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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483,074
Employees

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Recently updated entities

Name Type Employees Median salary Last updated
Bexar County County 4,826 $43,128 7/25/2018
Texas A&M AgriLife Research University 1,136 $46,953 6/22/2018
Texas A&M International University University 773 $50,078 6/22/2018
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service University 471 $60,375 6/22/2018
Texas A&M Forest Service University 483 $38,409 6/22/2018
Texas A&M Health Science Center University 1,598 $56,567 6/22/2018
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station University 396 $60,000 6/22/2018
Texas A&M System Offices University 301 $77,868 6/22/2018
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service University 1,319 $40,601 6/22/2018
Texas A&M System Sponsored Research Services University 26 $79,015 6/22/2018

Highest-paid employees

Name Title Entity Department Compensation
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
Michael Elko Assistant Football Coach Texas A&M University Athletic Director $1,800,000
Ramesh Hariharan Visiting Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Actat-Ep Heart $1,675,389
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
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, Texas A&M University $1,000,000
Kevin Bozic Professor (Medical Affiliated) University of Texas at Austin Department Of Surgery And Perioperative Care $969,500
Kenneth Mathis Visiting Associate Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Orthopedic Surgery $960,000
Jorge Salazar Prof Ntc And Mcgoverndistchair The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Msrdp-Dept Pedi Surg-Cv Surg $956,563
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, Texas A&M University $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 Board Of Regents - Direct Reports $900,000
Karen Aston Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $880,000
Stephen Hahn Deputy President, Coo The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Deputy President & Coo $880,000
Carrie L. Byington Vice Chancellor Health Srvs, Sr Vice Pres Of Hsc & Dean Of College Of Medicine Texas A&M Health Science Center Senior Vice President & Ceo $870,834

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