Cost Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary

Pay for Houston Cost Engineers sits in the ballpark of $87K annually. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Cost Engineers in Houston, Texas who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$59,180 - $152,051
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$87K
$150K
MEDIAN: $87,352
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Salary
$59,180 - $152,051  
   
Bonus
$2,050  
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$50,576 - $187,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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$35.00  
   
Overtime
$76.25  
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$50,576 - $187,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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

Pay by Experience for a Cost Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Cost Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cost Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Cost Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 9 salaries. A Cost Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Cost Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Cost Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲58%

▲3%

National Average
$86,000

▼3%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Cost Engineer Salaries

Cost Accounting
▼0%

National Average
$86,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%


Financial Analysis
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 19%
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