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HoustonJuly 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). July 2019 figures are current as of July 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

July 2019 YoY
Houston Open Jobs 96,830 -2.5%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,846,584 4.6%
Houston Median Pay $ 56,916 2.2%
U.S. Median Pay $ 53,602 1.9%

Open Jobs by Industry

Open Jobs YoY
Accounting & Legal 800 -1.1%
Aerospace & Defense 296 24.1%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 1,314 9.7%
Arts & Entertainment 1,214 -6.7%
Automotive 2,486 -3.6%
Banking & Financial Services 2,119 -15.0%
Beauty & Fitness 2,006 9.2%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 566 -15.9%
Business Services 156 -37.7%
Computer Software & Hardware 1,585 -6.4%
Construction 1,425 -1.6%
Consulting 1,534 7.0%
Consumer Electronics 206 -47.7%
Education & Schools 4,212 -14.1%
Energy & Utilities 4,507 0.5%
Facilities 852 -7.2%
Government 1,133 19.0%
Health Care & Hospitals 13,022 9.3%
Information Technology 2,482 25.5%
Insurance 1,160 -1.2%
Internet & Tech 234 1.8%
Manufacturing 4,037 -0.9%
Marketing & Advertising 782 1.6%
Media & Publishing 705 255.5%
Nonprofit 250 -20.2%
Private Security 408 -8.5%
Real Estate 1,133 -12.6%
Restaurants & Bars 11,336 -21.7%
Retail 8,252 3.7%
Supermarkets 1,436 -29.3%
Telecommunications 637 -7.4%
Transportation & Logistics 2,624 15.0%
Travel & Tourism 1,102 -34.6%
Wholesale 680 -19.2%
Other 20,139
Total 96,830 -2.5%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 7,280 15.8%
51-200 6,300 16.9%
201-500 6,960 18.6%
501-1000 6,210 0.6%
1001-5000 15,120 -1.3%
5000+ 47,640 -5.7%
Other 7,310 -25.1%
Total 96,830 -2.5%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 49,181 1.7%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 98,551 0.6%
Research Assistant $ 31,069 2.8%
Teacher $ 53,540 2.6%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 78,245 2.4%
Design Engineer $ 85,063 1.7%
Electrical Engineer $ 86,072 2.0%
Field Engineer $ 74,765 4.5%
Mechanical Engineer $ 85,002 1.6%
Quality Engineer $ 77,562 1.9%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 61,134 1.8%
Bank Teller $ 31,728 3.4%
Claims Adjuster $ 52,273 1.2%
Financial Advisor $ 53,781 0.3%
Financial Analyst $ 71,835 2.0%
Insurance Agent $ 37,404 2.8%
Loan Officer $ 44,735 1.7%
Tax Manager $ 101,013 0.9%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 23,018 3.0%
Bartender $ 38,482 0.9%
Restaurant Cook $ 27,572 3.3%
Restaurant Manager $ 53,186 3.4%
Server $ 30,639 1.4%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 28,719 3.6%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 38,852 3.9%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 47,997 2.5%
Medical Assistant $ 35,555 1.7%
Medical Technologist $ 57,321 2.2%
Pharmacist $ 115,490 -0.3%
Pharmacy Technician $ 33,755 6.8%
Physical Therapist $ 78,271 3.8%
Registered Nurse $ 73,363 1.9%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 82,266 -0.6%
Recruiter $ 54,457 1.8%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 39,422 2.7%
Delivery Driver $ 38,386 3.0%
Machine Operator $ 41,197 5.8%
Maintenance Technician $ 44,592 2.6%
Maintenance Worker $ 38,841 -2.7%
Technician $ 50,457 3.6%
Truck Driver $ 56,050 4.0%
Warehouse Associate $ 40,525 4.7%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 121,176 -1.4%
Paralegal $ 57,008 2.9%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,045 2.8%
Material Handler $ 36,892 2.9%
Process Engineer $ 93,993 2.4%
Production Manager $ 73,379 3.9%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 56,911 2.5%
Technical Editor $ 56,731 2.2%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 65,198 1.7%
Operations Manager $ 73,518 1.0%
Security Officer $ 35,874 4.5%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 45,054 2.3%
Business Analyst $ 73,349 1.9%
Business Development Manager $ 77,572 -2.9%
Communications Manager $ 73,735 3.8%
Consultant $ 83,901 1.0%
Customer Service Manager $ 55,240 0.7%
Customer Service Representative $ 39,242 4.1%
Marketing Manager $ 75,645 2.3%
Office Manager $ 52,058 2.7%
Product Manager $ 102,576 2.5%
Program Manager $ 79,520 1.4%
Project Manager $ 86,563 1.9%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 57,037 1.0%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 61,342 1.2%
Cashier $ 27,321 3.7%
Retail Key Holder $ 30,017 2.3%
Store Manager $ 52,713 2.2%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 71,032 1.7%
Sales Representative $ 51,492 4.0%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 67,098 2.8%
Data Scientist $ 115,227 3.7%
IT Manager $ 100,482 2.1%
Java Developer $ 86,448 2.7%
Programmer Analyst $ 73,095 0.8%
Software Engineer $ 87,577 3.0%
Solutions Architect $ 109,396 0.5%
Systems Engineer $ 77,425 2.0%
Technical Support $ 49,994 3.2%
UX Designer $ 78,479 1.8%
Web Designer $ 58,272 3.5%
Web Developer $ 70,987 1.4%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 57,376
Aerospace & Defense $ 59,579
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 57,503
Arts & Entertainment $ 51,249
Automotive $ 51,442
Banking & Financial Services $ 56,250
Beauty & Fitness $ 50,230
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 60,024
Business Services $ 54,519
Computer Software & Hardware $ 58,281
Construction $ 55,966
Consulting $ 57,667
Consumer Electronics $ 49,808
Consumer Services $ 51,036
Education & Schools $ 52,344
Energy & Utilities $ 61,252
Facilities $ 51,336
Farming & Agriculture $ 56,287
Government $ 56,358
Health Care & Hospitals $ 55,239
Information Technology $ 55,551
Insurance $ 56,466
Internet & Tech $ 57,185
Manufacturing $ 57,424
Marketing & Advertising $ 53,511
Media & Publishing $ 54,206
Nonprofit $ 52,181
Private Security $ 51,481
Real Estate $ 54,248
Recruiting & Staffing $ 52,976
Restaurants & Bars $ 51,725
Retail $ 51,865
Supermarkets $ 52,240
Telecommunications $ 55,177
Transportation & Logistics $ 54,776
Travel & Tourism $ 52,700
Wholesale $ 54,811

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 51,924
51-200 $ 53,905
201-500 $ 55,012
501-1000 $ 55,674
1001-5000 $ 56,975
5000+ $ 57,909