The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Dallas, TX For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Dallas

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 Chief Executives are the highest paid people in Dallas.

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

  1. Chief Executives
  2. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Pediatricians, General
  5. Family Medicine Physicians
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  10. Computer and Information Systems Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 6 on the list of highest paid professions in 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:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Dallas For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 623 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 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Dallas

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Chief Executives $242,020 $136,820 2,280
2 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $238,410 $60,960 1,100
3 Psychiatrists $236,510 $61,140 490
4 Pediatricians, General $216,150 $117,040 480
5 Family Medicine Physicians $213,390 $70,620 2,410
6 Dentists, General $207,180 $96,280 2,930
7 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $198,870 $63,680 7,930
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers $162,730 $95,430 4,050
9 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $162,140 $53,940 4,670
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers $161,880 $99,320 11,050
11 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $158,210 $56,680 560
12 Lawyers $151,100 $64,920 14,620
13 Chemical Engineers $150,680 $75,850 1,090
14 Physicists $150,140 $108,080 380
15 Sales Managers $148,950 $66,340 11,390
16 Air Traffic Controllers $142,990 $88,050 780
17 Marketing Managers $141,630 $81,770 6,110
18 Purchasing Managers $136,030 $82,090 2,150
19 Computer and Information Research Scientists $134,870 $79,790 740
20 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $134,740 $71,040 9,130
21 General and Operations Managers $134,340 $50,780 65,040
22 Aerospace Engineers $128,710 $78,350 3,150
23 Training and Development Managers $128,160 $80,760 930
24 Podiatrists $126,930 $84,410 90
25 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $125,780 $70,140 1,920
26 Sales Engineers $124,530 $68,600 2,980
27 Natural Sciences Managers $124,290 $67,070 670
28 Industrial Production Managers $124,250 $70,320 3,910
29 General Internal Medicine Physicians $123,900 $54,740 1,540
30 Computer Network Architects $123,400 $76,200 5,690
31 Commercial Pilots $122,120 $68,510 2,250
32 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $121,700 $73,740 4,800
33 Compensation and Benefits Managers $121,610 $62,880 450
34 Computer Hardware Engineers $120,950 $83,670 1,570
35 Pharmacists $120,390 $79,230 6,850
36 Actuaries $119,260 $76,610 390
37 Materials Scientists $118,770 $69,650 90
38 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $115,630 $67,610 160
39 Nurse Practitioners $115,190 $83,560 4,210
40 Economists $114,220 $70,030 380
41 Information Security Analysts $114,100 $68,580 4,690
42 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $113,190 $52,400 50
43 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $111,570 $57,650 1,960
44 Veterinarians $111,360 $61,460 1,180
45 Personal Financial Advisors $110,920 $43,470 4,960
46 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $110,340 $69,060 51,370
47 Electrical Engineers $110,160 $66,810 4,270
48 Optometrists $109,740 $68,400 910
49 Advertising and Promotions Managers $109,030 $56,370 550
50 Medical and Health Services Managers $108,540 $49,410 10,060
51 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $106,830 $56,380 210
52 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $106,610 $64,160 4,380
53 Environmental Engineers $106,610 $69,720 510
54 Engineers, All Other $106,230 $63,610 3,100
55 Mechanical Engineers $105,200 $63,210 6,030
56 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $104,860 $54,790 9,200
57 Biochemists and Biophysicists $103,230 $57,310 410
58 Hydrologists $102,750 $54,100 50
59 Construction Managers $102,670 $63,410 9,740
60 Physician Assistants $102,400 $39,800 2,660
61 Emergency Management Directors $101,780 $59,300 170
62 Materials Engineers $101,660 $62,380 580
63 Statisticians $101,510 $65,350 540
64 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $101,160 $33,280 260
65 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $101,130 $19,660 210
66 Database Administrators and Architects $101,080 $61,830 4,820
67 Civil Engineers $100,950 $53,680 5,950
68 Industrial Engineers $100,780 $64,880 7,290
69 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $98,960 $60,410 780
70 Computer Programmers $98,730 $54,710 9,240
71 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $98,650 $18,010 170
72 Computer Systems Analysts $97,250 $57,610 19,460
73 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $96,900 $18,240 640
74 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $95,700 $65,460 790
75 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $95,530 $31,090 380
76 Financial Examiners $94,820 $50,840 2,330
77 Computer Occupations, All Other $93,530 $46,820 11,490
78 Chiropractors $93,490 $22,760 790
79 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $93,400 $64,360 850
80 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $93,090 $60,890 1,410
81 Physical Therapists $92,960 $63,660 4,680
82 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $92,290 $41,010 3,750
83 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $91,430 $18,610 50
84 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $90,930 $58,180 12,610
85 Management Analysts $90,510 $56,600 15,270
86 Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other $90,020 $49,040 17,540
87 Insurance Sales Agents $89,330 $32,800 11,150
88 Occupational Therapists $88,880 $59,160 2,780
89 Loan Officers $88,790 $33,010 8,890
90 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $88,740 $41,210 1,730
91 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $88,010 $42,770 7,940
92 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $87,810 $64,750 8,020
93 Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners $87,520 $53,650 320
94 Psychologists, All Other $87,400 $43,610 170
95 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $87,310 $72,260 110
96 Operations Research Analysts $87,050 $46,260 4,370
97 Radiation Therapists $86,970 $66,310 910
98 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $86,410 $29,720 360
99 Transportation Inspectors $86,280 $31,650 1,310
100 Biological Scientists, All Other $84,940 $54,100 370
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