Houston Electrical Engineers pull down an average of $76K per year. Total cash earnings of Electrical Engineers in Houston, Texas range from $56K on the low end to $120K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $16K and $15K, respectively. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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$23.89 - $78.52
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Salary
$56,818 - $110,338  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $15,514  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,681  
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$55,849 - $120,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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Hourly Rate
$23.89 - $78.52  
   
Overtime
$32.70 - $77.43  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,007 - $15,514  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,681  
Total Pay (?
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$55,849 - $120,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

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


Electrical Engineers in Houston who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $71K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $93K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $101K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $123K.

Key Stats for Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%



National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 5%


Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

National Average
$80,000

C programming Language
up arrow 1%

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


C++
up arrow 6%

up arrow 7%

C
up arrow 7%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%




Matlab
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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