How much does a Chemical Engineer I make in the United States? The average Chemical Engineer I salary in the United States is $78,347 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $71,565 and $86,621. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $71,565 10% $65,390 90% $94,155 75% $86,621 $78,347 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Chemical Engineer I

Chemical Engineer I designs and initiates processes for the manufacturing of chemicals and related products such as cement, detergents, gasoline, plastics, and synthetics. Runs experiments and tests to aid in the development of improved manufacturing procedures and processes. Being a Chemical Engineer I may require a bachelor's degree in engineering. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Chemical Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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