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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487,206
Employees

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Recently updated entities

Name Type Employees Median salary Last updated
Texas A&M Health Science Center University 1,691 $55,000 12/01/2016
Texas A&M Sponsored Research Services University 19 $73,130 12/01/2016
Tarleton State University University 1,267 $52,000 12/01/2016
Texas A&M Forest Service University 507 $37,584 12/01/2016
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service University 462 $60,375 12/01/2016
Texas A&M International University University 860 $48,459 12/01/2016
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service University 1,439 $48,181 12/01/2016
Texas A&M AgriLife Research University 1,169 $45,000 12/01/2016
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station University 438 $60,000 12/01/2016
Texas A&M System Offices University 277 $75,048 12/01/2016

Highest-paid employees

Name Title Entity Department Compensation
Charles Rena Strong Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $5,160,317
Kevin W. Sumlin Coach Texas A&M University Athletic Director $5,000,000
Shaka Smart Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $2,845,476
Rodney James Rohrich Professor UT Southwestern Medical Center Plastic Surgery $1,750,000
Ronald A. DePinho President The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center President'S Office $1,439,100
William McRaven Chancellor University of Texas System Administration Chancellor $1,200,000
August E. Garrido Special Assistant University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $1,167,489
Joseph M. Forbess Professor UT Southwestern Medical Center Cardio Thoracic Surgery $1,013,500
Syed Adil Husain Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Cardiothoracic Surgery $1,000,000
Michael K. Young President Texas A&M University President, Tamu $1,000,000
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 Professor & Chairman UT Southwestern Medical Center Neurological Surgery $950,000
Kevin Bozic Professor (Medical Affiliated) University of Texas at Austin Department Of Surgery And Perioperative Care $950,000
Daniel K. Podolsky President UT Southwestern Medical Center Office Of The President $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 $900,314
John S. Sharp Chancellor Texas A&M System Offices Bor - Direct Reports $900,000
Raymond E. Sawaya Chair The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Neurosurgery $896,100
Ramesh Hariharan Visiting Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Actat-Ep Heart $865,000

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