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HoustonMay 2018

Methodology: Based on millions of anonymous salary reports shared on Glassdoor. The Local Pay Reports apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm to estimate median annual base pay for full-time workers. May 2018 figures are current as of May 18, 2018. Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core based statistical areas” (CBSAs). All 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 seasonally adjusted. (*) denotes Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 48,451 3.3%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 100,071 -0.3%
Research Assistant $ 30,835 -0.3%
Teacher $ 52,536 3.5%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 77,367 2.0%
Design Engineer $ 84,010 4.3%
Electrical Engineer $ 83,845 2.0%
Field Engineer $ 72,241 2.5%
Mechanical Engineer $ 82,565 3.5%
Quality Engineer $ 76,310 0.7%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 60,095 2.2%
Bank Teller $ 30,419 7.1%
Claims Adjuster $ 52,371 4.2%
Financial Advisor $ 53,709 6.5%
Financial Analyst $ 70,023 2.8%
Insurance Agent $ 37,874 -1.0%
Loan Officer $ 44,307 -2.2%
Tax Manager $ 107,823 5.8%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 22,424 4.0%
Bartender $ 34,868 -0.1%
Restaurant Cook $ 27,207 2.1%
Restaurant Manager $ 53,722 1.8%
Server $ 30,851 1.9%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 28,613 3.2%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 38,358 3.4%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 47,093 3.0%
Medical Assistant $ 36,501 3.8%
Medical Technologist $ 55,591 2.4%
Pharmacist $ 116,964 2.8%
Pharmacy Technician $ 32,675 3.5%
Physical Therapist $ 75,453 -0.6%
Registered Nurse $ 72,714 1.7%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 80,676 2.2%
Recruiter $ 54,491 1.8%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 37,180 2.0%
Delivery Driver $ 36,733 2.9%
Machine Operator $ 39,928 1.6%
Maintenance Technician $ 43,385 3.0%
Maintenance Worker $ 39,264 1.2%
Technician $ 49,019 0.8%
Truck Driver $ 55,689 6.6%
Warehouse Associate $ 41,207 3.8%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 126,015 3.6%
Paralegal $ 54,798 1.2%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 76,874 1.7%
Material Handler $ 36,538 4.6%
Process Engineer $ 91,271 1.3%
Production Manager $ 70,129 2.1%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 58,043 0.4%
Technical Editor $ 57,918 1.9%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 64,428 3.7%
Operations Manager $ 72,076 0.6%
Security Officer $ 35,951 4.8%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 42,634 1.3%
Business Analyst $ 72,495 1.0%
Business Development Manager $ 79,522 4.8%
Communications Manager $ 69,283 -1.7%
Consultant $ 81,652 1.6%
Customer Service Manager $ 55,691 2.6%
Customer Service Representative $ 38,034 2.6%
Marketing Manager $ 75,985 2.7%
Office Manager $ 50,846 2.5%
Product Manager $ 100,158 2.8%
Program Manager $ 80,432 1.0%
Project Manager $ 83,929 0.3%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 54,211 3.3%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,335 1.7%
Cashier $ 27,311 4.5%
Retail Key Holder $ 29,330 3.8%
Store Manager $ 52,636 2.1%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 68,687 2.9%
Sales Representative $ 51,484 2.9%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 64,602 1.3%
Data Scientist $ 105,370 0.8%
Java Developer $ 83,757 2.2%
Network Engineer $ 76,465 1.0%
Programmer Analyst $ 71,779 0.5%
Software Engineer $ 85,295 2.3%
Solutions Architect $ 108,414 5.4%
Systems Engineer $ 75,968 2.4%
Technical Support $ 49,418 3.0%
UX Designer $ 80,950 0.4%
Web Designer $ 55,992 1.4%
Web Developer $ 74,347 5.3%

Houston Quick Facts

May 2018 YoY
Houston Median Pay $ 55,560 1.9%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,070 1.3%
Job Openings 99,274 14.8%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 54,837
Aerospace & Defense $ 56,903
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 56,128
Arts & Entertainment $ 49,349
Automotive $ 49,866
Banking & Financial Services $ 54,509
Beauty & Fitness $ 50,394
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 57,244
Business Services $ 52,260
Computer Software & Hardware $ 56,249
Construction $ 54,966
Consulting $ 55,644
Consumer Electronics $ 49,036
Consumer Services $ 48,676
Education & Schools $ 50,903
Energy & Utilities $ 60,238
Facilities $ 50,413
Farming & Agriculture $ 54,619
Government $ 54,651
Health Care & Hospitals $ 53,517
Information Technology $ 54,514
Insurance $ 54,420
Internet & Tech $ 55,002
Manufacturing $ 55,701
Marketing & Advertising $ 52,253
Media & Publishing $ 52,813
Nonprofit $ 50,176
Private Security $ 50,379
Real Estate $ 52,985
Recruiting & Staffing $ 51,499
Restaurants & Bars $ 49,682
Retail $ 50,360
Supermarkets $ 51,674
Telecommunications $ 53,265
Transportation & Logistics $ 53,864
Travel & Tourism $ 50,843
Wholesale $ 53,463

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 49,972
51-200 $ 52,043
201-500 $ 53,091
501-1000 $ 53,858
1001-5000 $ 55,267
5000+ $ 55,844