If you’re considering a move to the Dallas area but want to live and work in a quieter suburb, consider McKinney, Texas. If you’re like most people, when you combine the friendly Texas lifestyle with top dollar employers, you’ll find McKinney irresistible.
This vibrant community beckons newcomers at a rate that offers growth of approximately 7% per year. City leaders claim that this growth is no coincidence, as they have developed an economic growth plan that’s unmatched in the area.
Due to this aggressive economic growth plan, the McKinney attracts top employers that offer competitive wages and lucrative benefits. Career-oriented new residents follow the money and flock to the once sleepy farm town in Collin County.
The mid-sized city offers residents the opportunity to cultivate great careers, live in brand new dream homes and enroll students in some of the best schools in Texas.
So, are you ready to learn more about the top paying jobs in McKinney?
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
McKinney is the headquarters of Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS). Raytheon leads the aerospace industry with production of sensors and radars for airplanes and spacecraft, along with electronics and communications for the military.
Raytheon holds many awards, including:
- A Top 100 Corporate Citizen by Corporate Responsibility Magazine®
- EnergyStar® Partner of the Year for nine straight years, which is awarded by the United States EPA
- A “Top Rated Workplace for Millennials” in 2018 on Indeed.com
Raytheon is one of the top employers in the United States, and McKinney is proud that the SAS operations is headquartered here.
Top salaries go to executives and engineers. It’s important to note, however, that they pay above average wages for all facility jobs including production workers, maintenance technicians, logistics personnel, and office staff.
PayScale.com reports the average salary at Raytheon SAS is $96,000.
Methodist McKinney Hospital
Methodist McKinney Hospital leads the way in healthcare for McKinney residents, and provides both inpatient and emergency care. It holds a reputation in the community for cutting-edge medical technology, combined with compassionate care.
The relatively new facility, which opened up in 2010, holds every staff member to “provide unequaled health care.” As such, it attracts doctors, nurses, and other staff members who strive to deliver on these lofty expectations – and they are paid well to do it.
Worth noting is the fact that the Dallas Morning News has crowned Methodist McKinney Hospital amongst the Top 100 Places to work in the DFW metro area an astounding five times in the few short years since they’ve opened.
Top pays goes to hospital administrators, doctors, and specialists. Registered Nurses also earn above-average pay here, as well. Other fantastic opportunities include registration desk staff, medical coding specialists, and operations personnel.
PayScale.com places the average Methodist Hospital System salary at $72,000.
Torchmark Corporation, an insurance industry giant, also calls McKinney home. The company provides financial services, supplemental health insurance, and life insurance by employing a team of skilled independent agents across the United States. They sell these services to middle-class Americans around the nation.
This highly respected corporation is the parent company of the following insurance brands:
- American Income Life
- Globe Life and Accident
- Liberty National Life
- United American
- Family Heritage Life
The McKinney campus, however, isn’t an insurance agency. It’s home to Torchmark’s corporate office, which serves all of their affiliated companies under one roof.
While some who work here are licensed agents, most job titles are corporate and salaried. Torchmark executes all of their financial operations, internet technology and website development, social media and digital marketing, advertising and customer acquisitions, and customer service operations out of this campus.
These jobs range from entry-level positions in customer service at above-standard pay rates to executive level jobs at this location. There is a clear career path and always the chance to grow with the company.
According to PayScale.com, the average corporate office salary at Torchmark Corp is $69,000.
Home sales are booming in McKinney, and mortgage companies need help. Licensed mortgage advisors and financial specialists earn top pay as high as $150,000, including salaries and bonuses. In additional demand are support staff, processors, customer service reps and account executives.
While salaries were not pulled from one employer, there are several brokerages in the city. Mortgage industry workers in McKinney earn an average pay of $66,507, according to Indeed.com.
Collin County Government
McKinney is the county seat in Collin County, Texas, and statistics from the US Census Bureau show that the county population grew from 782,341 in 2010 to 969,603 as of December of 2017. Even more impressive is that it made the Census Bureau’s list of the top 10 fastest growing counties in the USA. As a result, the county’s need for staff has continued to grow along with the ballooning population.
Collin County provides services from administration to court services and detention centers to recreational programming opportunities to both residents and businesses throughout the county.
While some would argue that county workers don’t make much money, Collin County is not just any county. Salaries are highly competitive in comparison to other government employers, with an average pay rate of $52,000 per year according to PayScale.com.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data (the third quarter 2018 wage report), the average median wage per worker is $887 weekly or $46,124 annually. These McKinney, Texas employers top those averages – and then some.
With above average wages, you can afford the life you deserve. And at Taylor Morrison, we would love to show you how fabulous life in McKinney can be.
The Willowcreek at Auburn Hills community offers luxuriously-appointed homes where you can relax after a hard day of work. From a kitchen fit for a chef to thoughtfully-planned architectural details, we are confident you will be impressed. Contact Taylor Morrison today to learn more.