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Highest-paying jobs in Houston

  • Highest-paying jobs in Houston

    Doctors, lawyers, CEOs … these are just a few of the occupations that may come to mind when you think of a high-paying job. Within those categories, however, high-paying jobs differ from state to state, even city to city—an occupation that is lucrative in one place may not be so coveted in another one.

    There are many reasons geographic location plays such a big role in whether pay for a job is high. Two main reasons are demand for a local job and the cost of living. The more demand, and the higher the cost of living, the more likely a job will pay more.

    Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Houston, using compilations by the U.S. Bureau Labor of Statistics. Organized by Zippia and ranked by average annual salary—with information up to date as of this past March—here are the top 25 highest-paying jobs in Houston, Texas.

    Click through the slideshow to see if your occupation made the list.

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  • #25. Economists

    Average annual salary: $145,140
    Entry level salary: $76,250
    Total employment in Houston: 410

  • #24. General and operations managers

    Average annual salary: $145,640
    Entry level salary: $53,670
    Total employment in Houston: 48,000

  • #23. Natural sciences managers

    Average annual salary: $146,300
    Entry level salary: $62,200
    Total employment in Houston: 670

  • #22. Air traffic controllers

    Average annual salary: $146,310
    Entry level salary: $101,510
    Total employment in Houston: 590

  • #21. Sales managers

    Average annual salary: $146,430
    Entry level salary: $72,560
    Total employment in Houston: 6,760

  • #20. Compensation and benefits managers

    Average annual salary: $148,230
    Entry level salary: $82,070
    Total employment in Houston: 250

  • #19. Psychiatrists

    Average annual salary: $150,230
    Entry level salary: $52,340
    Total employment in Houston: 210

  • #18. Computer and information systems managers

    Average annual salary: $151,490
    Entry level salary: $94,540
    Total employment in Houston: 5,930

  • #17. Purchasing managers

    Average annual salary: $154,150
    Entry level salary: $74,870
    Total employment in Houston: 1,700

  • #16. Financial managers

    Average annual salary: $157,660
    Entry level salary: $78,750
    Total employment in Houston: 8,590

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