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Category: ChE Outside the Plant
Question: What is the average salary for chemical engineers?
Keywords: average,salary,chemical,engineers
Answer: AIChE just came out with the results of a ChE salary survey (See Chemical Engineering Progress, September 2000).To answer your question depends on years of service, the type of degree, the size of the company and the type of industry, i.e. Engineering, Design & Construction (E&C), Plant work, Self Employed as examples. To summarize briefly, median starting salary is about $50,000 per year. Median salary among all Chemical Engineers is about $77,200 and annual raises are averaging 4.4%.As far as job prospects, that again depends in which area you are interested in. In general, jobs are still looking good. But be forewarned, Chem Engineers no longer command the job security that we once had. In economic downturns, it can get nasty.
Links: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers