Chemical Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

Houston Chemical Engineers can expect to earn an average of $85K per year. Cash earnings for Chemical Engineers in Houston — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing — stretch from around $61K to approximately $156K. Most Chemical Engineers in Houston, Texas report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Chemical Engineers in Houston are male. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,362 - $139,768
(Median)
$60K
$85K
$140K
MEDIAN: $85,134
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90%

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$19.87 - $97.87
(Median)
$20
$37
$98
MEDIAN: $36.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$60,362 - $139,768  
   
Bonus
$957 - $20,410  
Profit Sharing
$997 - $18,661  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$60,821 - $155,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 328
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $97.87  
   
Overtime
$27.02 - $53.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$957 - $20,410  
   
Profit Sharing
$997 - $18,661  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$60,821 - $155,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineer in Houston, Texas

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Houston Chemical Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $73K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $105K. Chemical Engineers in Houston see a median salary of $116K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Chemical Engineers in Houston, Texas who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $141K.

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Experience Affects Chemical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries




National Average
$92,000


Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Business Development
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%


Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$92,000

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Process Improvement
up arrow 20%

Matlab
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 4%