Chemical engineers
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Overview
Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products. They design processes and equipment for large-scale manufacturing, plan and test production methods and byproducts treatment, and direct facility operations.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for chemical engineers are expected to grow by 8%, and should have about 2,400 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
Chemical engineers are less likely to be automated than 87% of other careers.
Workforce size
Chemical engineers, with 32,700 workers, form a smaller workforce than 62% of careers.
Education
About 88% of chemical engineers have at least a bachelor's degree.
Education attained by chemical engineers
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
More chemical engineers have bachelor's degrees than 91% of other careeers.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for chemical engineers is higher than 94% of all other jobs' middle salaries. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most chemical engineers.
This job's median $105KAll jobs' median $39K$104K$38K20142015201620172018$0$50K$100K$150K$200K
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 18% of chemical engineers -- that's a smaller percentage than 67% of other jobs.
Gender of chemical engineers
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For chemical engineers, the median men's salary was 17% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 22% of chemical engineers are minority, and 19% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of chemical engineers
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (19%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Chemical Engineers per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 62% of chemical engineers, and 80% have company-sponsored health insurance (12% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for chemical engineers
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
Top college degrees
Here are the top college degrees held by the 91% of people in this job who have at least a bachelor's degree. Some of degrees may link to multiple programs due to the way Census classifies college majors. Click on a program to learn more about career opportunities for people who major in that field.
The downside
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of chemical engineers who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety (78%)
  • Consequence of Error (73%)
  • Exposed to Contaminants (38%)
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions (37%)
  • Time Pressure (36%)
  • Degree of Automation (36%)
SOURCES:24.0 O*NET
Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do chemical engineers earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for chemical engineers, and then we show how the middle (median) salary for chemical engineers compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for chemical engineers (BLS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
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We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. We first show the full salary distribution for all chemical engineers, and then we show how the median (middle) salary for chemical engineers compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for chemical engineers (ACS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
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Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where chemical engineers work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of Chemical engineers (ACS)
Private for-profit (96.3%)
Private not-for-profit (0.7%)
Local government (0.4%)
State government (0.3%)
Federal government (1.6%)
Self-employed incorporated (0.5%)
Self-employed not incorporated (0.2%)
Working without pay (0.0%)
Distribution: Salaries of chemical engineers by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses.
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Distribution: Salaries of chemical engineers by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS.
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Age and career advancement
Salary growth for chemical engineers

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
Chemical engineers and gender

With 18% women, this occupation has a lower percentage of women than 67% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Chemical engineers
Men (82%)
Women (18%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%. The situation is a little better for chemical engineers, with the median salary for men 17% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

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Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. Chemical engineers have one of the middle percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase for the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job higher than that for 50% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of chemical engineers

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. The percentage of minority chemical engineers falls in about the middle of all careers' percentages. This career hires a larger percentage of foreign-born workers than most other careers.

Race/origin of chemical engineers
White (77% )
Asian (14% )
Black (5% )
Multiracial (2% )
Other (2% )
American Indian (0% )
Hispanic (0% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
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Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
19%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Distribution: Salaries for chemical engineers by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

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Distribution: Salaries for chemical engineers by nativity
$95K$99K$0$50K$100K$150K$200KAll native citizensAll foreign-born

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by chemical engineers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), chemical engineers typically hold a bachelor's degree.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as chemical engineers as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for chemical engineers.

Education attained by chemical engineers
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Details: Education and training recommended for chemical engineers

Chemical engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or a related field. Programs in chemical engineering usually take 4 years to complete and include classroom, laboratory, and field studies. High school students interested in studying chemical engineering will benefit from taking science courses, such as chemistry, physics, and biology. They also should take math courses, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.

At some universities, students can opt to enroll in 5-year engineering programs that lead to both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. A graduate degree, which may include a degree up to the Ph.D. level, allows an engineer to work in research and development or as a postsecondary teacher.

Some colleges and universities offer internships and/or cooperative programs in partnership with industry. In these programs, students gain practical experience while completing their education.

ABET accredits engineering programs. ABET-accredited programs in chemical engineering include courses in chemistry, physics, and biology. These programs also include applying the sciences to the design, analysis, and control of chemical, physical, and biological processes.

Details: Licensing and certification recommended for chemical engineers

Licensure for chemical engineers is not as common as it is for other engineering occupations, nor is it required for entry-level positions. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE).

Each state issues its own licenses. Most states recognize licensure from other states, as long as the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements. Several states require engineers to take continuing education to keep their licenses.

Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for chemical engineers? Below we see the distribution of chemical engineers salaries based on the education attained. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as chemical engineers, and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$77K$93K$103K$124K$0$50K$100K$150K$200KAssociate's Degree (3%)Bachelor's Degree (60%)Master's Degree (22%)Doctorate (6%)
Bachelor's degree pathways
College majors held by chemical engineers

This table shows the college majors held by people working as chemical engineers. Select any degree to see detailed information. We are able to connect careers to degrees using the American Community Survey (ACS), and their degrees are defined a little differently from our programs, which are based on standard CIP classifications. Therefore, selecting some degrees will lead to a selection of CIP-level programs from which to choose.

If you see "**" before the name of a degree/program, that means this field is one that the Department of Education believes is preparatory for this career. However, you can see from this list that those recommendations are far from your only path to this job!

Degree
Select any title to learn more about that degree
Percentage of Chemical engineers with this degree
Salary for all majors
Salary distribution (across jobs). Showing 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
Final education level of all people with this major
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Gender of people this bachelor's degree
Men
Women
42.1%
$0$200K$92K
14.7%
$0$200K$89K
7.9%
$0$200K$80K
5.6%
$0$200K$97K
3.9%
$0$200K$73K
1.5%
$0$200K$83K
1.1%
$0$200K$63K
0.7%
$0$200K$63K
0.6%
$0$200K$72K
0.6%
$0$200K$67K
0.6%
$0$200K$73K
0.5%
$0$200K$94K
0.5%
$0$200K$56K
The link between degrees and careers
The link between degrees and careers

With the following "sankey" diagram, you can follow the top ten bachelor's degrees held by people working as chemical engineers, and then, in turn, you can see the 10 occupations that hire the most of each degree's graduates. This visualization links fields of studies and careers, suggesting both similar careers and options for degrees. The full list of bachelor's degrees held by chemical engineers given in the previous section reminds us that there are many paths to these careers beyond what we can summarize here.

This job
Top 10 majors
Each major's top ten jobs
Managers (specialized areas)Chemical engineersEngineers (specialized areas)Industrial engineersPostsecondary teachersPhysicians and surgeonsPhysical scientists (specialized areas)Chief executives and legislatorsApplications and systems software developersCivil engineersMechanical engineersArchitectural and engineering managersAerospace engineersElectrical and electronics engineersManagement analystsComputer and information systems managersComputer programmersChemists and materials scientistsEpidemiologists and Medical/Life ScientistsElementary and middle school teachersPharmacistsDentistsGeneral and operations managersIndustrial production managersWholesale and manufacturing sales representativesConstruction managersFirst-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workersDesignersAccountants and auditorsFirst-line supervisors of retail sales workersFinancial managersSecretaries and administrative assistantsHuman resources workersFirst-line supervisors of non-retail sales workersMarketing and sales managersRegistered nursesClinical laboratory technologists and techniciansMedical and health services managersSecondary school teachersChemical EngineeringMechanical EngineeringGeneral EngineeringElectrical EngineeringChemistryIndustrial andManufacturing EngineeringCivil EngineeringBusiness Management andAdministrationBiologyMultidisciplinary or GeneralScienceAll other degrees
Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for chemical engineers

What jobs will most chemical engineers hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of chemical engineers reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

Chemical engineersManagers (specialized areas)Mechanical engineersEngineers (specialized areas)Industrial engineersWholesale and manufacturing sales representativesElectrical and electronics engineersChemists and materials scientistsCivil engineersProduction workersManagement analystsFirst-line supervisors of production and operating workersComputer and information systems managersComputer support specialistsSales workersBiological scientists
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for chemical engineers

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 7 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as chemical engineers as well as 1% of respondents after working as chemical engineers. Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Lateral-move careers for chemical engineers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers
59,500
$0$200K$53K
Civil engineers
25,900
$0$200K$81K
Industrial engineers
21,600
$0$200K$77K
Mechanical engineers
21,200
$0$200K$83K
Engineers (specialized areas)
10,900
$0$200K$90K
Chemists and materials scientists
9,400
$0$200K$67K
Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for chemical engineers: full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as chemical engineers? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of chemical engineers surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

Choose which type of transition to view
Prior jobs
Next jobs
Prior careers for chemical engineers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Percentage Transitioning
What percentage worked in this job the previous year?
Customer service representatives
373,800
$0$200K$32K
1.3%
General and operations managers
210,700
$0$200K$67K
1.7%
Applications and systems software developers
118,900
$0$200K$96K
1.6%
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
7.1%
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers
59,500
$0$200K$53K
1.7%
Civil engineers
25,900
$0$200K$81K
1.6%
Industrial engineers
21,600
$0$200K$77K
4.9%
Mechanical engineers
21,200
$0$200K$83K
3.3%
Architectural and engineering managers
13,600
$0$200K$121K
1.9%
Engineers (specialized areas)
10,900
$0$200K$90K
4.3%
Chemists and materials scientists
9,400
$0$200K$67K
3.4%
Chemical technicians
6,600
$0$200K$51K
1.1%
Petroleum, mining and geological engineers
3,500
$0$200K$102K
5.4%
Chemical engineers
2,400
$0$200K$96K
35.6%
Physical scientists (specialized areas)
2,000
$0$200K$69K
2.8%
Materials engineers
1,900
$0$200K$81K
1.4%
No occupation
7.3%
Read about chemical engineers
Responsibilities and activities
Responsibilities and activities

Chemical engineers typically do the following:

  • Conduct research to develop new and improved manufacturing processes
  • Establish safety procedures for those working with dangerous chemicals
  • Develop processes for separating components of liquids and gases, or for generating electrical currents, by using controlled chemical processes
  • Design and plan the layout of equipment
  • Conduct tests and monitor the performance of processes throughout production
  • Troubleshoot problems with manufacturing processes
  • Evaluate equipment and processes to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations
  • Estimate production costs for management

Some chemical engineers, known as process engineers, specialize in a particular process, such as oxidation (a reaction of oxygen with chemicals to make other chemicals) or polymerization (making plastics and resins).

Others specialize in a particular field, such as nanomaterials (extremely small substances) or biological engineering. Still others specialize in developing specific products.

In addition, chemical engineers work in the production of energy, electronics, food, clothing, and paper. They must understand how the manufacturing process affects the environment and the safety of workers and consumers.

Chemical engineers also conduct research in the life sciences, biotechnology, and business services.

Personality and skills
Personality and skills

Can you see yourself in the ranks of chemical engineers? Here are the skills and traits that could lead to success.

Analytical skills
Chemical engineers must troubleshoot designs that do not work as planned. They must ask the right questions and then find answers that work.
Creativity
Chemical engineers must explore new ways of applying engineering principles. They work to invent new materials, advanced manufacturing techniques, and new applications in chemical and biomedical engineering.
Ingenuity
Chemical engineers learn the broad concepts of chemical engineering, but their work requires them to apply those concepts to specific production problems.
Interpersonal skills
Because their role is to put scientific principles into practice in manufacturing industries, chemical engineers must develop good working relationships with other workers involved in production processes.
Math skills
Chemical engineers use the principles of advanced math topics such as calculus for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.
Problem-solving skills
In designing equipment and processes for manufacturing, these engineers must be able to anticipate and identify problems, including such issues as workers’ safety and problems related to manufacturing and environmental protection.
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for chemical engineers
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Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) salary for chemical engineers was higher than 94% of all other jobs' middle salaries. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

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Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for chemical engineers are anticipated to grow by 8% over the next decade; 43% of jobs are projected to grow more.

The projected employment for chemical engineers is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most chemical engineers? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as chemical engineers. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

Choose the metric to review
Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
Use this data source
BLS
Number of Chemical Engineers per 1,000 workers (BLS)
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Salary
Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where chemical engineers earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for chemical engineers compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for chemical engineers.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information.

Choose the metric to review
In-state comparisions
Median salary
Use this data source
BLS
Median salary ratio: Chemical Engineers to all workers (BLS)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which chemical engineers earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
Select a state to see local area details
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Compare to similar jobs

If this job interests you, then use the dots below to find other jobs you might like. The dots closer to the top represent jobs that are like Chemical engineers (shown with a blue star). Look for the dots to the right to find the best salaries! (We pulled salary data from BLS, and they give a top salary value of just over $200K to protect privacy, so our graph would go much higher if the salaries were not top coded.)

How should the career similarity be computed

There are a number of ways to measure the similarity of jobs, here are a few we provide:

  • Interests: Also known as a Holland Code - Are you a thinker? A helper? What fits your personality?
  • Environment: Are there hazards? Will you be comfortable? Will it be stressful?
  • Knowledge: What do you need to know the most about?
  • Physical Abilities: Do you need to especially strong or coordinated?
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