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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.

Planning and Conducting Effective Performance Appraisals

Archived Webinar
Aug 5, 2015
Performance appraisals are an essential part of any supervisor’s position whether they have one or many direct reports. However, most managers dread the thought of conducting formal (often annual)...

Attend VLS's 5th Anniversary Meeting Online

January 19, 2015

You are invited to attend the January 22 Virtual Local Section Meeting and celebrate the start of the VLS's fifth year of "supporting chemical engineers regardless of geography." &nbs

Women in Chemical Technology: Sheri Oslick

January 14, 2015

Sheri Oslick is an attorney whose practice focuses on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Learn about her science background and the path she took to find her career.

2014 AIChE Gala

October 14, 2014

AIChE’s 2014 Gala will be held on Friday, December 5th, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. This year’s gala centers on the theme of engineering diversity.

Women in Chemical Technology: Takara Scott

September 30, 2014

Takara Scott says that when other kids wanted to play with Barbies and watch Power Rangers, she wanted to play with a microscope and watch science documentaries.

Lessons on Leading Change

June 6, 2014

What type of leader are you, and what are your strongest abilities? Learning to lead means understanding where your strengths as a leader lie so you can also learn to manage your weaknesses.

Turn Our Hindsight into Your Foresight

May 27, 2014

Getting your first job is just the start. Even with the best chemical engineering education under your belt, every job will present new challenges. Following is some great advice to help make the transition easier.

AIChE at USASEF: Doing Our Part for STEM Education

May 9, 2014

What’s a hydrogel? How do chemical engineers design mixers for viscous fluids such as chocolate? These and other questions were answered at the AIChE-sponsored booth at the recent 3rd USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) in Washington, D.C.

Your First Year as a Manager

May 1, 2014

If you are considering or have been offered a management position, how are things going to change for you? What is that first year going to be like? Dr. Jonathan Worstell outlined some answers to these questions and a framework for the transition of the new manager.

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?

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