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Houma Employment

Employment and Industries in the Houma, Louisiana Area

Houma includes industries that refine and ship locally produced petroleum, natural gas, sugar and sulfur. Houma is also a center for lumber, seafood products and finance. The top employment sectors in the city are healthcare, mining, construction, accommodation and food services, government and social services. Houma also has numerous metal and plastic workers. Sales and office occupations comprise about 27% of the labor force. About 24% of the workforce is employed in management, professional and related occupations.

The major employers in Houma, Louisiana are:

  • Terrebone Parish School Board
  • Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc
  • Pride Offshore, Inc
  • Hospital Service District 1 of Terrebone Parish
  • Offshore Drilling Co
  • Terrebone Parish Consolidated Government
  • Performance Energy Services, LLC
  • Chet Morrison Contractors, Inc
  • Trico Marine Operators, Inc
  • Trico Marine Assets Inc
  • Cannata Corporation
  • Cenac Towing Co, Inc
  • Wood Group Production Services, Inc
  • Offshore Speciality Fabricators, Inc
  • Delta Towing, LLC
  • Cannata's Super Market, Inc

Some of the most common jobs where the majority of the workers are college graduates are teachers, registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, commercial pilots, managers, educational, vocational and school counselors; financial managers, social and human service assistants; and pharmacists.

Pertinent information about Houma Louisiana: In 2009 the average earnings in the city was $29,000. In 2008 the cost of living index in Houma was 81.1 which is low when compared to the country's average of 100. Regarding the adult residents, approximately 14% have achieved a bachelor's degree or better.

In Houma, Louisiana, businesses have opportunities to collaborate with useful associations including:

People interested in keeping up-to-date with local business and industry activities can visit HoumaToday.com.

Jobs in Houma

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 89900 $43840 $21.08 100
2 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12610 $50700 $24.38 6.45
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12430 $31430 $15.11 14.8
4 Sales and Related Occupations 9390 $32870 $15.8 10.15
5 Production Occupations 7760 $42910 $20.63 5.85
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7270 $20660 $9.93 8.3
7 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6230 $44890 $21.58 3.8
8 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5900 $44140 $21.22 4.4
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5260 $69680 $33.5 5.75
10 Management Occupations 3750 $100420 $48.28 6.05
11 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3750 $42400 $20.39 6.15
12 Cashiers 3390 $19530 $9.39 2.25
13 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 2680 $87070 $41.86 0
14 Retail Salespersons 2430 $24420 $11.74 3.1
15 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2360 $25930 $12.46 1.6
16 Sailors and Marine Oilers 2170 $49290 $23.7 0
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 2040 $23680 $11.39 3.05
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2030 $23650 $11.37 3.7
19 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1780 $78910 $37.94 1.65
20 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1760 $29110 $14 1.6
21 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1690 $21310 $10.25 4.1
22 Protective Service Occupations 1680 $35370 $17 2.25
23 Office Clerks, General 1570 $24010 $11.54 2
24 Waiters and Waitresses 1540 $20490 $9.85 1.6
25 Registered Nurses 1540 $60070 $28.88 1.9
26 General and Operations Managers 1520 $107670 $51.77 1.4
27 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1420 $42260 $20.32 1.2
28 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1420 $47850 $23.01 0.3
29 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1280 $17790 $8.55 2.15
30 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1260 $61300 $29.47 1
31 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1250 $23470 $11.28 1.2
32 Community and Social Service Occupations 1230 $41810 $20.1 1.65
33 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1150 $36890 $17.73 0.9
34 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1020 $39150 $18.82 1
35 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 970 $47440 $22.81 0.3
36 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 930 $50170 $24.12 1
37 Riggers 920 $34280 $16.48 0
38 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 920 $34440 $16.56 1.1
39 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 920 $22070 $10.61 1.6
40 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 910 $37910 $18.23 0.5
41 Food Preparation Workers 890 $19120 $9.19 0.6
42 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 810 $42740 $20.55 0.2
43 Personal Care Aides 770 $18070 $8.69 1.3
44 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 750 $38170 $18.35 0.5
45 Construction Laborers 730 $31730 $15.26 0.8
46 Receptionists and Information Clerks 690 $22380 $10.76 0.7
47 Customer Service Representatives 670 $30710 $14.77 1.75
48 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 670 $64130 $30.83 0.4
49 Home Health Aides 660 $19050 $9.16 0.7
50 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 650 $52220 $25.11 0.2
51 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 640 $27370 $13.16 0.6
52 Cooks, Restaurant 610 $20870 $10.03 0.75
53 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 600 $27600 $13.27 0.6
54 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 600 $29450 $14.16 0.1
55 Electricians 550 $50680 $24.36 0.4
56 Accountants and Auditors 550 $69050 $33.2 0.9
57 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 550 $74240 $35.69 0.3
58 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 550 $19490 $9.37 1
59 Helpers--Production Workers 520 $30700 $14.76 0.3
60 Managers, All Other 510 $94200 $45.29 0.65
61 Security Guards 500 $24960 $12 0.7
62 Machinists 490 $47630 $22.9 0.3
63 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 490 $33350 $16.04 0.4
64 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 480 $48240 $23.19 0.3
65 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 480 $19960 $9.59 0.3
66 Nursing Assistants 460 $21680 $10.42 1.05
67 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 450 $64930 $31.22 0.4
68 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 430 $37450 $18.01 0.2
69 Cooks, Fast Food 420 $17360 $8.35 0.3
70 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 410 $54740 $26.32 2.8
71 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 410 $37870 $18.21 0.1
72 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 410 $57000 $27.4 0.9
73 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 400 $62150 $29.88 0
74 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 390 $42310 $20.34 1.7
75 Carpenters 390 $37910 $18.23 0.6
76 Team Assemblers 370 $36970 $17.77 0.75
77 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 370 $39620 $19.05 0.45
78 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 360 $38900 $18.7 0.5
79 Tellers 360 $25770 $12.39 0.3
80 Production Workers, All Other 360 $36350 $17.48 0.2
81 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 350 $20520 $9.87 0.3
82 Crane and Tower Operators 350 $46340 $22.28 0
83 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 340 $106010 $50.97 0.1
84 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 330 $25000 $12.02 0.8
85 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 320 $44000 $21.15 0.1
86 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 320 $36620 $17.61 0.35
87 Bartenders 300 $19080 $9.17 0.4
88 Engineers, All Other 300 $80940 $38.91 0.1
89 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 290 $55900 $26.88 0
90 Childcare Workers 290 $19210 $9.23 0.8
91 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 280 $58890 $28.31 0.6
92 Legal Occupations 270 $77620 $37.32 0.8
93 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 260 $52980 $25.47 0.2
94 Pharmacy Technicians 260 $29960 $14.4 0.25
95 Medical Assistants 260 $26980 $12.97 0.45
96 Billing and Posting Clerks 250 $31390 $15.09 0.35
97 Correctional Officers and Jailers 250 $38580 $18.55 0.3
98 Ship Engineers 250 $78420 $37.7 0
99 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 250 $50620 $24.34 0.2
100 Social and Human Service Assistants 240 $39940 $19.2 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Houma Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,840 89,900
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 50,700 12,610
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,430 12,430
Sales and Related Occupations 32,870 9,390
Production Occupations 42,910 7,760
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,660 7,270
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,890 6,230
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,140 5,900
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,680 5,260
Management Occupations 100,420 3,750
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 42,400 3,750
Cashiers 19,530 3,390
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 87,070 2,680
Retail Salespersons 24,420 2,430
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,930 2,360
Sailors and Marine Oilers 49,290 2,170
Healthcare Support Occupations 23,680 2,040
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,650 2,030
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,910 1,780
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,110 1,760
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,310 1,690
Protective Service Occupations 35,370 1,680
Office Clerks, General 24,010 1,570
Waiters and Waitresses 20,490 1,540
Registered Nurses 60,070 1,540
General and Operations Managers 107,670 1,520
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,260 1,420
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 47,850 1,420
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 17,790 1,280
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 61,300 1,260
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,470 1,250
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,810 1,230
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,890 1,150
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,150 1,020
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 47,440 970
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,170 930
Riggers 34,280 920
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,440 920
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,070 920
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 37,910 910
Food Preparation Workers 19,120 890
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 42,740 810
Personal Care Aides 18,070 770
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,170 750
Construction Laborers 31,730 730
Receptionists and Information Clerks 22,380 690
Customer Service Representatives 30,710 670
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 64,130 670
Home Health Aides 19,050 660
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 52,220 650

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Houma, Louisiana Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,840 89,900
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 50,700 12,610
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,430 12,430
Sales and Related Occupations 32,870 9,390
Production Occupations 42,910 7,760
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,890 6,230
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,140 5,900
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,680 5,260
Management Occupations 100,420 3,750
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 42,400 3,750
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 87,070 2,680
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,930 2,360
Sailors and Marine Oilers 49,290 2,170
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,910 1,780
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,110 1,760
Protective Service Occupations 35,370 1,680
Registered Nurses 60,070 1,540
General and Operations Managers 107,670 1,520
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,260 1,420
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 47,850 1,420
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 61,300 1,260
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,810 1,230
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,890 1,150
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,150 1,020
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 47,440 970
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,170 930
Riggers 34,280 920
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,440 920
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 37,910 910
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 42,740 810
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,170 750
Construction Laborers 31,730 730
Customer Service Representatives 30,710 670
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 64,130 670
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 52,220 650
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 27,370 640
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,600 600
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 29,450 600
Electricians 50,680 550
Accountants and Auditors 69,050 550
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 74,240 550
Helpers--Production Workers 30,700 520
Managers, All Other 94,200 510
Machinists 47,630 490
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,350 490
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 48,240 480
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 64,930 450
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 37,450 430
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 54,740 410
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 37,870 410

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