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Abilene Employment

Employment and Industries in the Abilene, Texas Area

Abilene is the region's financial and commercial hub. Abilene's diversified manufacturers include oil-field and agricultural equipment, metals, food and dairy products, musical instruments, electronic, aircraft and missile components; and clothing. Livestock and agriculture are notable economic components. The Dyess Air Force Base is a major employer in Abilene.

First Financial Bankshares is the largest employer in the finance sector. The top employers in the medical sector are Hendrick Health System and Abilene Regional Med., Center. Eagle Aviation Services provides jobs in the aviation maintenance sector. Lauren Engineers is a notable engineering firm.

Abilene's leading employment segments are healthcare, educational services, construction, accommodation and food services, finance and insurance and the government. Management, professional and related occupations comprise about 29% of the labor force. Approximately 23% of the workers are employed in service jobs. About 22% of the workforce is employed in sale and office occupations.

Notable information regarding Abilene, Texas: Estimated median household income in 2007: $39,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 77.7 (U.S. average: 100). Adults holding a bachelor's degree or better: 22%.

The top manufacturing companies in Abilene, Texas:

  • Fehr Foods - Cookie manufacturer
  • Rentech Boiler Systems, Inc - Industrial boilers
  • Abtex Beverage - Soft drinks
  • Tige Boats - Boat manufacturer
  • Mrs. Baird's Bakery - Bakery products
  • Coca Cola of Abilene - Soft drinks
  • Zoltek - Carbon fiber
  • Hirschfeld Steel - Steel fabrication
  • Bandag, Ind - Rubber and retread
  • MicroMetals/Texas - Iron Core Powder

Abilene, Texas has numerous popular jobs where the majority of the workers are college graduates including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, pharmacists, medical and health services managers, employment, recruitment and placement specialists; child, family and school social workers; and management analysts.

Associations offering assistance to local businesses include:

Abilene Reporter News is a good resource regarding local business and industry news.

Jobs in Abilene

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 63960 $40610 $19.52 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9770 $32710 $15.72 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 7150 $33590 $16.15 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7150 $21000 $10.1 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5040 $73230 $35.21 5.75
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4540 $43990 $21.15 6.15
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3860 $34140 $16.42 6.45
8 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3450 $40980 $19.7 4.4
9 Healthcare Support Occupations 3150 $27080 $13.02 3.05
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2720 $40730 $19.58 3.8
11 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2540 $18420 $8.85 2.15
12 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2460 $21240 $10.21 4.1
13 Production Occupations 2390 $33820 $16.26 5.85
14 Retail Salespersons 2360 $26120 $12.56 3.1
15 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2230 $65280 $31.39 5.05
16 Cashiers 2210 $20150 $9.69 2.25
17 Management Occupations 2030 $101980 $49.03 6.05
18 Office Clerks, General 2030 $31600 $15.19 2
19 Protective Service Occupations 1890 $44730 $21.51 2.25
20 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1880 $21960 $10.56 3.7
21 Registered Nurses 1700 $60490 $29.08 1.9
22 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1160 $30920 $14.87 1.6
23 Waiters and Waitresses 1130 $21870 $10.51 1.6
24 Nursing Assistants 1050 $23860 $11.47 1.05
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1010 $21620 $10.39 1.6
26 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 920 $46690 $22.45 1.2
27 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 920 $69350 $33.34 2.8
28 Community and Social Service Occupations 920 $45380 $21.82 1.65
29 Correctional Officers and Jailers 890 $39260 $18.88 0.3
30 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 830 $41560 $19.98 1.7
31 General and Operations Managers 830 $119630 $57.52 1.4
32 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 810 $38600 $18.56 0.5
33 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 770 $23290 $11.2 1.6
34 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 770 $25610 $12.31 1.2
35 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 720 $34810 $16.73 1.1
36 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 710 $70390 $33.84 1.65
37 Customer Service Representatives 700 $28870 $13.88 1.75
38 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 650 $48750 $23.44 1
39 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 610 $32640 $15.69 0.6
40 Substitute Teachers 570 $24230 $11.65 0
41 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 550 $30880 $14.85 0.9
42 Medical Secretaries 550 $30260 $14.55 0.4
43 Cooks, Restaurant 500 $23580 $11.34 0.75
44 Food Preparation Workers 470 $19670 $9.46 0.6
45 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 470 $58610 $28.18 1
46 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 470 $43240 $20.79 0.6
47 Electricians 430 $42730 $20.55 0.4
48 Childcare Workers 420 $19580 $9.41 0.8
49 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 420 $36740 $17.66 0.6
50 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 410 $18810 $9.04 1
51 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 410 $52120 $25.06 1
52 Cooks, Fast Food 410 $18880 $9.08 0.3
53 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 400 $57020 $27.41 0.45
54 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 390 $73910 $35.53 0.7
55 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 380 $53840 $25.88 0.9
56 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 360 $44700 $21.49 0.5
57 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 360 $45350 $21.81 0.3
58 Home Health Aides 350 $18760 $9.02 0.7
59 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 340 $20900 $10.05 0.8
60 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 340 $21280 $10.23 0.3
61 Tellers 340 $24020 $11.55 0.3
62 Receptionists and Information Clerks 330 $24210 $11.64 0.7
63 Counter and Rental Clerks 330 $27760 $13.35 0.3
64 Construction Laborers 330 $28960 $13.93 0.8
65 Legal Occupations 320 $70730 $34.01 0.8
66 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 310 $46180 $22.2 0.3
67 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 300 $71310 $34.29 0.4
68 Dishwashers 290 $18960 $9.12 0.3
69 Medical Assistants 280 $27450 $13.2 0.45
70 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 260 $40370 $19.41 0.2
71 Bakers 260 $25130 $12.08 0.1
72 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $58520 $28.13 0.3
73 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 250 $26490 $12.74 0.2
74 Driver/Sales Workers 250 $32350 $15.55 0.3
75 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 240 $18660 $8.97 0.2
76 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 230 $22430 $10.78 0.1
77 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 230 $42100 $20.24 0.1
78 Computer User Support Specialists 210 $42020 $20.2 0.4
79 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 210 $36630 $17.61 0.35
80 Bartenders 200 $23280 $11.19 0.4
81 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 190 $34110 $16.4 0.2
82 Dental Assistants 190 $32970 $15.85 0.2
83 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 190 $20220 $9.72 0.2
84 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 $44950 $21.61 0.2
85 Postal Service Mail Carriers 180 $49060 $23.59 0.15
86 Packers and Packagers, Hand 180 $19390 $9.32 0.45
87 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $31420 $15.11 0.25
88 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 180 $37090 $17.83 0.1
89 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 180 $19930 $9.58 0.3
90 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 $85660 $41.18 0.2
91 Billing and Posting Clerks 170 $30900 $14.86 0.35
92 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 170 $27190 $13.07 0.6
93 Parts Salespersons 170 $42520 $20.44 0.2
94 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 170 $42880 $20.62 0.2
95 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 160 $48050 $23.1 0.5
96 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 160 $28520 $13.71 0.4
97 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 160 $50980 $24.51 0.2
98 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 160 $17750 $8.53 0.25
99 Insurance Sales Agents 150 $44560 $21.42 0.3
100 Public Relations Specialists 150 $53390 $25.67 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Abilene Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,610 63,960
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,710 9,770
Sales and Related Occupations 33,590 7,150
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,000 7,150
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,230 5,040
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 43,990 4,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,140 3,860
Construction and Extraction Occupations 40,980 3,450
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,080 3,150
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,730 2,720
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,420 2,540
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,240 2,460
Production Occupations 33,820 2,390
Retail Salespersons 26,120 2,360
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,280 2,230
Cashiers 20,150 2,210
Management Occupations 101,980 2,030
Office Clerks, General 31,600 2,030
Protective Service Occupations 44,730 1,890
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 21,960 1,880
Registered Nurses 60,490 1,700
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,920 1,160
Waiters and Waitresses 21,870 1,130
Nursing Assistants 23,860 1,050
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,620 1,010
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,690 920
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 69,350 920
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,380 920
Correctional Officers and Jailers 39,260 890
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,560 830
General and Operations Managers 119,630 830
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,600 810
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 23,290 770
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,610 770
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,810 720
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,390 710
Customer Service Representatives 28,870 700
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 48,750 650
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,640 610
Substitute Teachers 24,230 570
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 30,880 550
Medical Secretaries 30,260 550
Cooks, Restaurant 23,580 500
Food Preparation Workers 19,670 470
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,610 470
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 43,240 470
Electricians 42,730 430
Childcare Workers 19,580 420
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 36,740 420
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,810 410

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,610 63,960
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,710 9,770
Sales and Related Occupations 33,590 7,150
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,230 5,040
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 43,990 4,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,140 3,860
Construction and Extraction Occupations 40,980 3,450
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,080 3,150
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,730 2,720
Production Occupations 33,820 2,390
Retail Salespersons 26,120 2,360
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,280 2,230
Management Occupations 101,980 2,030
Office Clerks, General 31,600 2,030
Protective Service Occupations 44,730 1,890
Registered Nurses 60,490 1,700
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,920 1,160
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,690 920
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 69,350 920
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,380 920
Correctional Officers and Jailers 39,260 890
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,560 830
General and Operations Managers 119,630 830
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,600 810
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,610 770
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,810 720
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,390 710
Customer Service Representatives 28,870 700
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 48,750 650
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,640 610
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 30,880 550
Medical Secretaries 30,260 550
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,610 470
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 43,240 470
Electricians 42,730 430
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 36,740 420
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 52,120 410
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 57,020 400
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 73,910 390
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 53,840 380
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 44,700 360
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 45,350 360
Counter and Rental Clerks 27,760 330
Construction Laborers 28,960 330
Legal Occupations 70,730 320
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 46,180 310
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 71,310 300
Medical Assistants 27,450 280
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 40,370 260
Bakers 25,130 260

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