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San Angelo Employment

Employment and Industries in the San Angelo, Texas Area

San Angelo is home to the Goodfellow Air Force base, which is the city's largest employer. The telecommunication sector also provides a large number of jobs. Sitel has one of its largest call centers in the world in San Angelo. Verizon also employs a large number of workers in its call center. In addition, the prominent Town & Country Food Stores is headquartered in San Angelo.

The manufacturing sector has experienced a significant decline, however numerous large employers remain including Conner Steel, Ethicon and Hirschfeld Steel. Martifer, a Portuguese conglomerate, is constructing a wind-turbine tower manufacturing facility in San Angelo.

The agriculture industry has a large impact on the city. The "Producer's Livestock Auction" is the largest auction for sheep and lambs in the nation. San Angelo is also included in the nation's top five for cattle auctions. The prominent wool and mohair market adds to the economy. The cattle and lamb meat processing industry provides a large number of jobs. In addition, numerous workers are employed in agriculture supporting roles.

Noteworthy information about San Angelo, Texas: San Angelo has often been included in a list of "Best Places for Business and Careers" by Forbes Magazine. Average earnings in 2009: $29,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 78.0 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or better: 20%.

The San Angelo area's top job providers:

  • Goodfellow Air Force Base
  • Shannon Health System
  • San Angelo ISD
  • Angelo State University
  • Verizon, Inc
  • SITEL, Inc
  • City of San Angelo
  • San Angelo Community Medical Center
  • Ethicon
  • Torn Green County
  • San Angelo State School
  • Hirschfeld Steel
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Town & Country Food Stores
  • Baptist Memorials
  • Lone Star Beef Processors
  • San Angelo Packing
  • Reece Albert, Inc
  • West Texas Medical Associates
  • Conner Steel Products, Inc

The leading fields of employment in San Angelo:

  • Educational services
  • Healthcare
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications
  • Construction
  • Government

Associations offering assistance to San Angelo companies include:

Standard-Times is a good resource regarding local business and industry news.

Most Popular Jobs in San Angelo, Texas Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 1,020 $55,820 $37,750 - 76,700 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 630 $40,970 $34,330 - 51,390 14% 95%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 510 $44,850 $34,710 - 58,670 6% 96%
4 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 380 $0 $ - 30% 77%
5 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 370 $41,540 $34,340 - 52,570 11% 95%
6 Accountants and auditors 340 $51,660 $29,550 - 78,840 18% 79%
7 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 270 $48,780 $26,360 - 73,010 8% 51%
8 Network and computer systems administrators 140 $50,510 $36,800 - 67,180 27% 50%
9 Management analysts 120 $48,640 $32,820 - 65,470 22% 78%
10 Medical and health services managers 90 $89,530 $45,510 - 131,110 16% 57%
11 Detectives and criminal investigators 90 $68,170 $32,740 - 99,440 17% 54%
12 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 90 $61,140 $48,720 - 77,480 8% 78%
13 Lawyers 90 $54,100 $42,010 - 75,710 11% 99%
14 Child, family, and school social workers 90 $35,070 $26,960 - 39,670 19% 77%
15 Computer systems analysts 80 $59,170 $41,530 - 80,900 29% 68%
16 Pharmacists 70 $110,990 $85,900 - 131,210 22% 97%
17 Financial managers 70 $75,730 $35,170 - 142,230 13% 60%
18 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 70 $48,640 $30,340 - 65,540 13% 73%
19 Occupational therapists 70 $31,580 $12,970 - 73,090 23% 90%
20 Librarians 60 $50,200 $34,130 - 67,300 4% 85%
21 Medical and public health social workers 60 $45,060 $33,420 - 61,050 24% 77%
22 Sales managers 50 $92,000 $38,060 - 10% 69%
23 Physical therapists 50 $81,000 $52,760 - 134,490 27% 89%
24 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 50 $46,580 $35,120 - 60,730 12% 51%
25 Public relations specialists 50 $46,120 $26,990 - 71,860 18% 81%
26 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 50 $43,950 $34,790 - 54,190 -5% 96%
27 Training and development specialists 50 $38,240 $24,230 - 62,480 18% 56%
28 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 50 $34,650 $22,430 - 51,550 15% 51%
29 Chief executives 40 $147,960 $74,980 - 2% 65%
30 Managers, all other 40 $61,570 $33,510 - 99,000 7% 55%
31 Social and community service managers 40 $60,680 $35,350 - 85,410 25% 72%
32 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 40 $48,290 $32,960 - 73,630 18% 56%
33 Floral designers 40 $19,150 $13,630 - 27,710 -9% 55%
34 Civil engineers 30 $56,630 $39,780 - 79,140 18% 87%
35 Speech-language pathologists 30 $56,150 $38,810 - 79,790 11% 98%
36 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 30 $50,310 $32,710 - 78,740 5% 58%
37 Market research analysts 30 $41,930 $21,870 - 90,000 20% 82%
38 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 30 $41,750 $33,550 - 56,090 16% 99%
39 Graphic designers 30 $33,710 $18,310 - 63,510 10% 55%
40 Advertising sales agents 30 $31,130 $15,270 - 51,230 20% 56%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 1,740 $22,060 $13,300 - 37,450 12% 25%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,290 $15,660 $12,870 - 21,650 18% 5%
3 Waiters and waitresses 1,090 $15,570 $12,800 - 20,030 11% 14%
4 Cashiers 1,080 $16,130 $12,860 - 21,660 -3% 10%
5 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 980 $23,440 $15,620 - 31,850 1% 18%
6 Office clerks, general 810 $23,620 $14,160 - 39,580 13% 19%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 620 $18,410 $13,350 - 24,920 15% 4%
8 Construction laborers 610 $22,400 $15,150 - 27,310 11% 5%
9 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 600 $38,080 $20,860 - 68,300 4% 25%
10 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 590 $17,060 $13,070 - 22,720 2% 5%
11 Stock clerks and order fillers 570 $21,230 $13,670 - 31,050 -8% 8%
12 General and operations managers 560 $85,220 $30,370 - 165,970 2% 48%
13 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 560 $20,200 $15,950 - 25,160 18% 7%
14 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 530 $36,750 $26,710 - 51,200 14% 7%
15 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 530 $29,220 $17,500 - 40,490 13% 16%
16 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 480 $34,050 $20,460 - 49,890 15% 18%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 470 $40,750 $21,650 - 64,190 6% 29%
18 Maintenance and repair workers, general 450 $26,450 $15,550 - 40,260 10% 6%
19 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 430 $24,770 $13,980 - 43,990 8% 4%
20 Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 410 $21,300 $13,970 - 33,990 11% 2%
21 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 360 $29,490 $21,650 - 43,540 10% 4%
22 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 360 $18,820 $13,760 - 25,400 18% 6%
23 Bill and account collectors 350 $31,010 $21,260 - 48,220 23% 13%
24 Teacher assistants 340 $17,550 $13,270 - 23,650 10% 18%
25 Cooks, restaurant 330 $18,960 $13,270 - 26,610 12% 5%
26 Receptionists and information clerks 320 $20,710 $13,930 - 28,570 17% 13%
27 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 310 $27,850 $18,480 - 39,930 11% 14%
28 Dishwashers 260 $14,830 $12,760 - 17,950 10% 3%
29 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 250 $54,610 $27,090 - 76,910 11% 33%
30 Tellers 250 $21,060 $16,080 - 27,620 14% 16%
31 Child care workers 250 $14,630 $12,770 - 16,700 18% 15%
32 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 240 $34,610 $15,360 - 59,850 14% 4%
33 Carpenters 240 $26,500 $19,780 - 35,250 10% 6%
34 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 230 $15,520 $12,930 - 19,190 13% 5%
35 Sales representatives, services, all other 210 $46,810 $23,640 - 66,000 28% 48%
36 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 200 $20,300 $16,350 - 25,650 12% 0%
37 Business operations specialists, all other 190 $43,880 $18,750 - 73,570 21% 49%
38 Recreation workers 190 $28,510 $21,730 - 40,750 13% 47%
39 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 180 $52,010 $32,140 - 70,550 7% 13%
40 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 180 $45,410 $26,980 - 69,000 -5% 15%
41 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 180 $27,350 $15,980 - 36,720 5% 2%
42 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 180 $15,850 $12,880 - 20,520 10% 17%
43 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 160 $30,050 $21,890 - 45,960 8% 3%
44 Industrial truck and tractor operators 160 $24,380 $16,410 - 35,120 -2% 2%
45 Home health aides 160 $17,800 $13,160 - 24,490 49% 7%
46 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 160 $15,090 $12,830 - 18,700 12% 6%
47 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 150 $43,810 $24,980 - 77,820 -7% 14%
48 Electricians 150 $36,430 $25,540 - 49,020 7% 7%
49 Roustabouts, oil and gas 150 $29,020 $19,150 - 47,360 -3% 0%
50 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 150 $25,230 $15,600 - 36,930 12% 6%
51 Medical assistants 150 $21,940 $14,380 - 30,140 35% 10%
52 Packers and packagers, hand 150 $16,300 $12,930 - 20,950 -12% 3%
53 Bartenders 150 $15,520 $12,890 - 19,310 11% 17%
54 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 140 $39,210 $30,220 - 51,310 11% 4%
55 Driver/sales workers 140 $23,670 $14,900 - 31,000 -5% 4%
56 Counter and rental clerks 140 $20,540 $13,000 - 30,960 23% 16%
57 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 140 $15,820 $12,890 - 19,380 14% 3%
58 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 130 $54,690 $30,620 - 89,480 9% 10%
59 Loan officers 130 $51,500 $27,050 - 105,830 12% 49%
60 Pharmacy technicians 130 $28,540 $22,200 - 34,880 32% 16%
61 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 130 $25,910 $19,950 - 33,890 10% 24%
62 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 130 $25,730 $15,120 - 37,510 4% 6%
63 Team assemblers 130 $22,830 $13,790 - 31,420 0% 5%
64 Data entry keyers 130 $19,040 $13,390 - 25,820 -5% 18%
65 Bus drivers, school 130 $17,160 $13,090 - 23,140 9% 4%
66 Computer support specialists 120 $53,230 $30,470 - 80,690 13% 43%
67 Healthcare support workers, all other 120 $22,050 $16,610 - 29,430 16% 10%
68 Slaughterers and meat packers 120 $16,220 $13,090 - 19,720 13% 2%
69 Physicians and surgeons, all other 110 $209,410 $126,900 - 0% 0%
70 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 110 $35,550 $18,820 - 50,710 3% 13%
71 Preschool teachers, except special education 110 $20,270 $13,220 - 34,610 26% 43%
72 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 110 $17,370 $13,200 - 23,130 10% 5%
73 Cooks, fast food 110 $15,250 $12,850 - 19,160 8% 5%
74 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 100 $49,600 $34,250 - 66,490 0% 42%
75 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 100 $24,850 $17,620 - 32,220 4% 15%
76 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 100 $19,280 $13,500 - 27,280 11% 5%
77 Food preparation workers 100 $17,060 $13,150 - 23,030 15% 7%
78 Industrial machinery mechanics 90 $34,530 $21,620 - 48,690 9% 5%
79 Printing machine operators 90 $29,380 $20,450 - 40,750 -6% 6%
80 Dental assistants 90 $27,560 $17,780 - 39,280 29% 9%
81 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 90 $24,780 $12,790 - 56,160 4% 30%
82 Postal service mail carriers 90 $0 $ - 1% 11%
83 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 80 $58,100 $42,620 - 78,990 4% 38%
84 Radiologic technologists and technicians 80 $49,870 $36,190 - 65,840 15% 25%
85 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 80 $27,760 $14,380 - 43,850 27% 47%
86 File clerks 80 $18,050 $13,230 - 24,440 -41% 20%
87 Sewing machine operators 80 $15,690 $12,820 - 19,980 -27% 5%
88 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 80 $15,090 $12,890 - 18,370 17% 14%
89 Administrative services managers 70 $71,270 $37,660 - 114,290 12% 40%
90 Construction managers 70 $64,040 $40,000 - 93,630 16% 29%
91 Machinists 70 $35,730 $19,090 - 50,690 -3% 3%
92 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 70 $31,790 $19,650 - 57,470 2% 11%
93 Parts salespersons 70 $30,890 $17,140 - 49,190 -2% 6%
94 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 70 $30,840 $26,570 - 38,150 12% 3%
95 Office and administrative support workers, all other 70 $26,800 $14,650 - 39,650 -9% 32%
96 Security guards 70 $25,700 $15,330 - 42,730 17% 13%
97 Painters, construction and maintenance 70 $25,530 $18,000 - 34,650 12% 6%
98 Medical secretaries 70 $23,690 $15,730 - 32,390 17% 18%
99 Food preparation and serving related workers, all other 70 $23,590 $17,810 - 30,520 13% 6%
100 Amusement and recreation attendants 70 $15,010 $12,840 - 16,830 24% 22%
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Jobs More Common Near San Angelo Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Roustabouts, oil and gas 29,020 150 27.1
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 21,300 410 24
Slaughterers and meat packers 16,220 120 19
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 0 380 12.4
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 20,300 200 5.4
Bill and account collectors 31,010 350 3.1
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 36,750 530 3
Recreation workers 28,510 190 2.7
Healthcare support workers, all other 22,050 120 2.5
Construction laborers 22,400 610 2.3
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 41,540 370 2.3
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 25,910 130 2.3
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 35,550 110 2.2
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 44,850 510 2
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 27,350 180 2
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 23,440 980 2
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 17,370 110 2
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 38,080 600 2
Dishwashers 14,830 260 1.9
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 15,850 180 1.9
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,660 1,290 1.8
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 24,770 430 1.8
Elementary school teachers, except special education 40,970 630 1.8
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 30,050 160 1.8
Data entry keyers 19,040 130 1.7
Waiters and waitresses 15,570 1,090 1.7
Tellers 21,060 250 1.7
Child care workers 14,630 250 1.6
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 15,820 140 1.6
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 54,610 250 1.6
Physicians and surgeons, all other 209,410 110 1.6
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 20,200 560 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 52,010 180 1.6
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 25,230 150 1.6
Pharmacy technicians 28,540 130 1.5
Loan officers 51,500 130 1.5
Network and computer systems administrators 50,510 140 1.5
Registered nurses 55,820 1,020 1.5
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 18,820 360 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 27,850 310 1.5
Retail salespersons 22,060 1,740 1.5
Driver/sales workers 23,670 140 1.5
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 15,090 160 1.4
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 34,610 240 1.4
Cooks, restaurant 18,960 330 1.4
Maintenance and repair workers, general 26,450 450 1.4
Sales representatives, services, all other 46,810 210 1.3
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 43,810 150 1.3
General and operations managers 85,220 560 1.3
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 49,600 100 1.3

Work Paying Relatively Well in the San Angelo, Texas Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 43,810 1.31 150
Computer support specialists 53,230 1.27 120
Recreation workers 28,510 1.18 190
Physicians and surgeons, all other 209,410 1.18 110
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 54,610 1.13 250
Pharmacy technicians 28,540 1.02 130
Bill and account collectors 31,010 1.01 350
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 25,230 1 150
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 38,080 0.98 600
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 34,610 0.95 240
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 54,690 0.94 130
Stock clerks and order fillers 21,230 0.93 570
Office clerks, general 23,620 0.93 810
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 36,750 0.93 530
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 27,850 0.92 310
Roustabouts, oil and gas 29,020 0.92 150
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 52,010 0.91 180
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 25,910 0.91 130
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 29,220 0.91 530
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 21,300 0.91 410
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,660 0.91 1,290
Registered nurses 55,820 0.91 1,020
Driver/sales workers 23,670 0.9 140
Retail salespersons 22,060 0.9 1,740
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 40,750 0.9 470
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 25,730 0.9 130
Sales representatives, services, all other 46,810 0.9 210
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 15,850 0.89 180
Tellers 21,060 0.89 250
General and operations managers 85,220 0.88 560
Counter and rental clerks 20,540 0.88 140
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 34,050 0.88 480
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 44,850 0.88 510
Cooks, fast food 15,250 0.88 110
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 17,370 0.87 110
Cooks, restaurant 18,960 0.87 330
Loan officers 51,500 0.87 130
Cashiers 16,130 0.87 1,080
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 15,090 0.87 160
Receptionists and information clerks 20,710 0.87 320
Accountants and auditors 51,660 0.86 340
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 48,780 0.86 270
Dishwashers 14,830 0.86 260
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 45,410 0.86 180
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 24,770 0.86 430
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 39,210 0.85 140
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 20,200 0.84 560
Home health aides 17,800 0.84 160
Team assemblers 22,830 0.84 130
Waiters and waitresses 15,570 0.83 1,090

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