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Chemical Engineer Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemical engineers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemical engineers amongst Washington 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,780
25th Percentile Wage
$73,500
50th Percentile Wage
$101,390
75th Percentile Wage
$124,610
90th Percentile Wage
$150,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical engineers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $150,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $101,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.30
25th Percentile Wage
$35.34
50th Percentile Wage
$48.74
75th Percentile Wage
$59.91
90th Percentile Wage
$72.27

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemical engineers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $72.27. The median hourly salary is $48.74. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.30.

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
2016101,3901.93%5.58%
201599,4303.15%-
201496,3003.14%-
201393,280-2.63%-
201295,730--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemical engineers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical engineers in state of Washington ranges from $83,180 to $111,390. The highest paying area for chemical engineers in Washington is Tacoma with a median annual salary of $111,390. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland (mean annual salary $109,880). The lowest paying area is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $83,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tacoma
$111,390
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$109,880
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$91,630
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$91,380
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$83,180


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