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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations139690$35,240$16.94100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations22740$28,250$13.5814.35
3Personal Care and Service Occupations16200$19,480$9.364.3
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations14510$20,770$9.998.55
5Sales and Related Occupations13560$32,090$15.439.9
6Personal Care Aides13320$18,860$9.071.5
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations12820$45,280$21.776.05
8Healthcare Support Occupations10650$21,440$10.313
9Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations7890$81,140$39.015.8
10Transportation and Material Moving Occupations6980$30,780$14.86.55
11Home Health Aides6550$18,690$8.980.7
12Production Occupations5270$30,360$14.595.7
13Office Clerks, General5020$27,080$13.021.9
14Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food4940$18,320$8.812.3
15Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4910$33,430$16.073.8
16Protective Service Occupations4700$47,670$22.922.2
17Retail Salespersons4590$30,370$14.62.85
18Cashiers4250$20,360$9.792.2
19Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations4210$22,070$10.613.65
20Customer Service Representatives3710$23,150$11.131.75
21Management Occupations3550$93,730$45.076.15
22Business and Financial Operations Occupations3230$63,900$30.725.25
23Community and Social Service Occupations2840$39,940$19.21.65
24Waiters and Waitresses2660$20,290$9.761.7
25Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2480$21,250$10.221.55
26Construction and Extraction Occupations2330$31,820$15.34.45
27Registered Nurses2140$70,690$33.981.95
28Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2090$26,150$12.571.5
29Nursing Assistants1940$22,250$10.71
30Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1900$22,460$10.81.7
31Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1840$25,540$12.280.9
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1710$24,680$11.861.3
33Security Guards1680$29,620$14.240.7
34Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1580$44,960$21.621.2
35Cooks, Restaurant1480$21,030$10.110.8
36Childcare Workers1470$19,560$9.40.8
37Substitute Teachers1280$24,640$11.850
38General and Operations Managers1270$101,550$48.821.5
39First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1250$43,850$21.081
40First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1190$48,080$23.120.95
41Medical Secretaries1160$27,030$130.4
42Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1150$29,990$14.421.05
43Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1110$45,040$21.650.5
44Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1020$18,680$8.980.9
45Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1010$53,290$25.620.4
46First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers940$35,100$16.880.6
47Social and Human Service Assistants890$26,330$12.660.25
48Medical Assistants880$23,030$11.070.45
49Tellers860$25,750$12.380.3
50Detectives and Criminal Investigators790$81,270$39.070.1
51Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations780$42,850$20.61.8
52Compliance Officers770$77,350$37.190.2
53Food Preparation Workers750$21,460$10.320.6
54Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products740$61,790$29.710.9
55Architecture and Engineering Occupations710$65,870$31.671.7
56Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers710$18,790$9.040.3
57Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks690$25,500$12.260.4
58Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria680$21,450$10.310.3
59Child, Family, and School Social Workers670$39,660$19.070.2
60Insurance Sales Agents670$30,310$14.570.3
61Cooks, Fast Food630$19,290$9.280.3
62Packers and Packagers, Hand630$22,430$10.780.45
63Receptionists and Information Clerks620$22,310$10.730.7
64Sales Representatives, Services, All Other570$38,290$18.410.6
65Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop560$20,920$10.060.3
66Legal Occupations540$77,790$37.40.8
67Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers530$29,830$14.340.6
68Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers520$21,510$10.340
69Bus Drivers, School or Special Client510$21,600$10.390.3
70Accountants and Auditors500$65,980$31.720.9
71Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers490$22,110$10.630.8
72Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers490$31,980$15.380.3
73Billing and Posting Clerks460$27,710$13.320.3
74First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers430$52,830$25.40.4
75Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors420$60,430$29.050.2
76Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators420$26,310$12.650.35
77Pharmacy Technicians410$31,710$15.240.3
78Business Operations Specialists, All Other400$64,160$30.850.7
79Construction Laborers390$20,810$10.010.8
80Correctional Officers and Jailers390$34,600$16.630.25
81Counter and Rental Clerks380$24,860$11.950.3
82Electricians380$34,570$16.620.4
83Bartenders370$24,360$11.710.4
84First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors370$51,070$24.550
85Nurse Anesthetists370$91,910$44.190
86Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics350$35,010$16.830.5
87Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations350$61,440$29.540.8
88Firefighters340$65,390$31.440.2
89Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education340$40,330$19.390.3
90Dental Assistants310$33,730$16.220.2
91First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers310$62,570$30.080.3
92Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks310$19,620$9.430.2
93Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents310$65,840$31.660.2
94Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary310$52,410$25.20.1
95Dishwashers300$19,090$9.180.3
96Human Resources Specialists300$53,800$25.870.35
97Lawyers300$91,300$43.890.5
98Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers280$32,630$15.690.3
99Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors270$45,850$22.040
100Computer User Support Specialists260$40,650$19.540.4
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Jobs More Common Near Brownsville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$35,240139,690
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$28,25022,740
Personal Care and Service Occupations$19,48016,200
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,77014,510
Sales and Related Occupations$32,09013,560
Personal Care Aides$18,86013,320
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$45,28012,820
Healthcare Support Occupations$21,44010,650
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$81,1407,890
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,7806,980
Home Health Aides$18,6906,550
Production Occupations$30,3605,270
Office Clerks, General$27,0805,020
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,3204,940
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$33,4304,910
Protective Service Occupations$47,6704,700
Retail Salespersons$30,3704,590
Cashiers$20,3604,250
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$22,0704,210
Customer Service Representatives$23,1503,710
Management Occupations$93,7303,550
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,9003,230
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,9402,840
Waiters and Waitresses$20,2902,660
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,2502,480
Construction and Extraction Occupations$31,8202,330
Registered Nurses$70,6902,140
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$26,1502,090
Nursing Assistants$22,2501,940
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$22,4601,900
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$25,5401,840
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,6801,710
Security Guards$29,6201,680
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,9601,580
Cooks, Restaurant$21,0301,480
Childcare Workers$19,5601,470
Substitute Teachers$24,6401,280
General and Operations Managers$101,5501,270
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,8501,250
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$48,0801,190
Medical Secretaries$27,0301,160
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$29,9901,150
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$45,0401,110
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$18,6801,020
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$53,2901,010
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,100940
Social and Human Service Assistants$26,330890
Medical Assistants$23,030880
Tellers$25,750860
Detectives and Criminal Investigators$81,270790

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$35,240139,690
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$28,25022,740
Sales and Related Occupations$32,09013,560
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$45,28012,820
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$81,1407,890
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,7806,980
Production Occupations$30,3605,270
Office Clerks, General$27,0805,020
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$33,4304,910
Protective Service Occupations$47,6704,700
Retail Salespersons$30,3704,590
Management Occupations$93,7303,550
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,9003,230
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,9402,840
Construction and Extraction Occupations$31,8202,330
Registered Nurses$70,6902,140
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$26,1502,090
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$25,5401,840
Security Guards$29,6201,680
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,9601,580
General and Operations Managers$101,5501,270
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,8501,250
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$48,0801,190
Medical Secretaries$27,0301,160
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$29,9901,150
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$45,0401,110
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$53,2901,010
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,100940
Social and Human Service Assistants$26,330890
Tellers$25,750860
Detectives and Criminal Investigators$81,270790
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$42,850780
Compliance Officers$77,350770
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$61,790740
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$65,870710
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$25,500690
Child, Family, and School Social Workers$39,660670
Insurance Sales Agents$30,310670
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$38,290570
Legal Occupations$77,790540
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$29,830530
Accountants and Auditors$65,980500
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$31,980490
Billing and Posting Clerks$27,710460
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$52,830430
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors$60,430420
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$26,310420
Pharmacy Technicians$31,710410
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$64,160400
Correctional Officers and Jailers$34,600390

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