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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations111780$42,840$20.6100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations22860$30,510$14.6714.35
3Education, Training, and Library Occupations12300$69,190$33.266.05
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations12280$21,400$10.298.55
5Sales and Related Occupations10080$34,210$16.459.9
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations5340$63,640$30.65.8
7Construction and Extraction Occupations4810$38,580$18.554.45
8Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4690$34,360$16.526.55
9Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food4350$19,270$9.262.3
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations3850$41,810$20.13.8
11Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations3590$26,420$12.73.65
12Business and Financial Operations Occupations3590$65,010$31.265.25
13Retail Salespersons3570$26,550$12.772.85
14Slaughterers and Meat Packers3370$26,860$12.910.05
15Management Occupations3310$113,890$54.756.15
16Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations2800$52,840$25.40.8
17Cashiers2510$20,830$10.012.2
18Computer and Mathematical Occupations2410$64,810$31.162.9
19Personal Care and Service Occupations2330$26,050$12.524.3
20Protective Service Occupations2190$44,270$21.282.2
21Architecture and Engineering Occupations2130$68,760$33.061.7
22Healthcare Support Occupations2080$28,400$13.653
23Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2040$33,810$16.251.5
24Waiters and Waitresses2010$19,260$9.261.7
25Registered Nurses1860$68,230$32.81.95
26Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1540$25,750$12.381.55
27Community and Social Service Occupations1380$48,590$23.361.65
28Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1350$26,900$12.931.3
29Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1270$43,190$20.761.2
30Customer Service Representatives1200$29,110$13.991.75
31General and Operations Managers1180$122,880$59.081.5
32Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1160$57,230$27.511.8
33Construction Laborers1040$29,030$13.960.8
34First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers980$59,410$28.560.95
35Accountants and Auditors940$63,970$30.760.9
36First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers940$40,550$19.51
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks910$36,960$17.771.05
38Cooks, Restaurant890$20,990$10.090.8
39Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers860$26,070$12.540.8
40Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners810$22,230$10.690.9
41Maintenance and Repair Workers, General800$33,250$15.990.9
42Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand750$27,520$13.231.7
43Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop730$19,900$9.570.3
44Sales Representatives, Services, All Other730$58,050$27.910.6
45First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers710$40,110$19.280.6
46Food Preparation Workers700$21,480$10.330.6
47Computer User Support Specialists670$47,200$22.690.4
48Nursing Assistants650$25,770$12.391
49Substitute Teachers650$22,940$11.030
50Medical Secretaries630$32,200$15.480.4
51Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors610$49,320$23.710.2
52Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products590$67,200$32.310.9
53Bartenders580$19,620$9.430.4
54Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers580$29,160$14.020.6
55Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers580$59,340$28.530.4
56Tellers580$26,720$12.840.3
57Counter and Rental Clerks570$24,030$11.550.3
58Business Operations Specialists, All Other540$68,380$32.870.7
59Civil Engineers540$81,770$39.310.2
60Electricians520$41,230$19.820.4
61First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers490$63,630$30.590.4
62Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics470$40,930$19.680.5
63Security Guards470$32,260$15.510.7
64Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses460$43,630$20.980.5
65Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters450$49,090$23.60.3
66Receptionists and Information Clerks450$24,730$11.890.7
67Medical Assistants440$29,490$14.180.45
68Cooks, Fast Food430$22,300$10.720.3
69Chemists380$51,830$24.920.1
70Childcare Workers360$21,050$10.120.8
71Legal Occupations350$64,940$31.220.8
72Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers340$18,880$9.080.3
73Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop340$20,210$9.720.3
74Bus Drivers, School or Special Client330$25,150$12.090.3
75First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers330$67,050$32.240.4
76Public Relations Specialists330$57,890$27.830.2
77Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks330$30,820$14.820.4
78Software Developers, Applications330$75,130$36.120.55
79Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics320$30,310$14.570.2
80Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants320$55,130$26.50.35
81Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks320$19,630$9.440.2
82Computer Systems Analysts310$81,980$39.420.4
83Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists300$42,180$20.280.2
84Medical and Health Services Managers300$103,250$49.640.25
85Veterinary Technologists and Technicians300$33,680$16.190.1
86Dishwashers280$19,020$9.140.3
87First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers280$67,200$32.310.3
88Personal Care Aides280$22,320$10.731.5
89Carpenters260$34,380$16.530.7
90Human Resources Specialists260$60,840$29.250.35
91Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education260$27,280$13.110.3
92Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment250$23,920$11.50.2
93Pharmacy Technicians250$33,130$15.930.3
94Residential Advisors250$19,470$9.360.1
95Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria240$25,310$12.170.3
96Billing and Posting Clerks230$37,410$17.990.3
97Firefighters230$53,120$25.540.2
98Helpers--Electricians230$32,390$15.570
99Cooks, Short Order220$21,270$10.230.1
100First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors220$58,700$28.220
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Jobs More Common Near College Station Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,840111,780
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$30,51022,860
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$69,19012,300
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,40012,280
Sales and Related Occupations$34,21010,080
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$63,6405,340
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,5804,810
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,3604,690
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,2704,350
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,8103,850
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,4203,590
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,0103,590
Retail Salespersons$26,5503,570
Slaughterers and Meat Packers$26,8603,370
Management Occupations$113,8903,310
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$52,8402,800
Cashiers$20,8302,510
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$64,8102,410
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,0502,330
Protective Service Occupations$44,2702,190
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$68,7602,130
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,4002,080
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,8102,040
Waiters and Waitresses$19,2602,010
Registered Nurses$68,2301,860
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,7501,540
Community and Social Service Occupations$48,5901,380
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,9001,350
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,1901,270
Customer Service Representatives$29,1101,200
General and Operations Managers$122,8801,180
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$57,2301,160
Construction Laborers$29,0301,040
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$59,410980
Accountants and Auditors$63,970940
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,550940
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,960910
Cooks, Restaurant$20,990890
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,070860
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,230810
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,250800
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,520750
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop$19,900730
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$58,050730
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$40,110710
Food Preparation Workers$21,480700
Computer User Support Specialists$47,200670
Nursing Assistants$25,770650
Substitute Teachers$22,940650
Medical Secretaries$32,200630

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,840111,780
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$30,51022,860
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$69,19012,300
Sales and Related Occupations$34,21010,080
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$63,6405,340
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,5804,810
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,3604,690
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,8103,850
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,4203,590
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,0103,590
Retail Salespersons$26,5503,570
Slaughterers and Meat Packers$26,8603,370
Management Occupations$113,8903,310
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$52,8402,800
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$64,8102,410
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,0502,330
Protective Service Occupations$44,2702,190
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$68,7602,130
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,4002,080
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,8102,040
Registered Nurses$68,2301,860
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,7501,540
Community and Social Service Occupations$48,5901,380
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,9001,350
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,1901,270
Customer Service Representatives$29,1101,200
General and Operations Managers$122,8801,180
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$57,2301,160
Construction Laborers$29,0301,040
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$59,410980
Accountants and Auditors$63,970940
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,550940
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,960910
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,070860
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,250800
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,520750
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$58,050730
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$40,110710
Computer User Support Specialists$47,200670
Nursing Assistants$25,770650
Medical Secretaries$32,200630
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors$49,320610
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$67,200590
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$29,160580
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$59,340580
Tellers$26,720580
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$68,380540
Civil Engineers$81,770540
Electricians$41,230520
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$63,630490

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