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HoustonNovember 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. November 2018 figures are current as of November 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 $ 48,906 2.4%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 100,514 1.4%
Research Assistant $ 30,231 1.5%
Teacher $ 52,829 2.2%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 77,734 3.9%
Design Engineer $ 82,481 -0.2%
Electrical Engineer $ 85,146 2.4%
Field Engineer $ 73,218 1.9%
Mechanical Engineer $ 83,893 3.0%
Quality Engineer $ 76,900 2.8%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 60,313 2.0%
Bank Teller $ 31,208 9.0%
Claims Adjuster $ 51,309 1.9%
Financial Advisor $ 52,631 4.3%
Financial Analyst $ 70,276 2.7%
Insurance Agent $ 37,419 -0.6%
Loan Officer $ 43,560 -0.5%
Tax Manager $ 100,020 1.5%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 22,740 4.2%
Bartender $ 37,070 4.6%
Restaurant Cook $ 27,624 3.9%
Restaurant Manager $ 52,791 2.2%
Server $ 30,426 2.3%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 28,584 3.4%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 38,578 3.3%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 47,631 3.1%
Medical Assistant $ 34,914 1.8%
Medical Technologist $ 56,161 1.1%
Pharmacist $ 114,008 0.3%
Pharmacy Technician $ 34,277 5.6%
Physical Therapist $ 77,786 0.2%
Registered Nurse $ 72,738 2.0%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 83,402 2.6%
Recruiter $ 53,374 1.4%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 39,246 4.3%
Delivery Driver $ 37,661 3.1%
Machine Operator $ 39,571 2.7%
Maintenance Technician $ 44,039 2.7%
Maintenance Worker $ 39,053 6.2%
Technician $ 49,565 3.3%
Truck Driver $ 55,219 4.4%
Warehouse Associate $ 37,820 0.7%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 124,031 4.9%
Paralegal $ 56,228 2.3%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,512 1.6%
Material Handler $ 37,042 2.9%
Process Engineer $ 92,864 2.0%
Production Manager $ 70,201 2.9%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 54,291 -3.4%
Technical Editor $ 56,169 2.5%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 66,717 4.8%
Operations Manager $ 73,109 1.3%
Security Officer $ 35,686 4.4%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 44,721 3.9%
Business Analyst $ 73,297 1.6%
Business Development Manager $ 80,116 2.2%
Communications Manager $ 71,894 0.2%
Consultant $ 80,384 0.5%
Customer Service Manager $ 56,810 3.7%
Customer Service Representative $ 38,468 3.5%
Marketing Manager $ 75,086 2.1%
Office Manager $ 50,866 2.7%
Product Manager $ 101,591 3.4%
Program Manager $ 79,326 2.5%
Project Manager $ 80,668 -4.9%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 56,140 4.3%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,254 1.3%
Cashier $ 27,473 5.7%
Retail Key Holder $ 29,903 1.8%
Store Manager $ 52,293 2.6%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 69,238 2.7%
Sales Representative $ 51,249 3.6%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 65,313 1.9%
Data Scientist $ 109,120 1.6%
IT Manager $ 96,527 1.5%
Java Developer $ 84,679 4.0%
Programmer Analyst $ 72,883 3.6%
Software Engineer $ 85,649 3.2%
Solutions Architect $ 110,136 5.3%
Systems Engineer $ 76,174 1.7%
Technical Support $ 49,611 3.2%
UX Designer $ 79,139 2.9%
Web Designer $ 57,755 2.3%
Web Developer $ 70,439 1.2%

Houston Quick Facts

November 2018 YoY
Houston Median Pay $ 56,159 2.5%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,943 2.6%
Job Openings 105,854 10.2%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 56,569
Aerospace & Defense $ 58,343
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 55,995
Arts & Entertainment $ 49,128
Automotive $ 50,636
Banking & Financial Services $ 55,266
Beauty & Fitness $ 49,311
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 58,365
Business Services $ 52,970
Computer Software & Hardware $ 56,918
Construction $ 54,880
Consulting $ 56,587
Consumer Electronics $ 49,967
Consumer Services $ 49,577
Education & Schools $ 51,267
Energy & Utilities $ 59,772
Facilities $ 52,175
Farming & Agriculture $ 53,827
Government $ 55,082
Health Care & Hospitals $ 53,951
Information Technology $ 54,848
Insurance $ 54,852
Internet & Tech $ 56,908
Manufacturing $ 56,114
Marketing & Advertising $ 52,429
Media & Publishing $ 53,168
Nonprofit $ 50,969
Private Security $ 50,084
Real Estate $ 53,048
Recruiting & Staffing $ 52,096
Restaurants & Bars $ 49,979
Retail $ 50,438
Supermarkets $ 51,427
Telecommunications $ 53,425
Transportation & Logistics $ 54,005
Travel & Tourism $ 51,310
Wholesale $ 53,658

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 50,572
51-200 $ 52,659
201-500 $ 53,837
501-1000 $ 54,449
1001-5000 $ 55,837
5000+ $ 56,555