These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Austin, 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 Austin 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Austin.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Pediatricians, General
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  6. Psychiatrists
  7. Petroleum Engineers
  8. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  9. Marketing Managers
  10. Compensation and Benefits Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 4 on the list of highest paid professions in Austin. 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 Austin and Texas job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Austin For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 551 job classifications in Austin 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 Austin

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $263,860 $172,750 1,730
2 Chief Executives $189,300 $73,140 590
3 Pediatricians, General $171,140 $115,000 240
4 Dentists, General $165,090 $106,870 610
5 Architectural and Engineering Managers $161,530 $100,720 1,120
6 Psychiatrists $160,310 $56,420 110
7 Petroleum Engineers $156,280 $63,060 230
8 Computer and Information Systems Managers $154,320 $96,620 3,090
9 Marketing Managers $153,220 $79,350 1,650
10 Compensation and Benefits Managers $144,870 $80,590 60
11 Sales Managers $143,790 $53,490 2,210
12 Family and General Practitioners $139,930 $77,920 500
13 Lawyers $138,860 $55,090 5,080
14 Financial Managers $138,690 $65,760 2,280
15 Human Resources Managers $130,200 $72,370 560
16 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $129,090 $64,160 390
17 Natural Sciences Managers $128,900 $86,780 230
18 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $120,480 $56,930 560
19 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $120,250 $52,270 360
20 Computer Network Architects $120,220 $74,510 2,490
21 General and Operations Managers $120,030 $43,470 14,520
22 Managers, All Other $118,990 $69,110 1,020
23 Purchasing Managers $118,590 $59,170 290
24 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $115,890 $50,950 80
25 Pharmacists $115,500 $83,680 1,670
26 Electrical Engineers $114,770 $71,130 2,880
27 Sales Engineers $111,960 $73,170 1,540
28 Training and Development Managers $110,110 $55,280 130
29 Computer Hardware Engineers $110,090 $74,680 1,990
30 Industrial Production Managers $109,760 $49,110 570
31 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $109,570 $67,980 1,930
32 Biochemists and Biophysicists $108,650 $49,700 280
33 Administrative Services Managers $106,880 $50,030 3,190
34 Advertising and Promotions Managers $104,800 $37,340 190
35 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $104,660 $18,870 450
36 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $103,830 $45,240 130
37 Management Analysts $103,670 $53,750 4,330
38 Engineers, All Other $102,940 $64,570 1,100
39 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $102,820 $65,310 80
40 Information Security Analysts $102,170 $67,880 590
41 Actuaries $101,910 $57,740 110
42 Software Developers, Systems Software $100,690 $56,030 7,260
43 Veterinarians $100,480 $70,050 520
44 Physician Assistants $99,910 $67,630 330
45 Economists $99,840 $39,990 90
46 Loan Officers $99,410 $38,170 1,650
47 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $99,180 $78,670 180
48 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $98,670 $64,590 200
49 Personal Financial Advisors $97,750 $37,190 1,170
50 Computer and Information Research Scientists $97,580 $53,250 570
51 Real Estate Brokers $97,490 $53,110 190
52 Construction Managers $96,940 $49,700 1,910
53 Chemical Engineers $96,580 $48,290 200
54 Software Developers, Applications $95,850 $48,310 11,960
55 Mechanical Engineers $95,720 $61,160 1,400
56 Financial Analysts $95,350 $49,150 3,040
57 Medical and Health Services Managers $95,300 $54,890 1,480
58 Legal Support Workers, All Other $94,980 $26,210 350
59 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $94,200 $36,100 110
60 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $94,110 $17,620 150
61 Industrial Engineers $94,010 $60,770 770
62 Nurse Practitioners $92,490 $48,470 730
63 Psychologists, All Other $92,290 $83,450 30
64 Physical Therapists $91,790 $45,420 1,100
65 Computer Programmers $90,500 $54,000 3,780
66 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $90,470 $52,000 460
67 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $89,140 $42,620 2,240
68 Art Directors $88,720 $46,890 450
69 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $87,900 $40,950 120
70 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,310 $44,960 220
71 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $87,160 $49,020 210
72 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $87,090 $30,250 1,340
73 Logisticians $86,110 $47,870 1,020
74 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $86,090 $46,190 4,510
75 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,810 $44,290 320
76 Materials Scientists $85,620 $38,450 50
77 Optometrists $85,350 $40,650 110
78 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $84,800 $51,950 450
79 Computer Occupations, All Other $84,530 $48,410 1,620
80 Computer Systems Analysts $84,240 $46,270 10,970
81 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $83,830 $40,740 100
82 Financial Examiners $83,470 $51,810 360
83 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $82,980 $42,030 290
84 Civil Engineers $81,440 $52,160 2,320
85 Biomedical Engineers $81,190 $45,340 330
86 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $81,090 $53,670 60
87 Commercial Pilots $80,800 $29,450 310
88 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $80,410 $39,830 5,370
89 Statisticians $79,730 $45,600 280
90 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $79,690 $54,600 1,610
91 Education Administrators, All Other $79,540 $39,730 150
92 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $79,330 $43,810 160
93 Electrical and Electronics Drafters $79,140 $42,400 290
94 Database Administrators $78,560 $46,200 1,620
95 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $78,060 $46,990 340
96 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $77,450 $40,160 6,050
97 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $77,060 $38,070 6,270
98 Occupational Therapists $76,650 $53,100 530
99 Web Developers $76,580 $41,220 1,890
100 Social and Community Service Managers $76,540 $43,870 420
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