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Amarillo Employment

Employment and Industries in the Amarillo, Texas Area

Amarillo, Texas is regarded as a regional economic center. Amarillo's major employers are a diverse group of manufacturers, central and back-office operations and distribution companies. Hospitals, educational institutions and banks are also major employers. BWXT Pantex, a nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility, is a major employer. The city is home to a Bell Helicopter Textron facility. The Amarillo area is also one of the country's largest meat packing locations.

Petroleum extraction is an important industry in Amarillo. The city also includes fiberglass production, food processing, copper refining and foundries. Some of the notable food processing companies are Tyson Foods, Affiliated Foods, Inc., Ben E. Keith and McCarty-Hull Agriculture. Tyson Foods is a major employer in Amarillo. The prominent companies in business & financial services are AIG, SITEL, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Nationwide.

The significant employment providing sectors in Amarillo, Texas are healthcare, educational services, construction, manufacturing, government, meat and meat products, and finance and insurance. Management, professional and related occupations (27% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (24% of the jobs). Service occupations (19% of the labor force).

Notable information about Amarillo, Texas: Estimated median household income in 2007: $40,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 78.5 (national average: 100). Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 21%.

The city's major employers:

  • Amarillo Independent School District
  • Tyson Foods, Inc
  • BWXT Pantex
  • Baptist St. Anthony's Health Care Systems
  • Walmart
  • City of Amarillo
  • Northwest Texas Healthcare System
  • Affiliated Foods
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • VA Medical Center, Amarillo
  • AIG
  • Xcel Energy
  • United Supermarkets
  • Texas Tech University Health Science Center
  • Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad

The city's major manufacturing companies are provided below:

  • BWXT, Pantex
  • Amarillo Gear Company
  • Bell Helicopter Textron
  • Tech Spray, Inc
  • Owens Corning Fiberglass
  • Arden Corporation
  • Crouse Hinds, Division of Cooper Industries
  • Weyerhaeuser Paper Company
  • ASARCO Inc

Local businesses are invited to work with associations such as:

Those interested in staying current with Amarillo business activities may want to visit Amarillo.com.

Jobs in Amarillo

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations114490$43,460$20.9100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations18370$34,270$16.4814.35
3Sales and Related Occupations13520$35,810$17.229.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations12000$23,470$11.288.55
5Production Occupations8300$41,740$20.075.7
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations7880$78,200$37.65.8
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations7800$46,160$22.196.05
8Transportation and Material Moving Occupations7260$35,350$176.55
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations5720$44,150$21.233.8
10Construction and Extraction Occupations5130$41,530$19.964.45
11Retail Salespersons4530$26,770$12.872.85
12Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations3970$25,050$12.053.65
13Protective Service Occupations3810$49,910$242.2
14Business and Financial Operations Occupations3770$70,550$33.925.25
15Management Occupations3410$105,830$50.886.15
16Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food3400$19,850$9.542.3
17Personal Care and Service Occupations3330$22,270$10.714.3
18Office Clerks, General3280$32,800$15.771.9
19Cashiers3250$20,750$9.972.2
20Registered Nurses3070$64,810$31.161.95
21Healthcare Support Occupations2730$29,770$14.313
22Waiters and Waitresses2510$25,930$12.471.7
23Customer Service Representatives2380$30,420$14.631.75
24Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2050$24,450$11.751.55
25Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1980$42,820$20.581.2
26Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1940$26,990$12.971.3
27Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1820$33,870$16.281.5
28Architecture and Engineering Occupations1730$80,920$38.91.7
29Community and Social Service Occupations1530$45,240$21.751.65
30Computer and Mathematical Occupations1530$69,090$33.222.9
31Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1420$30,620$14.721.7
32Personal Care Aides1290$18,930$9.11.5
33Medical Secretaries1280$29,930$14.390.4
34General and Operations Managers1250$123,150$59.211.5
35First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1230$45,800$22.021
36Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1170$47,540$22.861.8
37Correctional Officers and Jailers1130$40,340$19.40.25
38Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1100$38,850$18.681.05
39Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1100$56,930$27.370.9
40Nursing Assistants1050$27,920$13.421
41Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1040$40,170$19.310.6
42First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers990$55,470$26.670.95
43Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners960$19,330$9.290.9
44Security Guards950$45,900$22.070.7
45Maintenance and Repair Workers, General930$36,540$17.570.9
46Accountants and Auditors880$81,550$39.210.9
47Cooks, Restaurant880$24,170$11.620.8
48First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers850$37,860$18.20.6
49Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses740$47,380$22.780.5
50Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers720$27,660$13.30.8
51Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers710$62,260$29.930.4
52Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers690$31,860$15.320.6
53Construction Laborers670$30,640$14.730.8
54Substitute Teachers670$21,360$10.270
55Tellers660$27,090$13.020.3
56Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment630$23,940$11.510.2
57Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria590$23,980$11.530.3
58Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists570$43,910$21.110.2
59Insurance Sales Agents570$57,020$27.410.3
60Legal Occupations570$80,600$38.750.8
61Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators560$32,660$15.70.35
62Business Operations Specialists, All Other550$82,270$39.550.7
63First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers550$71,350$34.30.4
64Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations550$68,980$33.160.8
65Electricians520$53,690$25.810.4
66First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers520$67,980$32.680.3
67Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop490$20,140$9.680.3
68Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers480$60,030$28.860.3
69First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers460$66,500$31.970.4
70Packers and Packagers, Hand460$31,250$15.030.45
71Bartenders450$29,340$14.110.4
72Food Preparation Workers450$22,240$10.690.6
73Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents450$85,150$40.940.2
74Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations420$28,140$13.530.65
75Childcare Workers410$19,580$9.410.8
76Dishwashers400$19,240$9.250.3
77Medical Assistants400$29,520$14.190.45
78Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics390$50,410$24.240.5
79Receptionists and Information Clerks390$24,740$11.890.7
80Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks390$33,200$15.960.4
81Counter and Rental Clerks380$28,240$13.580.3
82Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers380$42,800$20.580.1
83Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks380$46,140$22.180.2
84Computer User Support Specialists370$44,500$21.390.4
85Cooks, Fast Food370$19,770$9.510.3
86Firefighters370$60,390$29.030.2
87Industrial Machinery Mechanics370$49,920$240.2
88Physicians and Surgeons, All Other360$273,730$131.60.25
89Driver/Sales Workers350$29,440$14.150.3
90Home Health Aides340$19,090$9.180.7
91Pharmacy Technicians340$33,420$16.070.3
92Amusement and Recreation Attendants330$19,460$9.350.2
93Billing and Posting Clerks330$34,740$16.70.3
94First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors320$51,460$24.740
95Tire Repairers and Changers320$26,480$12.730.1
96Dental Assistants310$34,220$16.450.2
97Lawyers300$102,860$49.450.5
98Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers300$29,360$14.120.1
99Legal Secretaries290$38,320$18.420.1
100Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks280$19,610$9.430.2
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Jobs More Common Near Amarillo Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,460114,490
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,27018,370
Sales and Related Occupations$35,81013,520
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,47012,000
Production Occupations$41,7408,300
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,2007,880
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,1607,800
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,3507,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,1505,720
Construction and Extraction Occupations$41,5305,130
Retail Salespersons$26,7704,530
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,0503,970
Protective Service Occupations$49,9103,810
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$70,5503,770
Management Occupations$105,8303,410
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,8503,400
Personal Care and Service Occupations$22,2703,330
Office Clerks, General$32,8003,280
Cashiers$20,7503,250
Registered Nurses$64,8103,070
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,7702,730
Waiters and Waitresses$25,9302,510
Customer Service Representatives$30,4202,380
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,4502,050
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,8201,980
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,9901,940
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,8701,820
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,9201,730
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,2401,530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$69,0901,530
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,6201,420
Personal Care Aides$18,9301,290
Medical Secretaries$29,9301,280
General and Operations Managers$123,1501,250
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,8001,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,5401,170
Correctional Officers and Jailers$40,3401,130
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,8501,100
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$56,9301,100
Nursing Assistants$27,9201,050
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$40,1701,040
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$55,470990
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$19,330960
Security Guards$45,900950
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,540930
Accountants and Auditors$81,550880
Cooks, Restaurant$24,170880
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,860850
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$47,380740
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,660720

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,460114,490
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,27018,370
Sales and Related Occupations$35,81013,520
Production Occupations$41,7408,300
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,2007,880
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,1607,800
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,3507,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,1505,720
Construction and Extraction Occupations$41,5305,130
Retail Salespersons$26,7704,530
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,0503,970
Protective Service Occupations$49,9103,810
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$70,5503,770
Management Occupations$105,8303,410
Office Clerks, General$32,8003,280
Registered Nurses$64,8103,070
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,7702,730
Waiters and Waitresses$25,9302,510
Customer Service Representatives$30,4202,380
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,8201,980
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,9901,940
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,8701,820
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,9201,730
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,2401,530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$69,0901,530
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,6201,420
Medical Secretaries$29,9301,280
General and Operations Managers$123,1501,250
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,8001,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,5401,170
Correctional Officers and Jailers$40,3401,130
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,8501,100
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$56,9301,100
Nursing Assistants$27,9201,050
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$40,1701,040
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$55,470990
Security Guards$45,900950
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,540930
Accountants and Auditors$81,550880
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,860850
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$47,380740
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,660720
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$62,260710
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,860690
Construction Laborers$30,640670
Tellers$27,090660
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists$43,910570
Insurance Sales Agents$57,020570
Legal Occupations$80,600570
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$32,660560

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