How much does a Chemical Engineer make?

Updated Jul 22, 2021

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$87,186 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,147 salaries

$61K

Low

$87K

Average

$125K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Chemical Engineer is $87,186 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Chemical Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1147 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Chemical Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Chemical Engineer$87,186 /yr
L3
Senior Chemical Engineer$109,078 /yr
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Eastman
3.9

Eastman

Chemical Engineer

$93,166

 /yr
Range: $84K - $149K
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$84K

$149K

$83,682 - $148,523 Range

ExxonMobil
3.2

ExxonMobil

Chemical Engineer

$113,750

 /yr
Range: $83K - $185K

$83K

$185K

$82,757 - $185,276 Range

DuPont
3.9

DuPont

Chemical Engineer

$94,792

 /yr
Range: $78K - $140K

$78K

$140K

$77,648 - $139,778 Range

Honeywell
3.7

Honeywell

Chemical Engineer

$89,940

 /yr
Range: $75K - $135K

$75K

$135K

$74,885 - $134,820 Range

Dow
4.1

Dow

Chemical Engineer

$99,233

 /yr
Range: $68K - $128K

$68K

$128K

$68,259 - $128,360 Range

Shell
4.1

Shell

Chemical Engineer

$122,964

 /yr
Range: $104K - $264K

$104K

$264K

$104,372 - $263,995 Range

BP
3.7

BP

Chemical Engineer

$104,804

 /yr
Range: $63K - $129K

$63K

$129K

$62,968 - $128,875 Range

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WyzAnt
4.2

WyzAnt

Chemical Engineer - Hourly

$28

 /hr
Range: $28 - $28

$28

$28

$28 - $28 Range

Dow Corning
3.3

Dow Corning

Chemical Engineer

$113,092

 /yr
Range: $79K - $147K

$79K

$147K

$79,181 - $147,160 Range

Bechtel
4

Bechtel

Chemical Engineer

$98,977

 /yr
Range: $82K - $127K

$82K

$127K

$81,804 - $127,142 Range

Air Products
4

Air Products

Chemical Engineer

$94,510

 /yr
Range: $68K - $143K

$68K

$143K

$68,419 - $142,893 Range

Aerotek
3.5

Aerotek

Chemical Engineer

$84,946

 /yr
Range: $48K - $91K

$48K

$91K

$47,580 - $90,865 Range

Black & Veatch
4.1

Black & Veatch

Chemical Engineer

$88,301

 /yr
Range: $70K - $124K

$70K

$124K

$69,784 - $123,989 Range

Eastern Research Group, Inc.
3.9

Eastern Research Group, Inc.

Chemical Engineer

$79,019

 /yr
Range: $73K - $105K

$73K

$105K

$73,465 - $104,692 Range

BASF
3.8

BASF

Chemical Engineer

$79,355

 /yr
Range: $72K - $98K

$72K

$98K

$72,099 - $98,410 Range

3M
3.9

3M

Chemical Engineer

$107,363

 /yr
Range: $86K - $117K

$86K

$117K

$85,699 - $116,760 Range

Schlumberger
3.8

Schlumberger

Chemical Engineer

$115,233

 /yr
Range: $78K - $122K

$78K

$122K

$78,332 - $121,728 Range

BASF
3.8

BASF

Chemical Engineer - Hourly Intern

$24

 /hr
Range: $19 - $26

$19

$26

$19 - $26 Range

Marathon Petroleum
3.6

Marathon Petroleum

Chemical Engineer

$129,654

 /yr
Range: $93K - $159K

$93K

$159K

$92,638 - $158,544 Range

Eastman
3.9

Eastman

Chemical Engineer - Hourly Intern

$29

 /hr
Range: $25 - $36

$25

$36

$25 - $36 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Chemical Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Chemical Engineer is $87,186 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Chemical Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1147 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Chemical Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Chemical Engineer in United States is $125,183 per year.

The lowest salary for a Chemical Engineer in United States is $60,722 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent chemical engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$8
hourly
A Chemical Engineer in the Huntsville, AL Area area reported making $8 per hour
Job Highlights
Huntsville, AL Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
College / University
$75,000
per year
A Chemical Engineer in the Louisville, KY Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
Louisville, KY Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$94,000
per year
A Chemical Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $94,000 per year
Additional Pay
$4k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$90,000
per year
A Chemical Engineer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$200,000
per year
A Chemical Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $200,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$100,000
per year
A Professional Engineer in the Albany, NY Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Albany, NY Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Government
$60
hourly
A Chemical Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $60 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University