Use The Texas Tribune’s Government Salaries Explorer to review the compensation of hundreds of thousands of state and municipal employees in Texas, including those working for state agencies, public universities, school districts and mass-transit entities. This data is obtained by requesting salary records from those public entities through the Texas Public Information Act.

The Tribune publishes this information because its journalists believe that disclosing how tax dollars are spent is in the public interest. To date, this database contains:

308,811
Employees

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Recently updated entities

Name Type Employees Median salary Last updated
Rockwall ISD School District 1,691 $50,266 05/20/2015
Dallas City 13,077 $47,314 04/29/2015
Metropolitan Transit Authority Transit 3,598 $43,118 04/17/2015
Austin City 13,889 $56,451 04/13/2015
Texas State University University 3,529 $48,951 04/08/2015
State Comptroller Payroll State 149,160 $38,888 02/15/2015
Midwestern State University University 650 $44,249 02/12/2015
Allen ISD School District 2,657 $50,024 12/15/2014
Tarrant County County 4,083 $47,778 12/15/2014
Houston City 21,876 $51,194 07/17/2014

Highest-paid employees

Name Title Entity Department Compensation
William Mack Brown Special Assistant University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $3,824,856
Charles Rena Strong Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $3,025,375
Richard D Barnes Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $2,610,000
Walter Lowe Prof, Chair, Smith Chair En The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Orthopedic Surgery $1,273,080
Stefan Kreuzer Visiting Associate Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Orthopedic Surgery $1,200,000
Stephen W Patterson Athletic Director University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $1,077,778
August E Garrido Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $1,072,500
Hazim Safi Prof & Director & Chair The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Cardiothoracic Vascular Surg $1,016,920
Dong Kim Professor and Chairman The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Neurosurgery $998,159
Ramesh Hariharan Visiting Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UT-EP Heart $975,000
Giuseppe Colasurdo Pres & Alkek-Williams Dist Chr The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Office Of The President $952,160
Igor Gregoric Visiting Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Pgm of Advanced Heart Failure $900,000
Darrell D Dodds Special Assistant University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $873,992
Francisco G Cigarroa Chancellor University of Texas System Administration Office of the Chancellor $862,500
Syed Adil Husain Associate Professor/Clinical The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Cardiothoracic Surgery $850,000
Adam Freedhand Assistant Professor NTC The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Orthopedic Surgery $850,000
Eric Sabonghy Assistant Professor NTC The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Orthopedic Surgery $825,000
Rex Marco Professor NTC The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Orthopedic Surgery $800,000
Eric Hyman Athletic Director Texas A&M University President, Tamu $800,000
Milton Routt Visiting Professor NT The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Orthopedic Surgery $800,000

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