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Software Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

A Software Engineer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $71,010 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Linux and C.
Software Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$53,258 - $104,155
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $71,009
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Software Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$15.46 - $67.87
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,258 - $104,155  
   
Bonus
$0.73 - $10,261  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,899  
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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$53,178 - $110,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 325
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $67.87  
   
Overtime
$25.13 - $60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.73 - $10,261  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,899  
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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$53,178 - $110,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Experience Affects Software Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 60%
National Average
$72,000

Skills That Affect Software Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Linux
up arrow 21%
C
up arrow 12%
C++
up arrow 3%
National Average
$72,000
C#
up arrow 1%
Java
up arrow 1%
VB.Net
up arrow 2%
JavaScript
up arrow 3%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 3%
SQL
up arrow 5%
UNIX
up arrow 6%
ASP.NET
up arrow 7%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 7%
up arrow 9%
HTML
up arrow 11%
Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%