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2017 AIChE Salary Survey: Overview

June
2017
Salary Survey
Are you working in the right industry to make the most out of your chemical engineering degree? Ever wonder if other chemical engineers with the same experience level get paid more than you? Check out the results of AIChE’s biennial salary survey to find out which industry pays the most, how your salary stacks up to those of your peers, and the difference in salary between genders. Other factors explored in this year’s survey results include age, job function, supervisory responsibilities, and geographical location. Also, check out the benefits and health insurance packages being offered to chemical engineers.

The World Needs Engineering Judgment

April 9, 2014

William Banholzer, retired Dow Chemical CTO, gave an insightful and wide-ranging address on the the state of technology changes for the future, and the chemical engineer’s special capability to make sensible and better decisions for the direction of these changes, especially in the field of energy.

Interview with 2014 Opening Keynote William Banholzer

March 31, 2014

William Banholzer sums up his opening keynote speech from the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and GCPS. Hear his thoughts on the role of chemical engineers in shaping the future and in solving the world's grand challenges.

Building a Leadership Portfolio

February 17, 2014

Networking is a great way to build your resume and professional contacts, and you can use it to develop leadership opportunities.

Ethics and the Chemical Engineer

December 12, 2013

What do future chemical engineering leaders know about ethics? Ethics and safety have become a major part of the chemical engineering profession.

A Grad Student’s Right Decision

November 18, 2013

Learn how one grad student in biological engineering has increased his professional reach and enriched his career as a volunteer.

What Skills Do ChemE Employers Look For?

November 4, 2013

A panel of executives discuss the traits and skills they look for in new hires, as well as opportunities in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and energy for young chemical engineers.

The Second Phase of ChE Education

October 23, 2013

What you learn in a ChE degree program is powerful—but once we start work, every chemical engineer finds out they need to learn even more.

Become a Better Networker

October 11, 2013

For CEP’s October’s Career Corner “Career Success through Networking,” columnist Loraine Kasprzak, CMC, interviewed Kevin Shulman, president of Shulman Associates, an Iselin, NJ, sales training and client development firm.

The Mentoring Experience at Chevron

August 16, 2013

Kevin Watson, team lead, OE Support for Capital Projects at Chevron, exchanges thoughts and mentoring experiences with recent hire and facilities engineer Amy Bordonaro.

Becoming a Leader

August 5, 2013

Loraine Kasprzak, CMC, of CEP magazine talks to senior executive coach Mike Martorella to learn how engineers can become successful leaders.

Women in Chemical Technology: Kristine Chin

July 15, 2013

AIChE's Kristine Chin shares her path in the field of chemical engineering, including her experience starting out as a chemical engineer in an all-male lab.

Negotiating for Financial Success

June 27, 2013

Negotiating salary and other compensation right can really set the pace of your career with a company and beyond. Use these tips to negotiate financial success.

Environmental Engineer Turns Brewmaster

June 26, 2013

Cody Martin, who says his beer is "made in Texas by Texans," was working as an environmental engineer when he became obsessed with becoming a brewmaster.

Transitioning to Management

June 14, 2013

Loraine Kasprzak, CMC, of CEP magazine interviews senior executive coach Mike Martorella for advice on making the transition from engineer to manager.

What’s the State of Chemical Engineering Employment in 2013?

June 6, 2013

We have all heard reports that there is a high demand for chemical engineers, but as is usually the case, the headlines don't always match individuals' experiences. See what other chemical engineers have to say about employment prospects.

Career Game-Changers

May 30, 2013

Searching for a job? Check out these tips for improving networking skills, interviewing, and for building solid negotiation techniques.

MBA the ChemE Way

May 22, 2013

Considering an MBA? “MBA the ChemE Way” session in San Antonio gave a quick snapshot into planning and applying to business schools, a look into core classes every MBA takes, and some words from experienced MBAs.

When the Dream Job Doesn't Appear

May 16, 2013

Didn't find your dream job right out of college? Or looking for a job while still in school? Hear how one chemical engineer is tackling the job search and learn from his experience on the job hunt.

What Is the Goal?

May 14, 2013

When is the last time you read a novel that offered insights you could apply on the job as a process engineer? Check out the classic The Goal for a must-read drama that takes place inside a manufacturing plant.

Dr. John McKetta, Jr. Honored at Spring Meeting

April 30, 2013

Numerous AIChE members from academia and industry gathered Monday evening to honor the lifelong achievements and contributions of Dr. John McKetta, Jr., whose career touched the lives of literally thousands of young engineers.

Balancing Life & Career: Is It All or Nothing?

April 24, 2013

Finding a balance between work and life is difficult for many, but the challenge seems even greater for women in STEM careers. Could a long-term view the best approach to tackling this challenge?

Looking Back: Oil Exploration Before Big Data

April 11, 2013

Watch as George Laguros, Geophysicist for the Marathon Oil Corporation in Houston, Texas, talks about analyzing seismic data in the present and reminisces about the days of analysis with a pencil, slide rule, and graph paper.

Meet Jon Haughton — Featured YP for April

April 9, 2013

Meet Jon Haughton, this month's Featured YP, who is a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a wide range of interests and some smart advice for other young chemical engineers and students.

Your Career as a Volunteer

April 4, 2013

There are many opportunities in the workplace and beyond for volunteering that can enrich your career and your life. Read about how other chemical engineers are contributing and making a difference.

Teaching Safety in University Settings - GCPS Event

April 3, 2013

Process safety and a safety culture are needed in our higher education system not just to meet new ABET requirements, but also to meet the expectations of our industrial constituents, and to prepare students as responsible engineers.

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Clean Tech Leaders

March 26, 2013

Have chemical engineering programs become divorced from the world and people they serve? One program has a new approach to focusing chemical engineering students on the world's challenges.

Moving from Student to Chemical Engineer

March 5, 2013

ChEnected interviewed Sarah Ewing about moving from school to the business world on a video chat recently. Sarah graduated from UC Irvine 2010 with B.S. Chemical Engineering, and was a field engineer at Schlumberger and now serves as a field applications engineer at FMC. Check out the video and hear what she has to say.

Finding the Right Career in Chemical Engineering

February 28, 2013

Not sure where your place is in the world of chemical engineering? Robert Szczesniak wasn't sure either, but he found a great fit. Today, he travels the world working on different projects as a chemical engineer. He describes the path – which wasn't always so direct – and gives advice for finding a position that will be a good fit for you.

Book Review: Great Webinars

January 14, 2013

Need to create a jaw-dropping presentation? Cynthia Clay’s Great Webinars can help chemical engineers create presentations that are more captivating and informative.

Houston's SURGE Energy Accelerator Wants You!

December 11, 2012

Open to companies from all over the world, Surge is the only accelerator in the U.S. focused completely on energy software. It's now accepting applications for its second spring class, when it will take ten startups and provide them with $30,000 in seed funding, free office space, and access to dozens of mentors in exchange for a six percent equity stake.

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