Chemical Engineers Salary in United States (2024)

The average salary for Chemical Engineers in the United States is around $117820 per year.

How much do Chemical Engineers make in the United States?

In the United States, Chemical Engineers earn an average hourly wage of $56.64 and a mean annual wage of $117820.

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Chemical Engineers earnings by experience

For Chemical Engineers positions in the United States, hourly wages vary widely. The 10th percentile earns approximately $34.85 per hour, while those at the 25th percentile earn about $40.71 per hour. The median hourly wage stands at $51.09, and at the 75th percentile, it increases to $64.66. The top earners, at the 90th percentile, command an impressive $82.41 hourly.

When considering annual wages for Chemical Engineers roles, the distribution remains diverse. At the 10th percentile, workers earn around $72490 annually, while those at the 25th percentile make about $84670 annually. The median annual wage, however, is $106260. For the 75th percentile, the figure rises to $134490, and at the 90th percentile, it peaks at $171400 per year.

Earnings for Starting level Chemical Engineers

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Earnings for Junior-level Chemical Engineers

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Earnings for Mid-level Chemical Engineers

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Earnings for Senior-level Chemical Engineers

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Earnings for Top-level Chemical Engineers

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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Last updated: May 2023)