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Fort Worth Employment

Employment and Industries in the Fort Worth, Texas Area

Fort Worth has traditionally been a manufacturing hub. Items produced include electronic equipment, aircraft, machinery, communication equipment, food products, refrigeration equipment, pharmaceuticals and containers. Expanding economic sectors in Fort Worth include communications equipment manufacturing, distribution and semiconductor manufacturing. In addition, tourism, a significant economic asset, typically brings in over a billion dollars annually.

American Airlines is headquartered in Fort Worth. Other notable companies with headquarters in the city are Alcon, Bell Helicopter Textron, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp, Consolidated Robotics, Galderma Laboratories, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Radio Shack, TTI, Inc., and Pier 1 Imports. In addition, the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area is ranked sixth in the nation for Fortune 500 companies.

Details regarding Fort Worth, Texas: Estimated median household income in 2007: $47,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 89.2. Adult population which has achieved a bachelor's degree or better: 22%.

The major job providers in the Fort Worth area:

  • American Airlines
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co
  • Fort Worth Independent School District
  • Arlington Independent School District
  • Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc
  • City of Fort Worth
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • Tarrant County Government
  • Game Stop Inc
  • Chase
  • Cook Children's Medical Center
  • Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital
  • BNSF Railway
  • Sabre Holdings Corp
  • Radio Shack Corporation
  • Tarrant County College District
  • Countrywide Financial Corporation
  • JPS Health Network
  • Alcon Laboratories, Inc
  • General Motors Assembly Plant

The leading fields of employment in Fort Worth:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Educational and health services
  • Business and professional services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Information

Fort Worth companies have access to helpful organizations such as:

Those interested in local business and economic news may want to read the Fort Worth Business Press.

Jobs in Fort Worth

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations3485200$51,250$24.64100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations625360$38,650$18.5814.35
3Sales and Related Occupations379780$45,140$21.79.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations322170$24,170$11.628.55
5Business and Financial Operations Occupations196630$80,310$38.615.25
6Production Occupations191240$36,270$17.445.7
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations188840$52,740$25.366.05
8Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations187980$79,110$38.035.8
9Management Occupations147210$132,090$63.516.15
10Construction and Extraction Occupations147060$42,350$20.364.45
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations143460$47,330$22.753.8
12Computer and Mathematical Occupations142380$92,030$44.242.9
13Retail Salespersons112680$26,810$12.892.85
14Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food102120$20,090$9.662.3
15Office Clerks, General99470$35,900$17.261.9
16Personal Care and Service Occupations95580$24,600$11.834.3
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations94120$26,660$12.823.65
18Customer Service Representatives88560$36,580$17.591.75
19Healthcare Support Occupations86720$31,780$15.283
20Protective Service Occupations74310$45,020$21.652.2
21Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand73710$28,500$13.71.7
22Cashiers70050$21,200$10.192.2
23Architecture and Engineering Occupations63930$94,160$45.271.7
24Waiters and Waitresses61270$26,100$12.551.7
25Registered Nurses59570$74,670$35.91.95
26Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers54910$47,240$22.711.2
27Stock Clerks and Order Fillers51320$27,460$13.21.3
28General and Operations Managers50160$142,570$68.541.5
29Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners48590$24,540$11.81.55
30Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive45900$37,420$17.991.5
31Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations42510$54,430$26.171.8
32Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products42510$73,180$35.180.9
33Accountants and Auditors40200$82,970$39.890.9
34Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks39860$43,880$21.11.05
35Sales Representatives, Services, All Other39030$66,250$31.850.6
36First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers36320$63,580$30.570.95
37Personal Care Aides34070$20,280$9.751.5
38Cooks, Restaurant32460$26,210$12.60.8
39Software Developers, Applications30200$109,240$52.520.55
40Medical Secretaries29570$33,920$16.310.4
41Maintenance and Repair Workers, General29040$40,000$19.230.9
42Security Guards28080$29,960$14.40.7
43Construction Laborers27710$31,150$14.980.8
44First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers27190$46,310$22.261
45Community and Social Service Occupations26840$53,300$25.631.65
46Business Operations Specialists, All Other25950$80,780$38.840.7
47Legal Occupations25010$113,390$54.520.8
48Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks24040$31,210$150.4
49Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators23860$32,170$15.470.35
50Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers22990$31,730$15.250
51Computer Systems Analysts22750$97,200$46.730.4
52First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers22730$37,730$18.140.6
53Packers and Packagers, Hand22470$24,520$11.790.45
54Nursing Assistants22330$26,770$12.871
55Computer User Support Specialists21240$53,080$25.520.4
56Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers20900$37,390$17.970.6
57Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers19580$27,970$13.450.8
58Medical Assistants18950$32,490$15.620.45
59Receptionists and Information Clerks18420$27,820$13.380.7
60First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers18150$65,930$31.70.4
61Electricians16940$46,350$22.280.4
62Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners16550$21,470$10.320.9
63Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses16370$48,590$23.360.5
64Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers15850$69,020$33.180.4
65Home Health Aides15520$22,280$10.710.7
66Human Resources Specialists15210$69,880$33.590.35
67Substitute Teachers15200$24,410$11.740
68Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks15140$41,350$19.880.2
69Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents15090$93,230$44.820.2
70Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers15020$41,660$20.030.3
71Food Preparation Workers14500$22,540$10.840.6
72Tellers14380$27,670$13.30.3
73Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations14170$75,930$36.50.8
74Childcare Workers14070$21,730$10.450.8
75Counter and Rental Clerks13970$27,340$13.150.3
76Lawyers13920$150,070$72.150.5
77Helpers--Production Workers13530$25,170$12.10.3
78Cooks, Fast Food13360$20,980$10.090.3
79First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers13290$63,900$30.720.4
80Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics13190$42,060$20.220.5
81Billing and Posting Clerks13180$37,570$18.060.3
82Management Analysts13090$92,350$44.40.5
83Driver/Sales Workers12780$30,360$14.590.3
84Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters12590$48,040$23.10.3
85Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop12180$21,560$10.360.3
86Network and Computer Systems Administrators12100$92,810$44.620.25
87Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education11550$37,700$18.130.3
88Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment11520$25,080$12.060.2
89Loan Interviewers and Clerks11430$47,660$22.920.15
90Bill and Account Collectors11320$42,960$20.660.2
91First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers11210$71,570$34.410.3
92First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors11020$60,890$29.280
93Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists10940$80,010$38.460.4
94Insurance Sales Agents10940$68,290$32.830.3
95Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers10930$40,280$19.370.3
96Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks10880$48,600$23.370.2
97Bartenders10700$29,410$14.140.4
98Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers10590$34,100$16.390
99Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants10360$60,970$29.310.35
100Financial Analysts10210$91,410$43.950.2
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Jobs More Common Near Fort Worth Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$51,2503,485,200
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$38,650625,360
Sales and Related Occupations$45,140379,780
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,170322,170
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$80,310196,630
Production Occupations$36,270191,240
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,740188,840
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$79,110187,980
Management Occupations$132,090147,210
Construction and Extraction Occupations$42,350147,060
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,330143,460
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$92,030142,380
Retail Salespersons$26,810112,680
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,090102,120
Office Clerks, General$35,90099,470
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,60095,580
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,66094,120
Customer Service Representatives$36,58088,560
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,78086,720
Protective Service Occupations$45,02074,310
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,50073,710
Cashiers$21,20070,050
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$94,16063,930
Waiters and Waitresses$26,10061,270
Registered Nurses$74,67059,570
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$47,24054,910
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,46051,320
General and Operations Managers$142,57050,160
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,54048,590
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,42045,900
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$54,43042,510
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$73,18042,510
Accountants and Auditors$82,97040,200
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$43,88039,860
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$66,25039,030
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$63,58036,320
Personal Care Aides$20,28034,070
Cooks, Restaurant$26,21032,460
Software Developers, Applications$109,24030,200
Medical Secretaries$33,92029,570
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,00029,040
Security Guards$29,96028,080
Construction Laborers$31,15027,710
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$46,31027,190
Community and Social Service Occupations$53,30026,840
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$80,78025,950
Legal Occupations$113,39025,010
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$31,21024,040
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$32,17023,860
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$31,73022,990

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$51,2503,485,200
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$38,650625,360
Sales and Related Occupations$45,140379,780
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$80,310196,630
Production Occupations$36,270191,240
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,740188,840
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$79,110187,980
Management Occupations$132,090147,210
Construction and Extraction Occupations$42,350147,060
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,330143,460
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$92,030142,380
Retail Salespersons$26,810112,680
Office Clerks, General$35,90099,470
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,66094,120
Customer Service Representatives$36,58088,560
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,78086,720
Protective Service Occupations$45,02074,310
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,50073,710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$94,16063,930
Waiters and Waitresses$26,10061,270
Registered Nurses$74,67059,570
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$47,24054,910
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,46051,320
General and Operations Managers$142,57050,160
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,42045,900
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$54,43042,510
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$73,18042,510
Accountants and Auditors$82,97040,200
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$43,88039,860
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$66,25039,030
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$63,58036,320
Cooks, Restaurant$26,21032,460
Software Developers, Applications$109,24030,200
Medical Secretaries$33,92029,570
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,00029,040
Security Guards$29,96028,080
Construction Laborers$31,15027,710
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$46,31027,190
Community and Social Service Occupations$53,30026,840
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$80,78025,950
Legal Occupations$113,39025,010
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$31,21024,040
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$32,17023,860
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$31,73022,990
Computer Systems Analysts$97,20022,750
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,73022,730
Nursing Assistants$26,77022,330
Computer User Support Specialists$53,08021,240
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$37,39020,900
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,97019,580

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