An average Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas can expect to take home roughly $66K annually. Cash earnings for Houston Civil Engineers — including $15K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $48K to $105K depending on individual performance. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. Most Civil Engineers in Houston report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$48,182 - $98,288
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$98K
MEDIAN: $65,805
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$11.63 - $62.50
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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Salary
$48,182 - $98,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,740  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,430  
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$47,634 - $104,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $62.50  
   
Overtime
$9.75 - $54.91  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $14,740  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,430  
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$47,634 - $104,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $63K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $84K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Houston Civil Engineers make a median salary of $98K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $81K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries

Project
up arrow 26%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 23%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 19%




Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 3%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

autodesk autocad
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Microstation
0%

National Average
$66,000

Autocad Civil 3D
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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