Chemical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary

The average Houston Chemical Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $83K annually. Overall cash earnings for Houston Chemical Engineers stretch from $61K on the lower end to $154K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Chemical Engineers in Houston, Texas greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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 (?
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: 320
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Chemical Engineer


ExxonMobil Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $110K.

Offering only $93K on average, Dow Chemical Co seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $60K on the lower end and $234K on the higher end.

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineer

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $76K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $98K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $120K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $144K.

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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
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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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