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Brownsville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Brownsville, Texas Area

Brownsville's industries include food processing, petrochemicals and aircraft repair. The region's economy is also bolstered by tourism, agriculture and livestock. The Port of Brownsville is a significant economic component. The largest private employers are AMFELS, Walmart and Covergys Corp.

The top employment segments in Brownsville, Texas are healthcare, education, leisure and hospitality, government, manufacturing, professional and business services, transportation, warehousing and utilities; and financial activities. About 28% of the workforce is employed in sales and office jobs. Management, professional and related occupations comprise about 21% of the workforce. Approximately 19% of the labor force has service jobs.

Details about Brownsville, Texas: Estimated median household income in 2007: $29,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 78.3. (U.S. average: 100). Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 14%.

Brownsville's top employers:

  • Brownsville ISD
  • University of Texas
  • Cameron County
  • AMFELS
  • City of Brownsville
  • Walmart
  • Covergys Corp
  • HEB Food Stores
  • Valley Baptist Medical Center
  • Valley Regional Medical Center
  • Trico Technologies
  • National Electric Coil
  • Public Utilities Board
  • U.S. Customs & Border Patrol
  • ORC Industries
  • Rich SeaPak
  • International Shipbreaking
  • Bro., Community Health Ctr
  • U.S. Postal Service

Associations that provide assistance to local businesses include:

Those interested in learning about local business endeavors may want to read the Brownsville Herald.

Jobs in Brownsville

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 137640 $34350 $16.52 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 23100 $27720 $13.33 14.8
3 Personal Care and Service Occupations 16610 $19010 $9.14 4.1
4 Sales and Related Occupations 14030 $30580 $14.7 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 13610 $20200 $9.71 8.3
6 Personal Care Aides 13240 $18110 $8.71 1.3
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 12690 $44170 $21.23 6.15
8 Healthcare Support Occupations 9400 $21110 $10.15 3.05
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 7680 $81640 $39.25 5.75
10 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7400 $28560 $13.73 6.45
11 Home Health Aides 5600 $17920 $8.62 0.7
12 Production Occupations 5340 $28900 $13.9 5.85
13 Retail Salespersons 5300 $25860 $12.43 3.1
14 Office Clerks, General 5110 $26690 $12.83 2
15 Protective Service Occupations 4710 $45650 $21.95 2.25
16 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4580 $32220 $15.49 3.8
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4270 $21840 $10.5 3.7
18 Cashiers 4180 $20140 $9.68 2.25
19 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3990 $17810 $8.56 2.15
20 Customer Service Representatives 3710 $22070 $10.61 1.75
21 Management Occupations 3410 $91580 $44.03 6.05
22 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3060 $62210 $29.91 5.05
23 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2450 $31030 $14.92 4.4
24 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2430 $21210 $10.2 1.6
25 Waiters and Waitresses 2310 $19840 $9.54 1.6
26 Registered Nurses 2160 $69100 $33.22 1.9
27 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2070 $26350 $12.67 1.6
28 Community and Social Service Occupations 1970 $42880 $20.61 1.65
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1860 $23040 $11.07 1.2
30 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1820 $38160 $18.35 1.2
31 Nursing Assistants 1670 $21390 $10.29 1.05
32 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1650 $21620 $10.4 1.6
33 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1620 $23950 $11.51 0.9
34 Security Guards 1560 $26150 $12.57 0.7
35 Substitute Teachers 1510 $24610 $11.83 0
36 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1490 $43040 $20.69 1
37 Childcare Workers 1400 $19150 $9.21 0.8
38 General and Operations Managers 1260 $95050 $45.7 1.4
39 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1200 $30170 $14.5 1.1
40 Cooks, Restaurant 1200 $20380 $9.8 0.75
41 Medical Secretaries 1200 $25500 $12.26 0.4
42 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1200 $50210 $24.14 1
43 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1140 $18130 $8.72 1
44 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1010 $52700 $25.34 0.45
45 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 960 $44500 $21.4 0.5
46 Food Preparation Workers 920 $19500 $9.38 0.6
47 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 920 $34140 $16.41 0.6
48 Cooks, Fast Food 920 $18560 $8.92 0.3
49 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 890 $42390 $20.38 1.7
50 Medical Assistants 850 $23830 $11.46 0.45
51 Tellers 840 $25440 $12.23 0.3
52 Compliance Officers 800 $73740 $35.45 0.2
53 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 780 $79660 $38.3 0.1
54 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 700 $64580 $31.05 1.65
55 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 700 $77030 $37.03 1
56 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 700 $60320 $29 2.8
57 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 680 $18390 $8.84 0.3
58 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 650 $24800 $11.92 0.6
59 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 650 $20520 $9.87 0.3
60 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 640 $24300 $11.68 0.4
61 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 600 $21910 $10.53 0.3
62 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 560 $37510 $18.03 0.6
63 Bartenders 550 $23500 $11.3 0.4
64 Accountants and Auditors 540 $60530 $29.1 0.9
65 Receptionists and Information Clerks 540 $21340 $10.26 0.7
66 Legal Occupations 530 $89540 $43.05 0.8
67 Insurance Sales Agents 520 $27720 $13.33 0.3
68 Driver/Sales Workers 510 $23750 $11.42 0.3
69 Billing and Posting Clerks 500 $27410 $13.18 0.35
70 Packers and Packagers, Hand 490 $22160 $10.66 0.45
71 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 480 $32190 $15.48 0.3
72 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 470 $21060 $10.12 0.8
73 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 470 $19270 $9.26 0.3
74 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 450 $28210 $13.56 0.5
75 Team Assemblers 440 $20310 $9.77 0.75
76 Pharmacy Technicians 440 $31420 $15.11 0.25
77 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 430 $58590 $28.17 0.2
78 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 410 $24120 $11.6 0.35
79 Correctional Officers and Jailers 410 $33630 $16.17 0.3
80 Dishwashers 410 $18420 $8.86 0.3
81 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 410 $55920 $26.88 0.4
82 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 390 $18670 $8.98 0.2
83 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 380 $58680 $28.21 0.9
84 Firefighters 370 $62490 $30.04 0.2
85 Construction Laborers 330 $20410 $9.81 0.8
86 Counter and Rental Clerks 320 $21980 $10.57 0.3
87 Dental Assistants 310 $36860 $17.72 0.2
88 Human Resources Specialists 300 $48310 $23.23 0.3
89 Electricians 290 $34410 $16.54 0.4
90 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 290 $45940 $22.09 0.5
91 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 290 $60590 $29.13 0.3
92 Social and Human Service Assistants 280 $29480 $14.17 0.3
93 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 280 $66630 $32.04 0.2
94 Pharmacists 270 $141740 $68.15 0.2
95 Carpenters 270 $33840 $16.27 0.6
96 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 270 $42620 $20.49 0.3
97 Legal Secretaries 270 $34830 $16.74 0.1
98 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 260 $29770 $14.31 0.2
99 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 260 $62250 $29.93 0.7
100 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 260 $44980 $21.63 0.4
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Jobs More Common Near Brownsville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 34,350 137,640
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 27,720 23,100
Personal Care and Service Occupations 19,010 16,610
Sales and Related Occupations 30,580 14,030
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,200 13,610
Personal Care Aides 18,110 13,240
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,170 12,690
Healthcare Support Occupations 21,110 9,400
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 81,640 7,680
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,560 7,400
Home Health Aides 17,920 5,600
Production Occupations 28,900 5,340
Retail Salespersons 25,860 5,300
Office Clerks, General 26,690 5,110
Protective Service Occupations 45,650 4,710
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 32,220 4,580
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 21,840 4,270
Cashiers 20,140 4,180
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 17,810 3,990
Customer Service Representatives 22,070 3,710
Management Occupations 91,580 3,410
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,210 3,060
Construction and Extraction Occupations 31,030 2,450
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,210 2,430
Waiters and Waitresses 19,840 2,310
Registered Nurses 69,100 2,160
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 26,350 2,070
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,880 1,970
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,040 1,860
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 38,160 1,820
Nursing Assistants 21,390 1,670
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 21,620 1,650
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 23,950 1,620
Security Guards 26,150 1,560
Substitute Teachers 24,610 1,510
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,040 1,490
Childcare Workers 19,150 1,400
General and Operations Managers 95,050 1,260
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 30,170 1,200
Cooks, Restaurant 20,380 1,200
Medical Secretaries 25,500 1,200
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,210 1,200
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,130 1,140
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 52,700 1,010
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 44,500 960
Food Preparation Workers 19,500 920
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,140 920
Cooks, Fast Food 18,560 920
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 42,390 890
Medical Assistants 23,830 850

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 34,350 137,640
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 27,720 23,100
Sales and Related Occupations 30,580 14,030
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,170 12,690
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 81,640 7,680
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,560 7,400
Production Occupations 28,900 5,340
Retail Salespersons 25,860 5,300
Office Clerks, General 26,690 5,110
Protective Service Occupations 45,650 4,710
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 32,220 4,580
Management Occupations 91,580 3,410
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,210 3,060
Construction and Extraction Occupations 31,030 2,450
Registered Nurses 69,100 2,160
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 26,350 2,070
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,880 1,970
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 38,160 1,820
Security Guards 26,150 1,560
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,040 1,490
General and Operations Managers 95,050 1,260
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 30,170 1,200
Medical Secretaries 25,500 1,200
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,210 1,200
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 52,700 1,010
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 44,500 960
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,140 920
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 42,390 890
Tellers 25,440 840
Compliance Officers 73,740 800
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 79,660 780
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 64,580 700
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 77,030 700
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 60,320 700
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 37,510 560
Accountants and Auditors 60,530 540
Legal Occupations 89,540 530
Insurance Sales Agents 27,720 520
Billing and Posting Clerks 27,410 500
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 32,190 480
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 28,210 450
Pharmacy Technicians 31,420 440
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 58,590 430
Correctional Officers and Jailers 33,630 410
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 55,920 410
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 58,680 380
Firefighters 62,490 370
Dental Assistants 36,860 310
Human Resources Specialists 48,310 300
Electricians 34,410 290

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