Chemical Engineer Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Chemical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,740
25th Percentile Wage
$69,490
50th Percentile Wage
$92,400
75th Percentile Wage
$121,680
90th Percentile Wage
$160,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical engineers in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $160,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $92,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemical engineers is $51,740.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$92,400
1.16% 6.23%
2016
$91,330
-0.49% -
2015
$91,780
3.44% -
2014
$88,620
1.76% -
2013
$87,060
0.48% -
2012
$86,640
- -

Compare Chemical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of chemical engineers in 13 industries in the wholesale trade 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 professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $108,750. The lowest paying industry is the wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers industry (annual salary $75,580). For detailed chemical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$108,750
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$106,560
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$100,220
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$99,490
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$97,780
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$96,830
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$94,690
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$94,070
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$86,310
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$83,670
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$83,160
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$75,580
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$75,580

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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