Chemical Engineer Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of chemical engineers in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chemical engineer salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Chemical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$68,480
25th Percentile Wage
$75,400
50th Percentile Wage
$90,050
75th Percentile Wage
$114,710
90th Percentile Wage
$140,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical engineers in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) chemical engineers is $140,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemical engineers is $68,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chemical engineers in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$90,050
-3.91% -17.48%
2016
$93,570
-0.66% -
2015
$94,190
5.98% -
2014
$88,560
-2.07% -
2013
$90,390
-17.04% -
2012
$105,790
- -

Compare Chemical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of chemical engineers in five industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for chemical engineer occupations is the nuclear electric power generation industry with an annual salary $102,560. The lowest paying industry is the fossil fuel electric power generation industry (annual salary $79,260). For detailed chemical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$102,560
Natural Gas Distribution
$92,220
Utilities
$90,050
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$89,280
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$79,260

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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