These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Texas 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 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. Surgeons
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  6. Psychiatrists
  7. Family and General Practitioners
  8. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  9. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  10. Pediatricians, General

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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Texas For 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Texas

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $261,670 $70,800 4,440
2 Chief Executives $233,300 $94,510 4,670
3 Surgeons $223,640 $63,500 3,370
4 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $212,840 $60,070 18,820
5 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $209,580 $56,840 1,150
6 Psychiatrists $209,370 $57,900 1,110
7 Family And General Practitioners $204,660 $61,740 7,910
8 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $195,480 $90,150 11,360
9 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $190,940 $58,920 510
10 Pediatricians, General $189,300 $75,500 2,230
11 Dentists, General $172,890 $64,990 8,350
12 Petroleum Engineers $170,450 $79,900 17,840
13 Architectural And Engineering Managers $170,210 $98,700 11,370
14 Podiatrists $167,120 $41,390 480
15 Computer And Information Systems Managers $160,530 $92,600 19,420
16 Marketing Managers $153,680 $73,750 10,500
17 Nurse Anesthetists $152,510 $79,730 5,770
18 Internists, General $151,380 $56,640 4,960
19 Financial Managers $151,170 $69,630 32,480
20 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $148,570 $57,260 580
21 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $146,180 $56,000 7,780
22 Lawyers $145,800 $59,250 42,870
23 Chemical Engineers $145,660 $79,610 8,200
24 Sales Managers $145,330 $66,680 24,410
25 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $138,220 $48,310 12,310
26 General And Operations Managers $135,510 $49,890 165,360
27 Human Resources Managers $134,060 $71,290 7,090
28 Natural Sciences Managers $133,860 $73,610 2,010
29 Purchasing Managers $133,820 $73,180 5,210
30 Training And Development Managers $133,060 $70,810 1,640
31 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $131,280 $64,160 3,760
32 Pharmacists $126,460 $98,360 22,130
33 Compensation And Benefits Managers $125,080 $69,930 740
34 Managers, All Other $124,060 $75,610 16,570
35 Materials Scientists $123,050 $64,260 620
36 Industrial Production Managers $121,930 $68,050 10,140
37 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $118,950 $56,720 6,030
38 Optometrists $118,950 $45,020 2,600
39 Aerospace Engineers $117,330 $70,830 7,030
40 Computer Network Architects $116,470 $67,750 12,330
41 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $116,090 $69,500 13,460
42 Engineers, All Other $114,590 $62,070 10,760
43 Computer Hardware Engineers $113,440 $71,120 1,980
44 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $112,680 $32,650 3,310
45 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $112,580 $18,030 1,060
46 Actuaries $112,400 $57,890 1,080
47 Personal Financial Advisors $111,640 $36,150 11,530
48 Nurse Practitioners $111,330 $80,290 10,730
49 Administrative Services Managers $111,140 $52,770 20,530
50 Software Developers, Systems Software $111,040 $64,600 25,330
51 Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels $110,940 $42,180 2,820
52 Veterinarians $109,920 $60,350 4,210
53 Physicists $108,810 $45,000 650
54 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $108,370 $55,940 3,400
55 Industrial Engineers $108,330 $63,640 16,700
56 Sales Engineers $107,770 $58,280 10,690
57 Medical And Health Services Managers $107,290 $54,690 23,740
58 Software Developers, Applications $107,280 $65,630 67,850
59 Advertising And Promotions Managers $107,010 $37,880 1,310
60 Mechanical Engineers $106,020 $64,340 18,970
61 Computer And Information Research Scientists $105,800 $23,280 2,170
62 Commercial Pilots $105,590 $51,070 5,100
63 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $105,580 $47,190 31,140
64 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $105,510 $45,060 910
65 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $105,100 $25,840 5,240
66 Electrical Engineers $104,670 $65,010 14,300
67 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $104,600 $38,400 960
68 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $104,350 $54,690 10,230
69 Economists $102,380 $44,680 670
70 Physical Scientists, All Other $102,320 $47,390 1,210
71 Nuclear Engineers $101,850 $30,830 590
72 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $101,570 $63,480 1,190
73 Environmental Engineers $101,540 $45,610 2,900
74 Agricultural Engineers $100,380 $39,540 70
75 Civil Engineers $100,370 $55,640 27,000
76 Materials Engineers $100,340 $54,740 2,580
77 Construction Managers $100,310 $58,030 25,630
78 Biochemists And Biophysicists $100,250 $43,880 1,440
79 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $99,960 $41,180 3,870
80 Management Analysts $98,940 $53,820 36,050
81 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $98,330 $43,770 8,730
82 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $96,650 $31,710 260
83 Computer Systems Analysts $96,190 $54,580 56,220
84 Physician Assistants $95,920 $36,010 7,150
85 Physical Therapists $95,920 $60,640 15,930
86 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $95,650 $37,590 1,220
87 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $95,410 $39,980 1,090
88 Biomedical Engineers $94,990 $49,370 1,030
89 Information Security Analysts $94,970 $50,730 7,760
90 Occupational Therapists $94,530 $57,240 10,170
91 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,480 $31,870 1,670
92 Financial Examiners $93,220 $51,860 3,670
93 Nurse Midwives $92,800 $52,150 170
94 Financial Analysts $92,690 $50,940 26,380
95 Life Scientists, All Other $92,080 $18,800 140
96 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $92,050 $49,780 3,120
97 Psychologists, All Other $91,350 $46,710 670
98 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $91,340 $52,950 32,660
99 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,060 $34,030 2,270
100 Computer Occupations, All Other $90,570 $52,490 19,640

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