Average Salary for City of Houston, Texas Employees

Employees at City of Houston, Texas make $49K annually on average. Your job title influences pay for City of Houston, Texas workers the most, followed by how long you've been working. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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City of Houston, Texas Median Salary by Job


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Business Development Coordinator
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Administrative Coordinator
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Financial Analyst
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Senior Contract Administrator
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  • Updated: 26 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 59
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Years of Experience

Average pay is $58K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $49K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of City of Houston, Texas employees (29 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $80K per year on average.


The highest average salaries go to Financial Analysts, who bring in close to around $82K annually, though Senior Contract Administrators are not far behind at about $80K along with Human Resources Supervisors (approximately $62K) and Administrative Coordinators ($60K). Librarians make an average about $32K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Certifications and Degrees

Help Desk Manager Certifications receive bigger paychecks ($110K per year) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to approximately $50K annually for accredited American Institute of Certified Planners. City of Houston, Texas workers who hold a Master of Public Administration (MPA) are also well compensated, earning around $72K on average.


Employees who count Operations Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $102K per year. A garden variety skill at City of Houston, Texas is Microsoft Office; slightly less than a third of City of Houston, Texas' people use it regularly. Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 29 percent. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For most workers, benefits include health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage, too. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for City of Houston, Texas


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61 %
$36,000 - $74,977
$38,156 - $101,588

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1-4 years
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