The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Dallas, TX For 2021

By Chris Kolmar - Jun. 7, 2021

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2021. This is our sixth 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. Dentists, General
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Pediatricians, General
  5. Family Medicine Physicians
  6. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  7. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  10. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 2 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 2021

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 626 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, 2021.

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 $252,830 $147,820 2,340
2 Dentists, General $230,750 $100,310 3,010
3 Psychiatrists $215,040 $58,970 400
4 Pediatricians, General $214,170 $147,210 90
5 Family Medicine Physicians $210,000 $75,250 2,740
6 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $205,530 $61,540 6,890
7 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $199,990 $55,180 720
8 Nurse Anesthetists $174,540 $137,210 480
9 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $165,420 $58,350 600
10 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $163,910 $54,840 4,840
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers $162,180 $104,470 12,440
12 Financial Managers $160,380 $75,610 16,410
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers $157,770 $87,750 4,610
14 Marketing Managers $155,980 $91,970 7,080
15 Air Traffic Controllers $152,270 $98,100 770
16 Sales Managers $151,350 $65,890 12,220
17 Lawyers $150,230 $69,400 15,510
18 Physicists $139,590 $49,500 420
19 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $139,090 $75,030 10,210
20 Purchasing Managers $137,500 $82,740 2,310
21 Computer and Information Research Scientists $134,250 $81,890 540
22 Training and Development Managers $132,660 $83,280 1,030
23 General and Operations Managers $129,430 $45,350 69,100
24 Chemical Engineers $128,930 $67,750 560
25 Industrial Production Managers $128,600 $74,180 3,830
26 Aerospace Engineers $128,460 $79,130 3,190
27 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $126,810 $73,460 2,100
28 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $126,800 $77,650 5,020
29 Actuaries $125,840 $77,030 530
30 Commercial Pilots $125,060 $69,390 1,830
31 Compensation and Benefits Managers $122,620 $68,620 590
32 Computer Network Architects $122,020 $73,400 7,260
33 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $119,990 $69,140 160
34 Advertising and Promotions Managers $119,820 $62,580 530
35 Engineers, All Other $118,170 $66,750 2,830
36 Pharmacists $118,030 $74,950 6,950
37 Information Security Analysts $117,480 $72,550 6,130
38 Sales Engineers $117,450 $65,090 3,370
39 Computer Hardware Engineers $116,910 $69,030 2,130
40 Nurse Practitioners $116,740 $86,340 4,320
41 Economists $115,100 $57,020 200
42 Veterinarians $114,340 $78,300 1,280
43 Environmental Engineers $114,170 $72,110 630
44 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $113,940 $61,900 2,140
45 Medical and Health Services Managers $113,770 $52,810 10,010
46 Computer Programmers $112,050 $62,910 8,300
47 Optometrists $111,240 $89,250 900
48 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $111,180 $69,970 52,490
49 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $108,970 $63,100 210
50 Physician Assistants $106,570 $49,020 3,430
51 Electrical Engineers $106,240 $69,610 3,290
52 Database Administrators and Architects $106,050 $65,230 5,070
53 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $105,480 $56,590 9,190
54 Personal Financial Advisors $105,400 $48,090 5,970
55 Mechanical Engineers $105,090 $64,130 6,600
56 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $104,360 $61,490 4,620
57 Materials Engineers $104,300 $60,980 500
58 Civil Engineers $104,250 $53,800 6,260
59 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $103,860 $65,040 2,160
60 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $103,680 $19,570 290
61 Computer Systems Analysts $103,130 $60,830 21,590
62 Emergency Management Directors $101,590 $56,750 200
63 Nurse Midwives $101,560 $72,990 130
64 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $101,460 $26,150 720
65 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $98,750 $64,700 1,510
66 Management Analysts $98,740 $59,560 17,300
67 Industrial Engineers $97,990 $59,310 8,370
68 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $97,740 $62,590 600
69 Physical Therapists $95,880 $65,120 4,550
70 Statisticians $95,870 $66,830 590
71 Computer Occupations, All Other $95,550 $50,430 11,850
72 Construction Managers $95,230 $55,510 12,120
73 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $94,650 $53,080 60
74 Audiologists $94,380 $70,560 80
75 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $93,350 $63,320 890
76 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $92,460 $38,580 14,800
77 Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners $92,150 $54,800 290
78 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $91,700 $34,650 240
79 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $91,630 $41,280 1,700
80 Radiation Therapists $91,260 $68,280 720
81 Fashion Designers $91,060 $41,300 110
82 Anthropologists and Archeologists $90,730 $58,110 80
83 Materials Scientists $90,670 $49,120 60
84 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $89,920 $58,490 12,200
85 Occupational Therapists $89,860 $61,190 2,560
86 Psychologists, All Other $89,830 $43,040 190
87 Computer Network Support Specialists $89,610 $49,980 7,310
88 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $89,310 $50,390 460
89 Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other $89,300 $50,650 16,670
90 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $89,260 $17,920 530
91 Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other $89,070 $49,930 46,510
92 Chiropractors $88,430 $22,920 820
93 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $88,250 $72,590 120
94 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $88,140 $66,130 7,770
95 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,020 $19,120 1,020
96 Financial Examiners $87,980 $49,610 2,470
97 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $87,830 $25,850 310
98 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $87,590 $37,380 7,810
99 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $87,400 $57,510 550
100 Insurance Sales Agents $87,360 $28,090 11,240

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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