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22,696
Employees
26
Departments
$55,437
Median salary

What do these numbers mean?

This data reflects the records supplied to The Texas Tribune by this public entity in response to a public information request. The median salary is calculated using all of the full-time salaries that the entity reports. Part-time salaries are not included in that calculation. An "N/A" means there are no full-time workers in that category and no median salaries were calculated.

Number of employees by salary

Number of employees by salary

Compensation Number of Employees
$24,000 - $45,400 6,883
$45,400 - $66,800 9,235
$66,800 - $88,200 4,485
$88,200 - $109,600 1,014
$109,600 - $131,000 203
$131,000 - $152,400 71
$152,400 - $173,800 46
$173,800 - $195,200 26
$195,200 - $216,600 11
$216,600 - $238,000 1
$238,000 - $259,400 1
$259,400 - $280,800 6

Top compensation in Houston

Name Title Department Compensation
Hubert Arturo Acevedo Police Chief Houston Police $280,000
Karunakar Sreerama Public Works Director Public Works & Engineering $275,000
Ronald Charles Lewis City Attorney Legal $275,000
Dale Anthony Rudick Deputy Chief Policy Officer (Executive L Public Works & Engineering $275,000
Mario Christopher Diaz Aviation Director Houston Airport System $275,000
Charles A. McClelland Police Chief Houston Police $275,000
David E. Persse Ems Physician Director,Md (Executive Lev Houston Fire $252,764
Sylvester Turner Mayor Mayors Office $236,189
Chris Souders Associate Ems Physician Director Houston Fire $210,588
Lisa Kent Chief Information Officer (Executive Lev Houston IT Services $205,000

Houston departments with the most employees

Title Employees Median salary
Houston Police 7,371 $62,875
Houston Fire 4,384 $61,921
Public Works & Engineering 3,840 $44,845
Health & Human Services 1,152 $48,339
Houston Airport System 1,141 $42,910
Parks & Recreation 823 $36,046
Houston Public Library 513 $37,440
Solid Waste 445 $37,752
Admin. & Regulatory Affairs 391 $39,437
Fleet 370 $45,115

Gender breakdown

6,749
Female employees
$47,289
Median female salary
15,947
Male employees
$57,990
Median male salary

Number of employees by salary

Women
Men

Number of employees by salary

Women

3,476

2,101

649

166

42

22

5

1

0

0

Salary

$24,000 - $49,680

$49,680 - $75,360

$75,360 - $101,040

$101,040 - $126,720

$126,720 - $152,400

$152,400 - $178,080

$178,080 - $203,760

$203,760 - $229,440

$229,440 - $255,120

$255,120 - $280,800

Men

5,073

7,997

2,082

251

54

29

25

1

2

6

Ethnic breakdown

Employees by ethnicity

Black or African American 34.4% / 7,818 employees
White 33.6% / 7,625 employees
Hispanic/Latino 25.0% / 5,677 employees
Asian 5.1% / 1,147 employees
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.2% / 281 employees
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.3% / 78 employees
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% / 36 employees
Not specified 0.1% / 23 employees
Two or More Races 0.0% / 10 employees
Others 0.0% / 1 employee

Salaries by ethnicity

Ethnicity Median salary
Others $83,756
White $62,540
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander $57,990
Asian/Pacific Islander $57,990
American Indian or Alaskan Native $57,815
Asian $57,450
Not specified $53,685
Hispanic/Latino $51,696
Black or African American $46,717
Two or More Races $33,322

Length of employment

Employees by tenure

1 year or less 1,722 employees
1-10 years 8,677 employees
10-20 years 6,255 employees
20+ years 6,042 employees

Salaries by tenure

Tenure Median salary
1 year or less $40,170
1-10 years $48,190
10-20 years $61,381
20+ years $69,740

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