Electrical Engineers in Houston, Texas take home approximately $77K annually on average. In the world of Electrical Engineers in Houston, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $56K and $121K. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,718 - $111,947
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MEDIAN: $77,007
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$20.27 - $77.71
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,718 - $111,947  
   
Bonus
$1,019 - $15,227  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,940  
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$55,537 - $120,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$20.27 - $77.71  
   
Overtime
$25.00 - $78.50  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,019 - $15,227  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,940  
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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$55,537 - $120,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $71K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $95K. Electrical Engineers in Houston, Texas with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $100K. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $121K, a plump six-figure sum.

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Experience Affects Electrical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$81,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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Project Management
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

National Average
$81,000

C programming Language
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%


C++ Programming Language
up arrow 6%

C++
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
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C
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Matlab
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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