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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Texas

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Texas (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Texas are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Texas is psychiatrists with an average annual salary of $205,330. The second highest paying job is obstetricians and gynecologists (average salary $195,090). The salary and the employment information in Texas is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Texas

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Psychiatrists
$205,330
880
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$195,090
1,460
3 Other Specialists Dentists
$194,080
470
4 Family and General Practitioners
$193,950
6,450
5 Chief Executives
$185,930
5,890
6 General Pediatricians
$168,820
1,920
7 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$165,130
10,590
8 General Dentists
$159,640
8,420
9 Nurse Anesthetists
$154,850
4,700
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$152,240
11,240
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$145,690
20,010
12 Marketing Managers
$144,270
9,570
13 Petroleum Engineers
$139,800
17,780
14 Mining and Geological Engineers
$132,430
720
15 Podiatrists
$131,790
580
16 Sales Managers
$131,550
22,310
17 Financial Managers
$130,670
27,670
18 Lawyers
$126,130
43,240
19 Pharmacists
$124,360
21,560
20 General Internists
$123,780
6,200
21 Purchasing Managers
$121,720
5,030
22 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$121,360
9,070
23 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$120,210
690
24 Human Resources Managers
$120,200
6,670
25 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$117,680
3,080
26 Training and Development Managers
$117,550
1,570
27 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$115,710
3,680
28 Materials Scientists
$114,460
320
29 All Other Managers
$113,110
15,350
30 Chemical Engineers
$112,820
6,970
31 Computer Hardware Engineers
$111,750
3,590
32 Computer Network Architects
$111,640
11,620
33 Aerospace Engineers
$110,840
7,450
34 Natural Sciences Managers
$110,250
2,000
35 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$109,250
970
36 Nurse Practitioners
$107,820
8,890
37 General and Operations Managers
$107,640
168,610
38 Engineers, All Other
$106,610
9,070
39 Industrial Production Managers
$106,200
10,150
40 Economists
$105,160
930
41 Applications Software Developers
$104,500
60,550
42 Actuaries
$104,490
1,180
43 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$103,860
12,900
44 Systems Software Developers
$103,340
30,850
45 Physician Assistants
$103,040
6,650
46 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$102,990
5,120
47 Nuclear Engineers
$102,110
540
48 Other Life Scientists
$101,330
280
49 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$100,630
1,810
50 Sales Engineers
$100,090
11,620
51 Physicists
$99,260
970
52 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$99,120
2,990
53 Electrical Engineers
$98,400
14,850
54 Industrial Engineers
$97,080
16,060
55 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$96,410
3,690
56 Administrative Services Managers
$96,150
20,440
57 Other Psychologists
$95,720
660
58 Nurse Midwives
$95,090
210
59 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$94,850
1,790
60 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$94,520
1,210
61 Materials Engineers
$94,030
2,100
62 Medical and Health Services Managers
$94,000
21,840
63 Veterinarians
$93,490
4,450
64 Optometrists
$92,970
2,410
65 Other Physical Scientists
$92,670
1,100
66 Occupational Therapists
$92,230
9,160
67 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$92,200
1,050
68 Information Security Analysts
$91,920
7,790
69 Mechanical Engineers
$91,710
19,690
70 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$91,310
2,730
71 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$91,170
1,060
72 Physical Therapists
$90,620
14,910
73 Biomedical Engineers
$90,400
1,090
74 Civil Engineers
$89,960
26,580
75 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$89,050
9,390
76 Management Analysts
$87,660
35,330
77 Computer Systems Analysts
$87,580
58,680
78 Construction Managers
$87,400
26,440
79 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$87,340
5,430
80 Personal Financial Advisors
$86,960
12,660
81 Environmental Engineers
$86,760
2,910
82 Commercial Pilots
$86,310
5,170
83 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$86,170
1,210
84 Other Computer Occupations
$85,200
16,890
85 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$84,170
90
86 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$84,120
33,000
87 Database Administrators
$83,070
12,010
88 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$82,860
650
89 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$82,590
32,090
90 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$82,530
7,840
91 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$82,440
330
92 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$81,320
2,790
93 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$80,700
820
94 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$80,460
1,210
95 Computer Programmers
$79,890
20,430
96 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$79,830
24,970
97 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$79,790
230
98 Financial Analysts
$79,420
23,710
99 Other Education Administrators
$79,370
1,210
100 Genetic Counselors
$78,500
80
101 Political Scientists
$78,120
370
102 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$78,110
16,900
103 Operations Research Analysts
$78,080
10,620
104 Art Directors
$77,970
1,740
105 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$77,900
5,050
106 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$77,340
1,160
107 Logisticians
$77,210
13,280
108 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$77,080
2,510
109 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$77,030
8,520
110 Ship Engineers
$76,760
480
111 Financial Examiners
$76,740
3,600
112 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$76,640
1,500
113 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$76,620
3,920
114 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$75,950
1,330
115 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$75,150
2,140
116 Other Business Operations Specialists
$74,770
67,810
117 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$74,030
840
118 Dental Hygienists
$73,500
12,500
119 Court Reporters
$73,400
1,370
120 Budget Analysts
$73,380
4,930
121 Other Social Workers
$73,360
1,680
122 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$73,230
1,760
123 Audiologists
$73,200
970
124 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$73,100
2,170
125 Speech-Language Pathologists
$73,070
13,520
126 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$73,070
1,310
127 Compliance Officers
$72,900
23,760
128 Other Biological Scientists
$72,620
2,270
129 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$72,560
25,420
130 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$72,540
3,750
131 Statisticians
$72,530
1,590
132 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$71,990
1,860
133 Environmental Science Teachers
$71,660
250
134 Power Plant Operators
$71,640
2,950
135 Accountants and Auditors
$71,470
118,320
136 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$71,440
10,570
137 Hydrologists
$71,330
340
138 Labor Relations Specialists
$71,320
2,710
139 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$71,220
11,560
140 Historians
$71,110
120
141 Credit Analysts
$70,680
7,940
142 Real Estate Brokers
$70,680
2,590
143 Radiation Therapists
$70,650
1,360
144 Broadcast News Analysts
$70,370
50
145 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$70,340
29,320
146 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$70,320
530
147 Physical Therapist Assistants
$70,190
6,780
148 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$70,020
1,230
149 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$69,920
5,190
150 Epidemiologists
$69,470
410
151 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$69,370
890
152 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$69,240
1,560
153 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$69,210
5,090
154 Chemists
$68,880
6,400
155 Registered Nurses
$68,680
207,810
156 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$68,660
2,770
157 Loan Officers
$68,590
22,400
158 Technical Writers
$68,460
3,930
159 Computer Network Support Specialists
$68,030
17,730
160 Other Financial Specialists
$68,000
9,090
161 Web Developers
$67,910
8,540
162 Funeral Service Managers
$67,750
550
163 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$67,390
1,720
164 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$67,310
290
165 Instructional Coordinators
$67,020
13,500
166 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$66,900
19,650
167 Insurance Underwriters
$66,210
5,660
168 Fish and Game Wardens
$66,210
470
169 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$65,920
310
170 Postsecondary History Teachers
$65,530
2,340
171 Food Scientists and Technologists
$65,470
570
172 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$65,270
330
173 Emergency Management Directors
$65,250
480
174 Social and Community Service Managers
$65,140
3,650
175 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$64,930
860
176 Agricultural Engineers
$64,780
100
177 Property, Real Estate Managers
$64,770
11,420
178 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$64,650
14,760
179 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$64,620
4,580
180 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$64,460
400
181 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$64,300
27,360
182 Cost Estimators
$63,940
17,070
183 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$63,900
3,540
184 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$63,750
3,020
185 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$63,710
38,300
186 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$63,630
2,970
187 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$63,490
5,730
188 Other Therapists
$63,430
670
189 Transportation Inspectors
$63,320
3,720
190 Astronomers
$63,160
220
191 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$63,030
4,170
192 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$62,990
330
193 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$62,810
68,270
194 Gas Plant Operators
$62,640
2,780
195 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$62,540
6,340
196 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$62,170
47,700
197 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$62,140
5,660
198 Training and Development Specialists
$61,990
23,370
199 Other Engineering Technicians
$61,990
7,050
200 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$61,710
1,100

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