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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 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,060
25th Percentile Wage
$77,600
50th Percentile Wage
$95,270
75th Percentile Wage
$118,690
90th Percentile Wage
$142,960

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 $142,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31.28
25th Percentile Wage
$37.31
50th Percentile Wage
$45.80
75th Percentile Wage
$57.06
90th Percentile Wage
$68.73

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemical engineers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $68.73. The median hourly salary is $45.80. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.28.

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
201695,2705.79%9.08%
201589,7503.09%-
201486,980-1.00%-
201387,8501.40%-
201286,620--

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 $100,760. The highest paying area for chemical engineers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $100,760. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $98,160). 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
$100,760
Memphis
$98,160
Chattanooga
$98,090
Cleveland
$84,980
Knoxville
$83,280
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$74,140


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