Civil Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

Houston Civil Engineers can expect wages of $66K annually on average. Incomes of Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $50K on the low end and $110K on the high end. The vast majority (82 percent) of Civil Engineers in Houston who answered the questionnaire are male. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Houston Civil Engineers is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$50,058 - $101,352

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$16.48 - $62.28

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,058 - $101,352  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,113  
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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$49,519 - $110,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 293
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.48 - $62.28  
   
Overtime
$20.06 - $46.98  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,113  
   
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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$49,519 - $110,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Civil Engineers in Houston. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $59K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $74K. On average, Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas make $92K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $107K.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries


Project
up arrow 10%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 9%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%

Microstation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$66,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

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 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 6%
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