Electrical Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

The average Houston Electrical Engineer earns approximately $74K per year. Total cash compensation for Electrical Engineers in Houston, Texas runs from $55K to $122K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $11K. Most Houston Electrical Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,515 - $109,542
(Median)
$57K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,786
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50%
90%

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$19.00 - $59.07
(Median)
$19
$32
$59
MEDIAN: $31.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,515 - $109,542  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,090  
Profit Sharing
$1,036 - $10,519  
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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$55,273 - $122,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 464
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.00 - $59.07  
   
Overtime
$1.60 - $59.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,090  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,036 - $10,519  
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).
)
$55,273 - $122,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $70K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $86K. Electrical Engineers in Houston bring in $98K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $146K, 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 92%



National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Labview
up arrow 10%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$76,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Matlab
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 5%


C++
up arrow 6%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

C
up arrow 8%

Assembler
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%