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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 $134,010, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas is the highest paying city for chemical engineers. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $130,320). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$134,010
570
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$130,320
380
3 Midland, Texas
$129,540
60
4 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$128,760
30
5 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$120,530
50
6 Wilmington, New Jersey
$120,120
570
7 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$119,410
30
8 Camden, New Jersey
$118,930
170
9 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$118,160
70
10 Corpus Christi, Texas
$117,980
180
11 Danbury, Connecticut
$117,920
90
12 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$117,660
540
13 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$117,560
70
14 Mobile, Alabama
$117,410
100
15 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$115,090
710
16 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$114,700
800
17 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$114,010
150
18 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$113,630
380
19 Framingham, Massachusetts
$112,650
90
20 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$112,550
4,110
21 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$112,140
120
22 Tacoma, Washington
$111,390
40
23 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$111,300
280
24 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$110,690
250
25 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$110,300
1,200
26 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$109,880
180
27 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$109,470
n/a
28 Anchorage, Alaska
$109,090
90
29 Syracuse, New York
$108,720
n/a
30 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$108,520
30
31 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$108,380
100
32 Evansville, Kentucky
$108,180
40
33 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$107,900
210
34 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$107,020
140
35 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$106,360
1,320
36 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$104,920
430
37 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$104,790
80
38 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$104,530
40
39 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$104,530
50
40 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$104,340
700
41 Lafayette, Indiana
$104,130
n/a
42 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$103,550
100
43 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$102,550
100
44 Victoria, Texas
$102,490
70
45 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$102,360
610
46 Kansas City, Missouri
$102,180
160
47 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$101,770
520
48 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$101,710
120
49 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$101,590
380
50 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$101,140
30
51 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$100,760
60
52 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$100,750
450
53 Florence, South Carolina
$100,660
30
54 Huntsville, Alabama
$100,460
170
55 Madison, Wisconsin
$100,220
200
56 Dayton, Ohio
$100,140
100
57 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$100,060
30
58 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$99,920
300
59 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$99,610
70
60 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$98,730
150
61 Honolulu, Hawaii
$98,480
n/a
62 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$98,310
240
63 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$98,190
620
64 Memphis, Tennessee
$98,160
100
65 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$98,090
50
66 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$97,880
40
67 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$97,750
600
68 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$97,460
260
69 Worcester, Massachusetts
$96,670
40
70 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$96,270
1,130
71 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$96,180
80
72 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$95,780
370
73 Reading, Pennsylvania
$95,480
n/a
74 Peoria, Illinois
$95,350
100
75 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$95,290
100
76 Decatur, Alabama
$95,180
70
77 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$94,890
100
78 Richmond, Virginia
$94,520
420
79 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$94,500
320
80 Tucson, Arizona
$94,460
70
81 Wichita, Kansas
$94,080
40
82 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$94,060
950
83 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$93,630
90
84 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$93,540
330
85 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$93,490
400
86 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$93,320
n/a
87 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$93,200
60
88 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$93,100
140
89 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$92,800
140
90 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$92,020
30
91 Rochester, New York
$91,960
310
92 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$91,900
210
93 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$91,630
120
94 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$91,620
590
95 Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$91,510
40
96 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$91,410
120
97 Columbia, South Carolina
$91,390
140
98 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$91,380
150
99 Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama
$91,320
30
100 New Haven, Connecticut
$91,020
70
See also: Highest paying industries for chemical engineers.