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2019 AIChE Salary Survey: Overview

June
2019
Salary Survey
The results of AIChE’s biennial salary survey are in, revealing positive advances for the chemical engineering profession. The median annual salary of respondents to the 2019 survey is $126,000 — a 1.6% increase over the 2017 median of $124,000.

Employee Training ֠Beyond Compliance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
When it comes to employee’s safety at a facility covered under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’...

Frontline Supervisors Are the Safety Culture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Frontline Supervisors Are the Safety Culture No other form of safety communication is more important than the casual, face-to-face communication...

"Just the Facts" a Bad Way to Communicate Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
"Just the facts" a Bad Way to Communicate Process Safety The qualities making a person a good engineer are often the same qualities making them poor...

Career Connections: Improve Your Negotiating Skills

August
2019
Career Connections
Loraine Kasprzak
August is prime time to enjoy a national favorite pastime — watching baseball. As you cheer for your team, recall that 25 years ago this month, Major League Baseball (MLB) players went on strike to protest salary caps imposed by owners. The 1994...

July 2019 Featured Engage Discussions

July 24, 2019

Discussions are taking place on hydrogen generation from seawater, a bio-based Chem-E-Car, and ethics for engineering. Check them out and add your voice to these conversations.

What Makes a Great Business Card?

July 8, 2019

A great business card—for students and professionals—is the ultimate ice breaker and can keep the conversation going beyond the first meeting.

Speak So Your Boss Will Listen

July 3, 2019

Not a confident presenter? These speaking and presentation tips will help you deliver your point effectively.

2019 AIChE Salary Survey: Expanded Analysis

June
2019
Salary Survey
Chemical engineers continue to earn more than the average U.S. worker. The median salary of survey respondents is $126,000 — 1.6% higher than the median reported in 2017.

Rethink Commissioning for Smart Technologies

July
2019
Management
Peter Kalish
Effective commissioning is critical to realizing the benefits of new equipment. As many facilities transition to smart technologies, this process requires even more diligence.

June 2019 Featured Engage Discussions

June 28, 2019

Join other chemical engineers and students in conversations about becoming an entrepreneur, improving negotiating skills, setting summer goals, and more.

Hear from Former WISE Interns

June 25, 2019

Hear in a two-part podcast series how gaining an insider's understanding of government policy related to chemical engineering can change the course of a chemical engineer's career.

June 2019 CEP Preview

June 11, 2019

This issue, the 2019 AIChE salary survey for chemical engineering, along with articles on smart manufacturing, cybersecurity, cooling tower design, and much more.

Career Connections: Speak So Your Boss Will Listen

June
2019
Career Connections
Loraine Kasprzak
Has this happened to you? You are halfway through a presentation — just getting to the important details — and you look at the audience and notice the senior vice president checking email and other executives looking politely bored.

Redefining Career Success

May 22, 2019

Having a clear definition of what success means to you will help you get the most satisfaction from your career.

Two Roads: MS ChE or MBA?

May 6, 2019

Advantages come with both an MS ChE and with an MBA, so the right choice depends on each chemical engineer's specific career goals and interests.

WISE Program Reunion Part 1: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet six past participants of the Washington Internships for Students in Engineering (WISE) Program how the program has shaped their thinking about government and industry partnership.

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