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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478,839
Employees

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Recently updated entities

Name Type Employees Median salary Last updated
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston University Hospital 7,964 $65,000 10/14/2016
University of Texas at Arlington University 3,946 $48,550 06/30/2016
Tarrant County County 4,286 $50,086 06/23/2016
University of North Texas System University 500 $63,000 06/21/2016
University of North Texas at Dallas University 334 $57,856 06/21/2016
University of North Texas Health Science Center University Hospital 1,557 $56,370 06/21/2016
University of Texas at El Paso University 2,495 $48,083 06/21/2016
University of North Texas University 4,246 $49,440 06/21/2016
Bryan ISD School District 2,255 $42,200 06/09/2016
Bexar County County 4,642 $40,980 06/08/2016

Highest-paid employees

Name Title Entity Department Compensation
Charles Rena Strong Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $5,160,317
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
Patricia J. Eddings Adjunct Instructor - Hourly University of North Texas Health Science Center Molecular & Medical Genetics $1,482,000
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 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
Stephen G. Swisher Division Head The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Surgery $900,314
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
Thomas A. Buchholz Evp & Physician-In-Chief The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Ofc/Evp Physician-In-Chief $829,200
Ethan Dmitrovsky Provost & Exec Vice President The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Provost And Evp Office $829,200

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