Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary

An average Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas can expect to take home roughly $66K per year. The range in cash compensation to Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas ($49K to $111K) includes potential earnings of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The vast majority (82 percent) of Houston Civil Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$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.


Civil Engineers in Houston with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $60K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $75K. Houston Civil Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $94K. Civil Engineers in Houston with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $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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