These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Amarillo, TX For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in the Amarillo area. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Internists, General are the highest paid people in Amarillo.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Amarillo:

  1. Internists, General
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Marketing Managers
  6. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  7. Pharmacists
  8. Sales Managers
  9. Financial Managers
  10. Engineers, All Other

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in Amarillo. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Amarillo and Texas job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Amarillo For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 314 job classifications in Amarillo in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Amarillo

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $259,640 $145,550 90
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $240,730 $115,660 200
3 Dentists, General $179,510 $99,340 70
4 Chief Executives $177,610 $63,970 40
5 Marketing Managers $144,580 $73,470 40
6 Architectural and Engineering Managers $134,350 $105,380 40
7 Pharmacists $125,700 $107,420 230
8 Sales Managers $124,710 $62,960 160
9 Financial Managers $124,440 $69,540 180
10 Engineers, All Other $112,650 $67,960 80
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers $109,620 $81,200 50
12 Dietitians and Nutritionists $105,390 $41,070 50
13 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $104,860 $58,900 110
14 General and Operations Managers $101,960 $40,310 1,520
15 Managers, All Other $101,590 $46,740 80
16 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $100,050 $63,760 80
17 Industrial Production Managers $98,480 $46,180 90
18 Lawyers $97,500 $58,240 290
19 Electrical Engineers $94,560 $64,700 120
20 Management Analysts $93,400 $30,420 250
21 Loan Officers $90,590 $39,640 260
22 Human Resources Managers $90,540 $55,380 30
23 Industrial Engineers $89,490 $60,240 60
24 Occupational Therapists $88,040 $64,390 50
25 Medical and Health Services Managers $87,260 $51,600 250
26 Nurse Practitioners $87,100 $55,910 90
27 Physical Therapists $84,470 $64,510 110
28 Mechanical Engineers $83,040 $59,830 100
29 Construction Managers $82,880 $52,540 160
30 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $82,350 $43,600 50
31 Civil Engineers $81,820 $49,350 130
32 Veterinarians $81,230 $54,610 50
33 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $81,200 $41,870 710
34 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $81,170 $46,710 40
35 Real Estate Sales Agents $78,690 $21,270 70
36 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $78,570 $19,680 170
37 Computer Occupations, All Other $77,960 $53,830 70
38 Computer Systems Analysts $75,910 $49,780 230
39 Accountants and Auditors $75,120 $36,870 770
40 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $75,100 $46,180 470
41 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $74,880 $53,110 90
42 Computer Programmers $74,070 $35,220 250
43 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $73,710 $43,210 100
44 Administrative Services Managers $73,360 $29,660 140
45 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $73,270 $44,090 110
46 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $70,730 $38,070 140
47 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $70,500 $43,310 240
48 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $70,050 $20,300 250
49 Software Developers, Applications $69,810 $34,790 130
50 Logisticians $69,600 $40,290 30
51 Dental Hygienists $69,500 $58,020 110
52 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $69,090 $60,900 80
53 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $68,740 $18,580 30
54 Cost Estimators $68,190 $38,340 150
55 Financial Specialists, All Other $67,370 $37,010 50
56 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $67,320 $38,330 170
57 Credit Analysts $66,710 $34,930 70
58 Social Workers, All Other $66,240 $58,550 40
59 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other $65,420 $34,970 40
60 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $64,750 $25,220 70
61 Social and Community Service Managers $64,610 $36,250 50
62 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $64,520 $36,240 220
63 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $64,460 $45,450 70
64 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $64,010 $16,390 40
65 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $63,390 $42,560 60
66 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $63,020 $41,710 480
67 Speech-Language Pathologists $62,110 $41,380 70
68 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $61,840 $35,090 480
69 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $61,370 $18,100 110
70 Health Educators $60,630 $27,520 50
71 Registered Nurses $60,380 $43,400 2,610
72 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $59,810 $22,030 110
73 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $59,390 $25,010 390
74 Gas Plant Operators $59,330 $49,330 70
75 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers $59,110 $35,400 150
76 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $58,900 $40,870 720
77 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $58,770 $21,660 60
78 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $58,740 $25,030 40
79 Instructional Coordinators $58,440 $34,940 170
80 Physical Therapist Assistants $58,300 $45,260 70
81 Insurance Sales Agents $58,250 $27,000 370
82 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $58,160 $18,590 50
83 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $57,550 $41,350 140
84 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $57,040 $35,320 150
85 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $56,510 $38,190 60
86 Human Resources Specialists $55,630 $31,840 260
87 Compliance Officers $55,490 $28,220 140
88 Mechanical Drafters $55,270 $35,380 40
89 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $55,260 $18,880 110
90 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $55,200 $49,390 150
91 Coaches and Scouts $55,050 $26,160 130
92 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other $55,000 $28,230 60
93 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $54,780 $30,150 70
94 Conservation Scientists $54,640 $37,390 30
95 Public Relations Specialists $54,590 $26,000 190
96 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $54,300 $27,470 940
97 Fundraisers $54,010 $30,700 80
98 Training and Development Specialists $53,980 $28,200 220
99 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $53,970 $43,110 130
100 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $53,400 $41,670 1,250