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Electrical Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

A relatively unseasoned group of workers, just over a half of Houston Electrical Engineers report fewer than five years on the job; the group as a whole earns roughly $72K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Electrical Engineers in Houston spread between $54K and $118K depending on individual performance. The greater part enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for Electrical Engineers in Houston, Texas is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$55,181 - $105,985
(Median)
55K
72K
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110K
MEDIAN: $71,856
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Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$20.00 - $57.25
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,181 - $105,985  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,442  
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $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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$54,483 - $118,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 440
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.00 - $57.25  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $59.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,442  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $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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$54,483 - $118,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Electrical Engineers in Houston, Texas. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $69K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $83K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $99K. Houston Electrical Engineers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $132K. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, more than half land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up roughly an eighth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise about one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.
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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 79%
Experienced
up arrow 35%
National Average
$74,000

Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Labview
up arrow 18%
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 9%
Engineering Design
0%
National Average
$74,000
AutoCAD
up arrow 1%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Project Management
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
Matlab
up arrow 5%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 5%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%
C++
up arrow 6%
C
up arrow 8%
Assembler
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%