Salary Survey Information


I've been updating a salary survey for chemical engineers since about 2015, updating it once every couple of years. Because our dataset has become quite large, I decided to switch to an information form to make the experience more seamless for you, and to make the information-gathering effort easier for me.

Here's what I promise:

  1. Your data is confidential. I do not and will not share, sell or otherwise distribute any of the data I gather here. This is for the purposes of creating a salary survey report only.
  2. If you help me by providing your data, I will send you the completed 2023 salary survey report.


FOR EMPLOYERS/HR/TA: If you wish to have a copy of the 2023 chemical engineering salary survey report for benchmarking purposes, please reach out to me directly via the email below. I am happy to help in these efforts.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: I'm working with a chemical engineer that I have known for several years and we are working together to create a space for chemical engineers on a website called Levels has been a site mostly for the tech space up until now, but we think there is some serious potential for the ChemE world. Please keep an eye out for future communications regarding this tool as it has the potential to be an information hub for the industry and a source for real-time compensation information.

If you would rather not complete an online form, I get it - please email your information instead to

Compensation Survey
Please complete all fields. If you have any questions for me, please call me at (630) 474-9643 x 2 or email me at Where it makes sense, I have included some rationale for why I am asking for the information.
Your name will not be tied to any data, but I need to make sure I don't have duplicates.
Please provide the email address you would like me to email the results of the salary survey to.
Please provide the City and State information - we do not need Street Address data. We collect this data in order to break down salary target by region of the country.
This is critical for being able determine median comp at different levels of industry tenure.
I want to be able to compare compensation between degree levels, something I have been asked about frequently in the past.
I hesitated to put this in because company titles can be so specific to the company. If you could help me, standardize your title. In other words, capture the essence of the job you do.
If you do not have a bonus target, please type '0'. If bonus targets at your company are discretionary, please give me the average percentage payout over the past 3 years.
How many days of vacation do you receive per year, not including company-observed holidays? If your company has an 'unlimited vacation' policy, please tell me how many vacation days you take per year, on average.
What are your company's 401K matching terms? If your company does not have a 401K match, please type '0'.
I want to start to get a handle on things like, "What percentage of companies offer their employees an LTI" and similar questions.
I am constantly asked about WFH and Hybrid work models - I want to see what levels of adoption these policies have in the industry. If your company is doing something else, please tell me about it in the "anything else" box at the bottom.
These categories aren't perfect; please choose the one that best describes the main products/services of your current or most recent employer.
If I am missing something or you have a suggestion for something else I can ask about - please give me that feedback here. I probably can't make the adjustment for this time around, but will for future iterations of this survey.

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