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College Station Employment

Employment and Industries in the College Station, Texas Area

Texas A&M University, a prominent research university, has a major role in College Station's economy and is the largest employer in College Station. The region's Research Valley is a notable technology based business environment. The valley is home to numerous companies including Novartis, Pfizer, Schlumberger, Conoco-Phillips and Hewlett-Packard. The Research Valley is bolstered by industries such as homeland security, energy, information technology and life sciences/health sciences. Research Valley includes a large number of private and public sector jobs.

In College Station, the major job providing sectors are educational services, accommodation and food services, professional, scientific and technical services; and healthcare. Management, professional and related occupations (45% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (22% of the jobs).

The top job providers in the College Station area:

  • Texas A&M University System - Education
  • Bryan Independent School District - Education
  • St. Joseph Regional Health Center - Health services
  • Sanderson Farms - Poultry processing
  • College Station Independent School District - Education
  • Reynolds & Reynolds/ Rentsys - Computer hardware/software
  • City of College Station - Government
  • New Alenco Windows - Windows
  • Walmart - Retail
  • West Corporation - Telecommunications
  • H-E-B Grocery - Retail
  • Scott & White Clinic - Healthcare
  • Kent Moore Cabinets - Cabinets
  • College Station Medical Center - Healthcare
  • Blinn College - Bryan Campus - Education
  • Texas Engineering Experiment Station
  • Texas Transportation Institute
  • Brindley Foundation
  • Vertafore Inc

Noteworthy facts about College Station, Texas: Cost of living index in 2008: 88.0 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population that has earned a bachelor's degree or higher: 58%. Average salary in 2009: $32,000.

Associations offering assistance to local businesses include:

The Eagle is a good resource regarding local business and industry news.

Jobs in College Station

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 107040 $42070 $20.23 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 21210 $30220 $14.53 14.8
3 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 11760 $67790 $32.59 6.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 11440 $20520 $9.86 8.3
5 Sales and Related Occupations 9880 $32080 $15.42 10.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5610 $64710 $31.11 5.75
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4860 $33020 $15.87 6.45
8 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4840 $37920 $18.23 4.4
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3690 $40270 $19.36 3.8
10 Retail Salespersons 3420 $25080 $12.06 3.1
11 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 3410 $26120 $12.56 0.1
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3330 $65280 $31.38 5.05
13 Management Occupations 3170 $112890 $54.27 6.05
14 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3120 $25760 $12.38 3.7
15 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2990 $18370 $8.83 2.15
16 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2630 $49770 $23.93 0.9
17 Cashiers 2620 $20490 $9.85 2.25
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2490 $24660 $11.86 4.1
19 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2350 $63030 $30.3 2.8
20 Registered Nurses 2250 $64700 $31.11 1.9
21 Protective Service Occupations 2170 $43040 $20.69 2.25
22 Waiters and Waitresses 2120 $19120 $9.19 1.6
23 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2050 $32830 $15.78 1.6
24 Healthcare Support Occupations 2030 $27330 $13.14 3.05
25 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1850 $66670 $32.05 1.65
26 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1580 $26010 $12.51 1.6
27 Community and Social Service Occupations 1270 $46790 $22.5 1.65
28 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1270 $43910 $21.11 1.2
29 General and Operations Managers 1170 $117580 $56.53 1.4
30 Customer Service Representatives 1140 $28360 $13.64 1.75
31 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1090 $24260 $11.66 1.2
32 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1060 $58720 $28.23 1.7
33 Food Preparation Workers 1050 $21110 $10.15 0.6
34 Cooks, Restaurant 1020 $20970 $10.08 0.75
35 Construction Laborers 1010 $28030 $13.48 0.8
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 990 $38050 $18.29 1.1
37 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 900 $58130 $27.95 1
38 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 860 $40660 $19.55 1
39 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 810 $25320 $12.18 1.6
40 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 740 $33730 $16.22 0.6
41 Computer User Support Specialists 680 $46840 $22.52 0.4
42 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 670 $46800 $22.5 0.6
43 Bartenders 670 $18970 $9.12 0.4
44 Substitute Teachers 660 $22390 $10.76 0
45 Counter and Rental Clerks 650 $24180 $11.62 0.3
46 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 620 $47690 $22.93 0.2
47 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 610 $24850 $11.95 0.8
48 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 600 $34750 $16.71 0.9
49 Nursing Assistants 590 $24560 $11.81 1.05
50 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 580 $58020 $27.89 0.45
51 Childcare Workers 570 $19560 $9.4 0.8
52 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 560 $27560 $13.25 0.6
53 Tellers 540 $25130 $12.08 0.3
54 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 530 $18580 $8.93 1
55 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 530 $31210 $15 0
56 Medical Secretaries 520 $31540 $15.16 0.4
57 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 520 $37450 $18 0.5
58 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 490 $63000 $30.29 1
59 Electricians 490 $37900 $18.22 0.4
60 Civil Engineers 480 $80690 $38.79 0.2
61 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 470 $58560 $28.15 0.4
62 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 460 $41300 $19.86 0.5
63 Receptionists and Information Clerks 450 $22930 $11.02 0.7
64 Security Guards 440 $30060 $14.45 0.7
65 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 430 $47680 $22.92 0.3
66 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 400 $55340 $26.61 0.5
67 Cooks, Fast Food 390 $20450 $9.83 0.3
68 Medical Assistants 380 $31070 $14.94 0.45
69 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 370 $63920 $30.73 0.4
70 Training and Development Specialists 360 $66980 $32.2 0.2
71 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 350 $72370 $34.79 0.7
72 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 350 $39710 $19.09 0.2
73 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 340 $18970 $9.12 0.25
74 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 340 $29220 $14.05 0.4
75 Chemists 340 $50800 $24.42 0.1
76 Driver/Sales Workers 340 $26260 $12.63 0.3
77 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 340 $32290 $15.52 0.3
78 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 330 $18190 $8.75 0.3
79 Cooks, Short Order 320 $22110 $10.63 0.1
80 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 310 $24650 $11.85 0.3
81 Computer Systems Analysts 310 $85730 $41.22 0.4
82 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 310 $18830 $9.05 0.2
83 Personal Care Aides 300 $20630 $9.92 1.3
84 Dishwashers 300 $18290 $8.8 0.3
85 Legal Occupations 290 $66200 $31.83 0.8
86 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 290 $62800 $30.19 0.3
87 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 280 $31780 $15.28 0.1
88 Public Relations Specialists 280 $62810 $30.2 0.2
89 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 270 $37930 $18.24 0.2
90 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 270 $56700 $27.26 0.3
91 Billing and Posting Clerks 270 $32950 $15.84 0.35
92 Human Resources Specialists 270 $62130 $29.87 0.3
93 Carpenters 270 $34030 $16.36 0.6
94 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 260 $24780 $11.91 0.4
95 Software Developers, Applications 250 $79710 $38.32 0.5
96 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 250 $34690 $16.68 0.2
97 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 250 $46250 $22.23 0.3
98 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 250 $21430 $10.3 0.2
99 Medical and Health Services Managers 240 $117890 $56.68 0.2
100 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 240 $31930 $15.35 0.35
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Jobs More Common Near College Station Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,070 107,040
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,220 21,210
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 67,790 11,760
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,520 11,440
Sales and Related Occupations 32,080 9,880
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 64,710 5,610
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,020 4,860
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,920 4,840
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,270 3,690
Retail Salespersons 25,080 3,420
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 26,120 3,410
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,280 3,330
Management Occupations 112,890 3,170
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,760 3,120
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,370 2,990
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 49,770 2,630
Cashiers 20,490 2,620
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,660 2,490
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,030 2,350
Registered Nurses 64,700 2,250
Protective Service Occupations 43,040 2,170
Waiters and Waitresses 19,120 2,120
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,830 2,050
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,330 2,030
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,670 1,850
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,010 1,580
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,790 1,270
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,910 1,270
General and Operations Managers 117,580 1,170
Customer Service Representatives 28,360 1,140
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,260 1,090
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 58,720 1,060
Food Preparation Workers 21,110 1,050
Cooks, Restaurant 20,970 1,020
Construction Laborers 28,030 1,010
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,050 990
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,130 900
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,660 860
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,320 810
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,730 740
Computer User Support Specialists 46,840 680
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 46,800 670
Bartenders 18,970 670
Substitute Teachers 22,390 660
Counter and Rental Clerks 24,180 650
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 47,690 620
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 24,850 610
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,750 600
Nursing Assistants 24,560 590
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 58,020 580

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,070 107,040
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,220 21,210
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 67,790 11,760
Sales and Related Occupations 32,080 9,880
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 64,710 5,610
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,020 4,860
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,920 4,840
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,270 3,690
Retail Salespersons 25,080 3,420
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 26,120 3,410
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,280 3,330
Management Occupations 112,890 3,170
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,760 3,120
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 49,770 2,630
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,030 2,350
Registered Nurses 64,700 2,250
Protective Service Occupations 43,040 2,170
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,830 2,050
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,330 2,030
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,670 1,850
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,010 1,580
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,790 1,270
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,910 1,270
General and Operations Managers 117,580 1,170
Customer Service Representatives 28,360 1,140
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 58,720 1,060
Construction Laborers 28,030 1,010
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,050 990
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,130 900
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,660 860
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,320 810
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,730 740
Computer User Support Specialists 46,840 680
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 46,800 670
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 47,690 620
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,750 600
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 58,020 580
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 27,560 560
Tellers 25,130 540
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 31,210 530
Medical Secretaries 31,540 520
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 37,450 520
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,000 490
Electricians 37,900 490
Civil Engineers 80,690 480
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 58,560 470
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 41,300 460
Security Guards 30,060 440
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 47,680 430
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 55,340 400

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