Volume 89 Issue 50 | pp. 33-38
Issue Date: December 12, 2011

Chemical Engineers

Substantial Salary Gap With Chemists Exists In All Categories
Department: ACS News | Collection: Economy
Keywords: employment, salary, jobs, ACS, survey, minority employment

Chemical engineers make up a fairly small slice of ACS membership, with only 5.9% of respondents to ChemCensus 2010 reporting that their highest degree was in that field.

Full-time employment last year was slightly higher for chemical engineers, 90.2%, than for chemists, 88.1%. Unemployment in 2010 was also higher for chemical engineers, 4.2%, than for chemists, 3.8%, but a smaller percentage of chemical engineers worked part-time or held postdocs.

The salary gap between the two . . .

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