These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Lubbock, 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 Lubbock 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Lubbock.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Internists, General
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Lawyers
  5. Financial Managers
  6. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Education Administrators, Postsecondary
  9. Pharmacists
  10. Sales Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in Lubbock. 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 Lubbock and Texas job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Lubbock For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 329 job classifications in Lubbock 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 Lubbock

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $223,930 $115,740 230
2 Internists, General $203,650 $70,480 60
3 Chief Executives $190,790 $85,040 60
4 Lawyers $159,230 $63,230 480
5 Financial Managers $135,450 $64,580 150
6 Computer and Information Systems Managers $132,600 $78,530 60
7 Dentists, General $128,060 $56,110 110
8 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $126,010 $36,610 120
9 Pharmacists $119,710 $98,350 380
10 Sales Managers $118,090 $66,640 240
11 Occupational Therapists $113,070 $56,630 100
12 General and Operations Managers $109,750 $32,310 1,990
13 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $109,130 $27,930 250
14 Computer Network Architects $108,440 $50,810 130
15 Physician Assistants $103,560 $79,030 50
16 Managers, All Other $101,370 $58,970 40
17 Industrial Production Managers $101,330 $64,030 80
18 Nurse Practitioners $99,310 $76,380 110
19 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $96,130 $53,630 30
20 Industrial Engineers $96,120 $57,540 70
21 Veterinarians $93,660 $35,170 60
22 Civil Engineers $93,130 $50,360 190
23 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $92,900 $26,840 180
24 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $91,930 $19,490 40
25 Financial Examiners $91,350 $60,840 50
26 Medical and Health Services Managers $91,270 $52,470 250
27 Financial Analysts $91,070 $36,960 100
28 Commercial Pilots $86,030 $56,920 40
29 Construction Managers $85,420 $53,600 260
30 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $84,900 $24,100 140
31 Physical Therapists $84,680 $57,810 170
32 Loan Officers $84,110 $35,210 280
33 Electrical Engineers $84,030 $54,970 60
34 Insurance Sales Agents $83,520 $26,460 460
35 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $82,480 $63,240 30
36 Management Analysts $81,300 $28,890 120
37 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $81,300 $39,700 170
38 Administrative Services Managers $78,880 $31,330 210
39 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $77,980 $56,580 290
40 Coaches and Scouts $77,410 $18,620 220
41 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $75,970 $55,380 30
42 Personal Financial Advisors $74,210 $31,850 170
43 Operations Research Analysts $72,040 $35,060 40
44 Food Service Managers $71,580 $40,460 160
45 Software Developers, Systems Software $71,490 $44,470 90
46 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $70,900 $17,780 100
47 Computer Systems Analysts $70,320 $42,730 150
48 Accountants and Auditors $70,150 $36,380 1,040
49 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $69,870 $35,820 150
50 Budget Analysts $69,680 $43,860 40
51 Marketing Managers $69,370 $27,700 40
52 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $69,100 $44,900 460
53 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $68,880 $52,870 30
54 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $68,540 $44,400 230
55 Real Estate Sales Agents $68,450 $32,960 130
56 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $68,040 $42,410 250
57 Fundraisers $66,790 $37,630 90
58 Physical Therapist Assistants $66,510 $22,170 80
59 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $65,740 $30,710 90
60 Mechanical Engineers $65,330 $47,270 70
61 Cost Estimators $64,690 $29,180 160
62 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture $64,570 $34,020 40
63 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $63,600 $39,410 190
64 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $63,520 $38,960 60
65 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $63,220 $26,940 1,660
66 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $62,960 $18,660 70
67 Compliance Officers $62,920 $32,770 220
68 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $62,890 $43,770 80
69 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $62,890 $43,430 150
70 Geological and Petroleum Technicians $62,330 $26,840 40
71 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $62,270 $35,590 60
72 Healthcare Social Workers $62,120 $43,050 200
73 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $62,000 $34,120 420
74 Registered Nurses $61,780 $43,270 3,680
75 Software Developers, Applications $61,580 $34,630 170
76 Optometrists $61,330 $41,310 50
77 Speech-Language Pathologists $61,010 $41,510 120
78 Dietitians and Nutritionists $60,230 $41,430 70
79 Instructional Coordinators $59,780 $40,840 110
80 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $58,780 $42,540 160
81 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $58,390 $30,080 330
82 Librarians $58,230 $40,000 170
83 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $58,160 $33,520 220
84 Social and Community Service Managers $58,130 $38,000 30
85 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers $57,690 $33,990 260
86 Computer Programmers $57,320 $41,110 330
87 Dental Hygienists $56,990 $28,020 160
88 Athletic Trainers $56,470 $41,130 30
89 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $56,170 $34,890 700
90 Counselors, All Other $56,170 $30,470 70
91 Web Developers $55,790 $17,990 40
92 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $55,710 $39,750 300
93 Human Resources Specialists $55,620 $31,450 320
94 Automotive Body and Related Repairers $55,390 $19,190 100
95 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers $55,130 $31,990 60
96 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers $54,890 $28,880 1,270
97 Logisticians $54,670 $40,650 70
98 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $54,410 $40,660 80
99 Credit Analysts $53,370 $31,470 120
100 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $53,200 $38,790 340