Information for careers in Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Salary range

Median annual wage: 

$102,160 (2017)

$97,360 (2015) 

Roles and Responsibilities
Disseminating Information
Managing (Time, Projects, and People)
Conducting Applied Research and Development
Developing Procedures and Policies

  • Translate processes developed in the lab into practical applications for the commercial production, then maintain and improve those processes
  • Develop and improve technical products
  • Ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations
  • Design and plan equipment layout
  • Estimate production costs
Professional Skills
Performing research
Analyzing data
Improving processes
Working with teams
Communication – Oral
Communication – Written
Working independently