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Recently updated entities

Name Type Employees Median salary Last updated
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio University Hospital 5,650 $51,249 11/27/2017
University of Texas of the Permian Basin Universtiy 598 $48,172 11/21/2017
Dallas County Community College District Community College 7,087 $55,513 11/20/2017
University of Texas at Tyler University 2,380 $51,000 11/14/2017
University of Texas System Administration University 705 $91,800 10/30/2017
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center University Hospital 19,572 $64,975 9/20/2017
University of Texas at Austin University 14,008 $56,215 7/6/2017
San Antonio City 11,923 $51,628 6/23/2017
Dallas ISD School District 19,701 $52,000 6/22/2017
University of Texas at San Antonio University 5,961 $47,500 6/9/2017

Highest-paid employees

Name Title Entity Department Compensation
Kevin W. Sumlin Coach Texas A&M University Athletic Director $5,000,000
Shaka Smart Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $3,040,417
Thomas J. Herman Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $2,746,220
William McRaven Chancellor University of Texas System Administration Chancellor $1,200,000
Robert Douglas Benjamin Jaquiss Professor UT Southwestern Medical Center CTS Pediatric $1,100,000
Michael K. 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
Kevin Bozic Professor (Medical Affiliated) University of Texas at Austin Department Of Surgery And Perioperative Care $969,500
Michael Ray Williams President University of North Texas Health Science Center Office Of The President $960,000
Kenneth Mathis Visiting Associate Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Orthopedic Surgery $960,000
Henry Huntington Batjer, III Professor & Chairman UT Southwestern Medical Center Neurological Surgery $950,000
Daniel K. Podolsky President UT Southwestern Medical Center Ofc of the President - Admin $944,316
David S. Woodward Athletic Director Texas A&M University President, Tamu $935,000
Stephen G. Swisher Division Head The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Surgery $931,825
Raymond E. Sawaya Chair The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Neurosurgery $927,464
John S. Sharp Chancellor Texas A&M System Offices Bor - Direct Reports $900,000
Stephen Hahn Deputy President, Coo The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Deputy President & Coo $880,000
Karen Aston Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $880,000
Ramesh Hariharan Visiting Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Actat-Ep Heart $865,000
Thomas A. Buchholz Professor The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Radiation Oncology Department $858,300

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