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Electrical Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

For Electrical Engineers in Houston, Texas, annual average wages total $73K per year. Total cash earnings of Houston Electrical Engineers range from $55K on the low end to $121K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $11K, respectively. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$55,721 - $108,389
(Median)
56K
73K
89K
110K
MEDIAN: $73,108
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$20.13 - $60.48
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,721 - $108,389  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$1,188 - $10,646  
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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$55,118 - $120,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $60.48  
   
Overtime
$1.60 - $53.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,188 - $10,646  
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).
)
$55,118 - $120,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $70K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $84K on average. Electrical Engineers in Houston, Texas who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $100K. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $146K, a plump six-figure sum.

Experience Affects Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 94%

Experienced
up arrow 33%


National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Labview
up arrow 9%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

National Average
$75,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Matlab
up arrow 6%

C++
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

C
up arrow 8%

Assembler
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%