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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 amongst Pennsylvania 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,090
25th Percentile Wage
$72,750
50th Percentile Wage
$91,750
75th Percentile Wage
$117,030
90th Percentile Wage
$144,970

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 $144,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,090.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$91,750
-5.60% -1.49%
2016
$96,890
2.38% -
2015
$94,580
-5.64% -
2014
$99,910
5.24% -
2013
$94,670
1.64% -
2012
$93,120
- -

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 $47,060 to $109,470. The highest paying area for chemical engineers in Pennsylvania is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with a median annual salary of $109,470. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $104,790). The lowest paying area is Youngstown-Warren-Boardman with a median annual salary of $47,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$109,470
Newark-Union
$104,790
Philadelphia
$102,280
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$101,580
Reading
$95,480
Pittsburgh
$95,010
Lancaster
$93,710
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$90,660
Erie
$82,820
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$79,820
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$72,320
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$47,060




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