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Average Salary for City of Houston, Texas Employees

A salary of $48K annually is the median rate at City of Houston, Texas. 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 report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Airport Operations Officer (5)
$27,686 - $67,722  
[-]Airport Operations Officer (5)
Total Pay$27,686 - $67,722  
[+]Administrative Specialist (4)
$33,539 - $64,997  
[+]Administrative Specialist (4)
Salary$33,345 - $65,897  
Total Pay$33,539 - $64,997  
[+]Sanitarian (3)
$32,311 - $62,722  
[+]Sanitarian (3)
Salary$33,465 - $57,874  
Total Pay$32,311 - $62,722  
[+]Management Analyst (3)
$37,699 - $86,577  
[+]Management Analyst (3)
Total Pay$37,699 - $86,577  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $39K per year. The largest fraction of City of Houston, Texas people (28 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $61K annually on average.


Construction Project Managers earn the highest median pay at about $69K per year, followed by Finance & Administration Managers ($67K), Human Resources Supervisors (approximately $61K), and Staff Analysts (around $57K). Financial compensation for Environmental Specialists is rather low — on average only about $38K — relative to the rest of the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Public Accountants are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $65K annually. On average, salaries rise to $55K per year for accredited LEED Accredited Professionals. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration make the most here, hauling in around $64K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Microsoft Word in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $76K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, just under a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, 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 one in three workers and sick leave to a quarter of survey participants. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most survey participants report having health insurance, and most employees report having dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for City of Houston, Texas


55 %
45 %
$35,508 - $61,917
$36,800 - $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 29 votes.
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