Average Salary for City of Houston, Texas Employees

A typical City of Houston, Texas employee can expect to make $48K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at City of Houston, Texas fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; what you do at the company also matters, but to a lesser degree. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

City of Houston, Texas typically pays:
below market

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Employer: City of Houston, Texas
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Airport Operations Officer (5)
$27,306 - $69,423  
[-]Airport Operations Officer (5)
Total Pay$27,306 - $69,423  
[+]Administrative Specialist (4)
$30,694 - $61,462  
[+]Administrative Specialist (4)
Salary$32,096 - $62,670  
Total Pay$30,694 - $61,462  
[+]Court Clerk (3)
$25,439 - $61,583  
[+]Court Clerk (3)
Total Pay$25,439 - $61,583  
[+]Sanitarian (3)
$32,235 - $63,555  
[+]Sanitarian (3)
Salary$31,866 - $61,947  
Total Pay$32,235 - $63,555  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $61K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $40K per year.


Earning approximately $69K on average, Construction Project Managers receive the most money, followed by Finance & Administration Managers ($67K), Financial Systems Analysts (about $63K), and Administrative Specialists (around $47K). Financial compensation for Environmental Specialists is rather low — only approximately $38K — relative to the rest of the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $65K for Certified Public Accountants, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Acquiring certification to be a LEED Accredited Professional is rewarded at $55K annually. The best paid folks at City of Houston, Texas have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration, earning about $64K per year.


Employees who count Microsoft Word among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $76K. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; close to a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; City of Houston, Texas gives paid vacation days to two-fifths of workers and sick leave to a third of workers. City of Houston, Texas helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For the greater part of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a casual working environment, and public employees pension plan (pepp).

Key Stats for City of Houston, Texas


54 %
46 %
$31,094 - $61,303
$38,005 - $94,500
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

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