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. Inexperienced workers earn around $73K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $104K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $115K. Chemical Engineers in Houston who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $142K.