Log In

Register

Recover Password

2021 California 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.

California Chemical Engineers Salary 2021

Salary

$108.3K

Growth

14%

Bright Outlook

Average

Green

No

How Much Do Chemical Engineers Make in California 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $71,830 $84,670 $108,290 $134,770 $160,930
Hourly Wage $34.53 $40.70 $52.06 $64.79 $77.37

How Much Do Chemical Engineers Make in California 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$71,830
$84,670
$108,290
$134,770
$160,930
Hourly Wage
$34.53
$40.70
$52.06
$64.79
$77.37

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 in California

Location 2020 Employment 2030 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
California 2,200 2,500 14% 180
United States 26,300 28,700 9% 1,800

Chemical Engineers Job Outlook in California

Location
2020 Employment
2030 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
California
2,200
2,500
14%
180
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 in California

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
California Baptist University Chemical Engineering. Riverside, CA 4 years: 10
California Institute of Technology Chemical Engineering. Pasadena, CA 4 years: 9
More than 4 years: 1
More than 4 years: 6
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Chemical Engineering. Pomona, CA 4 years: 79
California State University-Long Beach Chemical Engineering. Long Beach, CA 4 years: 91
More than 4 years: 5
San Jose State University Chemical Engineering. San Jose, CA 4 years: 1
4 years: 49
More than 4 years: 13
Stanford University Chemical Engineering. Stanford, CA 4 years: 11
Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 22
More than 4 years: 25
University of California-Berkeley Chemical Engineering. Berkeley, CA 4 years: 110
4 years: 2
More than 4 years: 22
More than 4 years: 40
University of California-Davis Chemical Engineering. Davis, CA 4 years: 111
More than 4 years: 8
University of California-Davis Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Davis, CA 4 years: 19
University of California-Irvine Chemical Engineering. Irvine, CA 4 years: 68
More than 4 years: 16
More than 4 years: 2

Chemical Engineers Schools in California

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Chemical Engineering.
Riverside, CA
4 years: 10
Chemical Engineering.
Pasadena, CA
4 years: 9
More than 4 years: 1
More than 4 years: 6
Chemical Engineering.
Pomona, CA
4 years: 79
Chemical Engineering.
Long Beach, CA
4 years: 91
More than 4 years: 5
Chemical Engineering.
San Jose, CA
4 years: 1
4 years: 49
More than 4 years: 13
Chemical Engineering.
Stanford, CA
4 years: 11
Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 22
More than 4 years: 25
Chemical Engineering.
Berkeley, CA
4 years: 110
4 years: 2
More than 4 years: 22
More than 4 years: 40
Chemical Engineering.
Davis, CA
4 years: 111
More than 4 years: 8
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Davis, CA
4 years: 19
Chemical Engineering.
Irvine, CA
4 years: 68
More than 4 years: 16
More than 4 years: 2

Chemical Engineers Jobs in California.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Asset Quality Engineer Intern, Infrastructure Data Centers Facebook Fremont, California 10/17/2021 Yes
Chemical Production and Formulation Kelly Services Sunnyvale, California 10/17/2021 Yes
Director of API Chemistry, Manufacturing Sciences Urovant Sciences, Inc. Irvine, California 10/17/2021 No
Lead Field Service Technician Thermo Fisher Scientific Fremont, California 10/17/2021 Yes
Lead Field Service Technician Thermo Fisher Scientific South San Francisco, California 10/17/2021 Yes
Lead Field Service Technician Thermo Fisher Scientific San Jose, California 10/17/2021 Yes
Lead Field Service Technician Thermo Fisher Scientific Emeryville, California 10/17/2021 Yes
Lead Field Service Technician Thermo Fisher Scientific Pleasanton, California 10/17/2021 Yes
Maintenance Technician Mission Linen Newark, California 10/17/2021 No
Process Engineer II Saint-Gobain San Diego, California 10/17/2021 Yes

Chemical Engineers Jobs in California.

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Facebook
Fremont, California
10/17/2021
Yes
Kelly Services
Sunnyvale, California
10/17/2021
Yes
Urovant Sciences, Inc.
Irvine, California
10/17/2021
No
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Fremont, California
10/17/2021
Yes
Thermo Fisher Scientific
South San Francisco, California
10/17/2021
Yes
Thermo Fisher Scientific
San Jose, California
10/17/2021
Yes
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Emeryville, California
10/17/2021
Yes
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Pleasanton, California
10/17/2021
Yes
Mission Linen
Newark, California
10/17/2021
No
Saint-Gobain
San Diego, California
10/17/2021
Yes

Chemical Engineers Salary Guide 2021

Common Careers