Chemical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary

The average Chemical Engineer in Houston can expect to rake in roughly $84K annually. With some bonuses approaching $28K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $41K, overall incomes of Houston Chemical Engineers spread between $59K and $144K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Though the majority of Chemical Engineers in Houston, Texas do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$59,495 - $134,239
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$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $84,036
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$10.07 - $57.61
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MEDIAN: $34.24
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,495 - $134,239  
   
Bonus
$1,002 - $27,779  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $40,722  
Total Pay (?
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$59,421 - $143,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $57.61  
   
Overtime
$38.44  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,002 - $27,779  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $40,722  
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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$59,421 - $143,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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
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Chemical Engineers in Houston flock to ExxonMobil Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $100K lead the pack in compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineer

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. The relatively untested earn a median of $78K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $104K. Chemical Engineers in Houston, Texas claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $122K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $135K.

Key Stats for Chemical Engineer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Chemical Engineer Salaries

▲55%

▲40%

▲19%

National Average
$87,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer Salaries

Business Development
▲59%


Data Analysis
▲8%

Chemical Process Engineering
▼0%

Project Management
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$87,000

Microsoft Office
▼3%


Microsoft Excel
▼8%

Matlab
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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