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Chemical Engineer Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemical engineers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemical engineers among Pennsylvania metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chemical Engineers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,310
25th Percentile Wage
$75,630
50th Percentile Wage
$96,890
75th Percentile Wage
$123,740
90th Percentile Wage
$150,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical engineers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $150,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $96,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,310.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28.52
25th Percentile Wage
$36.36
50th Percentile Wage
$46.58
75th Percentile Wage
$59.49
90th Percentile Wage
$72.48

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemical engineers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $72.48. The median hourly salary is $46.58. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.52.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chemical engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201696,8902.38%3.89%
201594,580-5.64%-
201499,9105.24%-
201394,6701.64%-
201293,120--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemical Engineers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemical engineers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical engineers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $80,220 to $111,300. The highest paying area for chemical engineers in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $111,300. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (mean annual salary $109,470). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $80,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$111,300
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$109,470
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$106,360
Newark-Union
$101,770
Pittsburgh
$100,750
Reading
$95,480
Erie
$82,820
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$80,220


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