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Instrumentation Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

Instrumentation Engineers in Houston can expect wages of $78K annually on average. Houston Instrumentation Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over a half collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,171 - $113,796
(Median)
$56K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,683
10%
50%
90%

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$33.20 - $86.16
(Median)
$33
$45
$86
MEDIAN: $44.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,171 - $113,796  
   
Bonus
$1,003 - $12,247  
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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$62,248 - $131,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$33.20 - $86.16  
   
Overtime
$33.89 - $72.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,003 - $12,247  
   
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).
)
$62,248 - $131,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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 $80K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $96K. For Instrumentation Engineers in Houston, Texas, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $83K. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $148K.

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Experience Affects Instrumentation Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 73%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$86,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Instrumentation Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries


Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 9%

National Average
$86,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 13%
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