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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 Houston 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Houston.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Houston:
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 15 on the list of highest paid professions in Houston. 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 Houston and Texas job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 666 job classifications in Houston 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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|4||Family and General Practitioners||$201,340|
|5||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$188,160|
|7||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$180,600|
|14||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$157,750|
|18||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$151,490|
|20||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$148,230|
|22||Air Traffic Controllers||$146,310|
|23||Natural Sciences Managers||$146,300|
|24||General and Operations Managers||$145,640|
|26||Human Resources Managers||$142,400|
|27||Managers, All Other||$139,800|
|28||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$137,780|
|29||Training and Development Managers||$134,590|
|32||Engineers, All Other||$124,270|
|33||Industrial Production Managers||$121,970|
|34||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$120,490|
|35||Marine Engineers and Naval Architects||$117,870|
|39||Computer Network Architects||$115,100|
|41||Administrative Services Managers||$113,990|
|43||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$112,300|
|44||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$110,810|
|45||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$110,760|
|48||Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other||$109,550|
|49||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$108,740|
|53||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$107,610|
|55||Real Estate Brokers||$106,890|
|56||Medical and Health Services Managers||$106,840|
|57||Software Developers, Systems Software||$106,270|
|58||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$106,150|
|59||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$106,140|
|60||Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels||$105,620|
|61||Physical Scientists, All Other||$104,920|
|63||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$104,450|
|64||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$103,770|
|65||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$103,440|
|66||Personal Financial Advisors||$103,410|
|67||Computer Systems Analysts||$102,730|
|68||Software Developers, Applications||$102,260|
|69||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$102,160|
|74||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$101,090|
|75||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$98,930|
|76||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$98,390|
|79||Information Security Analysts||$97,150|
|80||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$96,160|
|81||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$95,960|
|83||Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers||$95,450|
|84||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$95,120|
|85||Computer Occupations, All Other||$94,730|
|86||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$94,480|
|87||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$94,290|
|89||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,440|
|91||Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||$93,010|
|93||Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$91,730|
|95||Operations Research Analysts||$90,750|
|97||Business Operations Specialists, All Other||$90,650|
|98||Psychologists, All Other||$90,620|
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