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Sherman Employment

Employment and Industries in the Sherman, Texas Area

Sherman is an industrial and retail hub. Manufacturing is a major segment of the economy. Several national companies have facilities in Sherman including Procter & Gamble, Texas Instruments, Raytheon and Johnson & Johnson. Some of the major employers are Tyson Fresh Meats, Wilson N.Jones Hospital, Texas Instruments and MEMC Southwest.

Sherman's primary fields of employment are healthcare, educational services, construction, computer and electronic products, government, manufacturing, leisure and hospitality, metal and metal products, and finance and insurance. Management, professional and related occupations (29% of the jobs). Sales and office occupations (26% of the labor force).

Details about Sherman, Texas: Cost of living index in 2008: 79.1 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 20%. Average salary in 2009: $28,000.

The city's largest employers:

  • Tyson Fresh Meats
  • Wilson N.Jones Hospital
  • Sherman Independent School District
  • Texas Instruments
  • City of Sherman
  • Grayson County
  • MEMC Southwest
  • Copper B-Line
  • West Asset Management
  • Progress Rail Services
  • Austin College
  • Folgers Coffee Company
  • Fisher Controls
  • Sunny Delight Beverages Co
  • Verizon
  • GCEC
  • GlobiTech
  • Plyler Construction
  • Starr Aircraft
  • Presco Products

In Sherman there are a number of popular jobs primarily filled by those with college degrees including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, physical therapists, financial managers, medical and health services managers, pharmacists, and educational, vocational and school counselors.

Local companies have opportunities to work with helpful organizations such as:

Those interested in Sherman business and economic news may want to read the Herald Democrat.

Most Popular Jobs in Sherman, 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 1,390 $54,090 $38,130 - 66,510 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 560 $40,830 $31,030 - 52,150 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 480 $44,430 $23,470 - 77,760 8% 51%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 460 $45,230 $34,200 - 60,180 6% 96%
5 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 370 $44,020 $33,800 - 57,240 11% 95%
6 Teachers and instructors, all other 280 $20,690 $13,800 - 26,160 9% 54%
7 Accountants and auditors 240 $62,330 $29,830 - 146,280 18% 79%
8 Physical therapists 140 $89,080 $52,280 - 144,670 27% 89%
9 Financial managers 90 $93,930 $52,630 - 13% 60%
10 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 90 $70,350 $56,500 - 87,620 8% 78%
11 Medical and health services managers 80 $72,680 $40,590 - 105,220 16% 57%
12 Lawyers 70 $109,240 $51,000 - 11% 99%
13 Pharmacists 70 $102,830 $81,140 - 130,310 22% 97%
14 Speech-language pathologists 70 $66,890 $36,060 - 128,660 11% 98%
15 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 70 $48,870 $38,400 - 61,900 13% 73%
16 Chief executives 60 $120,290 $77,350 - 163,510 2% 65%
17 Industrial engineers 60 $77,850 $52,350 - 107,450 20% 74%
18 Network and computer systems administrators 60 $58,600 $40,980 - 80,810 27% 50%
19 Public relations specialists 60 $51,270 $30,750 - 85,680 18% 81%
20 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 60 $44,380 $29,790 - 60,870 12% 51%
21 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 60 $41,250 $32,370 - 52,450 20% 87%
22 Child, family, and school social workers 60 $29,110 $25,490 - 34,180 19% 77%
23 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 50 $46,420 $35,870 - 58,830 -5% 96%
24 Special education teachers, middle school 50 $41,270 $31,340 - 52,330 16% 87%
25 Network systems and data communications analysts 40 $80,650 $30,760 - 117,740 53% 57%
26 Occupational therapists 40 $79,500 $35,540 - 153,910 23% 90%
27 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 40 $60,280 $23,040 - 109,870 25% 67%
28 Special education teachers, secondary school 40 $42,380 $33,890 - 53,780 9% 87%
29 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 40 $22,520 $12,830 - 42,390 11% 55%
30 Medical and public health social workers 40 $0 $ - 24% 77%
31 Electrical engineers 30 $123,060 $57,180 - 6% 81%
32 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 30 $48,210 $14,040 - 99,120 18% 56%
33 Librarians 30 $46,680 $34,750 - 61,830 4% 85%
34 Market research analysts 30 $45,940 $22,090 - 80,130 20% 82%
35 Coaches and scouts 30 $43,180 $14,590 - 71,480 15% 60%
36 Training and development specialists 30 $43,060 $26,200 - 62,990 18% 56%
37 Social and community service managers 30 $38,850 $13,430 - 75,930 25% 72%

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 2,190 $23,720 $13,690 - 38,320 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 1,290 $16,820 $12,990 - 22,660 -3% 10%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,240 $15,310 $12,820 - 18,980 18% 5%
4 Waiters and waitresses 810 $15,740 $12,790 - 20,710 11% 14%
5 Office clerks, general 800 $22,210 $13,730 - 31,570 13% 19%
6 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 760 $25,660 $16,980 - 35,970 1% 18%
7 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 670 $20,320 $16,570 - 25,340 18% 7%
8 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 590 $37,500 $22,650 - 54,120 4% 25%
9 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 580 $29,470 $17,460 - 41,870 13% 16%
10 Stock clerks and order fillers 570 $20,240 $13,760 - 28,530 -8% 8%
11 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 550 $37,820 $26,210 - 58,310 14% 7%
12 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 550 $20,130 $14,830 - 26,990 15% 4%
13 Customer service representatives 520 $28,870 $17,090 - 44,050 25% 22%
14 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 500 $37,660 $23,340 - 52,550 10% 4%
15 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 490 $36,910 $21,790 - 56,230 15% 18%
16 General and operations managers 480 $89,960 $33,670 - 159,090 2% 48%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 470 $39,140 $22,110 - 57,790 6% 29%
18 Teacher assistants 430 $16,080 $12,920 - 21,050 10% 18%
19 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 400 $20,270 $14,400 - 26,270 2% 5%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 370 $28,310 $17,220 - 40,360 11% 14%
21 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 360 $17,420 $13,140 - 23,920 13% 5%
22 Construction laborers 350 $24,360 $16,910 - 31,810 11% 5%
23 Receptionists and information clerks 340 $19,720 $13,720 - 26,980 17% 13%
24 Maintenance and repair workers, general 330 $30,250 $17,560 - 46,010 10% 6%
25 Machine feeders and offbearers 290 $20,690 $16,660 - 24,940 -15% 0%
26 Machinists 280 $35,410 $24,600 - 47,160 -3% 3%
27 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 270 $42,040 $27,080 - 59,950 11% 33%
28 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 270 $16,440 $13,110 - 20,210 11% 5%
29 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 260 $35,110 $21,750 - 54,690 14% 4%
30 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 250 $28,050 $17,530 - 42,290 8% 4%
31 Electricians 240 $37,010 $27,670 - 48,050 7% 7%
32 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 230 $50,910 $28,790 - 81,260 -5% 15%
33 Medical assistants 230 $26,910 $19,500 - 35,860 35% 10%
34 Cooks, restaurant 230 $20,350 $15,510 - 26,130 12% 5%
35 Tellers 220 $21,900 $16,640 - 29,670 14% 16%
36 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 210 $30,410 $19,660 - 38,570 5% 2%
37 Team assemblers 210 $24,730 $16,520 - 37,680 0% 5%
38 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 210 $21,760 $15,930 - 30,890 18% 6%
39 Packers and packagers, hand 200 $20,190 $13,590 - 30,780 -12% 3%
40 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 190 $29,780 $21,650 - 38,730 4% 15%
41 Industrial truck and tractor operators 180 $25,760 $18,110 - 36,060 -2% 2%
42 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 180 $21,050 $13,390 - 31,200 4% 6%
43 Child care workers 180 $18,370 $13,150 - 25,920 18% 15%
44 Fire fighters 170 $36,490 $15,960 - 47,800 12% 18%
45 Home health aides 170 $25,650 $15,510 - 32,830 49% 7%
46 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 170 $14,700 $12,780 - 16,880 12% 6%
47 Sales representatives, services, all other 150 $46,940 $22,690 - 116,130 28% 48%
48 Medical secretaries 150 $23,920 $15,820 - 35,060 17% 18%
49 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 150 $20,730 $16,650 - 26,890 -5% 5%
50 Postal service mail carriers 150 $0 $ - 1% 11%
51 Construction managers 140 $41,270 $22,900 - 67,370 16% 29%
52 Industrial machinery mechanics 140 $39,110 $26,550 - 68,960 9% 5%
53 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 130 $30,450 $21,450 - 40,350 -1% 22%
54 Food preparation workers 130 $16,860 $13,030 - 22,970 15% 7%
55 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 120 $53,820 $35,080 - 78,550 7% 13%
56 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 120 $28,810 $21,270 - 39,580 -7% 14%
57 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 120 $24,250 $20,210 - 30,820 -15% 0%
58 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 120 $23,590 $19,940 - 30,010 -5% 4%
59 Counter and rental clerks 120 $19,190 $12,830 - 34,620 23% 16%
60 Bus drivers, school 120 $18,700 $13,240 - 25,240 9% 4%
61 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 120 $16,870 $12,990 - 24,250 14% 3%
62 Dishwashers 120 $16,150 $12,930 - 20,820 10% 3%
63 Loan officers 110 $61,740 $35,120 - 115,620 12% 49%
64 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 110 $47,210 $25,610 - 62,780 5% 8%
65 Computer support specialists 110 $36,550 $22,320 - 59,030 13% 43%
66 Helpers--production workers 110 $20,050 $15,510 - 24,820 -1% 4%
67 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 110 $15,490 $12,950 - 19,420 17% 14%
68 Business operations specialists, all other 100 $54,230 $28,140 - 86,710 21% 49%
69 Radiologic technologists and technicians 100 $45,770 $29,580 - 63,020 15% 25%
70 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 100 $43,830 $34,830 - 55,260 16% 43%
71 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 100 $38,040 $21,360 - 58,010 4% 30%
72 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 100 $36,230 $27,330 - 48,280 11% 4%
73 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 100 $33,990 $24,140 - 41,120 14% 8%
74 Dental assistants 100 $29,910 $20,140 - 39,080 29% 9%
75 Pharmacy technicians 100 $29,020 $20,850 - 37,560 32% 16%
76 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 100 $26,460 $19,550 - 34,910 -13% 0%
77 Healthcare support workers, all other 100 $23,830 $17,280 - 32,170 16% 10%
78 Bartenders 100 $18,110 $12,950 - 28,980 11% 17%
79 Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 90 $24,610 $17,620 - 33,430 -13% 4%
80 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 90 $16,400 $12,830 - 23,140 10% 17%
81 Administrative services managers 80 $53,480 $28,300 - 86,910 12% 40%
82 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 80 $51,410 $35,780 - 80,570 9% 10%
83 Civil engineering technicians 80 $34,500 $22,880 - 54,380 10% 18%
84 Parts salespersons 80 $28,440 $15,430 - 52,020 -2% 6%
85 Data entry keyers 80 $25,840 $18,440 - 32,010 -5% 18%
86 Helpers--electricians 80 $0 $ - 7% 3%
87 Insurance sales agents 70 $65,040 $27,400 - 120,400 13% 45%
88 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 70 $39,530 $18,160 - 58,500 10% 17%
89 Surgical technologists 70 $37,500 $23,740 - 50,980 25% 16%
90 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 60 $66,640 $42,950 - 82,410 4% 38%
91 Electrical power-line installers and repairers 60 $44,610 $26,810 - 63,940 7% 6%
92 Preschool teachers, except special education 60 $36,470 $18,630 - 50,520 26% 43%
93 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 60 $32,730 $21,110 - 56,160 2% 11%
94 New accounts clerks 60 $28,610 $22,530 - 35,870 -16% 28%
95 Security guards 60 $28,260 $14,830 - 40,020 17% 13%
96 Medical records and health information technicians 60 $25,940 $17,320 - 39,280 18% 12%
97 File clerks 60 $19,150 $14,570 - 24,550 -41% 20%
98 Industrial production managers 50 $89,470 $49,280 - 133,790 -6% 43%
99 Food service managers 50 $42,660 $28,840 - 54,600 5% 24%
100 Tool and die makers 50 $42,340 $32,870 - 50,030 -10% 5%
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Jobs More Common Near Sherman Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Machine feeders and offbearers 20,690 290 11.8
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 33,990 100 4.5
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 23,590 120 4
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 26,460 100 3.5
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 16,440 270 3.3
Physical therapists 89,080 140 3.3
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 37,820 550 3.2
Machinists 35,410 280 2.9
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 47,210 110 2.8
Fire fighters 36,490 170 2.7
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 43,830 100 2.5
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 30,410 210 2.5
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 44,020 370 2.4
Construction managers 41,270 140 2.4
Teachers and instructors, all other 20,690 280 2.3
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 24,250 120 2.3
Industrial machinery mechanics 39,110 140 2.2
Healthcare support workers, all other 23,830 100 2.2
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 30,450 130 2.2
Registered nurses 54,090 1,390 2.1
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 15,490 110 2.1
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 37,500 590 2
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 20,320 670 2
Radiologic technologists and technicians 45,770 100 1.9
Retail salespersons 23,720 2,190 1.9
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 45,230 460 1.9
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 20,730 150 1.9
Medical assistants 26,910 230 1.9
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,310 370 1.8
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,310 1,240 1.8
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 42,040 270 1.8
Postal service mail carriers 0 150 1.7
Elementary school teachers, except special education 40,830 560 1.6
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 17,420 360 1.6
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 25,660 760 1.6
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 35,110 260 1.6
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 14,700 170 1.6
Tellers 21,900 220 1.5
Electricians 37,010 240 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 50,910 230 1.5
Cashiers 16,820 1,290 1.5
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 16,870 120 1.5
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 29,780 190 1.5
Teacher assistants 16,080 430 1.4
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 38,040 100 1.4
Construction laborers 24,360 350 1.4
Loan officers 61,740 110 1.3
Waiters and waitresses 15,740 810 1.3
Dental assistants 29,910 100 1.3
Medical secretaries 23,920 150 1.3

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Physical therapists 89,080 1.21 140
Home health aides 25,650 1.21 170
Loan officers 61,740 1.04 110
Accountants and auditors 62,330 1.04 240
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 47,210 1.03 110
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 37,660 1 500
Packers and packagers, hand 20,190 0.99 200
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 29,780 0.98 190
Customer service representatives 28,870 0.97 520
Retail salespersons 23,720 0.97 2,190
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 37,500 0.97 590
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 28,050 0.97 250
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 35,110 0.97 260
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 50,910 0.96 230
Machinists 35,410 0.96 280
Medical assistants 26,910 0.96 230
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 37,820 0.96 550
Child care workers 18,370 0.95 180
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 36,910 0.95 490
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 53,820 0.95 120
Dishwashers 16,150 0.94 120
Cooks, restaurant 20,350 0.94 230
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,310 0.94 370
General and operations managers 89,960 0.93 480
Tellers 21,900 0.92 220
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 29,470 0.92 580
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 30,450 0.92 130
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 17,420 0.91 360
Cashiers 16,820 0.91 1,290
Team assemblers 24,730 0.91 210
Sales representatives, services, all other 46,940 0.9 150
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 21,760 0.9 210
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,310 0.89 1,240
Stock clerks and order fillers 20,240 0.89 570
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 45,230 0.88 460
Maintenance and repair workers, general 30,250 0.88 330
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 25,660 0.88 760
Industrial machinery mechanics 39,110 0.88 140
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,130 0.88 550
Food preparation workers 16,860 0.88 130
Registered nurses 54,090 0.88 1,390
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 44,020 0.87 370
Office clerks, general 22,210 0.87 800
Computer support specialists 36,550 0.87 110
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 39,140 0.87 470
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 42,040 0.87 270
Fire fighters 36,490 0.87 170
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 30,410 0.86 210
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 28,810 0.86 120
Industrial truck and tractor operators 25,760 0.86 180

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