Chemical Engineers

8.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $50.74 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 6% (Totally Safe)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Chemical Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 13.9% by 2031
'Chemical Engineers' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Chemical Engineers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Chemical Engineers' was $105,550, or $50.74 hourly
'Chemical Engineers' are paid 130.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as chemical engineers?

As of 2021 there were 24,180 people employed as Chemical Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as Chemical Engineers.

Job description

Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.

SOC Code: 17-2041.00


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Jeremy Ibuprofen says
CE is not to be taken over by robots as Shreyash Gadakh says it needs a human brain and an imaginative mind.
May 05, 2021 at 02:25 AM
Michi (No chance) says
CE work requires creative ideas, problem solving mindset and out of the box thinking.
Nov 25, 2019 at 02:19 PM
Kevin hsueh says
I agree with you. Robots don’t have Brain to solve humanity problem. If the robot really takes our jobs . I think our human in earth whose intelligence will decrease because we don’t use our brain .
Dec 01, 2020 at 05:33 AM

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