Chemical Engineer Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical engineers in the industry sector of construction. 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 $158,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $101,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemical engineers is $67,850.

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 construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
4.10% 15.89%
-12.64% -
11.20% -
7.66% -
5.05% -
- -

Compare Chemical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of chemical engineers in three industries in the construction 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 construction of buildings industry with an annual salary $104,320. The lowest paying industry is the heavy and civil engineering construction industry (annual salary $95,040). For detailed chemical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Construction of Buildings
Nonresidential Building Construction
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

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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