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Average Salary for City of Houston, Texas Employees

The average City of Houston, Texas employee earns $47K annually. At City of Houston, Texas, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is how long you've been working — it impacts salary more than anything else — though what you do at the company factors into the equation as well. 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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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $39K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of City of Houston, Texas employees (27 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $62K annually on average.


Bringing in the most money are Construction Project Managers — their earnings average around $69K per year. Financial Systems Analysts are a close second at approximately $63K along with Human Resources Supervisors ($61K) and Staff Analysts ($57K). Near the bottom at City of Houston, Texas are Environmental Specialists, pulling in an average of just around $38K.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $65K annually for Certified Public Accountants, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to LEED Accredited Professionals with credentials; these people earn $55K per year on average. City of Houston, Texas compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration-holders the most at about $64K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft Word among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $76K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; just under one in three consider it a key competency. Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Financial Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

City of Houston, Texas lets only 35 percent take paid vacation and only a quarter of respondents take sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of respondents, and for a large number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for City of Houston, Texas


54 %
46 %
$35,375 - $62,201
$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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