Civil Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

Civil Engineers in Houston take home approximately $66K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas bottoms out near $50K and approaches $110K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Most Houston Civil Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Civil Engineers in Houston (81 percent) survey respondents are men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,223 - $101,302
(Median)
$50K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,827
10%
50%
90%

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$15.46 - $63.02
(Median)
$15
$28
$63
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,223 - $101,302  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,956  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $10,570  
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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$49,787 - $109,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$21.12 - $58.17  
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 - $9,956  
   
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $10,570  
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).
)
$49,787 - $109,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $59K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $74K. Houston Civil Engineers bring in $92K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $107K.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries


Construction Estimating
up arrow 8%

Project
up arrow 7%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 5%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%

Microstation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$67,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 7%

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Matlab
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 6%
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