Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Cost Engineers in Houston, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $80K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $82K. Houston Cost Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $87K. Professionals with more than two decades of experience behind them enjoy a prosperous six-figure median salary of $135K.