We combed through the data to identify the profession in Austin that will get you rich.
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:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 4 on the list of highest paid professions in the 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:
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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|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$263,860|
|5||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$161,530|
|8||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$154,320|
|10||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$144,870|
|12||Family and General Practitioners||$139,930|
|15||Human Resources Managers||$130,200|
|16||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$129,090|
|17||Natural Sciences Managers||$128,900|
|18||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$120,480|
|19||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$120,250|
|20||Computer Network Architects||$120,220|
|21||General and Operations Managers||$120,030|
|22||Managers, All Other||$118,990|
|24||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$115,890|
|28||Training and Development Managers||$110,110|
|29||Computer Hardware Engineers||$110,090|
|30||Industrial Production Managers||$109,760|
|31||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$109,570|
|32||Biochemists and Biophysicists||$108,650|
|33||Administrative Services Managers||$106,880|
|34||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$104,800|
|35||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$104,660|
|36||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,830|
|38||Engineers, All Other||$102,940|
|39||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$102,820|
|40||Information Security Analysts||$102,170|
|42||Software Developers, Systems Software||$100,690|
|47||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$99,180|
|48||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$98,670|
|49||Personal Financial Advisors||$97,750|
|50||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$97,580|
|51||Real Estate Brokers||$97,490|
|54||Software Developers, Applications||$95,850|
|57||Medical and Health Services Managers||$95,300|
|58||Legal Support Workers, All Other||$94,980|
|59||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,200|
|60||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$94,110|
|63||Psychologists, All Other||$92,290|
|66||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$90,470|
|67||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$89,140|
|69||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,900|
|70||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,310|
|71||Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other||$87,160|
|72||Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers||$87,090|
|74||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$86,090|
|75||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,810|
|78||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$84,800|
|79||Computer Occupations, All Other||$84,530|
|80||Computer Systems Analysts||$84,240|
|81||Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary||$83,830|
|83||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$82,980|
|86||Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$81,090|
|88||Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||$80,410|
|90||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$79,690|
|91||Education Administrators, All Other||$79,540|
|92||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$79,330|
|93||Electrical and Electronics Drafters||$79,140|
|95||Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate||$78,060|
|96||Business Operations Specialists, All Other||$77,450|
|97||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$77,060|
|100||Social and Community Service Managers||$76,540|
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