Placement Prospects for CBE Degree Recipients

Placement prospects for Chemical Engineering graduates have historically been very good, and graduates from Tulane’s CBE department are not exceptions. From a very broad perspective, graduates with engineering degrees tend to have higher salaries during their prime earning years (Figure 1). Within the engineering disciplines, median salaries of bachelor’s degree graduates of Chemical Engineering programs have continued to make a strong showing during recent years, as has the average offer of starting salary.

Broad Category 2017 Average Salary
Engineering $66,097
Computer Science $65,540
Math & Sciences $59,368
Business $54,803
Agriculture & Natural Resources $54,364
Social Sciences $53,459
Communications $51,925
Humanities $48,733

Source: Winter 2017 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers

Figure 1 - Prime-age engineers earn above-average wages. Data shown are in 2017 US dollars. (source: National Association of Colleges and Employers,