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Chemical Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

Houston Chemical Engineers take home an average $85K per year. Total incomes of Chemical Engineers in Houston, Texas incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $21K from bonuses and close to $19K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $60K and $154K. The vast majority of Chemical Engineers in Houston (81 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$60,312 - $136,563
(Median)
$60K
$85K
$140K
MEDIAN: $85,342
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50%
90%

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$19.73 - $99.33
(Median)
$20
$34
$99
MEDIAN: $34.00
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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
$60,312 - $136,563  
   
Bonus
$956 - $20,588  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $18,875  
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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$60,460 - $154,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$19.73 - $99.33  
   
Overtime
$27.02 - $53.55  
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
$956 - $20,588  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $18,875  
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).
)
$60,460 - $154,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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. 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.

Experience Affects Chemical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries




National Average
$92,000


Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Business Development
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%


Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Chemical Process Engineering
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$92,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Matlab
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 3%