Chemical Engineer salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 3,175 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Chemical Engineers make?
The average total salary for a Chemical Engineer is $101,500 per year. This is based on data from 3,175 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Chemical Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Chemical Engineer salary can vary between $39,500 to $242,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Chemical Engineer salary by location

Chemical Engineer salary by company

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Salary range**
ExxonMobil, Montgomery County, TX
15 income tax records
$111K – $340K
Equistar Chemicals, Harris County, TX
11 income tax records
$96K – $229K
Chevron, Harris County, TX
17 income tax records
$94K – $193K
Dow, Brazoria County, TX
24 income tax records
$83K – $346K
Uop, Cook County, IL
20 income tax records
$67K – $193K
Eastman Chemical Company, Washington County, TN
20 income tax records
$77K – $137K

Chemical Engineer demographics in United States

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46% are single
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54% are married
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37% have kids
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59% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Chemical Engineers in United States

3,175 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a chemical engineer in the United States is $101,500 per year. Chemical engineer salaries in the United States can vary between $39,500 to $242,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 3,175 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as chemical engineer.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for chemical engineers in the United States: ExxonMobil ($202,500 a year), Equistar Chemicals ($157,000 a year), and Chevron ($154,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for chemical engineers in the United States: Corpus Christi Metro Area, TX ($139,500 a year), Houston Metro Area, TX ($131,500 a year), and Lake Charles Metro Area, LA ($124,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.