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Total Workforce
68,146
Average Age
39.9
Estimated Job Growth
7.5%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$105,524
Average Male Salary
$111,136
Average Female Salary
$84,013

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Chemical engineers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals is the industry that employs the most Chemical engineers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Chemical engineers, by average wage, is Petroleum refining. Chemical engineers are paid most in Wilmington City PUMA, DE but are relatively concentrated in Brazoria County (Southwest)--Lake Jackson City PUMA, TX.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Chemical engineers in the US. The average age of male Chemical engineers in the workforce is 41.5 and of female Chemical engineers is 33.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Chemical engineers is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Chemical engineers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Chemical engineers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Chemical engineers hold a major in English.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Chemical engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Chemical engineers need many skills, but most especially Science, Mathematics, and Operations Analysis. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Chemical engineers need more than the average amount of Technology Design, Programming, and Science.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Chemical engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Chemical engineers are expected to see a growth of 7.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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