Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary

The average Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas earns approximately $65K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $18K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas can bottom out near $47K or peak near $103K depending on individual performance. Men make up the vast majority of Civil Engineers in Houston (81 percent) who took the survey. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction for Houston Civil Engineers is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$47,914 - $99,004
$48K
$65K
$99K
MEDIAN: $65,452
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$11.33 - $44.35
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MEDIAN: $28.48
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Salary
$47,914 - $99,004  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,500  
Profit Sharing
$10.00 - $15,250  
Total Pay (?
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$47,383 - $103,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $44.35  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $58.17  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$10.00 - $15,250  
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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$47,383 - $103,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $63K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $78K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $101K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $80K on average.

Key Stats for Civil Engineer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Civil Engineer Salaries

▲53%

▲20%

▲18%

National Average
$66,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
▲21%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▲21%

Project
▲20%





Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲6%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▲4%

autodesk autocad
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$66,000


▼2%

Autocad Civil 3D
▼4%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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