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24,329
Employees
26
Departments
$56,920
Median salary

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Number of employees by salary

Number of employees by salary

Compensation Number of Employees
$0 - $23,400 961
$23,400 - $46,800 7,332
$46,800 - $70,200 10,037
$70,200 - $93,600 3,863
$93,600 - $117,000 884
$117,000 - $140,400 181
$140,400 - $163,800 74
$163,800 - $187,200 54
$187,200 - $210,600 18
$210,600 - $234,000 2
$234,000 - $257,400 1
$257,400 - $280,800 5

Top compensation in Houston

Name Title Department Compensation
Hubert Arturo Acevedo Police Chief Police $280,000
Mario Christopher Diaz Aviation Director Houston Airport System $275,000
Carol Ellinger Haddock Public Works Director Houston Public Works $275,000
Ronald Charles Lewis City Attorney Legal $275,000
David E. Persse Ems Physician Director,Md (Executive Lev Fire $260,347
Sylvester Turner Mayor Mayor'S Office $236,189
Chris Souders Associate Ems Physician Director Fire $216,906
Eric K. Dargan Chief Operating Officer (Exe Lvl) Houston Public Works $216,300
Tantri Erlinawati-Emo Finance Director Finance $205,000
Lisa Kent Chief Information Officer (Executive Lev Information Technology $205,000

Houston departments with the most employees

Title Employees Median salary
Police 7,582 $63,061
Fire 4,377 $61,921
Houston Public Works 4,192 $46,883
Health & Human Services 1,354 $50,835
Houston Airport System 1,217 $44,179
Parks & Recreation 1,154 $37,939
Library 564 $36,546
Solid Waste Management 512 $39,458
Admin. & Regulatory Affairs 414 $41,142
Fleet Management 401 $47,445

Gender breakdown

7,370
Female employees
$49,192
Median female salary
16,959
Male employees
$58,380
Median male salary

Number of employees by salary

Women
Men

Number of employees by salary

Women

156

4,009

2,005

552

135

37

25

2

0

1

Salary

$0 - $28,080

$28,080 - $56,160

$56,160 - $84,240

$84,240 - $112,320

$112,320 - $140,400

$140,400 - $168,480

$168,480 - $196,560

$196,560 - $224,640

$224,640 - $252,720

$252,720 - $280,800

Men

1,035

6,334

7,285

1,564

183

49

28

7

1

4

Ethnic breakdown

Employees by ethnicity

Black or African American 35.6% / 8,662 employees
White 32.0% / 7,784 employees
Hispanic/Latino 25.3% / 6,148 employees
Asian 6.4% / 1,547 employees
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.4% / 102 employees
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% / 44 employees
Unknown/Not Specified 0.1% / 27 employees
Two or More Races 0.1% / 15 employees

Salaries by ethnicity

Ethnicity Median salary
White $62,540
Asian $61,360
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander $57,918
American Indian or Alaskan Native $56,680
Hispanic/Latino $52,541
Unknown/Not Specified $50,586
Black or African American $47,362
Two or More Races $40,685

Length of employment

Employees by tenure

1 year or less 767 employees
1-10 years 9,637 employees
10-20 years 7,318 employees
20+ years 6,607 employees

Salaries by tenure

Tenure Median salary
1 year or less $42,000
1-10 years $48,190
10-20 years $62,540
20+ years $64,272

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