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Chemical Engineer Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of chemical engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chemical engineer salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Chemical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,760
25th Percentile Wage
$81,660
50th Percentile Wage
$105,980
75th Percentile Wage
$139,760
90th Percentile Wage
$184,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $184,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $105,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chemical engineers is $63,760.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$105,980
5.09% 11.45%
2016
$100,590
1.12% -
2015
$99,460
4.02% -
2014
$95,460
1.37% -
2013
$94,150
0.33% -
2012
$93,840
- -

Compare Chemical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of chemical engineers in ten industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $121,080. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $60,280). For detailed chemical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$121,080
Scientific Research and Development Services
$107,250
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$107,250
Engineering Services
$106,740
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$105,980
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$104,360
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$90,480
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$88,930
Testing Laboratories
$81,040
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$60,280

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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