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HoustonAugust 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. August 2018 figures are current as of August 20, 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 $ 48,510 2.2%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 98,500 -1.1%
Research Assistant $ 30,036 0.7%
Teacher $ 52,129 2.0%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 76,036 1.9%
Design Engineer $ 82,920 2.9%
Electrical Engineer $ 83,644 0.5%
Field Engineer $ 70,841 -0.4%
Mechanical Engineer $ 82,873 1.7%
Quality Engineer $ 76,588 1.4%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 60,232 2.1%
Bank Teller $ 30,686 7.2%
Claims Adjuster $ 51,828 2.2%
Financial Advisor $ 52,245 5.2%
Financial Analyst $ 69,808 2.4%
Insurance Agent $ 35,734 -5.5%
Loan Officer $ 44,839 2.7%
Tax Manager $ 97,511 0.6%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 22,664 4.0%
Bartender $ 37,778 5.7%
Restaurant Cook $ 27,309 3.5%
Restaurant Manager $ 51,861 -0.5%
Server $ 31,352 3.4%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 28,478 3.3%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 38,498 3.7%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 47,035 2.1%
Medical Assistant $ 34,870 2.8%
Medical Technologist $ 55,556 1.2%
Pharmacist $ 114,301 1.3%
Pharmacy Technician $ 33,825 5.0%
Physical Therapist $ 75,161 -2.3%
Registered Nurse $ 72,124 1.1%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 83,653 3.9%
Recruiter $ 53,480 -0.7%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 37,514 -0.1%
Delivery Driver $ 37,147 1.5%
Machine Operator $ 39,191 -0.0%
Maintenance Technician $ 42,520 0.0%
Maintenance Worker $ 40,512 6.7%
Technician $ 48,712 1.0%
Truck Driver $ 55,044 3.4%
Warehouse Associate $ 35,988 -3.1%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 123,011 3.4%
Paralegal $ 55,464 0.5%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 78,731 0.7%
Material Handler $ 36,918 4.4%
Process Engineer $ 92,182 1.7%
Production Manager $ 69,538 2.1%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 55,310 -1.9%
Technical Editor $ 55,946 1.6%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 64,674 2.8%
Operations Manager $ 72,035 -0.3%
Security Officer $ 35,009 2.4%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 43,890 1.7%
Business Analyst $ 72,812 1.5%
Business Development Manager $ 79,328 2.6%
Communications Manager $ 71,153 -1.3%
Consultant $ 81,408 0.8%
Customer Service Manager $ 56,121 3.0%
Customer Service Representative $ 38,097 1.9%
Marketing Manager $ 74,125 0.7%
Office Manager $ 50,159 2.0%
Product Manager $ 99,639 2.3%
Program Manager $ 77,359 -0.9%
Project Manager $ 81,255 -2.7%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 56,156 5.2%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,354 1.7%
Cashier $ 27,162 4.3%
Retail Key Holder $ 30,202 2.9%
Store Manager $ 52,166 1.7%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 67,544 1.3%
Sales Representative $ 50,366 0.6%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 63,947 0.8%
Data Scientist $ 105,548 0.5%
Java Developer $ 83,163 2.5%
Network Engineer $ 72,783 -7.5%
Programmer Analyst $ 71,932 3.5%
Software Engineer $ 84,545 1.9%
Solutions Architect $ 105,716 1.7%
Systems Engineer $ 75,235 0.7%
Technical Support $ 48,184 2.1%
UX Designer $ 79,633 1.4%
Web Designer $ 57,209 0.8%
Web Developer $ 71,621 2.7%

Houston Quick Facts

August 2018 YoY
Houston Median Pay $ 55,481 1.6%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,461 2.4%
Job Openings 108,611 18.6%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 55,745
Aerospace & Defense $ 57,500
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 55,424
Arts & Entertainment $ 48,388
Automotive $ 50,028
Banking & Financial Services $ 54,554
Beauty & Fitness $ 48,844
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 57,710
Business Services $ 52,050
Computer Software & Hardware $ 56,202
Construction $ 54,222
Consulting $ 55,896
Consumer Electronics $ 49,416
Consumer Services $ 49,256
Education & Schools $ 50,454
Energy & Utilities $ 58,948
Facilities $ 51,306
Farming & Agriculture $ 53,275
Government $ 54,505
Health Care & Hospitals $ 53,199
Information Technology $ 54,322
Insurance $ 54,028
Internet & Tech $ 56,166
Manufacturing $ 55,363
Marketing & Advertising $ 51,651
Media & Publishing $ 52,343
Nonprofit $ 50,303
Private Security $ 49,359
Real Estate $ 52,428
Recruiting & Staffing $ 51,476
Restaurants & Bars $ 49,339
Retail $ 49,857
Supermarkets $ 50,845
Telecommunications $ 53,086
Transportation & Logistics $ 53,229
Travel & Tourism $ 50,518
Wholesale $ 52,943

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 49,851
51-200 $ 51,921
201-500 $ 53,021
501-1000 $ 53,643
1001-5000 $ 55,108
5000+ $ 55,769