Science Officer, Summit Retreat Leaders
According to data from the Texas Tribune, more than 137,000 employees work for the Texas state government and earn a median salary of $45,590. The highest paid state employee earns over $600,000.
The highest-paid government workers are mostly people working for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, the state’s largest retirement system serving more than 1.8 million people. The best politicians in the state do not earn close to what the highest paid employee receives. For example, Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton both earn $153,750 a year.