Benefits and salaries

Chemical engineering is a degree that is well respected in industry and commerce and will equip you with skills that are easily transferable and highly sought after.

For this reason job prospects are excellent and often involve the chance to reach senior managerial positions at a young age.

A career in chemical or biochemical engineering includes:

    • excellent job prospects
    • plenty of variety and exciting challenges
    • opportunities to travel
    • the potential to help create a sustainable planet 
    • competitive starting salaries in the region of £28,500/y*
    • high earning potential throughout your career - salaries for Chartered Chemical Engineers rival those of doctors, lawyers and accountants

    
The table below shows the top 5 subjects for annual graduate salaries**:

Rank   

 Subject

Professional salary 

 1  Dentistry  £30,432    
 2  Chemical engineering  £28,603                
 3  Complementary medicine                      £28,259 
 4  Medicine  £28,191
 5  Economics  £28,157

    
A full list of average graduate salaries can be found at www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk

*Source: Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Salary Survey 2016

**Source: published on www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk October 2016. Data provided by HESA.