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Chemical Engineering Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Oversees engineering and technical design of chemical engineering projects, such as chemical plants or chemical transportation. Manages communication and coordination among different types of engineers working on a project. Supervises project schedule, budget, and communications with stakeholders.

Job Outlook

There were 4 Chemical Engineering Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 191 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Engineering Manager industry, which includes the Chemical Engineering Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Chemical Engineering Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $105,904.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $118,787.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Chemical Engineering Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $91,391.

Education and Experience

Posted Chemical Engineering Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree59%
Master's Degree39%
Doctoral Degree2%
Other0%

Posted Chemical Engineering Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years17%
3 to 5 years37%
6 to 8 years17%
9+ years29%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Chemical Engineering Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (40%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (36%)
  • Planning (30%)
  • Research (24%)
  • Problem Solving (23%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Biomedical Engineering (96%)
  • Budgeting (40%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (39%)
  • Project Management (28%)
  • Product Development (23%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Engineering Management (19%)
  • Scheduling (19%)
  • Repair (17%)
  • Project Planning and Development Skills (16%)
  • Staff Management (14%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Physics (7%)
  • Materials Science (6%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Chemical Engineering Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Senior Project Engineer
  • Manager Clinical Engineering
  • Project Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Supervisory Biomedical Engineer Section Chief

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Chemical Engineering Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Department of Veterans Affairs (17)
  • Globus Medical Incorporated (7)
  • Stryker Medical (6)
  • Cleveland Clinic (5)
  • Boston University (4)

North Carolina

  • Wayne Memorial Hospital (1)
  • Compass Group North America (1)

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