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El Paso Employment

Employment and Industries in the El Paso, Texas Area

El Paso's primary manufacturing sectors are food production, clothing, plastics, medical equipment, electronic equipment and construction materials. Agriculture and livestock also add to the economy. Tourism is also a significant industry. Combined, the call centers provide a large number of jobs. Information technology is a growing industry in El Paso. The economy is also strengthened by the over 70 Fortune 500 companies located in the city.

The University of Texas at El Paso employs a large number of people and has a large impact on the economy. Fort Bliss, a military installation, is also a major economic asset. Fort Bliss includes the United States Army's Air Defense Center which adds a lot to the economy with its products and services. A large number of jobs are provided by the federal government via the Drug Enforcement Agency, Immigration and Naturalization Services and the U.S. Custom Service.

Noteworthy information regarding El Paso: Cost of living index in 2008: 79.3 (national average: 100). Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or better: 18%. Estimated median household income: $36,000.

In El Paso, the leading job providing segments are healthcare, education, business and trade services, telecommunications and international trade.

El Paso's leading employers are provided below:

  • Sierra Providence Health Network - Hospital
  • Walmart - Retail
  • Las Palmas and Del Sol Regional Healthcare - Hospital
  • Echostar Satellite Corp - Call center
  • MCI Services - Telemarketing
  • West Teleservices Corporation - Telemarketing
  • Big 8 Food Stores - Grocery
  • Sahara, Inc (Natl CTR For Empl. of Disabled) - Contract Manufacturing
  • El Paso Electric Company - Electric Utility
  • Yazaki North America (EWD & El Com) - MFG Wire harnesses (auto)
  • The Hoover Company - Vacuum Cleaners MFG
  • Providian Financial - Call center
  • Albertson's, Inc Grocery Drug Store
  • Data Mark Inc - Data Entry
  • Walgreen's Drug Store - Drug Store
  • SBC - Telecommunication
  • Brylane Inc - Call Center
  • Eureka -Vacuum Cleaners MFG
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company - Railroad & Freight

El Paso's primary nonagricultural employment sectors:

  • Government
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Healthcare
  • Educational services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Professional and business services

El Paso companies are invited to collaborate with associations such as:

Those interested in El Paso business endeavors can read the El Paso Times.

Jobs in El Paso

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations301590$38,610$18.56100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations53770$31,020$14.9114.35
3Sales and Related Occupations35780$32,130$15.459.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations31800$20,460$9.848.55
5Education, Training, and Library Occupations25620$46,890$22.546.05
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations22110$31,610$15.26.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations17770$69,310$33.325.8
8Production Occupations14080$29,640$14.255.7
9Personal Care and Service Occupations13480$19,730$9.484.3
10Retail Salespersons13320$27,100$13.032.85
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations12630$37,300$17.933.8
12Construction and Extraction Occupations11490$33,740$16.224.45
13Business and Financial Operations Occupations11160$65,490$31.485.25
14Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food10870$18,860$9.072.3
15Protective Service Occupations10600$47,770$22.972.2
16Office Clerks, General9970$29,770$14.311.9
17Personal Care Aides9260$18,100$8.71.5
18Healthcare Support Occupations8970$27,780$13.363
19Customer Service Representatives8940$28,570$13.741.75
20Management Occupations8460$107,020$51.456.15
21Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations8450$22,880$113.65
22Cashiers7540$19,240$9.252.2
23Waiters and Waitresses6110$19,120$9.191.7
24Registered Nurses5690$69,120$33.231.95
25Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers5170$38,570$18.541.2
26Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand4870$23,440$11.271.7
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners4710$22,390$10.761.55
28Stock Clerks and Order Fillers4560$22,920$11.021.3
29Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive4510$29,000$13.941.5
30Computer and Mathematical Occupations4210$65,290$31.392.9
31Substitute Teachers4030$22,160$10.660
32Community and Social Service Occupations3490$47,130$22.661.65
33First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers3090$51,630$24.820.95
34General and Operations Managers3050$112,530$54.11.5
35Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2900$34,970$16.811.05
36First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2840$44,740$21.511
37Cooks, Restaurant2820$21,100$10.140.8
38Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2640$30,150$14.490.9
39Construction Laborers2570$25,980$12.490.8
40Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products2560$49,970$24.030.9
41Architecture and Engineering Occupations2550$71,090$34.181.7
42Sales Representatives, Services, All Other2550$46,060$22.140.6
43Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations2410$48,350$23.251.8
44Medical Secretaries2330$27,400$13.170.4
45Nursing Assistants2160$24,950$121
46Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers2020$29,510$14.190.6
47Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1970$27,580$13.260.4
48Home Health Aides1880$18,470$8.880.7
49Business Operations Specialists, All Other1840$71,280$34.270.7
50Medical Assistants1810$24,850$11.950.45
51First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1800$34,100$16.40.6
52Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1780$44,320$21.310.5
53Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1780$19,180$9.220.9
54Pharmacy Technicians1780$32,820$15.780.3
55Accountants and Auditors1710$65,590$31.540.9
56Detectives and Criminal Investigators1690$82,930$39.870.1
57Compliance Officers1670$72,570$34.890.2
58Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1670$66,010$31.730.4
59Telemarketers1610$20,770$9.980.1
60Counter and Rental Clerks1540$26,170$12.580.3
61Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1540$26,450$12.720.35
62Driver/Sales Workers1470$28,810$13.850.3
63Legal Occupations1470$79,440$38.190.8
64Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1410$35,730$17.180.5
65Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop1380$18,910$9.090.3
66Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1340$22,390$10.760
67Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1340$23,750$11.420.8
68Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists1270$38,250$18.390.2
69Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1220$26,090$12.540.3
70Tellers1190$25,360$12.190.3
71Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment1170$21,800$10.480.2
72First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers1170$55,530$26.70.4
73Bartenders1160$19,060$9.160.4
74Computer User Support Specialists1150$39,080$18.790.4
75Food Preparation Workers1140$22,610$10.870.6
76Receptionists and Information Clerks1130$23,340$11.220.7
77Childcare Workers1090$18,520$8.90.8
78Billing and Posting Clerks1080$29,870$14.360.3
79Bus Drivers, School or Special Client1080$29,530$14.20.3
80Cooks, Fast Food1080$18,060$8.680.3
81First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors1060$57,510$27.650
82Electricians1020$37,770$18.160.4
83Cooks, Short Order1010$21,120$10.150.1
84Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters1000$35,950$17.280.3
85Packers and Packagers, Hand990$23,460$11.280.45
86Human Resources Specialists980$56,830$27.320.35
87Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations970$67,710$32.550.8
88Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop940$19,140$9.20.3
89Dishwashers930$18,490$8.890.3
90Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers920$20,200$9.710.3
91First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers920$48,470$23.30.4
92Sewing Machine Operators920$18,520$8.90.1
93Data Entry Keyers910$22,740$10.930.1
94Carpenters890$28,970$13.930.7
95Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria890$25,230$12.130.3
96Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers890$37,320$17.940.2
97First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers850$59,600$28.660.3
98Pharmacists840$139,880$67.250.2
99Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education830$29,540$14.20.3
100Dental Assistants820$31,280$15.040.2
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Jobs More Common Near El Paso Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$38,610301,590
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,02053,770
Sales and Related Occupations$32,13035,780
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,46031,800
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,89025,620
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,61022,110
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$69,31017,770
Production Occupations$29,64014,080
Personal Care and Service Occupations$19,73013,480
Retail Salespersons$27,10013,320
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$37,30012,630
Construction and Extraction Occupations$33,74011,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,49011,160
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,86010,870
Protective Service Occupations$47,77010,600
Office Clerks, General$29,7709,970
Personal Care Aides$18,1009,260
Healthcare Support Occupations$27,7808,970
Customer Service Representatives$28,5708,940
Management Occupations$107,0208,460
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$22,8808,450
Cashiers$19,2407,540
Waiters and Waitresses$19,1206,110
Registered Nurses$69,1205,690
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$38,5705,170
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$23,4404,870
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,3904,710
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$22,9204,560
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,0004,510
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,2904,210
Substitute Teachers$22,1604,030
Community and Social Service Occupations$47,1303,490
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,6303,090
General and Operations Managers$112,5303,050
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,9702,900
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,7402,840
Cooks, Restaurant$21,1002,820
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$30,1502,640
Construction Laborers$25,9802,570
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$49,9702,560
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,0902,550
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$46,0602,550
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$48,3502,410
Medical Secretaries$27,4002,330
Nursing Assistants$24,9502,160
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$29,5102,020
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$27,5801,970
Home Health Aides$18,4701,880
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$71,2801,840
Medical Assistants$24,8501,810

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$38,610301,590
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,02053,770
Sales and Related Occupations$32,13035,780
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,89025,620
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,61022,110
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$69,31017,770
Production Occupations$29,64014,080
Retail Salespersons$27,10013,320
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$37,30012,630
Construction and Extraction Occupations$33,74011,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,49011,160
Protective Service Occupations$47,77010,600
Office Clerks, General$29,7709,970
Healthcare Support Occupations$27,7808,970
Customer Service Representatives$28,5708,940
Management Occupations$107,0208,460
Registered Nurses$69,1205,690
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$38,5705,170
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,0004,510
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,2904,210
Community and Social Service Occupations$47,1303,490
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,6303,090
General and Operations Managers$112,5303,050
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,9702,900
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,7402,840
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$30,1502,640
Construction Laborers$25,9802,570
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$49,9702,560
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,0902,550
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$46,0602,550
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$48,3502,410
Medical Secretaries$27,4002,330
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$29,5102,020
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$27,5801,970
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$71,2801,840
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$34,1001,800
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$44,3201,780
Pharmacy Technicians$32,8201,780
Accountants and Auditors$65,5901,710
Detectives and Criminal Investigators$82,9301,690
Compliance Officers$72,5701,670
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$66,0101,670
Counter and Rental Clerks$26,1701,540
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$26,4501,540
Driver/Sales Workers$28,8101,470
Legal Occupations$79,4401,470
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$35,7301,410
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists$38,2501,270
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$26,0901,220
Tellers$25,3601,190

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