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UIC chemical engineering alumni salaries

graph showing salary distribution of UIC chemical engineering alumni who responded to a 2021 survey

In 2021, we conducted a salary survey of UIC chemical engineering alumni. The chart above shows the distribution of responses from 161 participants. Chemical engineering is not only a rewarding field, but a well-compensated one, too!

Common jobs for new chemical engineering graduates

  • Controls engineer

    Controls engineers optimize processes and implement quality-control systems. They often work at plants that process chemicals, metals, and other materials.

  • Environmental engineer

    Environmental engineers help to prevent, control, or remediate environmental hazards, such as through waste treatment or pollution control technology.

  • Health and safety engineer

    Environmental health and safety engineers work to prevent or correct hazardous working conditions, including factors such as air quality, noise level, and radiation.

  • Materials engineer

    Because chemical engineers understand substances at the molecular level, they are well-positioned to apply their knowledge to the development and use of materials.

  • Operations manager

    Operations managers can be responsible for the entire operation of a company or a specific activity, improving productivity and efficiency while finding ways to reduce costs.

  • Process engineer

    Process engineers develop the sequences of events that turn raw materials into a diverse array of end products, from food and medicines to fuels and renewable energy.

  • Product engineer

    Product engineers take the ideas for new products and determine the best way to manufacture them — especially at large scale.

  • Program manager

    A program manager schedules, plans, and manages engineering work to ensure that projects are completed well and on deadline.

  • Validation engineer

    Validation engineers manage, inspect, calibrate, and test the equipment and procedures used in manufacturing.

Where do UIC chemical engineering grads work?

Our graduates have done a phenomenal job at establishing their careers. The list below proves it. The places where our alumni work also demonstrate the broad spectrum of fields and companies where you can apply a UIC chemical engineering education.

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Abbvie
  • Accenture
  • Allstate
  • Amazon
  • Anguil Environmental Systems
  • Aptagen
  • Assertio
  • Atredis Partners
  • Automated Logic
  • Axens North America
  • Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants
  • Baker Hughes
  • Baxter
  • Beyond Meat
  • BFG Environmental Technologies
  • Blommer Chocolate
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Boeing
  • BP
  • Brindley Engineering
  • Bunge
  • Cardinal Intellectual Property
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • CHS Inc.
  • Citgo Petroleum
  • City of Chicago Water Management
  • Clarios
  • Clemson University
  • CMC Materials
  • Compliance Team, LLC
  • CSL Behring
  • DB Sterlin Inc.
  • Dow Chemical
  • DTE Energy
  • Dynamic Manufacturing
  • Ecolab
  • EN Engineering
  • Ergoseal
  • Evoqua Water Technologies
  • Exelon
  • Ferrara Candy Company
  • FHR
  • Flextronics
  • Flow Products
  • Forge Nano
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Harbour Contractors
  • HDI Global Insurance
  • Healthy Directions
  • Honeywell
  • Hoosier Racing Tire
  • Hyundai
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Ingredion
  • Intel Corporation
  • Jensen Hughes
  • John Crane Inc.
  • Johns Manville
  • Kazmira
  • Kerry Ingredients
  • Keyence
  • Koppers Inc.
  • L’Oréal
  • Lear Corporation
  • Linde
  • Lockheed Martin
  • McDermott – CB&I Storage Solutions
  • Medline Industries
  • Melinta Therapeutics
  • Menasha Packaging
  • Merck
  • MonoSol
  • Mostardi Platt
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Nouryon
  • Novaspect
  • Nylok
  • Orbit Consulting
  • Pentair Filtration Solutions
  • Peoples Gas
  • Pfizer/Aerotek
  • Plitek
  • PLZ Aeroscience
  • ProAmpac
  • Procter & Gamble
  • ProLeiT
  • Purdue University
  • R&D Molders
  • Robert Bosch
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • S&C Electric Company
  • SABERT Corporation
  • Sargent and Lundy
  • Smith & Burgess Process Safety Consulting
  • Spraying Systems Co.
  • Stepan Company
  • Superior Graphite
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Tekni-Plex
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • TM Process & Controls
  • Tridium
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • U.S. Patent Office
  • Unilever
  • Vantage Specialty Chemicals
  • VEQTOR Technical and Validation Services
  • Walker Process Equipment
  • Xylem
  • Xttrium laboratories
  • Zachry Engineering Corporation