Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary

Average Houston Civil Engineers make around $66K per year. Total cash compensation to Civil Engineers in Houston varies from $49K to $111K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K each. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (82 percent) of Civil Engineers in Houston who answered the questionnaire are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$49,856 - $101,154
(Median)
$50K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,242
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90%

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$14.62 - $65.61
(Median)
$15
$28
$66
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,856 - $101,154  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,241  
Profit Sharing
$50.68 - $10,399  
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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$49,013 - $110,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 321
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $65.61  
   
Overtime
$1.77 - $46.80  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,241  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.68 - $10,399  
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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$49,013 - $110,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Houston Civil Engineers. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $60K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $75K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas make $94K following 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 $106K.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries


Project
up arrow 18%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 7%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$67,000

Microstation
up arrow 1%


Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 5%

up arrow 6%


Matlab
up arrow 8%

InRoads
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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