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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 Texas. 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 Texas.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Texas:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in the Lone Star State. 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.
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 760 job classifications in Texas 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 data on March 30, 2018.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|4||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$212,840|
|5||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$209,580|
|7||Family And General Practitioners||$204,660|
|8||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$195,480|
|9||Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons||$190,940|
|13||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$170,210|
|15||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$160,530|
|20||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$148,570|
|21||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$146,180|
|25||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$138,220|
|26||General And Operations Managers||$135,510|
|27||Human Resources Managers||$134,060|
|28||Natural Sciences Managers||$133,860|
|30||Training And Development Managers||$133,060|
|31||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$131,280|
|33||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$125,080|
|34||Managers, All Other||$124,060|
|36||Industrial Production Managers||$121,930|
|37||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$118,950|
|40||Computer Network Architects||$116,470|
|41||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$116,090|
|42||Engineers, All Other||$114,590|
|43||Computer Hardware Engineers||$113,440|
|44||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$112,680|
|45||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$112,580|
|47||Personal Financial Advisors||$111,640|
|49||Administrative Services Managers||$111,140|
|50||Software Developers, Systems Software||$111,040|
|51||Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels||$110,940|
|54||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$108,370|
|57||Medical And Health Services Managers||$107,290|
|58||Software Developers, Applications||$107,280|
|59||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$107,010|
|61||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$105,800|
|63||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$105,580|
|64||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$105,510|
|65||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$105,100|
|67||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$104,600|
|68||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$104,350|
|70||Physical Scientists, All Other||$102,320|
|72||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$101,570|
|78||Biochemists And Biophysicists||$100,250|
|79||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$99,960|
|81||Architects, Except Landscape And Naval||$98,330|
|82||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$96,650|
|83||Computer Systems Analysts||$96,190|
|86||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,650|
|87||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,410|
|89||Information Security Analysts||$94,970|
|91||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,480|
|95||Life Scientists, All Other||$92,080|
|96||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$92,050|
|97||Psychologists, All Other||$91,350|
|98||Network And Computer Systems Administrators||$91,340|
|99||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$91,060|
|100||Computer Occupations, All Other||$90,570|
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