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Chemical Engineers (17-2041)

Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 62 67 8.06 1 3 4
United States 33900 36000 0.0 700 1500 2400
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 55.20 32.90 40.81 52.18 65.56 81.23
Alaska 54.70 23.03 33.20 44.55 71.23 97.52
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 56.59 22.28 28.21 42.14 78.97 *

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.