Earnings for Instrumentation Engineers in Houston come in at around $98K annually on average. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

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$57K
$98K
$120K
MEDIAN: $97,841
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90%

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$42.51 - $76.30
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MEDIAN: $44.70
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$5,000  
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$53,248 - $143,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Hourly Rate
$44.70  
   
Overtime
$44.45  
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$53,248 - $143,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
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 $82K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $104K. Instrumentation Engineers in Houston, Texas with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $90K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $148K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Key Stats for Instrumentation Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$98,000

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

National Average
$98,000


Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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