10 Countries With The Highest Chemical Engineer Salaries In The World

(Last Updated On: January 2, 2020)

Chemical engineering is a branch in engineering that is concerned with the changing of raw materials into useful products such as clothes, food, drinks and energy. They develop and design processes to create products either focusing on improving existing processes or improve existing ones. They work in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, design and construction, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, microelectronics, polymers, biotechnology, safety, environment health and many other sectors.

1. United States

Salary – $114,500

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US based chemical engineers made an average of $55 an hour which will translate to around $114,500 per year. Some of the states with the highest starting salaries are Texas, Delaware, New Mexico, Louisiana and Alaska.

2.  Switzerland

Salary – $103,000

Those working in Switzerland make an average of CHF102,000 annually.


3. Japan

Salary – $101,200

Japanese chemical engineers make an average of 11.1 million yen annually when one attains over 8 years of work experience.


4. Germany

Salary – $94,000

The average starting salary for a chemical engineer in Germany is 54,000 EUR and once one gets a couple of years of experience it rises to 85,000 EUR.


5. Australia

Salary – $90,500

The average starting salary of a fresh graduate is around AU$60,000 – AU$65,000 and once one gains a vast amount of experience it rises to an average of AU$133,000.

6. Denmark

Salary – $84,500

The average salary for a Danish chemical engineer is around DKK 570,200 annually.


7. Canada

Salary – $83,000

Canadian chemical engineers are paid an average salary of CA$110,000 per year before taxes.


8. Finland

Salary – $78,500

The starting salary in Finland is around €40,000 annually and this gradually rises to an average of €71,000 annually when one has enough experience.

9. Norway

Salary – $78,000

The average salary for one who is experienced is around CHF707,000 annually.


10. Ireland

Salary – $77,000

A chemical engineer working in Dublin with 0-3 years earns between €26,000 – €37,000 and when one with over 5 years experience earn €50,000 – €70,000 annually.