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Chief Executives in Texas

Want to work in Texas as a Chief Executive? Read this first!

4.4% Jobs Projection
$208,000 Median Salary
590 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Chief Executives in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Chief Executives in Texas is growing slower than average.

  • Chief Executives in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chief Executives Work in Texas?

5,260 people worked as Chief Executives in 2018 in this state.

There were 4,670 Chief Executives employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 590 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,150 Chief Executives working in it, which means Texas has more Chief Executives than average.


Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Chief Executives in this state are growing at a rate of 4.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -3.9%.


Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 590 annual job openings, and 8,130 total jobs in 2026 for Chief Executives in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 20,000 annual jobs and 296,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Chief Executives Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Chief Executives ranged from $108,040 to $208,000 with $208,000 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $51.94 to $100. The median hourly rate was $100.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $100 an hour.

Wages between 2017 and 2018 did not increase or decrease.

The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Texas Metros for Chief Executives

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Chief Executives.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,000 $208,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,250 $208,000
Austin-Round Rock, TX 630 $208,000
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 290 $208,000
Midland, TX 70 $208,000
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 50 $208,000
Killeen-Temple, TX 50 $192,900
El Paso, TX 50 $208,000
Lubbock, TX 50 $208,000
Corpus Christi, TX 40 $197,130
Waco, TX 40 $208,000
Texarkana, TX-AR 30 $104,710

Top States for Chief Executives Employment

View the list below to see where most Chief Executives work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 30,290 $208,000
Florida 20,860 $171,000
New York 10,430 $208,000
Illinois 9,650 $208,000
Massachusetts 7,990 $208,000
Tennessee 6,680 $129,720
Arizona 6,630 $179,410
Pennsylvania 6,540 $208,000
Georgia 6,260 $208,000
Minnesota 5,970 $176,550
Virginia 5,760 $208,000
Texas 5,260 $208,000
Wisconsin 5,240 $127,330
Utah 4,850 $151,750
Ohio 4,420 $196,500
Missouri 4,410 $144,070
Indiana 4,220 $124,090
North Carolina 3,820 $205,220
Kansas 3,790 $149,880
Washington 3,690 $206,560

Below are the states where Chief Executives get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $208,000
Oregon $208,000
New Jersey $208,000
Texas $208,000
California $208,000
Nevada $208,000
Illinois $208,000
District of Columbia $208,000
Nebraska $208,000
Georgia $208,000

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