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Chemical Engineer

Mataaro Matū

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Chemical engineers design, develop and operate the processes and equipment used to change raw materials into useful products. They may work in a range of areas including environmental engineering, biochemical engineering, food engineering or waste engineering.


Graduate chemical engineers usually earn

$45K-$75K per year

Senior chemical engineers who work as team leaders or managers usually earn

$100K-$120K per year

Source: Robert Walters Global Salary Survey, 2015

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a chemical engineer are good due to a shortage of skilled people in the role.
A chemical engineer talking to a worker at an industrial plant

A chemical engineer visiting an industrial plant

Last updated 17 January 2019