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Chemical Engineer Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemical engineers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemical engineers among Tennessee cities 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$68,040
25th Percentile Wage
$82,370
50th Percentile Wage
$99,480
75th Percentile Wage
$123,650
90th Percentile Wage
$149,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical engineers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $149,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $68,040.

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
$99,480
4.23% 12.93%
2016
$95,270
5.79% -
2015
$89,750
3.09% -
2014
$86,980
-1.00% -
2013
$87,850
1.40% -
2012
$86,620
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemical engineers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical engineers in state of Tennessee ranges from $74,140 to $99,820. The highest paying area for chemical engineers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $99,820. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $94,510). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $74,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$99,820
Memphis
$94,510
Chattanooga
$94,130
Cleveland
$84,980
Knoxville
$83,280
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$74,140




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