Design Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

A Design Engineer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $72,585 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 Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) and Pro/Engineer. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Design Engineer in Houston, Texas Total Pay (?
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$51,968 - $90,549
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91K
MEDIAN: $72,584
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Design Engineer in Houston, Texas Total Pay (?
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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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$51,968 - $90,549  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,839  
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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$52,999 - $96,036  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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 - $9,839  
   
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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$52,999 - $96,036  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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Experience Affects Design Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$75,000

Skills That Affect Design Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 12%
Pro/Engineer
up arrow 11%
ANSYS
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
Matlab
up arrow 5%
AutoDesk
up arrow 4%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
SolidWorks
up arrow 1%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$75,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
up arrow 3%
Project Management
up arrow 3%
Product Development
up arrow 4%
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Gender
Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 9%
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