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

We combed through the data to identify the profession in Dallas that will get you rich.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 1 day ago

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 Dallas 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 Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in Dallas.

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

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Surgeons
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  8. Petroleum Engineers
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in the Dallas. 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 Dallas and Texas job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Dallas For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 603 job classifications in Dallas 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 Dallas

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $251,390 $180,880 140
2 Surgeons $249,650 $164,990 670
3 Chief Executives $229,250 $114,800 1,400
4 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $201,100 $109,030 1,630
5 Dentists, General $195,990 $124,610 2,130
6 Family and General Practitioners $185,330 $126,660 670
7 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $169,530 $53,850 3,650
8 Petroleum Engineers $166,860 $87,490 1,430
9 Nurse Anesthetists $155,290 $131,040 140
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers $154,830 $97,290 2,380
11 Lawyers $152,030 $75,270 10,590
12 Financial Managers $150,390 $81,400 7,600
13 Internists, General $150,160 $82,780 3,370
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers $149,010 $90,740 6,510
15 Marketing Managers $147,310 $86,160 3,010
16 Natural Sciences Managers $147,110 $88,210 130
17 General and Operations Managers $144,950 $53,060 36,630
18 Sales Managers $140,660 $58,950 6,480
19 Compensation and Benefits Managers $134,780 $74,290 220
20 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $134,070 $18,670 460
21 Training and Development Managers $134,060 $89,630 390
22 Managers, All Other $133,940 $84,800 3,980
23 Real Estate Brokers $133,840 $38,180 840
24 Human Resources Managers $133,120 $78,480 1,810
25 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $132,090 $68,370 920
26 Advertising and Promotions Managers $131,460 $50,910 300
27 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $125,920 $21,470 350
28 Personal Financial Advisors $123,910 $39,530 3,840
29 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $120,940 $62,270 650
30 Purchasing Managers $120,020 $59,390 1,160
31 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $119,900 $81,170 140
32 Pharmacists $118,580 $88,400 3,770
33 Optometrists $118,450 $67,150 350
34 Administrative Services Managers $118,030 $55,690 4,120
35 Sales Engineers $115,990 $63,690 2,890
36 Economists $115,440 $70,610 370
37 Actuaries $114,980 $60,150 430
38 Chemical Engineers $113,680 $68,870 510
39 Medical and Health Services Managers $111,850 $58,600 3,330
40 Engineers, All Other $110,420 $65,410 1,170
41 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $108,460 $55,580 340
42 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $108,430 $43,640 3,010
43 Industrial Production Managers $108,070 $63,950 2,150
44 Nurse Midwives $108,070 $73,710 60
45 Computer Hardware Engineers $107,620 $68,250 1,970
46 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $106,370 $36,360 220
47 Computer Network Architects $105,510 $66,260 4,990
48 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $105,460 $53,260 100
49 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $105,050 $33,430 7,200
50 Mechanical Engineers $104,970 $58,250 3,780
51 Nurse Practitioners $104,690 $80,340 1,670
52 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $104,440 $66,220 5,120
53 Physical Therapists $103,350 $64,460 3,170
54 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $102,610 $55,220 2,080
55 Software Developers, Applications $101,570 $61,280 16,900
56 Software Developers, Systems Software $101,190 $66,470 12,430
57 Occupational Therapists $99,180 $61,630 2,560
58 Physical Scientists, All Other $98,340 $54,700 280
59 Computer Occupations, All Other $98,190 $53,430 3,880
60 Veterinarians $97,320 $31,320 780
61 Materials Scientists $97,160 $49,920 40
62 Electrical Engineers $96,330 $64,900 3,220
63 Financial Analysts $96,180 $50,710 7,280
64 Physician Assistants $96,050 $36,160 1,380
65 Biochemists and Biophysicists $95,900 $30,820 70
66 Art Directors $95,850 $43,130 640
67 Transportation Inspectors $95,780 $65,280 570
68 Aerospace Engineers $95,600 $62,510 1,370
69 Industrial Engineers $95,390 $56,050 3,820
70 Materials Engineers $95,190 $57,420 720
71 Computer Systems Analysts $95,160 $57,560 20,680
72 Environmental Engineers $94,000 $57,740 710
73 Construction Managers $93,810 $54,080 4,830
74 Education Administrators, All Other $92,550 $36,430 140
75 Civil Engineers $92,420 $58,990 3,810
76 Financial Examiners $91,970 $46,170 1,110
77 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $91,700 $39,500 1,270
78 Management Analysts $91,400 $50,160 10,350
79 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $90,510 $44,970 920
80 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $89,970 $46,490 2,030
81 Computer Programmers $89,490 $37,550 7,680
82 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $89,460 $54,060 360
83 Biomedical Engineers $88,270 $60,150 140
84 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,850 $41,060 480
85 Psychologists, All Other $87,550 $44,640 70
86 Information Security Analysts $87,490 $36,710 3,110
87 Database Administrators $87,180 $48,020 3,210
88 Credit Analysts $86,990 $41,730 2,500
89 Funeral Service Managers $86,830 $36,500 80
90 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $86,800 $53,850 10,800
91 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $86,690 $42,620 120
92 Speech-Language Pathologists $85,810 $51,410 3,530
93 Budget Analysts $84,490 $49,990 1,000
94 Statisticians $84,050 $43,810 290
95 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $83,630 $59,120 4,400
96 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $83,400 $60,810 270
97 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $83,190 $34,610 7,060
98 Producers and Directors $82,940 $33,160 1,500
99 Operations Research Analysts $82,870 $50,930 2,710
100 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $82,850 $41,570 320

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