HoustonJanuary 2020

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). January 2020 figures are current as of January 20, 2020.

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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

January 2020 YoY
Houston Open Jobs 89,578 -7.0%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,612,853 -3.1%
Houston Median Pay $ 57,690 3.3%
U.S. Median Pay $ 54,430 2.6%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 1,477 0.3%
Accounting & Legal 800 -17.9%
Marketing & Advertising 741 3.0%
Private Security 295 -20.5%
Other Business Services 132 -34.8%
Subtotal 3,444 -7.9%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Construction 1,385 -9.1%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 1,268 -21.4%
Real Estate 1,190 7.4%
Facilities 888 4.7%
Subtotal 4,731 -7.1%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Automotive 2,368 -5.0%
Beauty & Fitness 2,019 -2.3%
Travel & Tourism 1,396 -14.7%
Arts & Entertainment 1,218 -9.1%
Telecommunications 748 28.7%
Other Consumer Services 388 14.3%
Media & Publishing 253 3.5%
Subtotal 8,388 -3.6%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 1,937 0.8%
Insurance 1,092 -4.4%
Subtotal 3,029 -1.1%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 10,820 -9.3%
Subtotal 10,820 -9.3%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 12,240 8.0%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 628 1.2%
Subtotal 12,869 7.7%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Manufacturing 3,604 -15.7%
Energy & Utilities 3,061 -32.1%
Aerospace & Defense 312 5.9%
Other Production 36 -36.0%
Subtotal 7,014 -23.2%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Education & Schools 4,011 -7.7%
Government 998 -10.9%
Nonprofit 484 8.5%
Subtotal 5,493 -7.1%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 7,898 -3.2%
Supermarkets 1,500 -26.6%
Consumer Electronics 192 -37.7%
Subtotal 9,589 -8.7%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Information Technology 2,466 -15.0%
Computer Software & Hardware 1,980 -16.3%
Internet & Tech 238 -16.2%
Subtotal 4,685 -15.6%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 2,453 -33.6%
Wholesale 735 9.0%
Subtotal 3,188 -27.0%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 8,397 28.2%
51-200 6,629 12.4%
201-500 6,881 7.7%
501-1000 5,318 7.7%
1001-5000 13,131 -7.0%
5000+ 43,432 -14.7%
Other 5,790 -22.8%
Total 89,578 -7.0%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 49,500 2.4%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 105,588 3.8%
Research Assistant $ 31,792 3.7%
Teacher $ 55,299 4.6%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 78,726 3.2%
Design Engineer $ 84,675 4.7%
Electrical Engineer $ 86,376 2.1%
Field Engineer $ 72,823 1.4%
Mechanical Engineer $ 84,053 1.6%
Quality Engineer $ 76,323 0.1%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 62,286 3.3%
Bank Teller $ 31,399 0.9%
Claims Adjuster $ 53,360 3.5%
Financial Advisor $ 55,843 5.3%
Financial Analyst $ 71,131 2.7%
Insurance Agent $ 40,350 4.2%
Loan Officer $ 51,262 14.8%
Tax Manager $ 105,181 2.3%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 22,473 4.5%
Bartender $ 39,738 -0.2%
Restaurant Cook $ 27,783 3.3%
Restaurant Manager $ 54,341 3.7%
Server $ 31,847 3.5%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 28,614 3.7%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 39,143 5.0%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 48,227 1.7%
Medical Assistant $ 35,916 3.7%
Medical Technologist $ 57,906 3.1%
Pharmacist $ 117,901 3.0%
Pharmacy Technician $ 35,181 4.8%
Physical Therapist $ 80,167 1.6%
Registered Nurse $ 74,330 3.1%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 86,452 2.9%
Recruiter $ 56,084 5.5%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 40,399 3.5%
Delivery Driver $ 39,520 2.0%
Machine Operator $ 41,397 5.2%
Maintenance Technician $ 46,156 4.7%
Maintenance Worker $ 40,494 3.1%
Technician $ 51,298 4.9%
Truck Driver $ 57,416 2.0%
Warehouse Associate $ 42,358 2.4%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 124,515 2.3%
Paralegal $ 58,182 4.0%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,558 2.7%
Material Handler $ 37,814 3.5%
Process Engineer $ 93,518 2.4%
Production Manager $ 73,673 3.3%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 60,010 5.7%
Technical Editor $ 55,589 3.3%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 66,623 2.7%
Operations Manager $ 74,986 3.0%
Security Officer $ 37,483 6.6%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 45,905 4.6%
Business Analyst $ 73,541 2.8%
Business Development Manager $ 82,959 5.0%
Communications Manager $ 77,270 2.7%
Consultant $ 84,351 2.3%
Customer Service Manager $ 56,838 2.0%
Customer Service Representative $ 39,658 4.8%
Marketing Manager $ 75,261 1.6%
Office Manager $ 53,309 3.2%
Product Manager $ 103,666 2.0%
Program Manager $ 80,477 1.3%
Project Manager $ 86,699 1.8%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 59,673 4.2%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 62,188 3.3%
Cashier $ 27,777 3.6%
Retail Key Holder $ 30,635 4.8%
Store Manager $ 53,735 3.9%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 71,949 4.1%
Sales Representative $ 53,641 7.0%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 68,262 3.9%
Data Scientist $ 113,331 2.3%
IT Manager $ 101,059 4.2%
Java Developer $ 88,844 1.5%
Programmer Analyst $ 74,862 3.7%
Software Engineer $ 88,509 3.7%
Solutions Architect $ 110,303 1.5%
Systems Engineer $ 78,335 1.5%
Technical Support $ 49,841 2.6%
UX Designer $ 80,408 5.8%
Web Designer $ 60,803 2.6%
Web Developer $ 73,250 4.4%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 57,452
Aerospace & Defense $ 59,543
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 57,287
Arts & Entertainment $ 50,507
Automotive $ 51,211
Banking & Financial Services $ 56,456
Beauty & Fitness $ 51,930
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 59,995
Business Services $ 54,015
Computer Software & Hardware $ 58,475
Construction $ 55,820
Consulting $ 57,155
Consumer Electronics $ 49,529
Consumer Services $ 51,043
Education & Schools $ 52,309
Energy & Utilities $ 61,613
Facilities $ 51,687
Farming & Agriculture $ 56,026
Government $ 56,228
Health Care & Hospitals $ 55,293
Information Technology $ 55,265
Insurance $ 56,140
Internet & Tech $ 57,462
Manufacturing $ 57,449
Marketing & Advertising $ 53,285
Media & Publishing $ 54,089
Nonprofit $ 51,621
Private Security $ 52,139
Real Estate $ 53,688
Recruiting & Staffing $ 53,345
Restaurants & Bars $ 51,242
Retail $ 51,779
Supermarkets $ 52,472
Telecommunications $ 55,199
Transportation & Logistics $ 55,156
Travel & Tourism $ 52,371
Wholesale $ 54,799

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 51,921
51-200 $ 54,091
201-500 $ 55,076
501-1000 $ 55,873
1001-5000 $ 57,119
5000+ $ 57,997