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Instrumentation Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

Instrumentation Engineers in Houston take home approximately $76K per year on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Houston Instrumentation Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Instrumentation Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$53,594 - $114,843
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $76,467
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Instrumentation Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$30.31 - $70.07
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,594 - $114,843  
   
Bonus
$1,026 - $12,066  
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $3,256  
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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$59,598 - $132,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.31 - $70.07  
   
Overtime
$48.98 - $64.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,026 - $12,066  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $3,256  
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).
)
$59,598 - $132,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Pay by Experience Level for Instrumentation Engineer in Houston, Texas

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average inexperienced worker earns $79K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $95K. Houston Instrumentation Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $82K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $148K.
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Experience Affects Instrumentation Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 79%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$83,000
Experienced
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Instrumentation Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 14%
National Average
$83,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 14%