Chemical Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

Pay for Houston Chemical Engineers sits in the ballpark of $84K annually. Overall cash earnings for Chemical Engineers in Houston, Texas stretch from $61K on the lower end to $155K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $21K from bonuses and $19K from profit sharing. For the most part, Chemical Engineers in Houston enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,219 - $137,930
(Median)
$60K
$84K
$140K
MEDIAN: $84,089
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50%
90%

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$19.93 - $96.96
(Median)
$20
$35
$97
MEDIAN: $35.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$60,219 - $137,930  
   
Bonus
$964 - $20,511  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $18,516  
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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$60,695 - $155,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$19.93 - $96.96  
   
Overtime
$27.75 - $54.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$964 - $20,511  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $18,516  
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).
)
$60,695 - $155,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Chemical Engineers in Houston. Inexperienced workers earn around $74K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $106K. Houston Chemical Engineers bring in $116K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $142K on average.

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Experience Affects Chemical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries




National Average
$91,000


Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Business Development
up arrow 21%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

National Average
$91,000

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Process Improvement
up arrow 14%

Matlab
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 4%
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