Civil Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas can expect to earn an average of $66K annually. Total cash compensation to Civil Engineers in Houston ranges from $50K on the lower end to $110K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Houston Civil Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas (82 percent) survey respondents are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,346 - $101,498
(Median)
$50K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,826
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$15.46 - $63.02
(Median)
$15
$28
$63
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,346 - $101,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,956  
Profit Sharing
$389.78 - $10,256  
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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$49,892 - $109,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$20.94 - $45.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,956  
   
Profit Sharing
$389.78 - $10,256  
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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$49,892 - $109,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


Houston Civil Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $93K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $109K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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


Project
up arrow 7%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 6%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 5%

Microstation
up arrow 2%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$67,000

Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
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Autocad Civil 3D
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Matlab
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
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: 7%
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