by 19.71%

Top companies hiring Chemical Engineers on Indeed

US Defense Logistics Agency
Procter & Gamble
FTD Solutions
Ohio Valley Electric Corporation
The D S Brown Company
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Top skills
Microsoft Outlook
Top fields of study
Mechanical Engineering Degree

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?

Process Engineer

Job openings

Average $90,426 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Chemical Engineer

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