Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 26,900 people employed as chemical engineers in the United States. The median annual salary is $105,550. Entry level employees earn approximately $62,730 per year and senior employees earn approximately $187,430 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.