Chemical Engineers

Training Requirements for Chemical Engineers

Chemical engineers need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Chemical engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.1
High School 2.8
Some College 3.7
Associates Degree 3.1
Bachelors Degree 57.3
Masters Degree 25.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 7.6

Employment Outlook for Chemical Engineers

This represents about 34,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more chemical engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 10,000 more.

Typical Income for Chemical Engineers

Hourly Income

On average,chemical engineers make $50.68 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Chemical engineers $29.22 $36.73 $47.28 $60.60 $76.34
Architecture and engineering occupations $20.46 $27.66 $37.45 $50.06 $64.15
Engineers $26.76 $33.75 $43.75 $56.42 $70.99
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, chemical engineers make $105,420 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Chemical engineers $60,770 $76,390 $98,340 $126,050 $158,800
Architecture and engineering occupations $42,550 $57,540 $77,900 $104,130 $133,440
Engineers $55,670 $70,190 $91,010 $117,350 $147,670
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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