These are the 25 highest-paying jobs in Houston

Going to medical school is worth the trouble, especially if you’re planning on living in Houston.

More than one-third of the Houston area’s top 25 best-paid professions are in the medical field, according to the latest data from the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This year, chief executives, followed by anesthesiologists and surgeons were the top paying jobs in the Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area.

The annual wages of Houston’s top 25 paying jobs range from a low of $144,680 to a high of $271,760.

Besides the medical field, jobs relating to Houston’s expansive energy industry, like chemical and petroleum engineers, were also among some of the most lucrative professions.

See above for Houston’s top-paying jobs.

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