Civil Engineer Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for civil engineers in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of civil engineers amongst Texas metropolitan 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 Civil Engineers in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,430
25th Percentile Wage
$68,870
50th Percentile Wage
$89,960
75th Percentile Wage
$122,850
90th Percentile Wage
$161,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $161,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,430.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.65
25th Percentile Wage
$33.11
50th Percentile Wage
$43.25
75th Percentile Wage
$59.07
90th Percentile Wage
$77.67

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for civil engineers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $77.67. The median hourly salary is $43.25. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.65.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201689,9602.28%5.50%
201587,910-1.60%-
201489,3202.09%-
201387,4502.79%-
201285,010--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Texas ranges from $63,630 to $120,590. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Texas is Midland with a median annual salary of $120,590. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $106,520). The lowest paying area is El Paso with a median annual salary of $63,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Midland
$120,590
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$106,520
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$96,660
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$92,890
Odessa
$92,630
Longview
$92,130
Fort Worth-Arlington
$90,190
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$86,830
Texarkana-Texarkana
$86,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$85,050
Abilene
$84,780
Waco
$82,950
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$81,280
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$80,960
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$80,420
San Angelo
$78,970
Corpus Christi
$78,760
Victoria
$78,680
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$77,980
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$77,720
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$77,280
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$77,010
Lubbock
$76,950
Laredo
$74,680
Brownsville-Harlingen
$73,380
College Station-Bryan
$71,730
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$71,070
El Paso
$63,630


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