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Highest Paying States for Chemical Engineers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $133,710, Alaska is the highest paying state for chemical engineers. It is followed by Texas (average annual salary $126,110). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Chemical Engineers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$133,710
$83,260 70
2 Texas
$126,110
$79,610 8,200
3 District of Columbia
$120,070
$76,370 80
4 Maryland
$116,080
$76,100 900
5 Virginia
$111,140
$68,030 870
6 Arizona
$110,540
$63,230 70
7 New Mexico
$110,030
$51,440 90
8 Delaware
$109,580
$66,200 560
9 Washington
$105,870
$62,720 570
10 New Jersey
$104,210
$66,400 1,270
11 Mississippi
$103,290
$63,920 220
12 Idaho
$102,340
$70,450 200
13 Alabama
$102,100
$70,880 450
14 Missouri
$100,290
$65,160 590
15 Kansas
$99,930
$68,550 120
16 Hawaii
$99,530
$65,670 0
17 Tennessee
$99,480
$68,040 670
18 Louisiana
$99,170
$66,280 2,300
19 California
$98,410
$56,440 2,310
20 Maine
$97,660
$58,460 30
21 Massachusetts
$95,370
$67,110 970
22 New York
$95,210
$63,330 970
23 Iowa
$94,390
$59,920 200
24 North Carolina
$93,770
$66,650 970
25 Michigan
$93,740
$55,550 820
26 Wisconsin
$93,400
$59,330 590
27 Connecticut
$93,230
$62,120 280
28 Wyoming
$92,620
$41,880 60
29 Colorado
$92,380
$44,430 600
30 Oklahoma
$92,070
$46,630 330
31 Kentucky
$92,030
$58,040 450
32 Ohio
$91,790
$53,490 1,620
33 Pennsylvania
$91,750
$62,090 1,530
34 Florida
$91,010
$41,000 410
35 Oregon
$90,570
$53,600 290
36 West Virginia
$89,810
$56,060 310
37 Nevada
$89,780
$67,790 60
38 Montana
$89,420
$58,230 60
39 Arkansas
$89,340
$53,790 170
40 North Dakota
$88,820
$64,450 50
41 Illinois
$84,450
$37,940 730
42 Indiana
$84,070
$59,440 350
43 New Hampshire
$83,420
$54,230 110
44 Utah
$83,240
$64,620 110
45 Minnesota
$82,970
$39,740 300
46 Rhode Island
$82,660
$65,220 0
47 Georgia
$82,570
$38,030 570
48 Nebraska
$81,280
$66,570 120
49 South Carolina
$77,980
$52,610 740
50 Puerto Rico
$49,620
$34,820 40
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