Chemical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary

The average Chemical Engineer in Houston earns approximately $85K annually. Total cash compensation for Chemical Engineers in Houston, Texas runs from $59K to $172K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $34K and profit sharing that can reach almost $43K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Chemical Engineers in Houston greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,270 - $139,516
$59K
$85K
$140K
MEDIAN: $84,713
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50%
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$14.75 - $47.00
$45
MEDIAN: $45.07
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$0$172K
Salary $59,270 - $139,516
Bonus $1,003 - $34,107
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $42,894
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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$58,925 - $172,296
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 133
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $45.07
Overtime $43.89
Annual Data $0$172K
Bonus $1,003 - $34,107
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $42,894
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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$58,925 - $172,296
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

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Popular Employer Salaries for Chemical Engineer


Those at ExxonMobil Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $100K.

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Chemical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Chemical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 100 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chemical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Chemical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $126,000 based on 28 salaries. A Chemical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $137,000 based on 18 salaries.

Key Stats for Chemical Engineer

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Chemical Engineer Salaries

▲52%

▲40%

▲15%

National Average
$90,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer Salaries




National Average
$90,000


Microsoft Word
▼3%



Data Analysis
▼7%


Matlab
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 5%
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