Chemical Engineers

7.7/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
7%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
9.3%
by 2030
WAGES
$108,540
or $52.18 hourly
VOLUME
25,770
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 7% (Totally Safe)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Chemical Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 9.3% by 2030
'Chemical Engineers' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Chemical Engineers' was $108,540, or $52.18 hourly
'Chemical Engineers' are paid 158.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 25,770 people employed as Chemical Engineers.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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Comments

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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