Chemical Engineering Director Salary in the United States

How much does a Chemical Engineering Director make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Chemical Engineering Director in the United States is $88 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $78 and $98. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Directs the chemical engineering function in the design and implementation of new and enhanced processes for the manufacturing of chemicals and related products. Oversees the design of research studies, experimentation, and testing of new products and processes. Ensures manufacturing procedures and processes follow best practices and are optimized for safety, quality, and efficiency, and observe all quality compliance standards and regulations. Typically requires a master's degree in chemical engineering. Typically reports to senior management. Manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)

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