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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,640
25th Percentile Wage
$68,520
50th Percentile Wage
$89,120
75th Percentile Wage
$123,560
90th Percentile Wage
$165,680

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 $165,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of civil engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,120
-0.94% 4.61%
2016
$89,960
2.28% -
2015
$87,910
-1.60% -
2014
$89,320
2.09% -
2013
$87,450
2.79% -
2012
$85,010
- -

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 $51,920 to $115,920. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Texas is Tyler with a median annual salary of $115,920. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $104,890). The lowest paying area is Sherman-Denison with a median annual salary of $51,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tyler
$115,920
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$104,890
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$91,400
Odessa
$89,970
Amarillo
$88,150
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$88,030
Fort Worth-Arlington
$87,750
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$87,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$87,390
Texarkana-Texarkana
$86,580
Abilene
$85,850
Midland
$84,350
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$82,960
Longview
$81,820
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$81,800
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$81,260
Corpus Christi
$80,480
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$79,790
Waco
$79,700
San Angelo
$78,970
Victoria
$78,680
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$78,670
Brownsville-Harlingen
$78,620
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$78,500
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$77,270
Laredo
$76,280
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$75,070
Lubbock
$73,930
College Station-Bryan
$71,370
El Paso
$71,260
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$71,070
Wichita Falls
$70,260
Sherman-Denison
$51,920




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