Average Electrical Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas is $78,783.
MEDIAN $78,783
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$57k - $114k
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$711 - $14k
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$57k - $124k

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Job Description for Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Tasks
  • Design, maintain, implement, and improve electrical instruments and equipment.
  • Supervise and train project staff as needed.
  • Inspect completed projects to ensure conformance with design standards.
  • Apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
The top respondents for the job title Electrical Engineer are from the companies CenterPoint Energy, Inc., National Oilwell Varco and Bechtel Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. where the average pay is $90,271. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bechtel Corporation and CenterPoint Energy, Inc., earning around $79,608 and $77,933, respectively. Burns & Mcdonnell pays the lowest at around $69,558. General Electric Co (GE) and National Oilwell Varco also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $70,353 and $74,200, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Electrical Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Electrical Engineer
Senior Electrical Engineer
Controls Engineer
Project Engineer
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Popular Skills for Electrical Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

An entry-level Electrical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $66,121 based on 57 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,473 based on 210 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,780 based on 139 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,164 based on 86 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $101,667.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 5.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (5.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (7.0% less), Denver, Colorado (5.0% less) and New York, New York (2.9% less).

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