Electrical Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

Electrical Engineers in Houston take home approximately $74K annually on average. Cash earnings for Electrical Engineers in Houston, Texas — including $15K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $56K to $121K depending on individual performance. For the most part, Houston Electrical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$56,855 - $108,878
(Median)
$57K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,260
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50%
90%

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$19.39 - $58.74
(Median)
$19
$33
$59
MEDIAN: $33.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,855 - $108,878  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,173  
Profit Sharing
$1,016 - $10,213  
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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$55,500 - $121,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 476
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.39 - $58.74  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,173  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,016 - $10,213  
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).
)
$55,500 - $121,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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.


Electrical Engineers in Houston, Texas who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $70K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $86K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $96K in this role. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $142K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 85%



National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Labview
up arrow 7%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$77,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

C
up arrow 5%

Matlab
up arrow 6%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 6%



C++
up arrow 7%

Assembler
up arrow 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%
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