Instrumentation Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

For Houston Instrumentation Engineers, annual average wages total $78K per year. Work is enjoyable for Instrumentation Engineers in Houston, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a little over a half earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Instrumentation Engineers in Houston, Texas (83 percent) survey respondents are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,958 - $114,128
(Median)
$59K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,198
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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 (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,958 - $114,128  
   
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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$63,675 - $131,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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 (?
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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).
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$63,675 - $131,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $81K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $96K. Houston Instrumentation Engineers see a median salary of $83K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $148K, a plump six-figure sum.

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Experience Affects Instrumentation Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 72%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$86,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

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
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
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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