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Chemical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Chemical Engineer"

How much does a Chemical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $117,467.97* *Based on the 2018 average.

Chemical Engineer was the 285th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 326 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Chemical Engineering, with an average salary of $123,746.

Government Chemical Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Chemical Engineering job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Chemical Engineer

Chemical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Chemical Engineer is $117,467.97. The highest paid Chemical Engineer made $172,546 in 2018.

Common Chemical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Chemical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 228
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 54
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 15
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 11
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 5
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 2
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en 1
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Chemical Engineering jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Internal Revenue OfficerAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Voucher ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Instructional SystemsProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Health System SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Museum CuratorProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Chemical Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Chemical Engineer was $91,140. Since then, the average pay has increased to $117,468 in 2018.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0893.

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