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Average Electrical Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

$81,930
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,543
Bonus
$5,057
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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas is $81,930.
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$59k
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$82k
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$122k
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What Do Electrical Engineers Do?

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., Burns & Mcdonnell and National Oilwell Varco. Reported salaries are highest at Shell Oil Company where the average pay is $106,138. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. and Bechtel Corporation, earning around $90,271 and $83,436, respectively. Burns & Mcdonnell pays the lowest at around $72,892. National Oilwell Varco and CenterPoint Energy, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $75,220 and $77,052, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Electrical Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineers?

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 $67,107 based on 57 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,062 based on 162 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,801 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,035 based on 65 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $117,000.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 4.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (10.0% less), Chicago, Illinois (9.3% less) and Denver, Colorado (7.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 451 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.6%
Early Career
35.9%
Mid Career
29.0%
Experienced
14.4%
Late Career
8.0%