Chemical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary

Average Chemical Engineers in Houston, Texas make around $84K per year. In the world of Houston Chemical Engineers, overall income ranges from $58K near the bottom to $143K at the top; this can include more than $28K from bonuses and more than $41K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Chemical Engineers in Houston are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$58,896 - $134,203
$59K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,750
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$10.07 - $57.61
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MEDIAN: $34.49
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Salary
$58,896 - $134,203  
   
Bonus
$991 - $28,383  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $40,722  
Total Pay (?
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$58,136 - $143,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $57.61  
   
Overtime
$43.89  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$991 - $28,383  
   
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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$58,136 - $143,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $78K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $103K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Chemical Engineers in Houston see a median salary of $126K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $137K.

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
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Chemical Engineer Salaries

▲57%

▲44%

▲18%

National Average
$87,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer Salaries





Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$87,000



Data Analysis
▼5%


Matlab
▼15%

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
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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