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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 oral and maxillofacial surgeons (average salary $200,640). The salary and the employment information in Texas is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Texas

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Psychiatrists
$205,330
1,110
2 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$200,640
510
3 Family and General Practitioners
$196,660
7,910
4 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$195,090
1,150
5 Other Specialists Dentists
$194,080
470
6 Chief Executives
$185,930
4,670
7 General Pediatricians
$168,370
2,230
8 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$164,860
11,360
9 Nurse Anesthetists
$157,570
5,770
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$155,150
11,370
11 Podiatrists
$152,740
480
12 General Dentists
$150,820
8,350
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$150,120
19,420
14 Petroleum Engineers
$149,150
17,840
15 Marketing Managers
$143,110
10,500
16 Air Traffic Controllers
$135,560
2,060
17 Financial Managers
$131,440
32,480
18 Mining and Geological Engineers
$129,740
580
19 Sales Managers
$129,200
24,410
20 Pharmacists
$127,020
22,130
21 Chemical Engineers
$126,110
8,200
22 Lawyers
$125,890
42,870
23 General Internists
$125,830
4,960
24 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$124,580
7,780
25 Purchasing Managers
$123,550
5,210
26 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$122,390
2,820
27 Prosthodontists
$121,990
0
28 Human Resources Managers
$121,170
7,090
29 Training and Development Managers
$119,390
1,640
30 Natural Sciences Managers
$117,900
2,010
31 Aerospace Engineers
$117,500
7,030
32 Computer Network Architects
$116,280
12,330
33 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$116,080
740
34 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$115,320
3,760
35 All Other Managers
$115,260
16,570
36 Computer Hardware Engineers
$111,570
1,980
37 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$111,410
13,460
38 Materials Scientists
$110,460
620
39 Nurse Practitioners
$109,620
10,730
40 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$109,250
650
41 General and Operations Managers
$109,200
165,360
42 Nuclear Engineers
$108,380
590
43 Agricultural Engineers
$108,250
70
44 Industrial Production Managers
$107,870
10,140
45 Applications Software Developers
$107,720
67,850
46 Systems Software Developers
$107,340
25,330
47 Engineers, All Other
$106,960
10,760
48 Physicists
$105,760
650
49 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$105,680
2,170
50 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$104,670
12,310
51 Physician Assistants
$104,080
7,150
52 Industrial Engineers
$100,740
16,700
53 Administrative Services Managers
$100,010
20,530
54 Other Life Scientists
$99,900
140
55 Sales Engineers
$99,880
10,690
56 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$99,540
3,310
57 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$99,110
6,030
58 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$98,940
3,400
59 Electrical Engineers
$98,490
14,300
60 Optometrists
$98,380
2,600
61 Other Psychologists
$97,680
670
62 Economists
$97,550
670
63 Medical and Health Services Managers
$96,830
23,740
64 Environmental Engineers
$95,870
2,900
65 Veterinarians
$95,520
4,210
66 Actuaries
$95,100
1,080
67 Nurse Midwives
$94,700
170
68 Other Physical Scientists
$94,610
1,210
69 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$94,410
960
70 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$94,280
1,310
71 Mechanical Engineers
$93,880
18,970
72 Materials Engineers
$93,760
2,580
73 Construction Managers
$93,690
25,630
74 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$93,660
10,230
75 Commercial Pilots
$93,320
5,100
76 Information Security Analysts
$92,630
7,760
77 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$92,450
1,060
78 Physical Therapists
$92,310
15,930
79 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$92,080
910
80 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$91,300
31,140
81 Biomedical Engineers
$91,190
1,030
82 Occupational Therapists
$90,520
10,170
83 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$89,320
1,220
84 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$89,190
5,240
85 Civil Engineers
$89,120
27,000
86 Computer Systems Analysts
$88,940
56,220
87 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$88,500
3,120
88 Management Analysts
$88,390
36,050
89 Database Administrators
$88,290
11,570
90 Other Computer Occupations
$87,960
19,640
91 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$86,170
32,660
92 Personal Financial Advisors
$86,130
11,530
93 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$85,810
1,190
94 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$85,690
8,730
95 Financial Examiners
$84,390
3,670
96 Computer Programmers
$82,620
20,850
97 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$82,290
1,440
98 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$81,990
26,190
99 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$81,870
770
100 Financial Analysts
$81,850
26,380
101 Other Education Administrators
$81,790
1,580
102 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$81,230
680
103 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$81,150
1,090
104 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$81,040
2,890
105 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$80,680
3,870
106 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$80,110
2,960
107 Operations Research Analysts
$79,850
11,400
108 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$79,480
2,270
109 Political Scientists
$79,390
320
110 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$79,390
16,780
111 Transportation Inspectors
$79,320
4,560
112 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$79,200
370
113 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$79,090
580
114 Nuclear Technicians
$78,910
220
115 Logisticians
$78,890
13,920
116 Genetic Counselors
$78,630
100
117 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$77,920
250
118 Art Directors
$77,860
1,890
119 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$77,430
1,580
120 Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations
$77,300
280
121 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$77,300
350
122 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$77,050
810
123 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$76,970
2,090
124 Radiation Therapists
$75,740
1,690
125 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$75,730
1,030
126 Statisticians
$75,530
1,690
127 Speech-Language Pathologists
$75,270
14,660
128 Environmental Science Teachers
$75,190
260
129 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$74,860
50
130 Budget Analysts
$74,780
4,770
131 Other Social Workers
$74,590
1,650
132 Compliance Officers
$74,580
25,260
133 Other Biological Scientists
$74,560
1,940
134 Dental Hygienists
$74,480
13,600
135 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$74,240
4,260
136 Other Business Operations Specialists
$74,230
78,270
137 Power Plant Operators
$73,850
2,880
138 Accountants and Auditors
$72,980
116,000
139 Credit Analysts
$72,740
7,930
140 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$72,490
1,670
141 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$72,270
390
142 Historians
$72,170
120
143 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$71,990
1,690
144 Hydrologists
$71,870
310
145 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$71,800
5,270
146 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$71,720
4,980
147 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$71,440
11,660
148 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$71,430
10,190
149 Social and Community Service Managers
$70,880
3,730
150 Emergency Management Directors
$70,870
480
151 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$70,850
24,210
152 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$70,810
4,040
153 Registered Nurses
$70,730
212,230
154 Broadcast News Analysts
$70,370
150
155 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$70,350
2,760
156 Loan Officers
$70,330
20,810
157 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$70,220
28,820
158 Technical Writers
$69,930
4,360
159 Real Estate Brokers
$69,400
2,290
160 Physical Therapist Assistants
$69,240
7,240
161 Chemists
$68,840
5,600
162 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$68,800
1,080
163 Web Developers
$68,660
7,920
164 Instructional Coordinators
$68,650
14,230
165 Computer Network Support Specialists
$68,290
16,890
166 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$68,210
1,500
167 Ship Engineers
$68,210
250
168 Cost Estimators
$68,080
17,330
169 Other Mathematical Science Occupations
$68,040
200
170 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$67,920
14,080
171 Landscape Architects
$67,750
1,060
172 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$67,510
20,900
173 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$67,390
2,460
174 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$67,230
3,660
175 Labor Relations Specialists
$67,020
2,800
176 Court Reporters
$66,910
1,640
177 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$66,680
1,090
178 Postsecondary History Teachers
$66,440
2,110
179 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$66,270
280
180 Audiologists
$66,190
800
181 Fish and Game Wardens
$66,060
470
182 Funeral Service Managers
$66,020
410
183 Property, Real Estate Managers
$65,520
11,270
184 Other Financial Specialists
$65,470
9,470
185 Chiropractors
$65,450
1,940
186 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$65,390
4,390
187 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$65,220
12,800
188 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$65,180
300
189 Astronomers
$65,130
210
190 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$64,990
6,250
191 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$64,850
39,050
192 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$64,770
2,130
193 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$64,540
4,120
194 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$64,540
1,680
195 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$64,530
5,570
196 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$64,300
27,360
197 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$64,260
71,220
198 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
$64,220
2,550
199 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$63,890
850
200 Other Therapists
$63,850
580

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