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2021 Chemical Engineers Salary Guide

Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Chemical Engineers Salary 2021

Salary

$108.5K

Growth

9%

Bright Outlook

Average

Green

No

How Much Do Chemical Engineers Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $68,430 $84,890 $108,540 $136,360 $168,960
Hourly Wage $32.90 $40.81 $52.18 $65.56 $81.23

How Much Do Chemical Engineers Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$68,430
$84,890
$108,540
$136,360
$168,960
Hourly Wage
$32.90
$40.81
$52.18
$65.56
$81.23

What Do Chemical Engineers Do?

Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Also known as:

Chemical Engineer, Development Engineer, Engineer, Engineering Scientist, Process Control Engineer, Process Engineer, Project Engineer, Refinery Process Engineer, Research Chemical Engineer, Scientist

  • Research engineering aspects of biological or chemical processes.
  • Develop technical methods or processes.
  • Determine causes of operational problems or failures.
  • Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems.
  • Research engineering aspects of biological or chemical processes.
  • Conduct validation tests of equipment or processes.
  • Research industrial processes or operations.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Design control systems for mechanical or other equipment.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Determine operational methods.
  • Conduct validation tests of equipment or processes.
  • Direct industrial production activities.
  • Monitor the productivity or efficiency of industrial operations.
  • Design industrial processing systems.

Chemical Engineers Job Outlook

Location 2020 Employment 2030 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 26,300 28,700 9% 1,800

Chemical Engineers Job Outlook

Location
2020 Employment
2030 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
26,300
28,700
9%
1,800

Chemical Engineers Schooling & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Chemical Engineers Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Alfred University Ceramic Sciences and Engineering. Alfred, NY 4 years: 21
More than 4 years: 1
More than 4 years: 2
Arizona State University Campus Immersion Chemical Engineering. Tempe, AZ 4 years: 164
More than 4 years: 26
More than 4 years: 8
Auburn University Chemical Engineering. Auburn, AL 4 years: 136
More than 4 years: 15
More than 4 years: 7
Auburn University Polymer/Plastics Engineering. Auburn, AL 4 years: 1
More than 4 years: 0
More than 4 years: 8
Austin Community College District Chemical Engineering. Austin, TX 2 years: 0
Bellevue College Chemical Engineering. Bellevue, WA 2 years: 4
Benedictine College Chemical Engineering. Atchison, KS 4 years: 8
Brigham Young University Chemical Engineering. Provo, UT 4 years: 97
More than 4 years: 4
More than 4 years: 7
Bucknell University Chemical Engineering. Lewisburg, PA 4 years: 18
More than 4 years: 0
California Baptist University Chemical Engineering. Riverside, CA 4 years: 10

Chemical Engineers Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Ceramic Sciences and Engineering.
Alfred, NY
4 years: 21
More than 4 years: 1
More than 4 years: 2
Chemical Engineering.
Tempe, AZ
4 years: 164
More than 4 years: 26
More than 4 years: 8
Chemical Engineering.
Auburn, AL
4 years: 136
More than 4 years: 15
More than 4 years: 7
Polymer/Plastics Engineering.
Auburn, AL
4 years: 1
More than 4 years: 0
More than 4 years: 8
Chemical Engineering.
Austin, TX
2 years: 0
Chemical Engineering.
Bellevue, WA
2 years: 4
Chemical Engineering.
Atchison, KS
4 years: 8
Chemical Engineering.
Provo, UT
4 years: 97
More than 4 years: 4
More than 4 years: 7
Chemical Engineering.
Lewisburg, PA
4 years: 18
More than 4 years: 0
Chemical Engineering.
Riverside, CA
4 years: 10

Chemical Engineers Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
4652 troy CPP Advance Auto Parts Troy, Alabama 10/17/2021 No
Account Manager Downstream Chemicals Detroit, MI Baker Hughes Holdings LLC Lansing, Michigan 10/16/2021 No
Aerosol Scientist Desert Research Institute Reno, Nevada 10/16/2021 No
Application Support Engineer - Senior Siemens Industry Software Inc. East Lansing, Michigan 10/16/2021 No
Area Diagnostic Specialist Pep Boys Seattle, Washington 10/16/2021 No
Assembly A - 2nd Shift L3Harris Tempe, Arizona 10/17/2021 Yes
Asset Quality Engineer Intern, Infrastructure Data Centers Facebook Fremont, California 10/17/2021 Yes
Assistant Scientist - Developmental & Regenerative Biology The Mount Sinai Health System New York, New York 10/17/2021 Yes
Assistant/Associate Professor/Full Time Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (Open Rank/Tenure-Track) University of Southern California 10/17/2021 No
Associate Production Scientist EMD MILLIPORE MADISON, Wisconsin 10/16/2021 No

Chemical Engineers Jobs .

Location

Atlanta, GA Cincinnati, OH Madison, WI Cleveland, OH Bridgewater, NJ Bellevue, WA Seattle, WA Richland, WA Salt Lake City, UT Plymouth, MI Detroit, MI Conshohocken, PA Augusta, GA Warren, OH Vancouver, WA Strongsville, OH Spokane, WA Savannah, GA Portage, MI Northborough, MA Newnan, GA New York, NY Lawrenceville, GA Dublin, OH Dayton, OH Beaverton, MI Westland, MI Waukegan, IL Virtual, USA Union City, OH Suwanee, GA Sterling Heights, MI Springfield, MA Snoqualmie, WA Rochester, NY Richmond, VA Raleigh, NC Plymouth Meeting, PA Orem, UT Olathe, KS Oakland Park, FL Oak Brook, IL Novi, MI Nampa, ID Muskegon, MI Millersburg, PA Mesa, AZ Marietta, OH Lilburn, GA Kankakee, IL Janesville, WI Irving, TX Houston, TX Hillsboro, OR Hill Afb, UT Hamilton Township, NJ Grove City, OH Grand Rapids, MI Gettysburg, OH Fremont, CA Fort Worth, TX Florissant, MO Everett, WA Eastpointe, MI East Lansing, MI Dearborn, MI Conyers, GA Comstock Park, MI Columbus, OH Clawson, MI Boardman, OH Austin, TX Athens, GA Yuma, AZ Yazoo City, MS Woodinville, WA Woodbury, NY Winston Salem, NC Winona, MN Willoughby, OH Wickliffe, OH West Greenwich, RI Warrensville Heights, OH Waltham, MA Vicksburg, MS Verona, WI Valdosta, GA Upper Providence, PA Union, USA Union City, GA Tucson, AZ Trumbull, CT Troy, MI Troy, AL Traverse City, MI Toledo, OH Three Rivers, MI Texas City, TX Tempe, AZ Tacoma, WA Syracuse, NY Sunnyvale, CA St. Charles, IL St Clair, MI Spanaway, WA Southfield, MI South San Francisco, CA Somerville, MA Sheboygan Falls, WI Selah, WA Santa Fe, NM Sanford, ME San Jose, CA San Francisco, CA San Diego, CA Saginaw, MI Rothschild, WI Roswell, GA Riverdale, GA Richmond, UT Reynoldsburg, OH Reno, NV Remote, NC Redmond, WA Ravenel, SC Puyallup, WA Prattville, AL Portland, OR Pontiac, MI Ponce, PR Pleasanton, CA Pittsburgh, PA Piketon, OH Phoenix, AZ Philadelphia, PA Pecos, TX Pearl Harbor, HI Oxford, MI Orchard Park, NY Orange Park, FL Orange City, IA Ontario, CA Ogden, UT Oconto Falls, WI Oakwood Village, OH Norwood, MA North Charleston, SC North Billerica, MA Norcross, GA Newark, CA Naperville, IL Muscatine, IA Mount Clemens, MI Monroe, GA Milwaukee, WI Midvale, UT Midland, MI Middletown, OH Miamisburg, OH Mequon, WI Mentor, OH Memphis, TN Mcdonough, GA Mcallen, TX Massachusetts, USA Mansfield, OH Manitowoc, WI Manati, PR Madison Heights, MI Mableton, GA Little Rock, AR Lima, OH Lebanon, OR Lansing, MI Lafayette, LA Kirkland, WA Kent, OH Kennesaw, GA Kalamazoo, MI Jackson, MI Irvine, CA Indianapolis, IN Hyattsville, MD Holly Springs, NC Hicksville, OH Herndon, VA Harrisburg, PA Gulfport, MS Griffin, GA Grayling, MI Granville, OH Grannis, AR Germantown, TN Geneva, OH Gastonia, NC Galveston, TX Franklin, WI Fort Myers, FL Florence, KY Farmington Hills, MI Fairfax, VA Evanston, WY Escanaba, MI Ephraim, UT Emeryville, CA Elyria, OH El Reno, OK Edmond, OK Dublin, GA Douglasville, GA Delhi, NY Decatur, GA Dallas, TX Dacula, GA Cranberry Township, PA Corpus Christi, TX Coon Rapids, MN Colorado Springs, CO College Station, TX Clayville, NY Claypool, AZ Chicago, IL Chardon, OH Chanute, KS Chandler, AZ Cedar Springs, MI Cartersville, GA Carol Stream, IL Carlsbad, CA Carleton, MI Burlington, MA Burien, WA Brunswick, GA Bowling Green, OH Boston, MA Bloomington, MN Bishop, TX Billerica, MA Bethel, OH Belvidere, IL Beltsville, MD Bellows Falls, VT Bagdad, AZ Avon Lake, OH Austin, IN Auburn Hills, MI Ashtabula, OH Ashland, OH Arecibo, PR Anasco, PR Alpharetta, GA Alachua, FL Akron, OH Adrian, MI
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Company

Georgia Employer Advance Auto Parts Pep Boys Thermo Fisher Scientific EMD MILLIPORE Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack of Delaware, Inc Pep Boys THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY Belcan Corporation Celanese Jacobs Saint-Gobain FUJIFILM WorleyParsons Group COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF SPOKANE Dymax Corporation Kelly Services Linde Gases North America Lyondell Chemical Company Messer, LLC. Momentive Performance Materials Quartz, Inc. Ohio Department of Transportation PARKER HANNIFIN CORPORATION Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Raytheon Technologies Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Ak Steel Corporation Akzo Nobel Amazon Web Services Ashland, LLC BWAY Barr Engineering Co. Belcan Services Group Ltd Partnership Carlisle Interconnect Technologies Corteva Agriscience Crestline Hotels DTE Energy Corporate Services, LLC ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION LLC Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc. Freeport McMoRan Genesis AEC Idaho Department of Labor Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Natural Resources Conservation Service Norcold Inc. SHINE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES INC Saint Barnabas Health Care System Solenis LLC Texas Health Resources The Bergaila Companies Triumvirate Environmental U-Haul WORLEY PARSONS GROUP INC ABM Industry Groups, LLC AMC Theatres Actalent Air Force Materiel Command Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Amazon Corporate LLC Amec Foster Wheeler Ameresco American Axle & Manufacturing American Centrifuge Operating, LLC American Outdoor Brands Corporation Amgen Apex Companies LLC Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. Arclin Army National Guard Units Avient Corporation Axalta Coating Systems BMWC Constructors, Inc. BOART LONGYEAR COMPANY Baker Hughes Holdings LLC Bering Straits Native Corporation Brooks Kushman P.C Bryce Corporation CARLISLE INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGIES CHROMA TECHNOLOGY CLEVELAND-CLIFFS STEEL CORPORATION CPCCo CTI and Associates, Inc. Cantel Medical Carrier Case Western Reserve University Chesapeake Hospitality Curia Cushman & Wakefield National DOMTAR PAPER CO -NEKOOSA Dean Foods Defense Contract Management Agency Defense Logistics Agency Desert Research Institute E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. Ecolab Emerald Specialty Polymers LLC Entek International LLC Environmental Restoration, LLC Facebook Fairfax County Sheriff's Office Federal Aviation Administration Gannett Fleming, Inc. Garmin Georgia-Pacific GlaxoSmithKline Great Wolf Resorts HDR ENGINEERING INC HEI Hotels HGC Construction Company Hargrove and Associates, Inc. Henkel Hunter Defense Technologies Inc IEH Auto Parts LLC Intel JONES LANG LASALLE AMERICAS INC JORGENSEN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP, INC. Kansas Employer L3Harris Lima Refining Company Linde North America MED-TEC IOWA INC MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL MRC Global Medtronic Meridian Bioscience Michigan State University-Nscl Middough Inc Millipore Corporation Mission Linen Mississippi Employer Mitsubishi Carbon Fiber, LLC NewMarket Services Northwell Health Nuclear Regulatory Commission Occidental Petroleum Owens Corning PEPPERIDGE FARM INCORPORATED Packing Corp of America Page Southerland Page, Inc. Pepsi Co Planned Systems International, Inc. Pole/Zero Acquisition, Inc. Precision Castparts Corp. PCC Quadion LLC / Minnesota Rubber & Plastics SAPUTO CHEESE USA INC SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY (NRM) SKF STANLEY CONSULTANTS INC SYNECTICS INC Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC Savard Labor & Marine Staffing Siemens Industry Software Inc. Siemens Smithfield Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Sun Chemical Corporation TREE TOP INC TT Electronics Texas A&M University - Galveston The Mount Sinai Health System The Sherwin-Williams Company Tyson Foods U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command UmbraGroup UniFirst Univar Solutions USA Inc. University of Southern California Upstone Materials Urovant Sciences, Inc. Veolia North America LLC Verso Wacker Chemical Corporation Waters Weyerhaeuser Wood Group USA Inc. Worley Group Inc. Your Employment Solutions
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Advance Auto Parts
Troy, Alabama
10/17/2021
No
Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
Lansing, Michigan
10/16/2021
No
Desert Research Institute
Reno, Nevada
10/16/2021
No
Siemens Industry Software Inc.
East Lansing, Michigan
10/16/2021
No
Pep Boys
Seattle, Washington
10/16/2021
No
L3Harris
Tempe, Arizona
10/17/2021
Yes
Facebook
Fremont, California
10/17/2021
Yes
The Mount Sinai Health System
New York, New York
10/17/2021
Yes
EMD MILLIPORE
MADISON, Wisconsin
10/16/2021
No

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