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2023 Chemical Engineering Salary

There are about 24,690 students enrolled in Chemical Engineering in the USA.

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Starting college is a huge investment for most undergraduates. It is important to make sure you justify that cash outlay. We aim for the following income and career stats to guide you in making an informed decision when choosing your focus.

The average Chemical Engineering graduate makes a starting salary of $67,840 a year, which is the 25th most of any focus. With experience in their careers, they often bring in somewhere between $32,055 and $97,190, but average approximately $56,243. Just so you know, that is 46% above the national average.

The most popular job for a Chemical Engineering graduate is Engineer, which ordinarily make more or less $59,000; next are Software Engineer and Development Engineer, which normally make about $65,000 and $69,000 respectively.

The Great Lakes has the highest earning Chemical Engineering graduates. IL has the most well paid Chemical Engineering alumni of any state. Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has the highest grossing Chemical Engineering graduates of any conference..

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