You may believe that money will be the determinant as you examine
potential careers. It's possible to make general assumptions about salary
as it relates to experience levels and the nature of the employer. As
you'll probably discover, compensation comes in many forms and it's
important that you be able to evaluate each of them clearly.
Entry-level salaries vary based on your areas of expertise, experience,
education, supervisory responsibility, accountability for projects, and
the geographic location, size, and industry of the employer.
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median
for chemical engineers is $84,680. The lowest 10% earned
$53,730. The highest 10% earned $130,240. According to a
July 2009 survey by the National Association of Colleges and
Employers, the average starting salary for chemical
engineers who have earned a Bachelor's degree is $64,902.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.