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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations84000$43,500$20.92100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations11410$31,460$15.1214.35
3Transportation and Material Moving Occupations11380$50,660$24.356.55
4Sales and Related Occupations8820$31,450$15.129.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations6860$21,020$10.118.55
6Production Occupations6470$43,510$20.925.7
7Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations5820$45,110$21.693.8
8Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations5370$64,950$31.235.8
9Construction and Extraction Occupations5200$43,950$21.134.45
10Education, Training, and Library Occupations4030$43,040$20.696.05
11Management Occupations3480$101,110$48.616.15
12Cashiers3310$18,780$9.032.2
13Business and Financial Operations Occupations3300$60,540$29.15.25
14Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2570$27,550$13.241.7
15Retail Salespersons2240$23,850$11.472.85
16Healthcare Support Occupations2140$24,490$11.773
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2050$23,560$11.333.65
18Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels2040$96,170$46.230
19Personal Care and Service Occupations1910$21,980$10.574.3
20Sailors and Marine Oilers1780$50,940$24.490
21Architecture and Engineering Occupations1710$78,270$37.631.7
22Office Clerks, General1700$23,680$11.391.9
23Registered Nurses1610$58,900$28.321.95
24Waiters and Waitresses1540$19,620$9.431.7
25Protective Service Occupations1520$34,620$16.652.2
26Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1470$29,750$14.31.5
27Business Operations Specialists, All Other1360$56,830$27.320.7
28Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1350$41,290$19.851.2
29Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1270$18,570$8.932.3
30Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1260$40,430$19.440.9
31General and Operations Managers1250$114,070$54.841.5
32Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers1230$48,370$23.250.3
33Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1210$23,450$11.271.3
34Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1180$62,450$30.020.9
35Personal Care Aides1090$19,620$9.431.5
36Community and Social Service Occupations1040$44,690$21.491.65
37Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1000$49,220$23.670.3
38Food Preparation Workers970$20,590$9.90.6
39Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners900$22,690$10.911.55
40First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers890$35,450$17.041
41First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers850$51,020$24.530.95
42Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks830$34,740$16.71.05
43Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses800$39,060$18.780.5
44Riggers760$33,870$16.280
45Receptionists and Information Clerks700$23,680$11.380.7
46Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants680$39,700$19.090.35
47Construction Laborers630$29,110$13.990.8
48Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers620$30,490$14.660.6
49Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria580$20,930$10.060.3
50Customer Service Representatives580$29,500$14.181.75
51Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners570$19,930$9.580.9
52Managers, All Other560$100,140$48.140.6
53Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers540$29,560$14.210.1
54Electricians520$50,920$24.480.4
55Industrial Machinery Mechanics520$54,510$26.210.2
56First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers510$61,920$29.770.4
57Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks510$31,570$15.180.4
58Home Health Aides500$18,990$9.130.7
59First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers490$62,650$30.120.4
60First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers490$29,600$14.230.6
61First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors480$85,320$41.020
62Medical Assistants470$27,200$13.080.45
63Engineers, All Other460$86,440$41.560.1
64Machinists460$48,490$23.310.25
65First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers450$71,110$34.190.3
66Helpers--Production Workers450$31,140$14.970.3
67Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters450$47,070$22.630.3
68Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers440$33,930$16.310
69Cooks, Restaurant440$23,130$11.120.8
70Nursing Assistants440$22,960$11.041
71Security Guards440$22,360$10.750.7
72Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations410$39,660$19.071.8
73Bus Drivers, School or Special Client400$22,690$10.910.3
74Carpenters400$38,950$18.720.7
75Accountants and Auditors390$69,800$33.560.9
76Computer and Mathematical Occupations380$55,000$26.442.9
77Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers370$25,220$12.120.8
78Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations370$61,680$29.650.8
79Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators350$38,710$18.610.35
80Painters, Construction and Maintenance350$37,570$18.060.2
81Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics340$40,450$19.450.5
82Crane and Tower Operators330$47,360$22.770
83Bartenders320$19,170$9.220.4
84Correctional Officers and Jailers320$36,130$17.370.25
85Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance320$35,680$17.160.1
86Tellers320$26,950$12.960.3
87Childcare Workers300$20,670$9.940.8
88Pharmacy Technicians300$32,460$15.60.3
89Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers290$39,240$18.870.4
90Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining290$57,630$27.710
91Compliance Officers280$59,690$28.70.2
92Cooks, Fast Food280$17,770$8.540.3
93Production Workers, All Other260$35,410$17.020.2
94Legal Occupations250$70,750$34.010.8
95Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment230$24,450$11.760.2
96Industrial Engineers230$89,940$43.240.2
97Sales Representatives, Services, All Other230$58,880$28.310.6
98Counter and Rental Clerks210$21,560$10.360.3
99Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers210$52,970$25.470
100Pharmacists210$110,090$52.930.2
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Jobs More Common Near Houma Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,50084,000
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,46011,410
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$50,66011,380
Sales and Related Occupations$31,4508,820
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,0206,860
Production Occupations$43,5106,470
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,1105,820
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$64,9505,370
Construction and Extraction Occupations$43,9505,200
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$43,0404,030
Management Occupations$101,1103,480
Cashiers$18,7803,310
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,5403,300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,5502,570
Retail Salespersons$23,8502,240
Healthcare Support Occupations$24,4902,140
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$23,5602,050
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels$96,1702,040
Personal Care and Service Occupations$21,9801,910
Sailors and Marine Oilers$50,9401,780
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$78,2701,710
Office Clerks, General$23,6801,700
Registered Nurses$58,9001,610
Waiters and Waitresses$19,6201,540
Protective Service Occupations$34,6201,520
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,7501,470
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$56,8301,360
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,2901,350
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,5701,270
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,4301,260
General and Operations Managers$114,0701,250
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$48,3701,230
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$23,4501,210
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$62,4501,180
Personal Care Aides$19,6201,090
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,6901,040
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$49,2201,000
Food Preparation Workers$20,590970
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,690900
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$35,450890
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,020850
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,740830
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$39,060800
Riggers$33,870760
Receptionists and Information Clerks$23,680700
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$39,700680
Construction Laborers$29,110630
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$30,490620
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$20,930580
Customer Service Representatives$29,500580

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,50084,000
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,46011,410
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$50,66011,380
Sales and Related Occupations$31,4508,820
Production Occupations$43,5106,470
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,1105,820
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$64,9505,370
Construction and Extraction Occupations$43,9505,200
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$43,0404,030
Management Occupations$101,1103,480
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,5403,300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,5502,570
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels$96,1702,040
Sailors and Marine Oilers$50,9401,780
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$78,2701,710
Registered Nurses$58,9001,610
Protective Service Occupations$34,6201,520
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,7501,470
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$56,8301,360
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,2901,350
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,4301,260
General and Operations Managers$114,0701,250
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$48,3701,230
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$62,4501,180
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,6901,040
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$49,2201,000
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$35,450890
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,020850
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,740830
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$39,060800
Riggers$33,870760
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$39,700680
Construction Laborers$29,110630
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$30,490620
Customer Service Representatives$29,500580
Managers, All Other$100,140560
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers$29,560540
Electricians$50,920520
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$54,510520
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$61,920510
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$31,570510
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$62,650490
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,600490
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors$85,320480
Medical Assistants$27,200470
Engineers, All Other$86,440460
Machinists$48,490460
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$71,110450
Helpers--Production Workers$31,140450
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$47,070450

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