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Highest Paying Cities for Chemical Engineers

The top 100 highest paying cities for chemical engineers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of chemical engineers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $140,650, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas is the highest paying city for chemical engineers. It is followed by Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas (average annual salary $136,090). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of chemical engineers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Chemical Engineers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$140,650
450
2 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$136,090
840
3 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$134,580
970
4 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$130,320
250
5 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$129,230
5,170
6 Camden, New Jersey
$128,990
180
7 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$128,760
30
8 Anchorage, Alaska
$127,710
30
9 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$126,360
50
10 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$123,230
530
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$123,220
700
12 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$122,180
60
13 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$118,540
70
14 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$118,160
70
15 Corpus Christi, Texas
$117,980
160
16 Danbury, Connecticut
$117,920
90
17 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$117,250
540
18 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$116,810
310
19 Wilmington, New Jersey
$115,190
630
20 Mobile, Alabama
$114,060
110
21 Jackson, Mississippi
$113,610
n/a
22 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$113,370
800
23 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$112,810
120
24 Longview, Texas
$112,290
90
25 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$111,730
200
26 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$111,440
50
27 Tacoma, Washington
$111,390
40
28 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$111,090
150
29 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$110,850
180
30 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$110,490
1,090
31 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$109,470
n/a
32 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$108,520
30
33 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$108,380
100
34 Evansville, Kentucky
$108,180
40
35 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$107,900
210
36 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$107,450
170
37 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$107,020
200
38 Midland, USA
$106,640
80
39 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$106,400
60
40 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$105,310
280
41 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$104,790
470
42 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$104,530
50
43 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$104,500
170
44 Lafayette, Indiana
$104,130
n/a
45 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$104,020
240
46 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$103,940
110
47 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$103,810
150
48 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$103,550
100
49 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$103,530
210
50 Victoria, Texas
$102,490
70
51 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$102,280
290
52 Waco, Texas
$102,170
50
53 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$101,890
330
54 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$101,720
40
55 Bend, Oregon
$101,690
100
56 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$101,650
350
57 Midland, Texas
$101,630
50
58 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$101,580
1,460
59 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$101,330
260
60 Dayton, Ohio
$101,310
90
61 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$101,270
400
62 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$101,140
30
63 Savannah, Georgia
$101,050
40
64 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$101,050
160
65 Decatur, Alabama
$100,990
70
66 Syracuse, New York
$100,690
30
67 Florence, South Carolina
$100,660
30
68 Kansas City, Missouri
$100,210
220
69 Huntsville, Alabama
$100,120
100
70 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$100,060
30
71 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$99,820
60
72 Madison, Wisconsin
$98,860
230
73 Honolulu, Hawaii
$98,480
n/a
74 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$98,310
240
75 Elgin, USA
$98,110
30
76 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$97,880
40
77 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$97,750
600
78 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$97,610
350
79 Framingham, Massachusetts
$97,560
90
80 Columbus, Ohio
$97,440
310
81 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$97,320
950
82 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$96,810
80
83 Worcester, Massachusetts
$96,670
40
84 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$96,570
230
85 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$96,440
40
86 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$96,440
40
87 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$96,150
110
88 St Louis, Missouri
$96,110
370
89 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$96,100
130
90 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$95,880
110
91 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$95,640
640
92 Reading, Pennsylvania
$95,480
n/a
93 Peoria, Illinois
$95,350
100
94 Janesville, Wisconsin
$95,340
50
95 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$95,140
40
96 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$95,070
n/a
97 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$95,010
400
98 Corvallis, Oregon
$94,860
30
99 Charleston, West Virginia
$94,840
60
100 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$94,640
340
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