Information About Chemical Engineers

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Training

Chemical engineers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Chemical engineers
Training for Chemical Engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.2
High School 1.9
Some College 4.5
Associates Degree 2.6
Bachelors Degree 60.3
Masters Degree 23.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 7.1

Employment

Represents about 31,000 people in the United States- 1.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 less chemical engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 7,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, chemical engineers make $47.81 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Chemical engineers $28.50 $35.10 $44.60 $55.90 $70.50
Architecture and engineering occupations $19.00 $25.50 $34.60 $45.70 $57.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, chemical engineers make $99,440 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Chemical engineers $59,380 $73,060 $92,930 $116,430 $146,650
Architecture and engineering occupations $39,640 $53,220 $72,070 $95,230 $120,380
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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