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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.
AIChE sends undergraduates to Washington, DC, each summer as part of the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. This year’s interns were (from left): Kathleen Wu, Yale Univ.; Jill Schoborg, Iowa State Univ.; and Jami Summey-Rice, Univ. of Houston.

WISE Interns Complete DC Assignments

September 17, 2015

This summer, three chemical engineering students explored the interface between engineering and public policy as AIChE’s 2015 WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering) interns.

Is a Nontraditional ChemE Career for You?

September 15, 2015

A chemical engineering degree makes you more than ready for a wide variety of careers, including those that are usually considered nontraditional.

How Green Is Your School?

August 12, 2015

Prospective college students interested in comparing colleges based on their commitment to environmentalism can look to Sierra Magazine’s ninth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of Am

June 2015 CEP Preview

June 16, 2015

Chemical engineers continue to earn more than the average U.S. worker. The median salary of survey respondents is $127,000 — a 5.8% increase over 
the median reported in 2013.

Successfully Navigating in a New Career

May 13, 2015

Congratulations to those of you who are graduating this month! This is a monumental time in your life. If you already have a job lined up, you are ready to walk across the graduation stage and into your future career.

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.

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