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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 $119,160, Delaware is the highest paying state for chemical engineers. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $116,710). 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 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 Delaware
$119,160
$65,460 500
2 District of Columbia
$116,710
$77,560 80
3 Maryland
$112,820
$73,630 710
4 Texas
$112,820
$70,330 6,970
5 Alaska
$110,800
$58,120 110
6 New Mexico
$109,470
$52,910 90
7 Louisiana
$105,190
$66,800 2,380
8 Virginia
$105,020
$65,660 1,130
9 Alabama
$104,490
$72,610 510
10 Arizona
$104,100
$69,740 120
11 Idaho
$102,340
$70,450 70
12 Washington
$101,390
$56,780 450
13 Wyoming
$100,530
$48,220 90
14 Kansas
$99,910
$70,400 130
15 Hawaii
$99,530
$65,670 0
16 California
$99,500
$53,130 2,390
17 Mississippi
$98,690
$62,490 150
18 Oklahoma
$98,530
$59,660 350
19 New Jersey
$98,320
$62,950 1,300
20 West Virginia
$98,100
$59,040 280
21 Pennsylvania
$96,890
$59,310 1,530
22 Tennessee
$95,270
$65,060 690
23 Missouri
$94,370
$62,640 590
24 Maine
$94,120
$69,280 60
25 Massachusetts
$93,960
$67,030 1,010
26 Michigan
$93,780
$50,840 670
27 Connecticut
$93,720
$64,010 280
28 New York
$93,690
$61,000 1,130
29 Nevada
$92,850
$68,390 50
30 New Hampshire
$92,540
$66,630 130
31 Georgia
$90,170
$45,000 570
32 Wisconsin
$89,890
$60,330 530
33 Montana
$89,420
$58,230 60
34 Colorado
$88,890
$49,230 630
35 North Dakota
$88,820
$64,450 30
36 Oregon
$88,670
$60,500 210
37 Indiana
$88,430
$58,480 400
38 Florida
$88,250
$43,930 420
39 North Carolina
$87,480
$63,920 790
40 Iowa
$87,470
$59,380 200
41 Illinois
$87,210
$47,430 720
42 Ohio
$86,540
$52,920 1,430
43 Kentucky
$85,580
$54,680 480
44 Utah
$83,240
$64,620 120
45 South Carolina
$79,670
$63,730 690
46 Nebraska
$78,260
$63,950 140
47 Minnesota
$77,020
$40,710 450
48 Arkansas
$76,880
$49,510 110
49 Puerto Rico
$49,590
$34,290 40

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of chemical engineers in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for chemical engineers, Top Paying Jobs in America.