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Recently updated entities

Name Type Employees Median salary Last updated
University of Texas at Austin University 16,119 $60,320 9/5/2019
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center University Hospital 21,812 $68,400 8/30/2019
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio University Hospital 5,989 $53,000 8/14/2019
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston University Hospital 12,490 $60,283 7/30/2019
UT Southwestern Medical Center University Hospital 18,019 $65,000 7/30/2019
San Antonio City 13,881 $50,441 7/26/2019
Houston City 24,329 $56,920 7/17/2019
Dallas City 12,820 $60,000 5/1/2019
State Comptroller Payroll State 148,449 $43,049 3/8/2019
Fort Worth City 6,841 $64,369 3/4/2019

Highest-paid employees

Name Title Entity Department Compensation
Thomas J. Herman Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $3,500,000
Shaka Smart Head Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $3,300,000
Michael Elko Assistant Football Coach Texas A&M University Athletic Director $1,800,000
Todd Orlando Assistant Coach University of Texas at Austin Intercollegiate Athletics $1,700,000
Ramesh Hariharan Visiting Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Actat-Ep Heart $1,675,389
Peter WT Pisters President The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Presidents Office $1,439,100
Robert Douglas Benjamin Jaquiss Professor UT Southwestern Medical Center CT-Pediatric Cardio Surgery $1,350,000
Christopher Michael Del Conte Vice President and Athletics Director University of Texas at Austin Office Of The President $1,340,000
Daniel K. Podolsky President UT Southwestern Medical Center Office of the President $1,269,316
Donna K. Sollenberger Evp & Ceo Health System The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Hospital Administration $1,116,080
Dai H. Chung Professor UT Southwestern Medical Center SY-Pediatric Surgery $1,000,000
Michael K. Young President Texas A&M University President, Texas A&M University $1,000,000
Stephen G. Swisher Division Head The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Surgery - Clinical $998,011
Raymond E. Sawaya Professor The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Neurosurgery $993,341
David L Callender President The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Presidents Office $968,480
Neelan Shirish Doolabh Assoc Professor UT Southwestern Medical Center CT-Adult Cardiac Surgery $965,000
Kenneth Mathis Visiting Associate Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Orthopedic Surgery $960,000
Herbert J. Zeh, III Professor & Chair UT Southwestern Medical Center SY-Department Administration $958,800
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 & Chair UT Southwestern Medical Center NS-Adult Neurosurgery $950,000

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