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Civil Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

Houston Civil Engineers can expect to earn an average of $65K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $10K, total cash payment to Civil Engineers in Houston can bottom out at $50K or peak near $109K. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas are male. The majority of Houston Civil Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,082 - $100,881
(Median)
$50K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,389
10%
50%
90%

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$14.00 - $62.57
(Median)
$14
$26
$63
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,082 - $100,881  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,830  
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $10,174  
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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$49,617 - $109,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $62.57  
   
Overtime
$20.25 - $45.49  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,830  
   
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $10,174  
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).
)
$49,617 - $109,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $59K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Civil Engineers in Houston make a median salary of $92K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $109K.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries


Project
up arrow 8%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 7%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%

Microstation
up arrow 3%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$66,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

up arrow 7%


Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 7%

Matlab
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%
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