These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Texas For 2019

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by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Texas

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:

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  7. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  8. Orthodontists
  9. Pediatricians, General
  10. Dentists, General

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 10 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Texas For 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 759 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 29, 2019.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Texas

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $260,690 $65,510 3,860
2 Chief Executives $239,680 $108,040 5,260
3 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $215,300 $53,640 1,590
4 Family And General Practitioners $213,620 $62,100 8,200
5 Psychiatrists $204,480 $62,110 1,240
6 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $200,320 $76,610 9,570
7 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $199,370 $57,880 23,430
8 Orthodontists $188,190 $69,070 610
9 Pediatricians, General $187,350 $64,690 2,280
10 Dentists, General $185,680 $73,960 8,110
11 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $181,260 $56,500 460
12 Petroleum Engineers $169,010 $75,710 19,260
13 Architectural And Engineering Managers $167,280 $92,520 12,920
14 Nurse Anesthetists $158,510 $96,270 6,140
15 Computer And Information Systems Managers $154,650 $89,180 22,350
16 Lawyers $150,250 $63,680 42,590
17 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $150,140 $61,350 7,810
18 Financial Managers $149,990 $66,240 39,580
19 Sales Managers $148,000 $69,840 26,420
20 Chemical Engineers $147,720 $84,720 7,870
21 Marketing Managers $146,640 $74,470 12,910
22 Internists, General $145,230 $53,150 4,650
23 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $139,540 $49,950 13,930
24 Podiatrists $139,070 $41,290 460
25 Air Traffic Controllers $133,260 $76,290 1,880
26 Purchasing Managers $133,010 $74,900 5,390
27 Athletes And Sports Competitors $130,580 $17,230 310
28 Training And Development Managers $129,390 $71,400 1,920
29 Human Resources Managers $128,310 $70,390 8,210
30 Natural Sciences Managers $127,270 $69,160 2,620
31 Pharmacists $126,800 $93,400 21,250
32 General And Operations Managers $125,870 $44,050 195,730
33 Computer And Information Research Scientists $125,800 $80,720 1,830
34 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $125,490 $66,390 4,680
35 Veterinarians $124,060 $58,620 4,650
36 Optometrists $123,930 $60,360 2,750
37 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $123,200 $41,890 3,890
38 Industrial Production Managers $122,810 $68,290 11,510
39 Aerospace Engineers $122,570 $73,540 6,770
40 Managers, All Other $122,130 $71,360 20,710
41 Materials Scientists $120,320 $61,280 680
42 Computer Network Architects $119,340 $68,400 12,560
43 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $119,260 $68,200 13,000
44 Compensation And Benefits Managers $118,400 $66,670 970
45 Physicists $118,300 $52,030 1,000
46 Computer Hardware Engineers $116,720 $67,880 2,170
47 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $116,320 $57,780 1,090
48 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $115,240 $49,360 1,020
49 Engineers, All Other $113,370 $62,290 10,710
50 Sales Engineers $111,910 $59,390 9,090
51 Nurse Practitioners $111,060 $82,490 12,020
52 Personal Financial Advisors $110,820 $38,280 10,830
53 Software Developers, Systems Software $110,740 $64,430 28,720
54 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $110,450 $26,710 6,060
55 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $110,360 $18,280 1,270
56 Industrial Engineers $109,880 $64,820 17,910
57 Physician Assistants $109,590 $59,780 7,930
58 Software Developers, Applications $108,760 $67,140 71,260
59 Astronomers $107,350 $54,450 210
60 Actuaries $107,260 $58,570 1,000
61 Economists $106,480 $53,670 830
62 Electrical Engineers $106,260 $66,510 14,680
63 Mechanical Engineers $105,570 $64,750 20,820
64 Medical And Health Services Managers $105,450 $51,430 30,010
65 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $105,320 $55,440 11,390
66 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $104,960 $41,510 31,370
67 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $104,760 $46,400 940
68 Commercial Pilots $104,680 $63,940 4,800
69 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $104,580 $56,960 3,640
70 Information Security Analysts $104,170 $59,180 8,520
71 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $103,980 $44,640 1,190
72 Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels $103,950 $40,330 3,050
73 Administrative Services Managers $103,880 $52,320 25,760
74 Civil Engineers $102,990 $55,460 24,460
75 Environmental Engineers $102,660 $46,410 3,230
76 Physical Scientists, All Other $101,320 $46,180 1,310
77 Biomedical Engineers $100,680 $53,130 900
78 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $99,940 $42,260 4,470
79 Materials Engineers $99,790 $55,090 2,400
80 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $99,580 $47,390 8,560
81 Advertising And Promotions Managers $98,960 $39,740 1,590
82 Construction Managers $98,420 $57,410 29,620
83 Computer Systems Analysts $97,900 $55,270 51,710
84 Management Analysts $97,080 $53,670 35,350
85 Real Estate Brokers $96,630 $31,980 2,170
86 Database Administrators $95,470 $54,200 11,020
87 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $95,070 $36,250 1,700
88 Financial Analysts $94,980 $52,840 26,850
89 Life Scientists, All Other $94,230 $48,120 140
90 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $93,810 $46,990 650
91 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $93,580 $36,650 1,010
92 Genetic Counselors $92,960 $68,680 100
93 Physical Therapists $92,940 $60,470 16,120
94 Marine Engineers And Naval Architects $92,830 $44,310 680
95 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,350 $29,090 2,590
96 Computer Programmers $91,970 $51,000 20,960
97 Psychologists, All Other $90,780 $44,780 740
98 Computer Occupations, All Other $90,290 $51,410 25,620
99 Nuclear Engineers $90,260 $29,570 530
100 Broadcast News Analysts $90,060 $30,340 250

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