How much does a Chemical Engineer I make in the United States? The average Chemical Engineer I salary in the United States is $82,169 as of May 01, 2023, but the range typically falls between $74,533 and $90,600. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Chemical Engineer I

Chemical Engineer I conducts research and development projects involving the study of chemical reactions and material properties to innovate and develop new products or optimize existing products. Designs experiments and builds prototypes and models used to investigate and support the development of improved chemicals, materials, products, and manufacturing processes. Being a Chemical Engineer I compiles and analyzes testing data. Presents research results used to estimate costs, establish performance standards, identify solutions, and facilitate processes. Additionally, Chemical Engineer I maintains lab and plant safety procedures for chemical storage, handling, transport, and disposal. Complies with all safety and environmental regulations. Requires a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. Typically reports to a manager. The Chemical Engineer I work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. To be a Chemical Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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