The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In San Antonio, 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 San Antonio

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 San Antonio 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 Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in San Antonio.

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

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

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 6 on the list of highest paid professions in San Antonio. 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 San Antonio and Texas job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in San Antonio For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 520 job classifications in San Antonio 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 San Antonio

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $244,440 $88,380 80
2 Family Medicine Physicians $237,670 $105,830 970
3 General Internal Medicine Physicians $235,340 $105,010 140
4 Chief Executives $231,850 $102,810 450
5 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $195,960 $51,870 2,470
6 Dentists, General $163,660 $64,270 730
7 Pediatricians, General $159,740 $107,410 290
8 Marketing Managers $154,160 $73,200 1,460
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers $144,930 $78,880 790
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers $142,940 $88,190 1,860
11 Financial Managers $142,340 $65,220 3,390
12 Natural Sciences Managers $140,200 $51,040 210
13 Sales Managers $137,440 $57,560 2,300
14 Optometrists $135,890 $91,480 300
15 Human Resources Managers $129,700 $73,610 750
16 Lawyers $128,280 $48,710 3,510
17 Pharmacists $127,520 $105,860 2,020
18 Purchasing Managers $124,280 $85,280 490
19 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $120,480 $65,880 580
20 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $119,910 $71,470 2,090
21 General and Operations Managers $118,950 $45,280 15,130
22 Sales Engineers $116,010 $56,500 220
23 Medical and Health Services Managers $115,470 $60,160 3,380
24 Podiatrists $115,130 $54,050 50
25 Aerospace Engineers $114,000 $83,270 260
26 Computer Network Architects $113,530 $71,290 1,100
27 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $112,700 $47,830 60
28 Industrial Production Managers $111,650 $64,900 920
29 Air Traffic Controllers $110,810 $75,890 100
30 Engineers, All Other $110,520 $65,270 850
31 Nurse Practitioners $109,550 $86,780 1,470
32 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $109,350 $54,860 740
33 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $108,840 $67,190 5,590
34 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $107,460 $76,860 140
35 Physicists $105,660 $70,850 40
36 Training and Development Managers $104,730 $58,030 200
37 Radiation Therapists $103,910 $64,340 40
38 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $103,360 $54,980 70
39 Veterinarians $103,310 $68,470 510
40 Advertising and Promotions Managers $102,460 $55,070 120
41 Computer Hardware Engineers $102,390 $66,000 120
42 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $101,660 $18,400 180
43 Transportation Inspectors $100,920 $80,710 60
44 Industrial Engineers $100,610 $60,340 1,520
45 Computer Systems Analysts $99,940 $56,130 4,040
46 Environmental Engineers $99,400 $53,000 280
47 Mechanical Engineers $99,150 $63,640 1,150
48 Database Administrators and Architects $98,340 $58,950 890
49 Compensation and Benefits Managers $97,900 $53,620 210
50 Physician Assistants $97,310 $43,990 730
51 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $96,850 $54,840 770
52 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $96,490 $67,550 50
53 Electrical Engineers $95,960 $61,640 760
54 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $95,260 $76,950 140
55 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $95,060 $61,230 1,010
56 Computer Programmers $94,830 $53,560 820
57 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $92,800 $47,640 2,380
58 Materials Engineers $92,590 $62,290 140
59 Psychologists, All Other $92,160 $46,440 190
60 Personal Financial Advisors $91,880 $44,550 800
61 Information Security Analysts $91,080 $58,330 860
62 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $90,580 $53,890 360
63 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $90,320 $57,350 660
64 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $89,030 $43,160 1,030
65 Biochemists and Biophysicists $87,720 $47,080 110
66 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $87,660 $71,730 40
67 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $87,040 $19,550 50
68 Construction Managers $86,940 $50,600 2,690
69 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $86,550 $55,350 210
70 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $86,010 $63,390 2,470
71 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $85,990 $60,730 520
72 Commercial Pilots $85,210 $27,310 220
73 Chiropractors $83,410 $22,660 180
74 Biological Scientists, All Other $83,260 $50,660 110
75 Logisticians $83,160 $53,680 1,430
76 Food Scientists and Technologists $83,050 $53,880 50
77 Computer Occupations, All Other $82,960 $52,290 3,220
78 Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other $82,620 $36,510 220
79 Operations Research Analysts $82,180 $47,400 960
80 Chemists $82,170 $51,800 180
81 Management Analysts $82,000 $53,230 3,990
82 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $81,680 $26,170 40
83 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $81,530 $54,930 3,300
84 Physical Therapists $80,900 $46,380 1,510
85 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $80,580 $60,720 400
86 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $80,280 $36,890 690
87 Speech-Language Pathologists $79,550 $52,990 1,390
88 Civil Engineers $78,700 $48,850 2,240
89 Lighting Technicians and Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $78,550 $52,290 120
90 Historians $78,460 $44,590 40
91 Education Administrators, All Other $78,380 $36,580 420
92 Credit Analysts $77,700 $41,570 460
93 Statisticians $77,100 $46,380 340
94 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $76,780 $18,740 600
95 Boilermakers $76,670 $53,200 60
96 Loan Officers $76,420 $37,290 2,190
97 Urban and Regional Planners $75,990 $45,490 150
98 Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other $75,940 $43,880 9,880
99 Epidemiologists $75,800 $47,230 40
100 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $75,250 $51,580 680
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