Chemical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary

An average Houston Chemical Engineer can expect to take home roughly $83K per year. Total cash compensation for Chemical Engineers in Houston, Texas runs from $61K to $154K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $12K. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of Chemical Engineers in Houston claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Houston Chemical Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$60,357 - $139,560
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$83K
$140K
MEDIAN: $83,002
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$20.07 - $46.37
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$46
MEDIAN: $34.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$60,357 - $139,560  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $20,259  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $12,255  
Total Pay (?
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$60,894 - $153,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 320
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$20.07 - $46.37  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$290.87 - $20,259  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $12,255  
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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$60,894 - $153,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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For Houston Chemical Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at ExxonMobil Corporation; in fact, median earnings sit around $110K, the highest in the area.

Employees of Dow Chemical Co can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $93K; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $60K to $234K.

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineer

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Houston Chemical Engineers. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $76K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $98K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $120K. Chemical Engineers in Houston, Texas who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $144K on average.

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Experience Affects Chemical Engineer Salaries




National Average
$88,000


Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer Salaries

Business Development
up arrow 25%


Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
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National Average
$88,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Process Improvement
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Matlab
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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