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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 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.
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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|3||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$215,300|
|4||Family And General Practitioners||$213,620|
|6||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$200,320|
|7||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$199,370|
|11||Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons||$181,260|
|13||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$167,280|
|15||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$154,650|
|17||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$150,140|
|23||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$139,540|
|25||Air Traffic Controllers||$133,260|
|27||Athletes And Sports Competitors||$130,580|
|28||Training And Development Managers||$129,390|
|29||Human Resources Managers||$128,310|
|30||Natural Sciences Managers||$127,270|
|32||General And Operations Managers||$125,870|
|33||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$125,800|
|34||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$125,490|
|37||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$123,200|
|38||Industrial Production Managers||$122,810|
|40||Managers, All Other||$122,130|
|42||Computer Network Architects||$119,340|
|43||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$119,260|
|44||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$118,400|
|46||Computer Hardware Engineers||$116,720|
|47||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$116,320|
|48||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$115,240|
|49||Engineers, All Other||$113,370|
|52||Personal Financial Advisors||$110,820|
|53||Software Developers, Systems Software||$110,740|
|54||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$110,450|
|55||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$110,360|
|58||Software Developers, Applications||$108,760|
|64||Medical And Health Services Managers||$105,450|
|65||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$105,320|
|66||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$104,960|
|67||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$104,760|
|69||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$104,580|
|70||Information Security Analysts||$104,170|
|71||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,980|
|72||Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels||$103,950|
|73||Administrative Services Managers||$103,880|
|76||Physical Scientists, All Other||$101,320|
|78||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$99,940|
|80||Architects, Except Landscape And Naval||$99,580|
|81||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$98,960|
|83||Computer Systems Analysts||$97,900|
|85||Real Estate Brokers||$96,630|
|87||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,070|
|89||Life Scientists, All Other||$94,230|
|90||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$93,810|
|91||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,580|
|94||Marine Engineers And Naval Architects||$92,830|
|95||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,350|
|97||Psychologists, All Other||$90,780|
|98||Computer Occupations, All Other||$90,290|
|100||Broadcast News Analysts||$90,060|
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