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Civil Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

Earnings for Houston Civil Engineers come in at around $65K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas approaches anywhere from $51K on the lower end to $106K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Civil Engineers in Houston (85 percent) who took the survey. Most Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$50,972 - $100,700
(Median)
51K
65K
81K
100K
MEDIAN: $65,177
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Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$13.40 - $63.62
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,972 - $100,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,108  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $10,067  
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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$50,689 - $106,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$20.54 - $42.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,108  
   
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $10,067  
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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$50,689 - $106,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 $72K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Civil Engineers in Houston, Texas make a median salary of $92K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $110K.
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Experience Affects Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 67%
National Average
$66,000

Skills That Affect Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Construction Estimating
up arrow 52%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 4%
Microstation
up arrow 2%
National Average
$66,000
Project
up arrow 1%
Engineering Design
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%
Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 7%
Matlab
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%