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Design Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

A Design Engineer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $72,625 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Pro/Engineer and Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD). Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Design Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$52,617 - $89,901
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MEDIAN: $72,625
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Design Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$25.29 - $54.81
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$52,617 - $89,901  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$3,250 - $7,079  
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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$53,767 - $94,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$25.29 - $54.81  
   
Overtime
$24.66 - $55.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,250 - $7,079  
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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$53,767 - $94,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Experience Affects Design Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$75,000

Skills That Affect Design Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 11%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 10%
ANSYS
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%
SolidWorks
up arrow 1%
Engineering Design
0%
Microsoft Office
0%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%
Matlab
0%
National Average
$75,000
AutoDesk
up arrow 2%
Project Management
up arrow 2%
AutoCAD
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Product Development
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 10%