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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 general dentist with an average annual salary of $180,770. The second highest paying job is other specialist dentist (average salary $172,910). The salary and the employment information in Texas is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Texas

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Dentists
$180,770
7,100
2 Other Specialists Dentists
$172,910
390
3 General Internists
$168,950
5,200
4 General Pediatricians
$167,930
3,080
5 Nurse Anesthetists
$155,590
3,240
6 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$143,730
13,510
7 Petroleum Engineers
$143,110
17,910
8 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$134,910
9,650
9 Marketing Managers
$134,770
9,560
10 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$132,590
790
11 Air Traffic Controllers
$132,480
0
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$132,300
19,570
13 Prosthodontists
$128,250
0
14 Podiatrists
$127,160
580
15 Mining and Geological Engineers
$124,410
890
16 Sales Managers
$124,230
22,470
17 Pharmacists
$120,840
21,010
18 Financial Managers
$120,540
27,690
19 Lawyers
$118,560
40,290
20 Astronomers
$117,440
70
21 Purchasing Managers
$117,170
4,230
22 Materials Scientists
$111,520
540
23 All Other Managers
$111,520
15,890
24 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$111,320
990
25 Chemical Engineers
$111,310
6,990
26 Human Resources Managers
$110,800
6,640
27 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$110,750
3,160
28 Training and Development Managers
$109,290
1,450
29 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$108,620
1,810
30 Aerospace Engineers
$108,340
6,990
31 Natural Sciences Managers
$106,670
1,890
32 Engineers, All Other
$103,860
8,020
33 Physician Assistants
$103,620
5,360
34 Nurse Midwives
$102,550
190
35 Computer Network Architects
$102,020
11,180
36 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$101,810
690
37 General and Operations Managers
$101,380
175,410
38 Computer Hardware Engineers
$101,180
7,440
39 Economists
$100,680
1,130
40 Nurse Practitioners
$100,270
7,260
41 Sales Engineers
$99,880
7,700
42 Industrial Production Managers
$99,710
11,730
43 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$99,510
3,400
44 Nuclear Engineers
$99,130
300
45 Physicists
$98,730
1,440
46 Systems Software Developers
$97,880
38,060
47 Actuaries
$97,510
980
48 Optometrists
$97,390
1,930
49 Applications Software Developers
$96,230
45,800
50 Electrical Engineers
$95,550
14,740
51 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$94,230
12,560
52 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$94,100
950
53 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$93,770
2,360
54 Industrial Engineers
$93,690
15,080
55 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$93,280
2,650
56 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$93,220
5,290
57 Other Psychologists
$93,180
610
58 Biomedical Engineers
$93,100
810
59 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$93,050
13,550
60 Veterinarians
$91,930
4,080
61 Materials Engineers
$91,850
2,000
62 Other Life Scientists
$91,810
350
63 Mechanical Engineers
$91,230
20,330
64 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$91,150
1,460
65 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$89,900
100
66 Civil Engineers
$89,320
23,730
67 Administrative Services Managers
$89,260
23,940
68 Medical and Health Services Managers
$89,100
19,460
69 Environmental Engineers
$88,610
2,900
70 Physical Therapists
$88,030
11,730
71 Information Security Analysts
$87,900
6,170
72 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$87,590
1,180
73 Occupational Therapists
$87,250
7,320
74 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$86,290
5,140
75 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$86,240
9,500
76 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$86,070
1,180
77 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$85,240
16,630
78 Commercial Pilots
$85,050
4,200
79 Other Computer Occupations
$85,000
14,000
80 Management Analysts
$83,330
33,550
81 Other Physical Scientists
$82,820
1,240
82 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$82,270
2,160
83 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$81,770
5,180
84 Computer Systems Analysts
$81,730
51,700
85 Historians
$81,080
140
86 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$80,800
1,100
87 Statisticians
$78,840
1,060
88 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$78,820
660
89 Logisticians
$78,610
11,870
90 Nuclear Technicians
$78,480
0
91 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$78,440
33,820
92 Other Education Administrators
$77,840
970
93 Ship Engineers
$77,490
620
94 Financial Analysts
$77,450
21,790
95 Audiologists
$77,230
900
96 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$77,180
990
97 Radiation Therapists
$76,900
950
98 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$76,640
33,610
99 Construction Managers
$76,190
29,680
100 Computer Programmers
$75,540
23,060
101 Real Estate Brokers
$75,410
2,520
102 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$75,090
23,110
103 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$74,340
330
104 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$74,130
850
105 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$74,130
1,930
106 Database Administrators
$74,040
10,970
107 Other Mathematical Science Occupations
$73,860
110
108 Other Business Operations Specialists
$72,490
65,380
109 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$72,210
3,780
110 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$72,200
1,500
111 Operations Research Analysts
$72,160
7,020
112 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$72,080
200
113 Dental Hygienists
$72,070
13,400
114 Art Directors
$72,070
1,900
115 Labor Relations Specialists
$72,000
2,230
116 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$71,820
26,170
117 Political Scientists
$71,820
270
118 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$71,730
1,550
119 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$71,630
5,130
120 Hydrologists
$71,510
350
121 Other Biological Scientists
$71,510
1,570
122 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$71,470
7,970
123 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$71,160
2,190
124 Personal Financial Advisors
$70,970
13,920
125 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$70,950
3,230
126 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$70,820
970
127 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$70,690
2,290
128 Financial Examiners
$70,660
2,480
129 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$69,950
8,030
130 Transportation Inspectors
$69,340
2,720
131 Budget Analysts
$69,150
4,340
132 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$68,960
6,480
133 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$68,690
360
134 Physical Therapist Assistants
$68,420
5,760
135 Speech-Language Pathologists
$68,140
11,670
136 Court Reporters
$67,930
1,370
137 Compliance Officers
$67,880
22,220
138 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$67,830
1,580
139 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$67,780
960
140 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$67,680
5,930
141 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$67,600
2,390
142 Registered Nurses
$67,570
190,170
143 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$67,570
1,210
144 Technical Writers
$67,330
3,860
145 Environmental Science Teachers
$67,220
180
146 Food Scientists and Technologists
$67,060
900
147 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$66,880
1,690
148 Accountants and Auditors
$66,330
106,460
149 Power Plant Operators
$66,060
3,650
150 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$65,860
4,350
151 Insurance Underwriters
$65,820
6,230
152 Computer Network Support Specialists
$65,790
19,870
153 Other Social Workers
$65,710
1,960
154 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$65,640
800
155 Credit Analysts
$65,210
6,540
156 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$65,200
3,450
157 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$65,080
27,070
158 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$64,870
330
159 Emergency Management Directors
$64,530
660
160 Funeral Service Managers
$64,410
620
161 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$64,310
4,180
162 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$63,690
0
163 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$63,680
380
164 Genetic Counselors
$63,390
60
165 Gas Plant Operators
$63,360
2,020
166 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$63,280
810
167 Instructional Coordinators
$63,110
12,820
168 Loan Officers
$63,080
25,160
169 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$62,930
16,770
170 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$62,760
12,670
171 Web Developers
$62,450
9,550
172 Social and Community Service Managers
$62,450
4,560
173 Chemists
$62,250
5,680
174 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$62,080
2,660
175 Fish and Game Wardens
$61,530
450
176 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$61,380
620
177 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$61,310
1,490
178 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$61,110
3,920
179 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$61,080
600
180 Other Drafters
$61,010
1,420
181 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$60,740
2,190
182 Cost Estimators
$60,690
16,230
183 Postsecondary History Teachers
$60,670
2,250
184 Property, Real Estate Managers
$60,590
13,270
185 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$60,540
16,120
186 Other Engineering Technicians
$60,510
9,030
187 Other Therapists
$60,470
740
188 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$60,310
4,340
189 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$60,150
38,960
190 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$60,060
25,380
191 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$59,840
360
192 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$59,670
47,130
193 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$59,570
1,060
194 Agricultural Engineers
$59,570
80
195 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$59,500
4,140
196 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$59,390
1,860
197 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$59,320
5,860
198 Other Financial Specialists
$59,300
9,990
199 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$59,290
1,950
200 Urban and Regional Planners
$59,040
1,790

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