A high salary does not necessarily mean high satisfaction.
After graduation, chemical engineering graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $137,214, while the bottom 20% make closer to $55,103. The median grad salary is $86,954.
Chemical Engineering graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering is $56,530, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $68,856.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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