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Average Project Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

$78,980
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,973
Bonus
$2,136
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The average salary for a Project Engineer in Houston, Texas is $78,980.
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$59k
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$79k
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$118k
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What Do Project Engineers Do?

The top respondents for the job title Project Engineer are from the companies ExxonMobil Corporation, Draeger Medical, Inc and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Reported salaries are highest at ExxonMobil Corporation where the average pay is $150,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Chicago Bridge & Iron Company and Subsea 7, earning around $89,775 and $89,320, respectively. Draeger Medical, Inc pays the lowest at around $60,384. PBK Architects and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $64,202 and $70,318, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Project Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineers?

An entry-level Project Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,384 based on 52 salaries. An early career Project Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,685 based on 327 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,033 based on 275 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,902 based on 142 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $120,087.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (13.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (13.6% less) and New York, New York (10.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 837 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.2%
Early Career
39.1%
Mid Career
32.9%
Experienced
17.0%
Late Career
4.9%