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Killeen Employment

Employment and Industries in the Killeen, Texas Area

The Killeen economy is very dependent on the nearby Fort Hood and the soldiers and their families. Fort Hood is the area's major employer. Killeen's leading fields of employment include government, educational services, construction, healthcare, accommodation and food services, and finance and insurance.

About 25% of the workforce is employed in sales and office occupations. Service workers comprise about 24% of the city's labor force. Approximately 21% of the workforce is employed in management, professional and related occupations.

Shown below is a list of the leading employers in Killeen and the surrounding area:

  • Fort Hood
  • Killeen Independent School District
  • Central Texas College
  • MetroPlex Hospital
  • Fort Hood Exchange
  • City of Killeen
  • Sallie Mae
  • First National Bank
  • Killeen Mall
  • Walmart
  • Metroplex Adventist Hospital
  • West Business Services LP
  • H E Butt Grocery
  • Kmart Corporation
  • United States Postal Service
  • Mantech Telecommunications and Information
  • Frank Mayborn Enterprises
  • Home Depot USA, Inc
  • Lowe's Home Centers, Inc
  • System Studies & Simulation Inc

In Killeen, some of the most common jobs filled by employees with college degrees are registered nurses, teachers, computer systems analysts, management analysts, network and computer systems administrators, training and development specialists, educational, vocational and school counselors; and computer programmers.

Notable data about Killeen, Texas: Adult population holding a bachelors's degree or higher: 16%. Cost of living index in 2008: 79.9 ( U.S. average: 100). The average earnings in 2009: $32,000.

Associations providing assistance to Killeen businesses include:

The newspaper the Killeen Daily Herald is a good resource regarding local business and industry news.

Jobs in Killeen

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations138710$41,770$20.08100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations21590$33,620$16.1714.35
3Sales and Related Occupations15180$31,470$15.139.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations13900$22,190$10.678.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations12090$71,460$34.355.8
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations11950$42,210$20.36.05
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations7490$33,580$16.146.55
8Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations6530$42,320$20.343.8
9Construction and Extraction Occupations6290$33,460$16.094.45
10Production Occupations6020$32,770$15.765.7
11Business and Financial Operations Occupations5960$68,970$33.165.25
12Personal Care and Service Occupations5290$21,890$10.534.3
13Retail Salespersons5170$23,270$11.192.85
14Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food5140$21,480$10.332.3
15Protective Service Occupations4920$42,800$20.582.2
16Healthcare Support Occupations4390$31,700$15.243
17Registered Nurses4310$65,570$31.531.95
18Cashiers4300$20,240$9.732.2
19Management Occupations4200$102,970$49.516.15
20Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations4020$24,720$11.893.65
21Office Clerks, General3840$33,840$16.271.9
22Computer and Mathematical Occupations2690$75,420$36.262.9
23Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2590$29,430$14.151.3
24Personal Care Aides2500$18,750$9.011.5
25Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2210$30,570$14.71.5
26Community and Social Service Occupations2160$52,290$25.141.65
27Correctional Officers and Jailers1890$40,640$19.540.25
28Waiters and Waitresses1880$19,760$9.51.7
29Customer Service Representatives1750$28,400$13.661.75
30Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1730$23,590$11.341.55
31Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1550$43,200$20.771.8
32Nursing Assistants1540$27,410$13.181
33Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1510$43,560$20.941.2
34First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1490$38,890$18.71
35Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1440$31,770$15.280.9
36Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1370$44,420$21.360.5
37Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1370$26,490$12.741.7
38Medical Secretaries1370$32,260$15.510.4
39General and Operations Managers1330$112,060$53.881.5
40Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1300$21,870$10.520.9
41Architecture and Engineering Occupations1170$80,020$38.471.7
42First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1150$52,030$25.020.95
43Business Operations Specialists, All Other1140$73,400$35.290.7
44Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1130$35,500$17.071.05
45Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians1040$58,250$28.010.1
46Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1010$41,810$20.10.6
47Food Preparation Workers1000$20,850$10.030.6
48Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers990$55,100$26.490.4
49Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products930$65,790$31.630.9
50First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers880$38,580$18.550.6
51Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria860$22,720$10.920.3
52Substitute Teachers840$21,010$10.10
53Tellers830$26,530$12.760.3
54Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers740$26,120$12.560.8
55Cooks, Restaurant730$23,260$11.180.8
56Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics720$43,500$20.910.5
57Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations710$74,230$35.690.8
58Receptionists and Information Clerks660$25,030$12.030.7
59Driver/Sales Workers660$24,610$11.830.3
60Bus Drivers, School or Special Client650$27,450$13.20.3
61Accountants and Auditors640$74,330$35.740.9
62Medical Assistants640$29,050$13.970.45
63Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers630$31,090$14.950.6
64Firefighters620$45,250$21.760.2
65Counter and Rental Clerks600$25,020$12.030.3
66Medical Records and Health Information Technicians600$43,350$20.840.1
67Childcare Workers590$18,080$8.690.8
68Legal Occupations540$72,340$34.780.8
69Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks540$34,510$16.590.4
70Computer User Support Specialists530$56,770$27.30.4
71First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers520$62,120$29.870.4
72Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers510$28,860$13.880.1
73Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop500$19,220$9.240.3
74Management Analysts500$81,280$39.080.5
75Dental Assistants470$36,030$17.320.2
76Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists470$25,220$12.120.4
77Pharmacy Technicians460$36,760$17.670.3
78Medical and Health Services Managers460$105,040$50.50.25
79Human Resources Specialists450$62,320$29.960.35
80Dishwashers450$19,060$9.160.3
81Social and Human Service Assistants440$38,920$18.710.25
82Computer Occupations, All Other430$78,310$37.650.2
83Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators420$31,090$14.950.35
84Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers420$35,670$17.150.2
85Bartenders420$20,250$9.740.4
86Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks420$19,260$9.260.2
87Information and Record Clerks, All Other420$39,510$190.1
88Security Guards420$32,360$15.560.7
89First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers420$55,110$26.50.3
90Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors410$53,410$25.680.2
91Home Health Aides410$22,250$10.70.7
92Postal Service Mail Carriers380$48,910$23.520.2
93Pharmacists380$124,340$59.780.2
94Helpers--Production Workers380$26,530$12.750.3
95First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers370$53,540$25.740.4
96Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators370$35,270$16.950.2
97Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop360$18,280$8.790.3
98Electricians350$42,750$20.550.4
99Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks350$42,760$20.560.2
100Healthcare Support Workers, All Other340$41,600$200.1
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Jobs More Common Near Killeen Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,770138,710
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,62021,590
Sales and Related Occupations$31,47015,180
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,19013,900
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,46012,090
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$42,21011,950
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,5807,490
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,3206,530
Construction and Extraction Occupations$33,4606,290
Production Occupations$32,7706,020
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$68,9705,960
Personal Care and Service Occupations$21,8905,290
Retail Salespersons$23,2705,170
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$21,4805,140
Protective Service Occupations$42,8004,920
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,7004,390
Registered Nurses$65,5704,310
Cashiers$20,2404,300
Management Occupations$102,9704,200
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,7204,020
Office Clerks, General$33,8403,840
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$75,4202,690
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,4302,590
Personal Care Aides$18,7502,500
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,5702,210
Community and Social Service Occupations$52,2902,160
Correctional Officers and Jailers$40,6401,890
Waiters and Waitresses$19,7601,880
Customer Service Representatives$28,4001,750
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,5901,730
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$43,2001,550
Nursing Assistants$27,4101,540
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,5601,510
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,8901,490
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$31,7701,440
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$44,4201,370
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,4901,370
Medical Secretaries$32,2601,370
General and Operations Managers$112,0601,330
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,8701,300
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,0201,170
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,0301,150
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$73,4001,140
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$35,5001,130
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians$58,2501,040
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$41,8101,010
Food Preparation Workers$20,8501,000
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$55,100990
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$65,790930
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$38,580880

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,770138,710
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,62021,590
Sales and Related Occupations$31,47015,180
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,46012,090
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$42,21011,950
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,5807,490
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,3206,530
Construction and Extraction Occupations$33,4606,290
Production Occupations$32,7706,020
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$68,9705,960
Protective Service Occupations$42,8004,920
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,7004,390
Registered Nurses$65,5704,310
Management Occupations$102,9704,200
Office Clerks, General$33,8403,840
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$75,4202,690
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,4302,590
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,5702,210
Community and Social Service Occupations$52,2902,160
Correctional Officers and Jailers$40,6401,890
Customer Service Representatives$28,4001,750
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$43,2001,550
Nursing Assistants$27,4101,540
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,5601,510
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,8901,490
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$31,7701,440
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$44,4201,370
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,4901,370
Medical Secretaries$32,2601,370
General and Operations Managers$112,0601,330
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,0201,170
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,0301,150
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$73,4001,140
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$35,5001,130
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians$58,2501,040
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$41,8101,010
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$55,100990
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$65,790930
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$38,580880
Tellers$26,530830
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,120740
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$43,500720
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$74,230710
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,030660
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$27,450650
Accountants and Auditors$74,330640
Medical Assistants$29,050640
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,090630
Firefighters$45,250620
Counter and Rental Clerks$25,020600

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