HoustonDecember 2019

Methodology: The Glassdoor Job Market Report provides a real-time view of hiring trends and wage growth across the U.S. based on millions of online jobs and salaries on Glassdoor. To count job openings, we collect millions of job postings from high-quality online sources including jobs listed on company career sites and applicant tracking systems. Year-over-year comparisons are against the same month in the previous year.

To report pay, we apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm that estimates median annual base pay for full-time workers. Year-over-year estimates for median salary growth are based on 3-month moving averages. Median base pay is presented in nominal dollars and is not adjusted for inflation or seasonality.

Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core-based statistical areas” (CBSAs). December 2019 figures are current as of December 20, 2019.

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Open Jobs by Industry
 Open Jobs by Employer Size
– Pay by Job Title
– Pay by Industry
– Pay by Employer Size

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Houston Quick Facts

December 2019 YoY
Houston Open Jobs 89,905 -8.5%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,641,516 -1.8%
Houston Median Pay $ 57,752 2.3%
U.S. Median Pay $ 54,614 2.3%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 1,471 0.5%
Accounting & Legal 820 -15.6%
Marketing & Advertising 752 5.1%
Private Security 377 -5.2%
Other Business Services 146 -31.5%
Subtotal 3,566 -5.2%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Construction 1,505 -2.7%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 1,289 -15.3%
Real Estate 1,158 6.4%
Facilities 887 13.3%
Subtotal 4,840 -2.0%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Beauty & Fitness 2,077 -5.0%
Automotive 2,044 -15.1%
Travel & Tourism 1,233 -6.1%
Arts & Entertainment 1,069 -15.1%
Telecommunications 592 1.7%
Other Consumer Services 378 12.2%
Media & Publishing 258 2.4%
Subtotal 7,650 -8.2%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 1,998 1.2%
Insurance 1,144 0.0%
Subtotal 3,142 0.8%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 10,621 -17.0%
Subtotal 10,621 -17.0%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 12,778 13.7%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 620 4.6%
Subtotal 13,398 13.3%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Manufacturing 3,812 -8.9%
Energy & Utilities 3,087 -33.4%
Aerospace & Defense 270 -7.0%
Other Production 39 -24.9%
Subtotal 7,208 -21.4%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Education & Schools 3,732 -12.8%
Government 1,185 4.1%
Nonprofit 481 20.9%
Subtotal 5,398 -7.2%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 8,168 -6.5%
Supermarkets 1,444 -25.6%
Consumer Electronics 171 -32.6%
Subtotal 9,783 -10.5%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Information Technology 2,266 -22.0%
Computer Software & Hardware 1,915 -15.9%
Internet & Tech 244 -24.9%
Subtotal 4,425 -19.6%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 2,646 -11.4%
Wholesale 714 2.5%
Subtotal 3,360 -8.7%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 8,362 35.5%
51-200 6,596 17.5%
201-500 7,166 18.6%
501-1000 5,702 11.4%
1001-5000 12,782 -10.6%
5000+ 43,518 -14.9%
Other 5,778 -41.3%
Total 5,641,516 -1.8%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 50,070 2.0%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 103,028 2.0%
Research Assistant $ 31,133 1.8%
Teacher $ 55,140 3.8%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 78,772 1.7%
Design Engineer $ 84,908 4.7%
Electrical Engineer $ 86,006 0.9%
Field Engineer $ 72,001 -0.2%
Mechanical Engineer $ 83,793 0.8%
Quality Engineer $ 77,894 1.3%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 61,901 2.2%
Bank Teller $ 31,617 1.2%
Claims Adjuster $ 53,122 3.0%
Financial Advisor $ 57,724 7.3%
Financial Analyst $ 71,068 1.0%
Insurance Agent $ 39,749 3.3%
Loan Officer $ 48,728 12.3%
Tax Manager $ 99,740 1.0%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 23,360 3.0%
Bartender $ 39,213 -1.6%
Restaurant Cook $ 27,808 2.1%
Restaurant Manager $ 54,711 2.6%
Server $ 31,321 2.4%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 28,712 4.0%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 39,378 5.1%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 47,743 0.1%
Medical Assistant $ 35,952 2.9%
Medical Technologist $ 58,056 1.9%
Pharmacist $ 113,673 -0.3%
Pharmacy Technician $ 36,367 5.0%
Physical Therapist $ 78,627 -0.9%
Registered Nurse $ 73,987 2.0%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 85,901 1.3%
Recruiter $ 55,786 4.4%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 40,613 2.7%
Delivery Driver $ 39,097 1.8%
Machine Operator $ 41,781 6.2%
Maintenance Technician $ 45,990 4.1%
Maintenance Worker $ 40,172 1.9%
Technician $ 50,949 2.3%
Truck Driver $ 56,396 1.0%
Warehouse Associate $ 43,689 1.7%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 127,141 3.4%
Paralegal $ 57,222 1.6%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 80,084 2.7%
Material Handler $ 37,487 3.1%
Process Engineer $ 93,764 2.1%
Production Manager $ 73,884 2.1%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 59,595 3.8%
Technical Editor $ 56,742 2.3%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 65,462 1.4%
Operations Manager $ 75,006 2.2%
Security Officer $ 39,363 5.3%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 45,533 2.7%
Business Analyst $ 73,795 1.7%
Business Development Manager $ 80,785 2.3%
Communications Manager $ 75,197 0.3%
Consultant $ 84,873 1.4%
Customer Service Manager $ 56,795 0.9%
Customer Service Representative $ 39,444 3.8%
Marketing Manager $ 76,379 1.0%
Office Manager $ 53,027 2.4%
Product Manager $ 104,610 1.0%
Program Manager $ 80,097 -1.3%
Project Manager $ 87,036 1.0%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 59,481 4.9%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 62,568 3.3%
Cashier $ 27,762 2.7%
Retail Key Holder $ 31,241 5.0%
Store Manager $ 53,744 3.9%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 71,801 3.2%
Sales Representative $ 52,173 4.5%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 68,153 3.7%
Data Scientist $ 115,104 1.5%
IT Manager $ 100,251 2.9%
Java Developer $ 86,292 -2.2%
Programmer Analyst $ 74,698 2.6%
Software Engineer $ 87,818 2.8%
Solutions Architect $ 110,339 -0.7%
Systems Engineer $ 78,482 1.4%
Technical Support $ 49,387 1.1%
UX Designer $ 79,390 4.3%
Web Designer $ 60,053 1.8%
Web Developer $ 74,317 6.0%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 58,485
Aerospace & Defense $ 60,861
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 58,657
Arts & Entertainment $ 50,939
Automotive $ 52,548
Banking & Financial Services $ 57,405
Beauty & Fitness $ 52,658
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 60,877
Business Services $ 55,240
Computer Software & Hardware $ 59,578
Construction $ 57,073
Consulting $ 58,113
Consumer Electronics $ 51,386
Consumer Services $ 52,087
Education & Schools $ 53,219
Energy & Utilities $ 62,518
Facilities $ 52,134
Farming & Agriculture $ 57,138
Government $ 57,253
Health Care & Hospitals $ 56,294
Information Technology $ 56,471
Insurance $ 57,488
Internet & Tech $ 58,470
Manufacturing $ 58,617
Marketing & Advertising $ 54,435
Media & Publishing $ 55,037
Nonprofit $ 52,221
Private Security $ 52,709
Real Estate $ 55,424
Recruiting & Staffing $ 53,675
Restaurants & Bars $ 52,349
Retail $ 52,645
Supermarkets $ 53,826
Telecommunications $ 55,746
Transportation & Logistics $ 56,241
Travel & Tourism $ 53,181
Wholesale $ 56,109

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 52,781
51-200 $ 54,936
201-500 $ 56,006
501-1000 $ 56,810
1001-5000 $ 57,991
5000+ $ 59,056