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HoustonJune 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). June 2019 figures are current as of June 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

June 2019 YoY
Houston Open Jobs 90,858 -7.9%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,646,920 1.4%
Houston Median Pay $ 56,228 0.7%
U.S. Median Pay $ 53,411 1.7%

Open Jobs by Industry

Open Jobs YoY
Accounting & Legal 786 -3.5%
Aerospace & Defense 266 5.6%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 1,196 9.5%
Arts & Entertainment 1,099 -8.2%
Automotive 1,964 -19.9%
Banking & Financial Services 1,982 -20.7%
Beauty & Fitness 1,910 3.9%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 444 -28.0%
Business Services 167 -35.0%
Computer Software & Hardware 1,609 -2.4%
Construction 1,366 -6.9%
Consulting 1,403 -3.1%
Consumer Electronics 216 -46.0%
Education & Schools 4,010 -19.0%
Energy & Utilities 3,680 -16.1%
Facilities 736 -4.3%
Government 1,027 14.1%
Health Care & Hospitals 11,948 -0.8%
Information Technology 2,652 36.0%
Insurance 1,028 -6.0%
Internet & Tech 400 91.8%
Manufacturing 3,804 -4.0%
Marketing & Advertising 776 14.5%
Media & Publishing 802 283.9%
Nonprofit 246 -15.6%
Private Security 334 -22.4%
Real Estate 1,052 -19.8%
Restaurants & Bars 9,350 -34.5%
Retail 7,558 3.3%
Supermarkets 1,418 -25.7%
Telecommunications 631 -8.3%
Transportation & Logistics 2,786 22.1%
Travel & Tourism 1,159 -34.7%
Wholesale 665 -36.4%
Other 20,388
Total 90,858 -7.9%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 7,630 19.5%
51-200 6,350 18.0%
201-500 6,460 14.5%
501-1000 5,730 -4.3%
1001-5000 14,260 -5.8%
5000+ 43,010 -13.0%
Other 7,410 -30.5%
Total 90,858 -7.9%


Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 49,011 0.6%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 96,727 -1.4%
Research Assistant $ 30,374 0.4%
Teacher $ 53,138 1.3%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 77,224 0.7%
Design Engineer $ 84,117 0.3%
Electrical Engineer $ 85,047 0.7%
Field Engineer $ 72,744 0.7%
Mechanical Engineer $ 82,629 -0.7%
Quality Engineer $ 77,117 0.6%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 60,499 0.4%
Bank Teller $ 31,445 1.8%
Claims Adjuster $ 51,626 -1.1%
Financial Advisor $ 52,301 -2.1%
Financial Analyst $ 70,292 0.3%
Insurance Agent $ 38,916 4.8%
Loan Officer $ 43,081 -1.0%
Tax Manager $ 100,078 -1.1%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 22,766 1.2%
Bartender $ 38,556 0.3%
Restaurant Cook $ 27,746 3.9%
Restaurant Manager $ 52,783 2.4%
Server $ 30,358 -0.8%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 28,554 2.3%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 38,836 3.9%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 47,478 1.0%
Medical Assistant $ 35,268 -0.0%
Medical Technologist $ 56,551 0.7%
Pharmacist $ 114,675 -1.6%
Pharmacy Technician $ 33,491 6.6%
Physical Therapist $ 76,346 1.4%
Registered Nurse $ 72,570 0.3%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 81,198 -2.2%
Recruiter $ 53,736 -0.8%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 38,883 -0.1%
Delivery Driver $ 38,330 2.4%
Machine Operator $ 40,717 4.5%
Maintenance Technician $ 44,471 0.7%
Maintenance Worker $ 38,608 -5.3%
Technician $ 49,653 2.4%
Truck Driver $ 55,752 3.2%
Warehouse Associate $ 40,352 2.3%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 118,733 -4.0%
Paralegal $ 56,482 1.7%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 78,848 2.1%
Material Handler $ 36,407 0.9%
Process Engineer $ 92,702 0.7%
Production Manager $ 71,805 2.4%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 55,871 0.2%
Technical Editor $ 56,129 0.7%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 63,534 -0.7%
Operations Manager $ 72,631 -0.9%
Security Officer $ 35,613 3.0%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 44,677 1.3%
Business Analyst $ 72,159 0.3%
Business Development Manager $ 76,922 -3.6%
Communications Manager $ 72,137 1.7%
Consultant $ 83,063 -0.6%
Customer Service Manager $ 54,654 -1.3%
Customer Service Representative $ 38,870 2.8%
Marketing Manager $ 75,885 1.3%
Office Manager $ 51,761 1.8%
Product Manager $ 102,037 1.4%
Program Manager $ 78,347 -0.9%
Project Manager $ 85,560 0.9%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 56,356 -0.2%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,770 -0.6%
Cashier $ 27,247 2.6%
Retail Key Holder $ 29,804 0.6%
Store Manager $ 52,399 1.4%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 70,571 0.4%
Sales Representative $ 51,203 3.5%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 66,639 1.1%
Data Scientist $ 113,304 2.6%
IT Manager $ 99,432 1.0%
Java Developer $ 84,894 0.1%
Programmer Analyst $ 71,608 -2.0%
Software Engineer $ 86,738 1.6%
Solutions Architect $ 110,012 -0.8%
Systems Engineer $ 76,791 0.5%
Technical Support $ 49,347 1.8%
UX Designer $ 77,269 0.4%
Web Designer $ 57,311 2.0%
Web Developer $ 71,040 0.9%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 56,258
Aerospace & Defense $ 58,548
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 56,347
Arts & Entertainment $ 50,183
Automotive $ 50,407
Banking & Financial Services $ 55,076
Beauty & Fitness $ 49,314
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 58,709
Business Services $ 53,320
Computer Software & Hardware $ 57,101
Construction $ 54,940
Consulting $ 56,428
Consumer Electronics $ 48,794
Consumer Services $ 50,017
Education & Schools $ 51,272
Energy & Utilities $ 60,311
Facilities $ 50,167
Farming & Agriculture $ 54,894
Government $ 55,179
Health Care & Hospitals $ 54,129
Information Technology $ 54,417
Insurance $ 55,372
Internet & Tech $ 55,649
Manufacturing $ 56,329
Marketing & Advertising $ 52,493
Media & Publishing $ 53,101
Nonprofit $ 51,102
Private Security $ 50,623
Real Estate $ 53,154
Recruiting & Staffing $ 51,789
Restaurants & Bars $ 50,685
Retail $ 50,789
Supermarkets $ 51,171
Telecommunications $ 54,039
Transportation & Logistics $ 53,651
Travel & Tourism $ 51,618
Wholesale $ 53,706

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 50,872
51-200 $ 52,795
201-500 $ 53,916
501-1000 $ 54,547
1001-5000 $ 55,799
5000+ $ 56,762