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HoustonOctober 2017

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. October 2017 figures are current as of October 19, 2017. 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 $ 47,314 -0.5%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 96,694 0.1%
Research Assistant $ 30,976 -0.1%
Teacher $ 51,046 1.1%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 76,507 -0.4%
Design Engineer $ 82,800 -0.2%
Electrical Engineer $ 82,659 -0.8%
Field Engineer $ 71,527 0.6%
Mechanical Engineer $ 81,058 0.5%
Quality Engineer $ 74,143 -1.8%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 58,901 0.1%
Bank Teller $ 28,458 2.8%
Claims Adjuster $ 51,055 0.9%
Financial Advisor $ 49,644 2.2%
Financial Analyst $ 68,150 -0.2%
Insurance Agent $ 39,228 3.6%
Loan Officer $ 44,907 -1.2%
Tax Manager $ 102,056 -0.4%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 22,289 3.6%
Bartender $ 35,272 -0.4%
Restaurant Cook $ 26,599 3.1%
Restaurant Manager $ 53,486 0.6%
Server $ 30,528 0.0%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 27,712 0.6%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 38,113 0.2%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 47,498 1.8%
Medical Assistant $ 34,999 -0.8%
Medical Technologist $ 57,089 1.1%
Pharmacist $ 114,452 -1.1%
Pharmacy Technician $ 31,878 0.9%
Physical Therapist $ 75,596 -0.7%
Registered Nurse $ 71,421 0.4%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 80,150 -0.8%
Recruiter $ 53,073 3.6%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 36,823 2.4%
Delivery Driver $ 35,936 1.5%
Machine Operator $ 40,782 -1.1%
Maintenance Technician $ 42,526 -1.8%
Maintenance Worker $ 38,622 -2.2%
Technician $ 47,228 -1.0%
Truck Driver $ 53,460 2.5%
Warehouse Associate $ 40,621 2.7%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 117,797 -1.7%
Paralegal $ 53,432 0.5%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 75,668 -0.3%
Material Handler $ 36,169 1.1%
Process Engineer $ 89,103 -0.1%
Production Manager $ 70,098 -0.1%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 57,550 -0.1%
Technical Editor $ 54,222 -0.0%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 61,547 -0.7%
Operations Manager $ 69,469 0.4%
Security Officer $ 34,546 1.2%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 41,669 -0.7%
Business Analyst $ 71,154 0.8%
Business Development Manager $ 78,645 2.2%
Communications Manager $ 71,119 0.4%
Consultant $ 83,997 -1.6%
Customer Service Manager $ 54,507 -1.2%
Customer Service Representative $ 36,931 1.3%
Marketing Manager $ 72,769 -1.7%
Office Manager $ 49,160 -0.8%
Product Manager $ 95,077 -0.5%
Program Manager $ 78,527 -0.8%
Project Manager $ 82,899 -1.2%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 54,190 0.4%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,707 1.0%
Cashier $ 26,508 2.0%
Retail Key Holder $ 28,872 -0.5%
Store Manager $ 51,166 2.3%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 66,377 -0.8%
Sales Representative $ 49,172 2.3%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 62,396 -0.2%
Data Scientist $ 104,168 -0.7%
Java Developer $ 80,542 -1.3%
Network Engineer $ 77,978 -1.0%
Programmer Analyst $ 68,261 -1.4%
Software Engineer $ 83,027 0.4%
Solutions Architect $ 104,503 0.5%
Systems Engineer $ 75,368 -0.1%
Technical Support $ 48,526 0.4%
UX Designer $ 81,051 -1.0%
Web Designer $ 56,069 2.0%
Web Developer $ 71,733 -0.8%

Houston Quick Facts

October 2017 YoY
Houston Median Pay $ 54,136 -0.0%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,220 1.6%
Job Openings 99,366 24.2%
August 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 3,307,745 0.6%
Total Employment* 3,137,157 1.2%
Unemployment Rate* 5.2% -0.5%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 54,367
Aerospace & Defense $ 56,848
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 54,740
Arts & Entertainment $ 48,918
Automotive $ 49,639
Banking & Financial Services $ 53,443
Beauty & Fitness $ 47,844
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 56,055
Business Services $ 51,293
Computer Software & Hardware $ 55,341
Construction $ 54,109
Consulting $ 55,086
Consumer Electronics $ 47,692
Consumer Services $ 47,948
Education & Schools $ 49,698
Energy & Utilities $ 58,123
Facilities $ 49,540
Farming & Agriculture $ 53,464
Government $ 53,545
Health Care & Hospitals $ 52,540
Information Technology $ 54,456
Insurance $ 54,073
Internet & Tech $ 54,212
Manufacturing $ 54,779
Marketing & Advertising $ 50,936
Media & Publishing $ 52,165
Nonprofit $ 50,648
Private Security $ 49,217
Real Estate $ 51,570
Recruiting & Staffing $ 51,522
Restaurants & Bars $ 49,619
Retail $ 49,334
Supermarkets $ 50,402
Telecommunications $ 52,560
Transportation & Logistics $ 52,053
Travel & Tourism $ 50,616
Wholesale $ 52,644

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 48,395
51-200 $ 50,423
201-500 $ 51,379
501-1000 $ 52,072
1001-5000 $ 53,650
5000+ $ 54,346