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or $50.74 hourly
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Social Perceptiveness (50)
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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.
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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