These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Waco, TX 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 the Waco area. 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 Dentists, General are the highest paid people in Waco.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Waco:

  1. Dentists, General
  2. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Sales Managers
  5. Financial Managers
  6. Pharmacists
  7. Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
  8. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  9. Chemical Engineers
  10. Occupational Therapists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 1 on the list of highest paid professions in Waco. 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.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Waco and Texas job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Waco For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 304 job classifications in Waco 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 BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Waco

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Dentists, General $171,160 $100,810 50
2 Architectural and Engineering Managers $154,690 $85,630 40
3 Chief Executives $152,410 $72,150 60
4 Sales Managers $146,310 $55,160 140
5 Financial Managers $135,010 $62,520 110
6 Pharmacists $132,060 $108,350 140
7 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $126,830 $40,590 120
8 Computer and Information Systems Managers $126,440 $72,390 60
9 Chemical Engineers $119,680 $69,980 50
10 Occupational Therapists $119,630 $68,280 40
11 Lawyers $117,550 $62,610 230
12 Software Developers, Systems Software $108,140 $68,400 160
13 Managers, All Other $105,990 $66,370 30
14 Physical Therapists $105,430 $66,400 70
15 General and Operations Managers $104,100 $39,330 1,350
16 Administrative Services Managers $97,000 $43,510 220
17 Electrical Engineers $91,820 $64,890 70
18 Medical and Health Services Managers $90,000 $55,640 170
19 Industrial Production Managers $87,430 $40,790 120
20 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $85,610 $51,260 60
21 Construction Managers $85,440 $33,080 160
22 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $83,320 $17,990 50
23 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $83,270 $41,160 170
24 Mechanical Engineers $82,270 $55,210 210
25 Industrial Engineers $81,700 $47,670 190
26 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $81,390 $22,800 80
27 Civil Engineers $81,010 $53,520 70
28 Computer Occupations, All Other $77,880 $37,370 50
29 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $77,590 $16,840 60
30 Coaches and Scouts $76,840 $17,870 200
31 Computer Programmers $75,890 $42,020 150
32 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $75,610 $22,750 30
33 Information Security Analysts $74,910 $44,470 50
34 Computer Systems Analysts $74,720 $42,980 210
35 Loan Officers $74,510 $43,080 150
36 Accountants and Auditors $73,530 $38,340 860
37 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $73,010 $52,750 270
38 Chemists $72,900 $35,950 60
39 Logisticians $72,390 $48,100 130
40 Fundraisers $72,040 $40,080 80
41 Software Developers, Applications $71,850 $43,350 120
42 Physical Therapist Assistants $71,760 $51,880 60
43 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $70,550 $40,390 230
44 Management Analysts $68,160 $36,470 60
45 Instructional Coordinators $67,470 $40,990 170
46 Budget Analysts $67,060 $35,520 80
47 Social Workers, All Other $66,850 $33,040 40
48 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $66,390 $33,780 140
49 Financial Specialists, All Other $65,880 $37,040 40
50 Social and Community Service Managers $65,370 $43,580 100
51 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $65,340 $18,480 50
52 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $65,160 $40,200 280
53 Credit Analysts $65,130 $37,010 60
54 Registered Nurses $64,540 $47,660 1,370
55 Technical Writers $64,530 $38,440 60
56 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $64,430 $39,570 850
57 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $63,770 $36,530 310
58 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $63,370 $36,290 70
59 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $63,310 $41,210 50
60 Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $63,190 $18,490 30
61 History Teachers, Postsecondary $63,120 $18,630 60
62 Web Developers $62,570 $27,100 60
63 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $62,370 $34,810 220
64 Compliance Officers $62,290 $20,010 120
65 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $61,450 $31,460 600
66 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers $60,460 $29,690 1,080
67 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $60,380 $28,990 110
68 Dietitians and Nutritionists $60,230 $34,480 40
69 Database Administrators $59,900 $34,800 60
70 Speech-Language Pathologists $59,840 $34,690 170
71 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $59,440 $26,350 1,040
72 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $58,580 $34,860 120
73 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $57,330 $25,950 40
74 Industrial Engineering Technicians $56,580 $28,870 40
75 Counselors, All Other $56,400 $43,330 60
76 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $56,300 $37,570 430
77 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $55,490 $17,990 90
78 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $55,300 $34,960 130
79 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $55,150 $40,360 60
80 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers $54,580 $19,630 180
81 Insurance Underwriters $54,450 $31,210 110
82 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $54,190 $26,280 90
83 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $54,110 $26,670 730
84 Human Resources Specialists $53,780 $30,700 260
85 Radiologic Technologists $53,040 $37,380 130
86 Postal Service Clerks $53,020 $39,190 50
87 Architectural and Civil Drafters $52,890 $34,020 90
88 Training and Development Specialists $51,740 $32,260 140
89 Cost Estimators $51,290 $31,270 270
90 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors $51,000 $35,460 350
91 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $50,480 $39,480 130
92 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $50,270 $34,970 360
93 Postal Service Mail Carriers $49,870 $34,630 260
94 Mechanical Drafters $49,740 $33,980 80
95 Crane and Tower Operators $49,720 $36,060 40
96 Librarians $49,360 $29,020 170
97 Public Relations Specialists $49,350 $27,070 180
98 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $49,350 $31,710 50
99 Healthcare Social Workers $49,020 $27,600 50
100 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School $48,710 $36,750 40