It's a fact of life. Everyone needs money. We are all looking for that dream job, right?

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Texas has the 9th-largest economy in the world, according to, which means there are plenty of high salaries in the Lone Star State. You just have to know where to look for them.

Highest-Paid Jobs in Texas

Not everyone needs a college degree to make lots of money, but it does help. According to, chemical and petroleum engineers, along with various specialties of physicians all make six-figure salaries in the state of Texas.

However, also named the top highest-paying jobs that don't require medical or engineering degrees for 2022. Coming in at the top spot was the position of IT (Information technology) Manager, with an average yearly salary of $151,150 per year, and an average of $72.67 per hour in Texas.

Highest Paid Jobs in the United States

For many, high pay is the priority when searching for a new position or career, but some people would be happy just having a job they can enjoy, even if the money isn't the greatest.

However, if a good salary is really important to you, it helps to attend medical school. The top 10 highest salaries in the United States all come from jobs that require some type of medical training, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Highest-Paid Jobs in Texas Without a Degree

College is not for everyone, but we all need to have some way to pay the bills. Here are some more lucrative jobs that don't require a 4-year degree:

  • Insurance appraisers
  • Wind turbine service technicians
  • Crane and tower operators
  • Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Texas in Top 10 Best States to Work from Home in America

How many people do you know that work from home? Since the pandemic, the number of employers with remote jobs has risen steadily.

WalletHub used 12 factors to compare 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the percentage of people working from home, internet cost, cybersecurity, plus size and population concentration of homes in the state.

Let's take a look at the states that are the best for remote work, and where Texas sits on the list nationwide.

The Top 10 Worst Places to Live in Texas

While it's always a good idea to know about areas with the lowest crime rates and best recreational opportunities when you are looking for a place to live, it’s also important to know which places to avoid. Even if you move to a neighborhood with a low crime rate, you could also be close to less safe communities.

Here are the top 10 worst places to live in Texas according to

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