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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 136970 $40700 $19.57 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 20900 $32850 $15.8 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 14920 $29860 $14.36 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 13950 $20980 $10.09 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 12620 $67380 $32.39 5.75
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 11580 $42850 $20.6 6.15
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8390 $33370 $16.04 6.45
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6450 $41090 $19.76 3.8
9 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6150 $67520 $32.46 5.05
10 Production Occupations 5740 $33750 $16.23 5.85
11 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5450 $18370 $8.83 2.15
12 Retail Salespersons 5300 $24200 $11.63 3.1
13 Registered Nurses 5070 $62350 $29.98 1.9
14 Protective Service Occupations 5020 $42580 $20.47 2.25
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 5000 $27190 $13.07 3.05
16 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4860 $37300 $17.93 4.4
17 Cashiers 4680 $19410 $9.33 2.25
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4550 $21430 $10.3 4.1
19 Management Occupations 4360 $94920 $45.64 6.05
20 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4260 $23110 $11.11 3.7
21 Office Clerks, General 4180 $32040 $15.4 2
22 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2690 $28840 $13.86 1.2
23 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2160 $69130 $33.23 2.8
24 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2130 $30960 $14.88 1.6
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2090 $22440 $10.79 1.6
26 Community and Social Service Occupations 2030 $51380 $24.7 1.65
27 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1990 $40360 $19.41 0.3
28 Waiters and Waitresses 1840 $20490 $9.85 1.6
29 Nursing Assistants 1800 $25750 $12.38 1.05
30 Personal Care Aides 1800 $18060 $8.68 1.3
31 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1680 $26130 $12.56 1.6
32 Customer Service Representatives 1610 $27650 $13.29 1.75
33 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1480 $46430 $22.32 1.2
34 General and Operations Managers 1470 $98170 $47.2 1.4
35 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1470 $78290 $37.64 1.65
36 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1350 $39480 $18.98 1
37 Medical Secretaries 1340 $30780 $14.8 0.4
38 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1310 $43650 $20.98 1.7
39 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1260 $19650 $9.45 1
40 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1220 $43700 $21.01 0.5
41 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1170 $33860 $16.28 1.1
42 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1150 $33330 $16.02 0.9
43 Home Health Aides 1140 $19670 $9.46 0.7
44 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1120 $71910 $34.57 0.7
45 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1040 $21480 $10.33 0.3
46 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 990 $53800 $25.86 0.45
47 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 970 $52830 $25.4 1
48 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 950 $37480 $18.02 0.6
49 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 940 $45330 $21.79 0.6
50 Construction Laborers 870 $29350 $14.11 0.8
51 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 850 $52430 $25.21 0.1
52 Childcare Workers 790 $18120 $8.71 0.8
53 Cooks, Restaurant 750 $22660 $10.9 0.75
54 Tellers 730 $26220 $12.6 0.3
55 Accountants and Auditors 720 $69080 $33.21 0.9
56 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 690 $24920 $11.98 0.8
57 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 690 $29250 $14.06 0.6
58 Team Assemblers 680 $28560 $13.73 0.75
59 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 670 $26050 $12.53 0.3
60 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 670 $42470 $20.42 0.5
61 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 660 $63670 $30.61 1
62 Food Preparation Workers 650 $21230 $10.2 0.6
63 Firefighters 610 $44620 $21.45 0.2
64 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 610 $30900 $14.85 0.35
65 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 590 $64830 $31.17 0.9
66 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 590 $60460 $29.07 0.4
67 Counter and Rental Clerks 570 $24590 $11.82 0.3
68 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 570 $35020 $16.84 0.2
69 Legal Occupations 570 $69480 $33.41 0.8
70 Pharmacy Technicians 550 $35130 $16.89 0.25
71 Computer User Support Specialists 530 $44570 $21.43 0.4
72 Receptionists and Information Clerks 530 $23840 $11.46 0.7
73 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 520 $34080 $16.39 0.2
74 Security Guards 490 $35680 $17.16 0.7
75 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 470 $50720 $24.39 0.2
76 Cooks, Fast Food 470 $18440 $8.87 0.3
77 Carpenters 470 $37270 $17.92 0.6
78 Medical Assistants 460 $27060 $13.01 0.45
79 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 440 $45140 $21.7 0.2
80 Dishwashers 440 $18670 $8.98 0.3
81 Human Resources Specialists 440 $59450 $28.58 0.3
82 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 440 $41450 $19.93 0.1
83 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 430 $246900 $118.7 0.2
84 Driver/Sales Workers 420 $32120 $15.44 0.3
85 Substitute Teachers 420 $18300 $8.8 0
86 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 420 $18540 $8.91 0.3
87 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 420 $18200 $8.75 0.25
88 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 410 $33560 $16.13 0.1
89 Electricians 410 $42890 $20.62 0.4
90 Civil Engineers 410 $95200 $45.77 0.2
91 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 410 $18870 $9.07 0.2
92 Pharmacists 400 $119650 $57.52 0.2
93 Medical and Health Services Managers 400 $102000 $49.04 0.2
94 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 400 $20830 $10.01 0.2
95 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 400 $51490 $24.75 0.3
96 Helpers--Production Workers 390 $22680 $10.9 0.3
97 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 390 $41290 $19.85 0.1
98 Dental Assistants 390 $36240 $17.42 0.2
99 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 390 $32950 $15.84 0.4
100 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 380 $38600 $18.56 0.25
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Jobs More Common Near Killeen Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,700 136,970
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,850 20,900
Sales and Related Occupations 29,860 14,920
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,980 13,950
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 67,380 12,620
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 42,850 11,580
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,370 8,390
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,090 6,450
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 67,520 6,150
Production Occupations 33,750 5,740
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,370 5,450
Retail Salespersons 24,200 5,300
Registered Nurses 62,350 5,070
Protective Service Occupations 42,580 5,020
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,190 5,000
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,300 4,860
Cashiers 19,410 4,680
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,430 4,550
Management Occupations 94,920 4,360
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,110 4,260
Office Clerks, General 32,040 4,180
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,840 2,690
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 69,130 2,160
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,960 2,130
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,440 2,090
Community and Social Service Occupations 51,380 2,030
Correctional Officers and Jailers 40,360 1,990
Waiters and Waitresses 20,490 1,840
Nursing Assistants 25,750 1,800
Personal Care Aides 18,060 1,800
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,130 1,680
Customer Service Representatives 27,650 1,610
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,430 1,480
General and Operations Managers 98,170 1,470
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,290 1,470
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,480 1,350
Medical Secretaries 30,780 1,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 43,650 1,310
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 19,650 1,260
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 43,700 1,220
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,860 1,170
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,330 1,150
Home Health Aides 19,670 1,140
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 71,910 1,120
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 21,480 1,040
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 53,800 990
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,830 970
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 37,480 950
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 45,330 940
Construction Laborers 29,350 870

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,700 136,970
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,850 20,900
Sales and Related Occupations 29,860 14,920
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 67,380 12,620
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 42,850 11,580
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,370 8,390
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,090 6,450
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 67,520 6,150
Production Occupations 33,750 5,740
Registered Nurses 62,350 5,070
Protective Service Occupations 42,580 5,020
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,190 5,000
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,300 4,860
Management Occupations 94,920 4,360
Office Clerks, General 32,040 4,180
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,840 2,690
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 69,130 2,160
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,960 2,130
Community and Social Service Occupations 51,380 2,030
Correctional Officers and Jailers 40,360 1,990
Nursing Assistants 25,750 1,800
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,130 1,680
Customer Service Representatives 27,650 1,610
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,430 1,480
General and Operations Managers 98,170 1,470
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,290 1,470
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,480 1,350
Medical Secretaries 30,780 1,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 43,650 1,310
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 43,700 1,220
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,860 1,170
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,330 1,150
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 71,910 1,120
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 53,800 990
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,830 970
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 37,480 950
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 45,330 940
Construction Laborers 29,350 870
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 52,430 850
Tellers 26,220 730
Accountants and Auditors 69,080 720
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 29,250 690
Team Assemblers 28,560 680
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 26,050 670
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 42,470 670
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,670 660
Firefighters 44,620 610
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 30,900 610
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 64,830 590
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 60,460 590

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