Average Mechanical Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Houston, Texas is $77,317.
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$59k - $107k
$789 - $15k
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$793 - $10k
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$57k - $117k

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Engineer are from the companies Schlumberger, National Oilwell Varco and Baker Hughes Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Baker Hughes Inc where the average pay is $83,932. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Halliburton Energy Services and Oceaneering International, Inc., earning around $82,424 and $82,024, respectively. National Oilwell Varco pays the lowest at around $74,063. Schlumberger and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $80,139 and $80,329, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Mechanical 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.
Mechanical Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Project Engineer
Mechanical Design Engineer
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $66,611 based on 152 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,283 based on 485 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,542 based on 322 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,697 based on 127 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $121,587.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (11.6% less), New York, New York (11.2% less) and Denver, Colorado (8.9% less).

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