Electrical Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

A relatively young group of workers, more than half of Electrical Engineers in Houston report fewer than five years of experience; the average pay for this young group is around $73,884 annually. Pay starts at $54,483 and can approach $118,440 per year on the higher side. Total cash compensation varies from $55,181 to $105,985; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12,442 each. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$55,181 - $105,985
(Median)
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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 (?
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$54,483 - $118,440  
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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  
PayScale
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 important when determining pay for Houston Electrical Engineers. After five to 10 years, the typical starting salary of $69K climbs to $83K. Salary comes to $100K after 10 to 20 years. Those with 20 years of experience under their belt earn around $100K, finally climbing well into the six-figure pool. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 12 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 11 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—a majority of those surveyed fit this bill.

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%
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