The average Chemical Engineer in Houston earns approximately $82K annually. In the world of Chemical Engineers in Houston, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $27K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $34K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $60K and $144K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Chemical Engineers in Houston, Texas greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$59,938 - $134,330
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$60K
$82K
$130K
MEDIAN: $82,416
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$10.07 - $44.70
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$10
$34
$45
MEDIAN: $34.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,938 - $134,330  
   
Bonus
$1,009 - $27,148  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $33,896  
Total Pay (?
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$60,311 - $143,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $44.70  
   
Overtime
$37.78  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,009 - $27,148  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $33,896  
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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$60,311 - $143,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,264,262
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
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Popular Employer Salaries for Chemical Engineer


ExxonMobil Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $100K.

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineer

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Inexperienced workers earn around $78K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $101K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $120K in this role. Houston Chemical Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $135K.

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Experience Affects Chemical Engineer Salaries




National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer Salaries

Business Development
up arrow 41%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 13%

Process Improvement
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$86,000

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Matlab
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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