The fuel and petrochemical sectors are expected to support almost 3.9 million jobs by 2025, offering high-paying jobs in a variety of career paths.
Why should I care?
The fuel and petrochemical industries are two of the largest U.S. industries and collectively support nearly two million American jobs. The industries are expected to support almost 3.9 million jobs by 2025, offering high-paying jobs in a variety of career paths.
How is the pay?
Industry jobs are high-paying. The average annual salary in the refining industry is $111,542, and the average annual salary in the chemical industry is $88,800. For comparison, the average wage in all industries in $62,063.
With the right training and education, you can embark on a well-paying, in-demand career that improves the quality of life for all Americans. Whether you are interested in becoming a skilled or business professional, an engineer or a chemist, the fuel and petrochemical industries offer a wealth of opportunities for real people just like you.
What about veterans?
The fuel and petrochemical industries employ people from a variety of backgrounds. With unique experience and skills, veterans are highly valued by the industry. Many AFPM member companies partner with organizations such as Hiring Our Heroes and Helmets to Hardhats to match military skills with civilian job qualifications and to identify high-quality employees.
Who do we hire?
Fuel and petrochemical manufacturers are hiring for a range of opportunities, from high school graduates to those with a Ph.D. These career paths are well-paid and include skilled craft professionals, technical professionals, administrative staff and other professionals ranging from commercial drivers to security officers.