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.

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432,368
Employees

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Recently updated entities

Name Type Employees Median salary Last updated
Dallas ISD School District 20,821 $51,000 11/10/2015
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD School District 17,178 $53,660 10/21/2015
Houston City 21,796 $52,514 10/20/2015
University of Texas System Administration University 778 $75,405 10/14/2015
Travis County County 5,277 $49,453 10/13/2015
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio University Hospital 6,109 $48,323 10/08/2015
University of Texas at San Antonio University 6,683 $46,459 10/07/2015
The University of Texas at Tyler University 2,407 $50,000 09/16/2015
University of Houston-Downtown University 1,495 $57,200 09/16/2015
University of Houston-Clear Lake University 1,644 $52,894 09/16/2015

Highest-paid employees

Name Title Entity Department Compensation
Charles Rena Strong Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $5,085,228
Ramesh Hariharan Visiting Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Ut-Ep Heart $2,000,000
Walter Lowe Prof, Chair, Smith Chair En The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Orthopedic Surgery $1,811,271
Rodney James Rohrich Professor UT Southwestern Medical Center Plastic Surgery $1,750,000
Stephen W. Patterson Athletic Director University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $1,642,000
Hazim Safi Prof & Director & Chair The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Cardiothoracic Vascular Surg $1,516,920
Igor Gregoric Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Pgm Of Advanced Heart Failure $1,500,000
Ronald A. DePinho President The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center President'S Office $1,439,100
August E. Garrido Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $1,202,500
William McRaven Chancellor University of Texas System Administration Chancellor $1,200,000
Stefan Kreuzer Visiting Associate Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Orthopedic Surgery $1,200,000
Kenneth Mathis Visiting Associate Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Orthopedic Surgery $1,200,000
Shaka Smart Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $1,134,840
Joseph M. Forbess Professor UT Southwestern Medical Center Cardio Thoracic Surgery $1,013,500
Biswajit Kar Visiting Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Pgm Of Advanced Heart Failure $1,000,000
Pranav Loyalka Visiting Associate Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Pgm Of Advanced Heart Failure $1,000,000
Michael Young President Texas A&M University President, Tamu $1,000,000
Syed Adil Husain Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Cardiothoracic Surgery $1,000,000
Dong Kim Professor And Chairman The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Neurosurgery $998,159
Daniel Kim Prof, Runnells Dist. Chair, En The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Neurosurgery $993,427

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