Chemical Engineer Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemical engineers in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemical engineers amongst Texas areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chemical Engineers in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,330
25th Percentile Wage
$86,430
50th Percentile Wage
$112,820
75th Percentile Wage
$150,540
90th Percentile Wage
$198,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical engineers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $198,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $112,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $70,330.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33.81
25th Percentile Wage
$41.55
50th Percentile Wage
$54.24
75th Percentile Wage
$72.37
90th Percentile Wage
$95.36

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemical engineers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $95.36. The median hourly salary is $54.24. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33.81.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chemical engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016112,820-0.71%2.88%
2015113,6202.03%-
2014111,310-2.10%-
2013113,6503.59%-
2012109,570--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemical Engineers in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemical engineers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical engineers in state of Texas ranges from $93,490 to $134,010. The highest paying area for chemical engineers in Texas is Beaumont-Port Arthur with a median annual salary of $134,010. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Midland (mean annual salary $129,540). The lowest paying area is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $93,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$134,010
Midland
$129,540
Fort Worth-Arlington
$120,530
Corpus Christi
$117,980
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$112,550
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$107,020
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$104,340
Victoria
$102,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$102,360
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$93,490



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