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Victoria Employment

Employment and Industries in the Victoria, Texas Area

Victoria is an oil, gas and petrochemical production center. Ranching and chemical plants are also important economic components. The major fields of employment in Victoria, Texas are educational services, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, chemicals and mining. Management, professional and related occupations (29% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (26% of the labor force).

The largest employers in the Victoria region:

  • Formosa Plastic - Petrochemical/plastics
  • Citizen's Medical Center - Hospital
  • The Inteplast Group - Plastic products
  • Detar Healthcare System - Hospital
  • Dow-Seadrift Operations - Petrochemical
  • Calhoun ISD - Education
  • Victoria County
  • City of Victoria - Government
  • Invista - Petrochemical
  • Alcoa - Aluminum
  • H.E.B. - Grocery
  • University of Houston-Victoria - Education
  • Kasper Wireworks Metalworks/plating
  • Victoria College - Education
  • Berry Plastics - Plastics
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Spherion - Teleservices
  • King Fisher Marine - Construction/dredging
  • TX Dept., of Criminal Justice - Government
  • First Victoria National Bank - Financial

There are numerous popular jobs in Victoria where the majority of the workers have a college degree including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, chemical engineers, industrial engineers, financial managers, child, family and school social workers, and medical and clinical laboratory technicians.

Noteworthy details regarding Victoria, Texas: Cost of living index in 2008: 78.0 (national average: 100). Adult population which has achieved a bachelor's degree or higher: 19%. Average salary in 2009: $28,000.

Some of the associations offering assistance to Victoria businesses are shown below:

Victoria Advocate provides details about the local business community.

Most Popular Jobs in Victoria, 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 1,220 $48,920 $30,440 - 65,510 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 830 $0 $ - 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 480 $42,620 $26,120 - 64,100 8% 51%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 430 $45,910 $35,570 - 59,090 6% 96%
5 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 270 $43,080 $34,650 - 52,680 11% 95%
6 Accountants and auditors 190 $51,280 $35,260 - 71,680 18% 79%
7 Chemical engineers 150 $81,970 $60,050 - 122,150 8% 91%
8 Industrial engineers 140 $88,980 $48,510 - 123,270 20% 74%
9 Instructional coordinators 120 $47,160 $25,390 - 65,850 23% 79%
10 Financial managers 110 $92,770 $52,950 - 136,560 13% 60%
11 Child, family, and school social workers 100 $34,070 $27,550 - 42,000 19% 77%
12 Medical and health services managers 90 $72,050 $39,630 - 101,620 16% 57%
13 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 90 $61,430 $45,380 - 80,940 8% 78%
14 Civil engineers 80 $86,610 $58,130 - 119,940 18% 87%
15 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 80 $32,130 $25,000 - 45,970 15% 51%
16 Chief executives 60 $155,170 $66,660 - 2% 65%
17 Engineering managers 60 $137,330 $91,070 - 7% 84%
18 Pharmacists 60 $113,740 $95,000 - 133,840 22% 97%
19 Speech-language pathologists 60 $64,260 $49,390 - 83,290 11% 98%
20 Training and development specialists 60 $55,920 $23,830 - 83,310 18% 56%
21 Social and community service managers 60 $38,530 $24,730 - 62,260 25% 72%
22 Teachers and instructors, all other 60 $19,890 $13,420 - 28,330 9% 54%
23 Physical therapists 50 $87,640 $67,270 - 104,230 27% 89%
24 Lawyers 50 $75,790 $46,840 - 117,670 11% 99%
25 Occupational health and safety specialists 50 $65,000 $53,870 - 82,400 8% 72%
26 Occupational therapists 50 $61,040 $36,200 - 84,270 23% 90%
27 Rehabilitation counselors 50 $32,900 $26,570 - 55,270 23% 73%
28 Social and human service assistants 50 $29,950 $20,490 - 39,230 34% 58%
29 Petroleum engineers 40 $115,950 $53,010 - 5% 80%
30 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 40 $92,500 $26,070 - 138,390 25% 67%
31 Sales managers 40 $79,800 $44,140 - 142,750 10% 69%
32 Chemists 40 $77,080 $34,210 - 110,830 9% 93%
33 Management analysts 40 $64,910 $34,890 - 104,620 22% 78%
34 Environmental engineers 40 $61,120 $34,840 - 96,450 25% 86%
35 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 40 $56,380 $28,620 - 84,430 12% 51%
36 Librarians 40 $45,460 $34,940 - 55,710 4% 85%
37 Detectives and criminal investigators 40 $43,700 $28,540 - 62,220 17% 54%
38 Self-enrichment education teachers 40 $35,580 $18,560 - 52,750 23% 54%
39 Network and computer systems administrators 30 $64,950 $35,780 - 102,280 27% 50%
40 Surveyors 30 $54,640 $26,490 - 80,150 24% 82%
41 Medical and public health social workers 30 $48,870 $35,690 - 64,200 24% 77%

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 1,810 $22,900 $13,340 - 37,540 12% 25%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,520 $15,880 $12,900 - 20,230 18% 5%
3 Cashiers 1,500 $17,540 $13,250 - 23,130 -3% 10%
4 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,110 $23,390 $14,290 - 34,630 1% 18%
5 Office clerks, general 880 $22,310 $14,510 - 31,080 13% 19%
6 Waiters and waitresses 870 $15,900 $12,760 - 23,030 11% 14%
7 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 800 $18,370 $14,650 - 23,490 18% 7%
8 Construction laborers 780 $24,680 $16,900 - 32,290 11% 5%
9 Customer service representatives 780 $20,910 $13,170 - 31,600 25% 22%
10 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 760 $34,490 $24,530 - 50,970 10% 4%
11 General and operations managers 720 $85,690 $38,570 - 156,260 2% 48%
12 Roustabouts, oil and gas 720 $27,300 $20,660 - 36,910 -3% 0%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 690 $40,670 $24,170 - 62,240 4% 25%
14 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 680 $27,160 $14,780 - 39,780 13% 16%
15 Industrial machinery mechanics 640 $46,590 $28,820 - 64,010 9% 5%
16 Chemical technicians 600 $59,590 $54,500 - 66,710 6% 37%
17 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 600 $34,070 $25,760 - 43,390 14% 7%
18 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 590 $20,320 $13,440 - 31,080 2% 5%
19 Home health aides 590 $14,590 $12,740 - 15,780 49% 7%
20 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 550 $29,250 $15,790 - 45,430 8% 4%
21 Stock clerks and order fillers 550 $18,890 $13,240 - 26,970 -8% 8%
22 Maintenance and repair workers, general 510 $23,940 $14,040 - 36,480 10% 6%
23 Teacher assistants 510 $15,610 $12,890 - 19,860 10% 18%
24 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 440 $19,860 $13,400 - 28,800 15% 4%
25 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 430 $41,510 $25,600 - 65,970 6% 29%
26 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 410 $53,500 $34,170 - 77,790 9% 10%
27 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 400 $33,730 $18,890 - 50,740 15% 18%
28 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 390 $31,790 $21,920 - 41,250 8% 3%
29 Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 360 $36,130 $26,750 - 47,100 -5% 0%
30 Child care workers 340 $15,470 $12,840 - 19,520 18% 15%
31 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 330 $26,730 $17,220 - 40,540 11% 14%
32 Receptionists and information clerks 330 $20,860 $16,500 - 26,660 17% 13%
33 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 310 $14,890 $12,800 - 17,950 13% 5%
34 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 300 $45,560 $33,820 - 64,200 11% 33%
35 Security guards 290 $23,130 $15,940 - 36,070 17% 13%
36 Tellers 290 $0 $ - 14% 16%
37 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 280 $37,400 $27,190 - 53,890 5% 2%
38 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 260 $20,290 $13,710 - 28,470 18% 6%
39 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 250 $51,880 $32,580 - 74,220 -5% 15%
40 Chemical equipment operators and tenders 250 $46,260 $33,350 - 63,030 -4% 14%
41 Medical secretaries 240 $30,030 $20,650 - 38,990 17% 18%
42 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 220 $62,550 $35,820 - 95,780 7% 13%
43 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 220 $36,050 $19,690 - 53,950 14% 4%
44 Cooks, restaurant 220 $17,960 $13,220 - 24,340 12% 5%
45 Counter and rental clerks 200 $24,120 $13,480 - 47,340 23% 16%
46 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 200 $14,050 $12,670 - 15,790 12% 6%
47 Industrial truck and tractor operators 190 $26,100 $16,670 - 37,320 -2% 2%
48 Food preparation workers 190 $16,190 $12,940 - 20,260 15% 7%
49 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 180 $16,930 $13,130 - 21,730 11% 5%
50 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 170 $30,760 $21,190 - 40,850 4% 15%
51 Driver/sales workers 170 $26,170 $17,790 - 36,760 -5% 4%
52 Carpenters 160 $26,430 $17,750 - 33,860 10% 6%
53 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 150 $32,310 $23,640 - 46,500 9% 3%
54 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 140 $46,630 $31,320 - 61,690 14% 8%
55 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 140 $30,110 $24,110 - 38,600 12% 3%
56 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 140 $24,140 $16,620 - 31,720 4% 6%
57 Cooks, fast food 140 $14,530 $12,680 - 17,430 8% 5%
58 Machinists 130 $32,960 $21,200 - 47,140 -3% 3%
59 Parts salespersons 130 $29,900 $18,130 - 46,800 -2% 6%
60 Bus drivers, school 130 $19,670 $13,570 - 26,880 9% 4%
61 Packers and packagers, hand 130 $18,700 $13,090 - 30,000 -12% 3%
62 Dishwashers 130 $14,860 $12,780 - 18,180 10% 3%
63 Sales representatives, services, all other 120 $71,650 $23,880 - 28% 48%
64 Construction managers 120 $61,160 $35,230 - 90,680 16% 29%
65 Radiologic technologists and technicians 120 $49,570 $34,530 - 71,170 15% 25%
66 Pharmacy technicians 120 $27,710 $20,920 - 35,790 32% 16%
67 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 120 $17,140 $13,060 - 23,440 14% 3%
68 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 120 $16,440 $12,980 - 22,070 10% 5%
69 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 120 $15,500 $12,990 - 18,910 17% 14%
70 Logisticians 110 $60,470 $34,770 - 86,210 17% 43%
71 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 110 $44,490 $23,330 - 63,170 10% 17%
72 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 110 $32,190 $17,960 - 46,550 -7% 14%
73 Cement masons and concrete finishers 110 $24,730 $19,810 - 30,650 11% 2%
74 Helpers--production workers 110 $20,760 $16,880 - 24,980 -1% 4%
75 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 110 $19,960 $16,140 - 26,560 12% 0%
76 File clerks 110 $16,760 $12,970 - 24,030 -41% 20%
77 Bill and account collectors 100 $27,100 $17,100 - 38,180 23% 13%
78 Printing machine operators 100 $25,020 $13,400 - 40,790 -6% 6%
79 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 100 $15,750 $12,800 - 21,140 10% 17%
80 Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 100 $15,580 $12,850 - 19,320 19% 31%
81 Postal service mail carriers 100 $0 $ - 1% 11%
82 Insurance sales agents 90 $57,920 $27,800 - 142,720 13% 45%
83 Business operations specialists, all other 90 $51,160 $33,150 - 75,990 21% 49%
84 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 90 $23,830 $17,140 - 34,190 -5% 4%
85 Personal and home care aides 90 $16,130 $13,200 - 19,490 51% 10%
86 Physicians and surgeons, all other 80 $208,050 $117,750 - 0% 0%
87 Stationary engineers and boiler operators 80 $56,190 $45,500 - 64,800 3% 10%
88 Respiratory therapists 80 $47,900 $36,560 - 61,090 23% 28%
89 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 80 $33,280 $19,120 - 50,430 2% 11%
90 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 80 $32,390 $22,830 - 47,170 3% 18%
91 Medical assistants 80 $23,320 $13,880 - 32,840 35% 10%
92 Service station attendants 80 $15,640 $12,910 - 19,780 13% 6%
93 Dental hygienists 70 $54,850 $42,850 - 65,480 30% 33%
94 Cost estimators 70 $41,470 $27,760 - 68,360 19% 32%
95 Computer support specialists 70 $35,490 $23,490 - 49,080 13% 43%
96 Surveying and mapping technicians 70 $34,290 $21,190 - 47,400 19% 7%
97 Medical records and health information technicians 70 $22,480 $13,880 - 31,710 18% 12%
98 Switchboard operators, including answering service 70 $19,820 $16,650 - 24,450 -8% 10%
99 Bartenders 70 $16,910 $13,000 - 24,300 11% 17%
100 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 70 $15,290 $12,890 - 19,010 13% 15%
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Jobs More Common Near Victoria 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 27,300 720 112
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 36,130 360 58.5
Chemical technicians 59,590 600 32.6
Chemical equipment operators and tenders 46,260 250 23.2
Chemical engineers 81,970 150 18.4
Industrial machinery mechanics 46,590 640 8.4
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 46,630 140 5.2
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 31,790 390 3.7
Logisticians 60,470 110 3.5
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 15,580 100 3.3
Instructional coordinators 47,160 120 3.2
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 34,070 600 2.9
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 37,400 280 2.7
Construction laborers 24,680 780 2.6
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 19,960 110 2.5
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 53,500 410 2.3
Industrial engineers 88,980 140 2.3
Home health aides 14,590 590 2.3
Elementary school teachers, except special education 0 830 2
Parts salespersons 29,900 130 2
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 29,250 550 2
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 23,390 1,110 2
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 30,110 140 2
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 40,670 690 2
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 18,370 800 1.9
Child care workers 15,470 340 1.9
Radiologic technologists and technicians 49,570 120 1.9
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 15,500 120 1.9
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 32,310 150 1.9
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 16,440 120 1.9
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,880 1,520 1.9
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 16,930 180 1.8
Cement masons and concrete finishers 24,730 110 1.8
Printing machine operators 25,020 100 1.7
File clerks 16,760 110 1.7
Medical secretaries 30,030 240 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 44,490 110 1.7
Construction managers 61,160 120 1.7
Tellers 0 290 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 62,550 220 1.7
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 45,560 300 1.7
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 34,490 760 1.6
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 14,050 200 1.5
Registered nurses 48,920 1,220 1.5
Driver/sales workers 26,170 170 1.5
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 45,910 430 1.5
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 43,080 270 1.5
Counter and rental clerks 24,120 200 1.5
General and operations managers 85,690 720 1.4
Cashiers 17,540 1,500 1.4

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Chemical technicians 59,590 1.42 600
Sales representatives, services, all other 71,650 1.38 120
Industrial engineers 88,980 1.22 140
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 46,630 1.14 140
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 62,550 1.1 220
Chemical equipment operators and tenders 46,260 1.09 250
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 37,400 1.06 280
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 40,670 1.05 690
Industrial machinery mechanics 46,590 1.05 640
Counter and rental clerks 24,120 1.04 200
Medical secretaries 30,030 1.03 240
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 30,760 1.01 170
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 29,250 1.01 550
Financial managers 92,770 1 110
Driver/sales workers 26,170 1 170
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 36,050 0.99 220
Pharmacy technicians 27,710 0.99 120
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 51,880 0.98 250
Parts salespersons 29,900 0.98 130
Radiologic technologists and technicians 49,570 0.97 120
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 32,190 0.96 110
Chemical engineers 81,970 0.96 150
Cashiers 17,540 0.95 1,500
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 45,560 0.94 300
Retail salespersons 22,900 0.94 1,810
Logisticians 60,470 0.93 110
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,880 0.92 1,520
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 41,510 0.92 430
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 53,500 0.92 410
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 34,490 0.92 760
Packers and packagers, hand 18,700 0.92 130
Security guards 23,130 0.92 290
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 36,130 0.92 360
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 45,910 0.9 430
Machinists 32,960 0.89 130
General and operations managers 85,690 0.89 720
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 26,730 0.88 330
Helpers--production workers 20,760 0.88 110
Office clerks, general 22,310 0.88 880
Receptionists and information clerks 20,860 0.87 330
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 33,730 0.87 400
Industrial truck and tractor operators 26,100 0.87 190
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,860 0.87 440
Dishwashers 14,860 0.86 130
Roustabouts, oil and gas 27,300 0.86 720
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 34,070 0.86 600
Accountants and auditors 51,280 0.86 190
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 44,490 0.86 110
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 43,080 0.86 270
Waiters and waitresses 15,900 0.85 870

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