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

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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:

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Surgeons
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  6. Pediatricians, General
  7. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  8. Petroleum Engineers
  9. Podiatrists
  10. Marketing Managers

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:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Houston For 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Houston

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $271,280 $187,040 1,210
2 Chief Executives $241,130 $130,940 1,990
3 Surgeons $221,790 $53,470 470
4 Family and General Practitioners $201,340 $71,860 2,130
5 Architectural and Engineering Managers $188,160 $106,830 4,820
6 Pediatricians, General $185,600 $129,180 740
7 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $180,600 $60,090 5,560
8 Petroleum Engineers $173,290 $97,180 10,810
9 Podiatrists $165,700 $43,960 90
10 Marketing Managers $162,390 $81,620 2,670
11 Lawyers $161,590 $63,400 12,650
12 Nurse Anesthetists $158,520 $113,460 1,350
13 Internists, General $158,320 $55,470 890
14 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $157,750 $58,820 6,140
15 Dentists, General $157,720 $67,060 1,460
16 Financial Managers $157,660 $78,750 8,590
17 Purchasing Managers $154,150 $74,870 1,700
18 Computer and Information Systems Managers $151,490 $94,540 5,930
19 Psychiatrists $150,230 $52,340 210
20 Compensation and Benefits Managers $148,230 $82,070 250
21 Sales Managers $146,430 $72,560 6,760
22 Air Traffic Controllers $146,310 $101,510 590
23 Natural Sciences Managers $146,300 $62,200 670
24 General and Operations Managers $145,640 $53,670 48,000
25 Economists $145,140 $76,250 410
26 Human Resources Managers $142,400 $81,800 2,030
27 Managers, All Other $139,800 $75,810 3,820
28 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $137,780 $66,870 840
29 Training and Development Managers $134,590 $74,230 470
30 Chemical Engineers $126,310 $68,950 4,360
31 Actuaries $124,990 $69,560 200
32 Engineers, All Other $124,270 $54,830 2,740
33 Industrial Production Managers $121,970 $62,960 3,490
34 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $120,490 $66,100 1,030
35 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects $117,870 $69,900 1,360
36 Commercial Pilots $117,780 $48,670 1,340
37 Astronomers $117,590 $38,200 40
38 Pharmacists $116,230 $94,370 5,350
39 Computer Network Architects $115,100 $68,650 2,190
40 Nurse Practitioners $114,270 $84,840 1,760
41 Administrative Services Managers $113,990 $52,610 5,530
42 Aerospace Engineers $113,470 $71,350 2,360
43 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $112,300 $58,320 1,550
44 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $110,810 $68,190 3,100
45 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $110,760 $42,360 290
46 Civil Engineers $110,160 $56,230 11,030
47 Industrial Engineers $109,970 $64,940 5,100
48 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $109,550 $61,510 100
49 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $108,740 $42,250 2,600
50 Mechanical Engineers $108,720 $64,290 8,760
51 Management Analysts $107,730 $49,890 10,330
52 Physicists $107,710 $53,360 530
53 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $107,610 $57,610 2,570
54 Electrical Engineers $107,410 $65,570 4,450
55 Real Estate Brokers $106,890 $27,810 800
56 Medical and Health Services Managers $106,840 $54,040 4,710
57 Software Developers, Systems Software $106,270 $68,620 8,770
58 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $106,150 $42,470 300
59 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $106,140 $43,270 970
60 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $105,620 $53,140 2,050
61 Physical Scientists, All Other $104,920 $48,820 190
62 Materials Engineers $104,900 $48,190 680
63 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $104,450 $27,250 1,160
64 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $103,770 $17,290 410
65 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $103,440 $59,850 430
66 Personal Financial Advisors $103,410 $31,110 3,410
67 Computer Systems Analysts $102,730 $57,980 18,310
68 Software Developers, Applications $102,260 $63,450 12,090
69 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $102,160 $27,240 1,010
70 Sales Engineers $102,160 $57,840 3,430
71 Financial Analysts $101,980 $51,800 6,680
72 Construction Managers $101,320 $60,500 8,590
73 Hydrologists $101,180 $54,570 40
74 Computer and Information Research Scientists $101,090 $50,250 240
75 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $98,930 $42,020 7,350
76 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $98,390 $28,400 530
77 Optometrists $98,070 $23,400 690
78 Physician Assistants $97,570 $38,710 1,790
79 Information Security Analysts $97,150 $60,120 1,680
80 Advertising and Promotions Managers $96,160 $42,240 250
81 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $95,960 $40,520 6,880
82 Veterinarians $95,850 $49,900 740
83 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $95,450 $39,770 3,390
84 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $95,120 $56,660 360
85 Computer Occupations, All Other $94,730 $50,000 2,590
86 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $94,480 $55,170 8,940
87 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $94,290 $32,330 8,630
88 Nurse Midwives $93,880 $60,780 80
89 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $93,440 $39,160 400
90 Environmental Engineers $93,230 $50,940 900
91 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $93,010 $41,880 2,050
92 Budget Analysts $91,850 $47,300 1,070
93 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $91,730 $42,960 80
94 Radiation Therapists $91,240 $66,630 390
95 Operations Research Analysts $90,750 $51,540 1,710
96 Materials Scientists $90,730 $40,330 90
97 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $90,650 $49,250 16,610
98 Psychologists, All Other $90,620 $32,670 90
99 Logisticians $89,820 $48,050 4,320
100 Physical Therapists $89,710 $64,890 2,360
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