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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 297560 $37440 $18 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 53450 $30700 $14.76 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 36250 $30800 $14.81 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 31780 $20030 $9.63 8.3
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 23660 $46260 $22.24 6.15
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 21220 $30530 $14.68 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 16460 $68840 $33.1 5.75
8 Production Occupations 14880 $28580 $13.74 5.85
9 Personal Care and Service Occupations 14000 $19320 $9.29 4.1
10 Retail Salespersons 12850 $26490 $12.74 3.1
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 11610 $36990 $17.78 3.8
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 11200 $33490 $16.1 4.4
13 Protective Service Occupations 11010 $45670 $21.96 2.25
14 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 10700 $62860 $30.22 5.05
15 Office Clerks, General 10580 $30330 $14.58 2
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 9670 $18290 $8.79 2.15
17 Personal Care Aides 9340 $17440 $8.38 1.3
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 8770 $22270 $10.7 3.7
19 Healthcare Support Occupations 8530 $26640 $12.81 3.05
20 Customer Service Representatives 8510 $28660 $13.78 1.75
21 Cashiers 8150 $18600 $8.94 2.25
22 Management Occupations 8060 $102810 $49.43 6.05
23 Waiters and Waitresses 5820 $19160 $9.21 1.6
24 Registered Nurses 5720 $66210 $31.83 1.9
25 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 5460 $35870 $17.25 1.2
26 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4950 $21590 $10.38 1.6
27 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4380 $22660 $10.89 1.6
28 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 4320 $61840 $29.73 2.8
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4170 $22570 $10.85 1.2
30 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4150 $28760 $13.83 1.6
31 Community and Social Service Occupations 3580 $45840 $22.04 1.65
32 Security Guards 3410 $24430 $11.75 0.7
33 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 3250 $44240 $21.27 1
34 Cooks, Restaurant 3170 $20560 $9.88 0.75
35 General and Operations Managers 3050 $109390 $52.59 1.4
36 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3040 $51760 $24.88 1
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2830 $32620 $15.68 1.1
38 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2600 $29210 $14.04 0.9
39 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2590 $72740 $34.97 1.65
40 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2540 $42030 $20.21 1.7
41 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2450 $40590 $19.52 0.6
42 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2420 $49930 $24.01 1
43 Nursing Assistants 2410 $22090 $10.62 1.05
44 Construction Laborers 2370 $26230 $12.61 0.8
45 Medical Secretaries 2250 $25430 $12.23 0.4
46 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2040 $24420 $11.74 0.4
47 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2020 $22890 $11 0.3
48 Telemarketers 1980 $21620 $10.4 0.15
49 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1900 $24890 $11.97 0.6
50 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1890 $63170 $30.37 0.45
51 Substitute Teachers 1850 $21180 $10.19 0
52 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1840 $33780 $16.24 0.6
53 Accountants and Auditors 1790 $62010 $29.81 0.9
54 Medical Assistants 1780 $25200 $12.11 0.45
55 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1730 $81780 $39.32 0.1
56 Food Preparation Workers 1700 $19880 $9.56 0.6
57 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1700 $45040 $21.66 0.5
58 Compliance Officers 1660 $71020 $34.15 0.2
59 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1640 $18000 $8.65 0.3
60 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1620 $72360 $34.79 0.7
61 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1600 $22340 $10.74 0.8
62 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1530 $25540 $12.28 0.35
63 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1530 $18940 $9.11 1
64 Legal Occupations 1490 $96160 $46.23 0.8
65 Counter and Rental Clerks 1450 $22710 $10.92 0.3
66 Tellers 1290 $24520 $11.79 0.3
67 Cooks, Fast Food 1290 $17670 $8.49 0.3
68 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1290 $25770 $12.39 0.3
69 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1270 $35980 $17.3 0.5
70 Childcare Workers 1220 $19020 $9.15 0.8
71 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1210 $22330 $10.74 0.7
72 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1160 $36000 $17.31 0.3
73 Dishwashers 1130 $17990 $8.65 0.3
74 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1120 $61430 $29.54 0.9
75 Bartenders 1120 $20300 $9.76 0.4
76 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1120 $53170 $25.56 0.4
77 Home Health Aides 1100 $19950 $9.59 0.7
78 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1090 $19160 $9.21 0.3
79 Billing and Posting Clerks 1080 $29010 $13.95 0.35
80 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 1040 $18620 $8.95 0.25
81 Computer User Support Specialists 1040 $40140 $19.3 0.4
82 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 1040 $36000 $17.31 0.2
83 Data Entry Keyers 1030 $21300 $10.24 0.1
84 Electricians 1010 $38070 $18.3 0.4
85 Carpenters 1010 $28310 $13.61 0.6
86 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1000 $21890 $10.52 0.2
87 Driver/Sales Workers 960 $30400 $14.61 0.3
88 Human Resources Specialists 940 $53800 $25.87 0.3
89 Pharmacy Technicians 930 $31860 $15.32 0.25
90 Cooks, Short Order 910 $20310 $9.77 0.1
91 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 870 $57430 $27.61 0.3
92 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 860 $48890 $23.5 0.4
93 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 850 $56500 $27.17 0.2
94 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 830 $24390 $11.73 0.3
95 Team Assemblers 820 $24150 $11.61 0.75
96 Packers and Packagers, Hand 820 $19060 $9.16 0.45
97 Lawyers 800 $131950 $63.44 0.5
98 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 780 $28910 $13.9 0.1
99 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 760 $58300 $28.03 0.1
100 Dental Assistants 750 $28880 $13.88 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near El Paso Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,440 297,560
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,700 53,450
Sales and Related Occupations 30,800 36,250
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,030 31,780
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,260 23,660
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,530 21,220
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 68,840 16,460
Production Occupations 28,580 14,880
Personal Care and Service Occupations 19,320 14,000
Retail Salespersons 26,490 12,850
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 36,990 11,610
Construction and Extraction Occupations 33,490 11,200
Protective Service Occupations 45,670 11,010
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,860 10,700
Office Clerks, General 30,330 10,580
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,290 9,670
Personal Care Aides 17,440 9,340
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,270 8,770
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,640 8,530
Customer Service Representatives 28,660 8,510
Cashiers 18,600 8,150
Management Occupations 102,810 8,060
Waiters and Waitresses 19,160 5,820
Registered Nurses 66,210 5,720
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,870 5,460
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,590 4,950
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 22,660 4,380
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,840 4,320
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 22,570 4,170
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 28,760 4,150
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,840 3,580
Security Guards 24,430 3,410
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,240 3,250
Cooks, Restaurant 20,560 3,170
General and Operations Managers 109,390 3,050
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,760 3,040
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,620 2,830
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 29,210 2,600
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,740 2,590
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 42,030 2,540
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40,590 2,450
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 49,930 2,420
Nursing Assistants 22,090 2,410
Construction Laborers 26,230 2,370
Medical Secretaries 25,430 2,250
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 24,420 2,040
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 22,890 2,020
Telemarketers 21,620 1,980
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 24,890 1,900
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 63,170 1,890

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,440 297,560
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,700 53,450
Sales and Related Occupations 30,800 36,250
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,260 23,660
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,530 21,220
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 68,840 16,460
Production Occupations 28,580 14,880
Retail Salespersons 26,490 12,850
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 36,990 11,610
Construction and Extraction Occupations 33,490 11,200
Protective Service Occupations 45,670 11,010
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,860 10,700
Office Clerks, General 30,330 10,580
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,640 8,530
Customer Service Representatives 28,660 8,510
Management Occupations 102,810 8,060
Registered Nurses 66,210 5,720
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,870 5,460
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,840 4,320
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 28,760 4,150
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,840 3,580
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,240 3,250
General and Operations Managers 109,390 3,050
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,760 3,040
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,620 2,830
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 29,210 2,600
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,740 2,590
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 42,030 2,540
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40,590 2,450
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 49,930 2,420
Construction Laborers 26,230 2,370
Medical Secretaries 25,430 2,250
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 63,170 1,890
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,780 1,840
Accountants and Auditors 62,010 1,790
Medical Assistants 25,200 1,780
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 81,780 1,730
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 45,040 1,700
Compliance Officers 71,020 1,660
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 72,360 1,620
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 25,540 1,530
Legal Occupations 96,160 1,490
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 25,770 1,290
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,980 1,270
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 36,000 1,160
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 61,430 1,120
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 53,170 1,120
Billing and Posting Clerks 29,010 1,080
Computer User Support Specialists 40,140 1,040
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 36,000 1,040

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