Cost Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary

Cost Engineers in Houston can expect to earn an average of $85K per year. Most Houston Cost Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Cost Engineers in Houston, Texas who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$61,823 - $164,829
$62K
$85K
$160K
MEDIAN: $85,175
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$24.57 - $66.13
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Salary
$61,823 - $164,829  
   
Bonus
$2,050  
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$52,072 - $170,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Hourly Rate
$38.00  
   
Overtime
$76.25  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,050  
   
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$52,072 - $170,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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 Cost Engineer

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


For many Houston Cost Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $80K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $83K. Cost Engineers in Houston, Texas bring in $88K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $135K.

Key Stats for Cost Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Cost Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲59%

▲4%

National Average
$85,000

▼2%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Cost Engineer Salaries

Cost Accounting
▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$85,000


Financial Analysis
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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