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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 746 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, 2020.
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|2||Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists||$237,240|
|4||Family Medicine Physicians||$222,900|
|5||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$215,250|
|7||Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric||$200,590|
|11||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$177,970|
|13||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$171,120|
|15||General Internal Medicine Physicians||$160,180|
|16||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$156,590|
|17||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$154,330|
|22||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$146,000|
|26||Air Traffic Controllers||$132,700|
|27||Natural Sciences Managers||$130,490|
|28||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$128,970|
|30||Training And Development Managers||$126,750|
|32||Human Resources Managers||$126,470|
|34||Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other||$124,450|
|35||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$123,620|
|37||Industrial Production Managers||$122,060|
|38||General And Operations Managers||$121,270|
|40||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$120,440|
|41||Computer Network Architects||$118,060|
|42||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$118,000|
|44||Engineers, All Other||$115,390|
|46||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$114,070|
|47||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$113,850|
|49||Computer Hardware Engineers||$113,700|
|51||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$111,140|
|52||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$111,010|
|53||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$110,970|
|56||Athletes And Sports Competitors||$108,920|
|58||Information Security Analysts||$108,810|
|61||Marine Engineers And Naval Architects||$108,090|
|62||Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers||$107,940|
|63||Medical And Health Services Managers||$107,880|
|67||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$103,650|
|69||Personal Financial Advisors||$102,280|
|70||Computer Systems Analysts||$102,120|
|71||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$101,870|
|72||Database Administrators And Architects||$101,450|
|73||Administrative Services And Facilities Managers||$101,170|
|74||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$100,960|
|76||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$98,700|
|77||Data Scientists And Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other||$98,340|
|81||Real Estate Brokers||$95,150|
|82||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,440|
|83||Architects, Except Landscape And Naval||$94,030|
|85||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,390|
|86||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$93,250|
|87||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,710|
|89||Emergency Management Directors||$92,350|
|90||Psychologists, All Other||$92,270|
|91||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$91,790|
|93||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$91,010|
|94||Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers||$90,680|
|96||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$90,180|
|100||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,990|
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