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November 1, 2008

Newsfront: 2008 Salary Report

Ch.E.s wonder when the CPI will feel the hit of the changing economy

Kate Torzewski

The past decade has been a volatile period for chemical engineers in the workforce. The late 1990s was a booming time in the chemical process industries (CPI), with salary increases greater than ever and an unprecedented demand for Ch.E. expertise. This prosperity quickly gave way to harder times in the early 2000s, when engineers struggled to keep their salary increases on par with inflation. Luck had turned around again in recent years with steadily increasing pay, but in light of the recent economic crisis, Ch.E.s wonder — when will the CPI feel the hit of the changing economy?...

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