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Chemical Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

The average Houston Chemical Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $84K per year. Total cash compensation to Chemical Engineers in Houston, Texas bottoms out near $61K and approaches $156K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $21K from bonuses and almost $19K from profit sharing. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$60,362 - $139,768
(Median)
$60K
$84K
$140K
MEDIAN: $84,251
10%
50%
90%

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$19.87 - $97.87
(Median)
$20
$37
$98
MEDIAN: $36.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$60,362 - $139,768  
   
Bonus
$957 - $20,588  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $18,610  
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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$60,821 - $155,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 318
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $97.87  
   
Overtime
$27.75 - $54.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$957 - $20,588  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $18,610  
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).
)
$60,821 - $155,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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.


For many Houston Chemical Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $74K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $104K. On average, Chemical Engineers in Houston make $117K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $140K.

 
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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 19%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%


Project Management
up arrow 2%

Chemical Process Engineering
0%

National Average
$91,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Process Improvement
up arrow 19%

Matlab
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%
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