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Civil Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas can expect wages of $65K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Civil Engineers in Houston bottoms out near $50K and approaches $107K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $9K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. There are far more male Houston Civil Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. Most Civil Engineers in Houston like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$50,633 - $100,286
(Median)
$51K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,141
10%
50%
90%

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$14.45 - $62.28
(Median)
$14
$26
$62
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
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
$50,633 - $100,286  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,681  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $10,137  
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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$50,074 - $106,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $62.28  
   
Overtime
$20.39 - $45.17  
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 - $8,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $10,137  
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).
)
$50,074 - $106,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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.


Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $59K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $73K. Houston Civil Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $92K. Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $110K on average.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 68%



National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Construction Estimating
up arrow 31%


Project
up arrow 9%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%

Microstation
up arrow 3%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$66,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 6%

up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Matlab
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%