Texas Gold Rush: Unveiling the Lone Star State's Lucrative Job Market

Texas is a big state, and guess what? Its economy is big too!

Get our free mobile app

Let's talk about doctors. Pediatricians earn around $250,850 a year in Texas. And ophthalmologists make even more – over $300,000 on average!

Keep Scrolling for the List

Now, let's zoom in on the heart experts, called cardiologists. In Texas, they earn the most money among all jobs, with an average of $413,510 every year. That's even more than cardiologists in New York! In Texas, pediatric surgeons, who help fix things inside kids' bodies, make the second-highest amount, around $365,130 a year.

Business Insider, a company that looks at jobs and money, found out all these details. They checked data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2022. They even compared the money doctors make in Texas with the whole country.

Top 25 Highest-Paying Jobs in Texas

But you know what's interesting? There are other jobs too that pay really well in Texas. These are jobs where people might have a bit less stress at work. Business Insider made a list of the 25 highest-paying jobs in Texas based on this information.

25. Postsecondary health specialties teachers

Average annual wage in Texas: $156,550

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 23,380

24. Dentists

Average annual wage in Texas: $162,900

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 9,190

23. Financial managers

Average annual wage in Texas: $163,020

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 57,680

22. Lawyers

Average annual wage in Texas: $166,620

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 50,070

21. Architectural and engineering managers

Average annual wage in Texas: $168,180

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 18,570

20. Podiatrists

Canva
Canva
loading...

Average annual wage in Texas: $180,000

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 390

19. Athletes and sports competitors

Average annual wage in Texas: $189,800

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 1,110

18. Psychiatrists

Average annual wage in Texas: $198,250

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 1,170

17. Nurse anesthetists

Average annual wage in Texas: $208,940

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 2,880

16. Dentists (all other specialists)

Average annual wage in Texas: $210,930

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 180

15. Family medicine physicians

Average annual wage in Texas: $211,940

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 8,770

14. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Average annual wage in Texas: $212,940

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 9,190

13. General internal medicine physicians

Average annual wage in Texas: $219,640

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 3,460

12. Neurologists

Average annual wage in Texas: $235,780

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 150

11. Pediatricians

Average annual wage in Texas: $250,850

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: Not available

10. Physicians (all other)

Average annual wage in Texas: $274,650

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 21,990

9. Pathologists

Average annual wage in Texas: $276,750

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 870

8. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Average annual wage in Texas: $294,250

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 1,550

7. Radiologists

Average annual wage in Texas: $297,320

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 1,590

6. Anesthesiologists

Average annual wage in Texas: $298,710

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 940

5. Chief executives

Average annual wage in Texas: $314,060

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 5,150

4. Surgeons (all other)

Average annual wage in Texas: $331,980

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 1,780

3. Ophthalmologists (except pediatric)

Average annual wage in Texas: $338,400

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 990

2. Pediatric surgeons

Average annual wage in Texas: $365,130

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 140

1. Cardiologists

Average annual wage in Texas: $413,510

Estimated number of people holding this job in Texas: 690

Top Ten Trashiest Towns in Texas

Time to take out the trash or show off the trash of Texas. Check out the top ten below. (All crime statistics were pulled from www.neighborhoodscout.com based on each individual town. See editor's note for Lufkin, Texas.)

Gallery Credit: Stryker

Adios Texas! Here Are The Ten States Former Texans Move To

Moving away from Texas is always a daunting thought. But where do the former citizens of Texans go when they leave? The top ten is right here.

Gallery Credit: Tommy Paradise, Townsquare Media, Canva

13 Fun Attractions That are Free to Visit in Texas

Here is a look at some really fun activities to enjoy with friends and family in the state of Texas that won't cost you anything.

Gallery Credit: Billy Jenkins

More From KSSM-FM