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HoustonJanuary 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. January 2018 figures are current as of January 23, 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 $ 47,480 0.7%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 98,517 -2.5%
Research Assistant $ 30,608 -1.3%
Teacher $ 51,130 1.0%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 75,759 -1.2%
Design Engineer $ 83,818 1.8%
Electrical Engineer $ 82,942 0.7%
Field Engineer $ 72,292 1.5%
Mechanical Engineer $ 81,665 0.5%
Quality Engineer $ 74,115 -0.6%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 59,122 -0.5%
Bank Teller $ 28,598 2.4%
Claims Adjuster $ 50,844 0.6%
Financial Advisor $ 49,804 0.9%
Financial Analyst $ 69,046 0.8%
Insurance Agent $ 36,727 -1.5%
Loan Officer $ 44,168 -4.3%
Tax Manager $ 104,889 -0.6%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 22,475 1.8%
Bartender $ 34,685 -3.0%
Restaurant Cook $ 27,345 4.9%
Restaurant Manager $ 52,964 -1.6%
Server $ 30,899 1.3%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 28,007 0.9%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 37,976 2.0%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 47,155 1.0%
Medical Assistant $ 35,646 1.1%
Medical Technologist $ 57,380 3.5%
Pharmacist $ 115,423 0.6%
Pharmacy Technician $ 32,266 1.4%
Physical Therapist $ 74,807 -1.1%
Registered Nurse $ 71,821 0.8%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 81,224 1.2%
Recruiter $ 52,539 0.5%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 36,488 0.5%
Delivery Driver $ 37,003 3.4%
Machine Operator $ 40,272 -2.5%
Maintenance Technician $ 43,434 1.3%
Maintenance Worker $ 37,882 -1.6%
Technician $ 48,203 0.1%
Truck Driver $ 53,926 1.9%
Warehouse Associate $ 40,388 2.1%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 120,590 0.4%
Paralegal $ 54,207 2.8%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 76,272 0.9%
Material Handler $ 36,492 1.2%
Process Engineer $ 89,136 0.8%
Production Manager $ 71,710 1.0%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 59,350 1.8%
Technical Editor $ 55,020 0.4%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 62,602 -0.0%
Operations Manager $ 69,375 -0.5%
Security Officer $ 34,557 1.5%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 42,313 -0.0%
Business Analyst $ 71,690 1.2%
Business Development Manager $ 76,809 -0.9%
Communications Manager $ 70,332 -0.3%
Consultant $ 83,391 -0.9%
Customer Service Manager $ 54,846 -1.2%
Customer Service Representative $ 36,913 1.4%
Marketing Manager $ 74,344 0.1%
Office Manager $ 49,364 -0.8%
Product Manager $ 97,193 0.4%
Program Manager $ 78,811 -1.2%
Project Manager $ 84,166 -0.3%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 52,275 -0.1%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,076 1.3%
Cashier $ 26,421 2.0%
Retail Key Holder $ 28,678 -0.3%
Store Manager $ 50,936 -0.0%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 65,841 -0.7%
Sales Representative $ 49,105 2.5%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 63,647 1.0%
Data Scientist $ 100,831 -0.9%
Java Developer $ 82,474 -1.1%
Network Engineer $ 79,489 1.9%
Programmer Analyst $ 70,222 -1.3%
Software Engineer $ 84,335 1.0%
Solutions Architect $ 104,898 -1.4%
Systems Engineer $ 76,647 1.7%
Technical Support $ 49,285 3.0%
UX Designer $ 79,664 -1.0%
Web Designer $ 55,738 1.8%
Web Developer $ 70,887 2.2%

Houston Quick Facts

January 2018 YoY
Houston Median Pay $ 54,660 0.4%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,364 0.9%
Job Openings 90,687 19.1%
November 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 3,309,912 0.4%
Total Employment* 3,167,488 1.4%
Unemployment Rate* 4.3% -0.9%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 55,264
Aerospace & Defense $ 57,187
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 54,727
Arts & Entertainment $ 49,341
Automotive $ 49,943
Banking & Financial Services $ 53,991
Beauty & Fitness $ 48,930
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 56,817
Business Services $ 51,412
Computer Software & Hardware $ 55,931
Construction $ 54,502
Consulting $ 55,507
Consumer Electronics $ 48,324
Consumer Services $ 48,376
Education & Schools $ 50,238
Energy & Utilities $ 58,739
Facilities $ 49,972
Farming & Agriculture $ 53,925
Government $ 54,083
Health Care & Hospitals $ 53,076
Information Technology $ 54,867
Insurance $ 54,698
Internet & Tech $ 54,877
Manufacturing $ 55,182
Marketing & Advertising $ 51,524
Media & Publishing $ 52,830
Nonprofit $ 51,442
Private Security $ 49,750
Real Estate $ 52,195
Recruiting & Staffing $ 51,998
Restaurants & Bars $ 50,042
Retail $ 50,081
Supermarkets $ 50,953
Telecommunications $ 52,902
Transportation & Logistics $ 52,839
Travel & Tourism $ 51,119
Wholesale $ 53,188

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 49,017
51-200 $ 51,103
201-500 $ 52,033
501-1000 $ 52,862
1001-5000 $ 54,036
5000+ $ 54,958