Earnings for Houston Instrumentation Engineers come in at around $96K per year on average. The vast majority of Instrumentation Engineers in Houston, Texas (87 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Instrumentation Engineers in Houston enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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$55,768 - $132,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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$43.61  
   
Overtime
$43.47  
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$55,768 - $132,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,264,262
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 Instrumentation Engineer

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


Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $75K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $102K. Instrumentation Engineers in Houston, Texas see a median salary of $96K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $148K.

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Experience Affects Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$96,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Instrument Control
up arrow 4%

National Average
$96,000

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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