Electrical Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

Pay for Electrical Engineers in Houston sits in the ballpark of $74K per year. In the world of Houston Electrical Engineers, overall income ranges from $56K near the bottom to $122K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electrical Engineers in Houston, Texas. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,104 - $109,035
(Median)
$57K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,207
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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
$57,104 - $109,035  
   
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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$55,795 - $121,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 473
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).
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$55,795 - $121,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


For many Electrical Engineers in Houston, Texas, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $86K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $70K. Houston Electrical Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $96K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $144K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 88%



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%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%


Project Management
up arrow 5%

Matlab
up arrow 6%

C
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 79 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: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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