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Top 25 Highest-Paying Jobs in Texas: A Guide for Employers

Before you adjust your company’s salary scale, it’s important to collect market data. Here are the top 25 highest-paying jobs in Texas to help you determine if you need to update your compensation package.

According to Indeed data for 2023, here are the top 25 highest-paying jobs in Texas.¹

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Key takeaways

  • More than 60% of the best-paid jobs in Texas are in the healthcare industry.
  • Two of the top 25 best-paying jobs in Texas are in the real estate industry.
  • Solar installer has the highest salary of any non-healthcare job on the list.

Top 25 highest-paying jobs in Texas

1. Anesthesiologist

Anesthesiologists prevent patients from feeling pain during surgery and other medical procedures. According to Indeed data (US) for 2023, anesthesiologists in Texas have a median annual salary of $437,500. The average annual salary for an anesthesiologist in Texas is $354,529.

2. Ophthalmologist

An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the eyes, such as glaucoma and cataracts. Per Indeed data (US) for 2023, Texas ophthalmologists have a median annual salary of $333,111 and an average annual salary of $272,523.

3. Internal medicine physician

Internal medicine physicians, also known as internists, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions in adult patients. In Texas, internal medicine physicians have a median annual salary of $300,000, according to Indeed data (US) for 2023. Texas internists earn an average of $260,629 per year.

4. Surgeon

A surgeon treats illnesses and injuries by performing surgical procedures. Some surgeons specialize in one body system, while others work as general surgeons. Per Indeed data (US) for 2023, surgeons in Texas have a median annual salary of $300,000 and a median annual salary of $299,716.

5. Urgent care physician

Urgent care physicians treat acute illnesses and injuries that aren’t severe enough to require emergency care. In Texas, urgent care physicians have a median annual salary of $300,000, according to Indeed data (US) for 2023. Urgent care physicians earn an average of $285,815 per year.

6. Solar installer

Solar installers set up and maintain solar energy systems, which convert energy from the sun into power used by homes and businesses. According to Indeed data (US) for 2023, solar installers in Texas have a median annual salary of $300,000 and an average annual salary of $188,714.

7. Plastic surgeon

Plastic surgeons perform reconstructive surgery, improving the body’s appearance and/or function. Texas plastic surgeons have a median annual salary of $300,000 and an average annual salary of $299,247, per Indeed data (US) for 2023.

8. Vascular surgeon

Vascular surgeons treat medical conditions affecting the veins and arteries. As one of the highest-paying jobs in Texas, the vascular surgeon role comes with a median annual salary of $300,000, according to Indeed data (US) for 2023. The average salary for vascular surgeons in Texas is $300,209 per year.

9. Orthodontist

Orthodontists use braces and other devices to straighten teeth and fix bite issues. In Texas, orthodontists have a median annual salary of $300,000 and an average annual salary of $260,894, per Indeed data (US) for 2023.

10. Family medicine physician

Family medicine physicians provide healthcare services to adults and children. In addition to providing preventive care, they diagnose and treat diverse illnesses and injuries. According to Indeed data (US) for 2023, family medicine physicians in Texas have a median annual salary of $300,000 and an average annual salary of $253,489.

11. Neurologist

A neurologist diagnoses and treats conditions of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and nerves. In Texas, neurologists have a median annual salary of $290,865, per Indeed data (US) for 2023. The average salary for a neurologist is $235,794 per year.

12. Obstetrics and gynecology physician

Obstetrics and gynecology physicians, also known as OB/GYNs, focus on the female reproductive system. Obstetricians provide prenatal care and deliver babies, while gynecologists diagnose a wide range of women’s health issues. In Texas, OB/GYNs have a median annual salary of $283,816 and an average annual salary of $177,147, according to Indeed data (US) for 2023.

13. Psychiatrist

Psychiatrists diagnose and treat a variety of mental health conditions, such as PTSD and generalized anxiety disorder. According to Indeed data (US) for 2023, psychiatrists in Texas have a median annual salary of $270,000 and an average annual salary of $251,843.

14. Associate dentist

An associate dentist performs the same duties as any other type of dentist, except they work for someone else’s dental practice instead of operating their own. Dentists care for the teeth, gums and oral cavity. In Texas, associate dentists have a median annual salary of $249,793, per Indeed data (US) for 2023. The average annual salary for associate dentists is $217,898.

15. Gastroenterologist

Gastroenterologists diagnose and treat conditions involving the stomach, esophagus and other parts of the digestive system. In Texas, gastroenterologists have a median annual salary of $247,212 and an average annual salary of $182,436, per Indeed data (US) from 2023.

16. Dentist

Dentists provide a range of services to help patients keep their teeth and gums healthy. For example, a dentist may perform root canals, fill cavities, recommend fluoride treatments and educate patients on the importance of at-home dental care. Dentists in Texas have a median annual salary of $229,055, according to Indeed data (US) for 2023. The average salary for a dentist in Texas is $209,070 per year.

17. Owner-operator driver

An owner-operator driver owns a commercial vehicle and uses it to transport goods from place to place. In Texas, the median annual salary for an owner-operator is $226,258, per Indeed data (US) for 2023. Owner-operator drivers have an average annual salary of $205,620.

18. Certified registered nurse anesthetist

Certified registered nurse anesthetists provide pain relief to patients undergoing medical procedures. CRNAs in Texas have a median annual salary of $224,887 and an average annual salary of $216,035, according to Indeed data (US) for 2023.

19. Primary care physician

Primary care physicians diagnose and treat various health conditions, provide preventive care services and make referrals to medical specialists as needed. In Texas, PCPs have a median annual salary of $223,802, per Indeed data (US) for 2023. Primary care physicians in Texas earn an average of $165,883 per year.

20. Loan officer

A loan officer uses their knowledge and skills to connect consumers and business owners with the right loans for their needs. In Texas, loan officers have a median annual salary of $214,750 and an average annual salary of $185,653, according to Indeed data (US) for 2023.

21. Mortgage broker

Mortgage brokers match borrowers with lenders who are willing to give them home loans based on their income and credit scores. In Texas, mortgage brokers have a median annual salary of $213,000, per Indeed data (US) for 2023. The average salary for a mortgage broker in Texas is $200,892 per year.

22. Principal architect

A principal architect manages the design and business aspects of major architectural projects. According to Indeed data (US) for 2023, principal architects in Texas have a median annual salary of $210,000 and an average annual salary of $198,903.

23. Vice president of information technology

A company’s vice president of information technology is responsible for managing critical information systems. The job involves coordinating IT personnel and allocating resources to help IT professionals achieve company objectives. In Texas, the vice president of information technology role has a median annual salary of $207,474, according to Indeed data (US) for 2023. The average salary for this position is $177,521.

24. Dermatologist

Dermatologists diagnose and treat skin disorders, including eczema, persistent acne and psoriasis. Some dermatologists also perform cosmetic procedures to improve the skin’s appearance. In Texas, dermatologists have a median annual salary of $200,000 and an average annual salary of $240,385, per Indeed data (US) for 2023.

25. Cardiology physician

A cardiology physician specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions of the heart and major blood vessels. Some cardiologists complete additional training in catheter-based procedures, which allows them to perform cardiac catheterization and angioplasty. In Texas, cardiology physicians have a median annual salary of $200,000 per year, per Indeed data (US) for 2023. The average annual salary for cardiology physicians in Texas is $227,898.

¹Indeed data (US), Dec 2022 – Dec 2023

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