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Texarkana Employment

Employment and Industries in the Texarkana, Texas Area

Texarkana, Texas is a marketing and distribution center for the region's agriculture sector. The city also has industries such as tires, wood products, food and paper. Alcoa and Cooper Tire and Rubber have facilities in Texarkana. The Red River Army Depot, a notable maintenance and storage facility for ammunition and military equipment, is the metro area's largest employer.

In Texarkana, there are a number of jobs primarily filled by those with college degrees including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, medical and clinical laboratory technicians, medical and health services managers, financial managers, pharmacists and physical therapists.

Notable information regarding Texarkana, Texas: Estimated median household income in 2007: $39,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 77.9 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 20%.

Some of Texarkana's major employers are shown below:

  • Alcoa
  • Christus St. Michaels Health Systems
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber
  • Domtar
  • Genoa Central School District
  • Hibernia Bank
  • Home Depot
  • International Paper
  • JCM
  • JC Penney
  • Red River Army Depot
  • Sears-Roebuck
  • Smith Blair
  • Southern Refrigerated
  • Texarkana College
  • Truman Arnold Company
  • Valor Telecom
  • Wadley Regional Medical

Shown below is a list of some of Texarkana's notable manufacturing companies:

  • Alcoa - Aluminum rolling mill
  • Applied Control Technology - Control panels, electrical & instrumental systems
  • Coleman Cable - Telecommunications cable
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Co - Replacement automobile & truck tires
  • Domtar, Inc - Finished paper products
  • FCM Products, Inc - Metal fabrication
  • International Paper Co - Bleached paper board and hardwood pulp products
  • JCM Industries - Fabricated pipe fittings and couplings
  • Paper Chemicals, Inc - Defoamer for paper industry
  • River Valley Animal Foods - Ingredients for pet foods

Texarkana's leading employment sectors:

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

Organizations providing assistance to Texarkana businesses include:

The Texarkana Gazette is a good resource regarding Texarkana business and industry news.

Most Popular Jobs in Texarkana, 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 1,280 $57,770 $40,030 - 80,760 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 800 $39,520 $29,180 - 50,660 14% 95%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 550 $43,330 $30,780 - 56,020 6% 96%
4 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 510 $40,340 $29,600 - 51,500 11% 95%
5 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 450 $42,970 $21,100 - 65,360 8% 51%
6 Accountants and auditors 240 $58,000 $31,110 - 97,210 18% 79%
7 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 170 $33,900 $18,250 - 58,600 15% 51%
8 Medical and health services managers 160 $74,700 $54,390 - 103,320 16% 57%
9 Lawyers 150 $95,230 $46,830 - 164,930 11% 99%
10 Teachers and instructors, all other 120 $30,570 $13,570 - 62,750 9% 54%
11 Pharmacists 110 $104,750 $69,870 - 133,880 22% 97%
12 Financial managers 110 $76,850 $35,080 - 159,320 13% 60%
13 Child, family, and school social workers 110 $30,560 $20,680 - 44,860 19% 77%
14 Physical therapists 100 $74,460 $57,190 - 96,600 27% 89%
15 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 100 $63,960 $52,790 - 80,760 8% 78%
16 Occupational therapists 80 $72,920 $45,620 - 100,820 23% 90%
17 Speech-language pathologists 80 $53,780 $43,280 - 69,750 11% 98%
18 Social and human service assistants 80 $23,410 $14,810 - 32,220 34% 58%
19 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 70 $46,900 $35,650 - 62,560 12% 51%
20 Management analysts 60 $53,060 $34,400 - 76,190 22% 78%
21 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 60 $51,910 $41,910 - 64,990 13% 73%
22 Counselors, all other 60 $47,480 $27,670 - 66,020 17% 73%
23 Medical and public health social workers 60 $42,320 $21,930 - 61,690 24% 77%
24 Public relations specialists 50 $67,410 $30,260 - 103,450 18% 81%
25 Community and social service specialists, all other 50 $29,730 $16,740 - 60,430 25% 58%
26 Chief executives 40 $130,270 $61,510 - 2% 65%
27 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 40 $58,370 $35,890 - 82,870 17% 56%
28 Mental health counselors 40 $56,560 $29,770 - 118,950 30% 73%
29 Network and computer systems administrators 40 $54,450 $34,760 - 74,920 27% 50%
30 Detectives and criminal investigators 40 $51,850 $29,610 - 91,710 17% 54%
31 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 40 $46,960 $28,750 - 78,260 5% 58%
32 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 40 $42,340 $34,050 - 52,420 -5% 96%
33 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 40 $36,200 $21,500 - 62,340 18% 56%
34 Floral designers 40 $19,330 $13,900 - 26,190 -9% 55%
35 Sales managers 30 $87,740 $34,150 - 10% 69%
36 Computer systems analysts 30 $50,960 $35,140 - 79,230 29% 68%
37 Librarians 30 $49,930 $38,280 - 63,490 4% 85%
38 Social and community service managers 30 $45,070 $23,730 - 76,360 25% 72%
39 Rehabilitation counselors 30 $39,410 $19,990 - 55,340 23% 73%
40 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 30 $38,400 $18,590 - 54,610 24% 78%
41 Coaches and scouts 30 $33,940 $15,140 - 58,620 15% 60%

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 1,970 $22,730 $13,470 - 37,720 12% 25%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,760 $15,280 $12,940 - 19,120 18% 5%
3 Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 1,730 $42,080 $34,550 - 49,610 12% 3%
4 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 1,650 $37,180 $25,230 - 51,360 10% 4%
5 Cashiers 1,530 $15,770 $13,010 - 19,720 -3% 10%
6 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 1,110 $25,210 $14,720 - 39,320 2% 5%
7 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 980 $25,550 $15,830 - 37,600 1% 18%
8 Office clerks, general 830 $22,020 $14,400 - 32,970 13% 19%
9 Waiters and waitresses 830 $15,750 $12,990 - 21,100 11% 14%
10 Stock clerks and order fillers 780 $20,000 $13,390 - 28,830 -8% 8%
11 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 760 $31,130 $23,990 - 39,560 14% 7%
12 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 740 $19,700 $13,270 - 26,510 15% 4%
13 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 720 $20,170 $15,300 - 25,310 18% 7%
14 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 680 $28,400 $17,790 - 40,460 13% 16%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 650 $31,910 $18,150 - 48,020 4% 25%
16 Tellers 640 $21,560 $17,030 - 28,180 14% 16%
17 Home health aides 640 $15,530 $12,860 - 19,280 49% 7%
18 Business operations specialists, all other 610 $54,010 $34,180 - 78,260 21% 49%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 600 $38,390 $20,530 - 63,550 6% 29%
20 Teacher assistants 600 $17,270 $13,290 - 23,940 10% 18%
21 General and operations managers 560 $72,410 $35,210 - 118,800 2% 48%
22 Maintenance and repair workers, general 550 $28,030 $16,570 - 42,730 10% 6%
23 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 540 $28,580 $17,370 - 44,150 11% 14%
24 Correctional officers and jailers 500 $32,330 $22,730 - 52,150 17% 11%
25 Customer service representatives 500 $25,680 $16,230 - 37,810 25% 22%
26 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 440 $14,830 $12,910 - 17,510 13% 5%
27 Receptionists and information clerks 430 $18,880 $13,810 - 24,500 17% 13%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 420 $57,600 $30,960 - 80,770 7% 13%
29 Construction laborers 420 $23,960 $16,570 - 33,500 11% 5%
30 Bus drivers, school 370 $15,950 $12,970 - 22,080 9% 4%
31 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 350 $26,120 $15,750 - 48,490 8% 4%
32 Cooks, restaurant 340 $17,920 $13,390 - 25,010 12% 5%
33 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 330 $32,780 $15,650 - 49,410 4% 6%
34 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 330 $20,240 $14,050 - 28,810 18% 6%
35 Cooks, fast food 330 $15,650 $13,280 - 19,010 8% 5%
36 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 310 $25,980 $17,400 - 34,890 4% 15%
37 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 310 $0 $ - 5% 2%
38 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 290 $39,820 $26,430 - 55,070 11% 33%
39 Industrial truck and tractor operators 280 $32,940 $19,240 - 47,920 -2% 2%
40 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 280 $31,060 $17,790 - 47,250 15% 18%
41 Child care workers 280 $15,170 $12,830 - 17,010 18% 15%
42 Bill and account collectors 270 $29,640 $20,470 - 47,270 23% 13%
43 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 250 $39,750 $29,440 - 50,350 -7% 14%
44 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 240 $49,600 $25,480 - 81,720 12% 3%
45 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 240 $48,610 $30,380 - 63,320 -5% 15%
46 Electricians 230 $40,230 $31,950 - 49,550 7% 7%
47 Painters, construction and maintenance 230 $35,010 $21,510 - 47,910 12% 6%
48 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 230 $20,130 $13,290 - 35,990 14% 3%
49 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 230 $14,280 $12,690 - 15,770 10% 8%
50 Fire fighters 200 $41,640 $29,390 - 53,050 12% 18%
51 Medical secretaries 200 $22,910 $14,330 - 31,330 17% 18%
52 Counter and rental clerks 200 $22,550 $13,180 - 45,540 23% 16%
53 Food preparation workers 200 $16,730 $13,570 - 21,510 15% 7%
54 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 190 $45,140 $32,820 - 63,580 4% 30%
55 All other information and record clerks 190 $34,740 $19,880 - 48,640 -13% 21%
56 Pharmacy technicians 190 $24,990 $17,910 - 32,550 32% 16%
57 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 190 $15,570 $12,890 - 19,990 10% 17%
58 File clerks 180 $21,260 $15,170 - 29,220 -41% 20%
59 Insurance sales agents 170 $39,060 $17,250 - 57,240 13% 45%
60 Medical assistants 170 $26,640 $18,720 - 35,120 35% 10%
61 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 170 $0 $ - 12% 0%
62 Packers and packagers, hand 160 $27,350 $13,550 - 46,200 -12% 3%
63 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 160 $26,320 $18,710 - 31,230 -5% 5%
64 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 150 $29,470 $22,160 - 41,520 8% 3%
65 Postal service mail carriers 150 $0 $ - 1% 11%
66 Security guards 140 $25,830 $16,840 - 36,700 17% 13%
67 Healthcare support workers, all other 140 $25,400 $14,170 - 38,060 16% 10%
68 Driver/sales workers 140 $22,650 $14,240 - 34,100 -5% 4%
69 Preschool teachers, except special education 140 $20,400 $13,060 - 33,420 26% 43%
70 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 130 $50,190 $31,640 - 64,910 9% 10%
71 Carpenters 130 $33,100 $22,310 - 44,090 10% 6%
72 Parts salespersons 130 $28,170 $19,640 - 40,270 -2% 6%
73 Tire repairers and changers 130 $20,370 $13,780 - 30,110 20% 6%
74 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 130 $17,500 $13,660 - 23,830 11% 5%
75 Dishwashers 130 $15,570 $13,430 - 18,940 10% 3%
76 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 120 $34,400 $25,890 - 46,610 2% 11%
77 Medical records and health information technicians 120 $32,510 $17,160 - 42,130 18% 12%
78 Printing machine operators 120 $27,650 $19,880 - 43,490 -6% 6%
79 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 120 $15,180 $13,070 - 18,880 12% 6%
80 Radiologic technologists and technicians 110 $43,030 $28,620 - 59,980 15% 25%
81 Procurement clerks 110 $38,450 $28,050 - 48,710 -2% 24%
82 Food servers, nonrestaurant 110 $16,720 $13,930 - 21,940 16% 9%
83 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 110 $15,510 $13,260 - 18,880 10% 5%
84 Administrative services managers 100 $96,970 $49,830 - 12% 40%
85 Food service managers 100 $65,370 $30,630 - 116,730 5% 24%
86 Painters, transportation equipment 100 $45,780 $22,770 - 79,240 8% 4%
87 Industrial machinery mechanics 100 $41,980 $27,270 - 50,800 9% 5%
88 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 100 $37,370 $24,800 - 48,730 9% 3%
89 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 100 $23,100 $16,680 - 33,730 10% 24%
90 Helpers--production workers 100 $22,480 $13,770 - 40,560 -1% 4%
91 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 100 $22,140 $14,850 - 32,960 7% 3%
92 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 100 $15,760 $13,510 - 19,160 17% 14%
93 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 90 $58,020 $35,330 - 78,490 10% 17%
94 Construction managers 90 $57,030 $32,900 - 83,680 16% 29%
95 Dental assistants 90 $28,240 $22,300 - 32,570 29% 9%
96 Legal secretaries 90 $26,640 $13,750 - 39,310 12% 18%
97 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 90 $25,530 $17,410 - 30,810 -9% 5%
98 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 80 $54,730 $31,980 - 94,400 4% 38%
99 Dental hygienists 80 $51,470 $29,510 - 67,060 30% 33%
100 Respiratory therapists 80 $46,520 $34,560 - 61,610 23% 28%
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Jobs More Common Near Texarkana Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 42,080 1,730 41.7
Correctional officers and jailers 32,330 500 7.1
Painters, transportation equipment 45,780 100 6.8
Tire repairers and changers 20,370 130 4.3
Procurement clerks 38,450 110 4
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 0 170 3.3
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 33,900 170 3.2
Tellers 21,560 640 3.1
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 31,130 760 3.1
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 37,180 1,650 2.9
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 49,600 240 2.8
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 57,600 420 2.7
Bus drivers, school 15,950 370 2.6
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 22,140 100 2.6
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 0 310 2.5
Painters, construction and maintenance 35,010 230 2.5
All other information and record clerks 34,740 190 2.4
File clerks 21,260 180 2.4
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 40,340 510 2.3
Fire fighters 41,640 200 2.2
Healthcare support workers, all other 25,400 140 2.1
Home health aides 15,530 640 2.1
Medical records and health information technicians 32,510 120 2
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 20,130 230 2
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 45,140 190 1.9
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,580 540 1.9
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,280 1,760 1.8
Cooks, fast food 15,650 330 1.8
Printing machine operators 27,650 120 1.7
Bill and account collectors 29,640 270 1.7
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 34,400 120 1.7
Medical and health services managers 74,700 160 1.7
Parts salespersons 28,170 130 1.7
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 25,980 310 1.7
Food servers, nonrestaurant 16,720 110 1.6
Physical therapists 74,460 100 1.6
Elementary school teachers, except special education 39,520 800 1.6
Pharmacy technicians 24,990 190 1.6
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 43,330 550 1.6
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 39,750 250 1.6
Business operations specialists, all other 54,010 610 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 31,910 650 1.5
Radiologic technologists and technicians 43,030 110 1.5
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 20,170 720 1.5
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 25,550 980 1.5
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 15,510 110 1.4
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 15,570 190 1.4
Teacher assistants 17,270 600 1.4
Food service managers 65,370 100 1.4
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 26,320 160 1.4

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Packers and packagers, hand 27,350 1.34 160
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 49,600 1.26 240
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 39,750 1.19 250
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 32,780 1.15 330
Procurement clerks 38,450 1.11 110
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 45,140 1.1 190
Industrial truck and tractor operators 32,940 1.1 280
All other information and record clerks 34,740 1.05 190
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 25,210 1.04 1,110
Medical records and health information technicians 32,510 1.03 120
Security guards 25,830 1.02 140
Painters, construction and maintenance 35,010 1.02 230
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 57,600 1.01 420
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 26,320 1.01 160
Pharmacists 104,750 1 110
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 37,180 0.99 1,650
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 34,400 0.99 120
Fire fighters 41,640 0.99 200
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 42,080 0.98 1,730
Accountants and auditors 58,000 0.97 240
Counter and rental clerks 22,550 0.97 200
Bill and account collectors 29,640 0.96 270
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 20,130 0.96 230
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 33,900 0.95 170
Medical assistants 26,640 0.95 170
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,580 0.94 540
Registered nurses 57,770 0.94 1,280
Retail salespersons 22,730 0.93 1,970
Lawyers 95,230 0.93 150
Parts salespersons 28,170 0.92 130
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 48,610 0.92 240
Business operations specialists, all other 54,010 0.92 610
Tellers 21,560 0.91 640
Dishwashers 15,570 0.9 130
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 26,120 0.9 350
File clerks 21,260 0.9 180
Cooks, fast food 15,650 0.9 330
Pharmacy technicians 24,990 0.89 190
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 28,400 0.89 680
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,280 0.89 1,760
Medical and health services managers 74,700 0.88 160
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 15,570 0.88 190
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 25,550 0.88 980
Stock clerks and order fillers 20,000 0.88 780
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 15,180 0.87 120
Food preparation workers 16,730 0.87 200
Healthcare support workers, all other 25,400 0.87 140
Office clerks, general 22,020 0.87 830
Customer service representatives 25,680 0.87 500
Driver/sales workers 22,650 0.87 140

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