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Laredo Employment

Employment and Industries in the Laredo, Texas Area

Laredo's economy is primarily based on international trade with Mexico. Laredo is the nation's largest inland port. Commercial and industrial warehousing are important economic components. Most of the major transportation companies have a facility in Laredo. Education and healthcare are also important economic assets.

Regarding the labor market, about 32% of the workers are employed in trade, transportation and utilities jobs. Approximately 23% of the jobs are provided by the government. Approximately 15% of the jobs are in education and health services. Leisure and hospitality workers comprise about 10% of the workforce. Professional and business services employees comprise about 6% of the labor force.

Facts about Laredo, Texas: Adult population holding a bachelor's degree: 15%. Cost of living index in 2008: 81.2 (national average: 100). Average salary in 2009: $23,000.

Laredo's top private sector employers:

  • H.E.B. Grocery
  • McDonald's Restaurant
  • Laredo Medical Center
  • Walmart
  • Covergys Call Center
  • Compass Bank
  • International Bank of Commerce
  • Stripes Convenience Stores
  • Doctor's Hospital
  • Target Greatland
  • Laredo Entertainment Center
  • Falcon International Bank
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Sears & Roebuck and Co
  • La Posada Hotel/Suites
  • Baxter International
  • The Laredo National Bank

Loredo has numerous popular jobs that are filled primarily by those with college degrees including detectives and criminal investigators, compliance officers, registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, educational, vocational and school counselors; instructional coordinators, public relations specialists; and child, family and school social workers.

Laredo businesses can receive assistance from the following associations:

People interested in local business and economic news can read the Laredo Morning Times.

Jobs in Laredo

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations97520$37,070$17.82100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations20540$30,190$14.5114.35
3Transportation and Material Moving Occupations10890$32,760$15.756.55
4Sales and Related Occupations10600$29,930$14.399.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations10060$21,080$10.148.55
6Personal Care and Service Occupations8070$19,280$9.274.3
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations8010$50,790$24.426.05
8Personal Care Aides6450$18,570$8.931.5
9Protective Service Occupations4540$51,030$24.532.2
10Retail Salespersons3950$23,420$11.262.85
11Office Clerks, General3840$28,890$13.891.9
12Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3490$77,490$37.265.8
13Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers3370$41,060$19.741.2
14Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food3350$19,090$9.182.3
15Business and Financial Operations Occupations3320$73,560$35.375.25
16Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations3150$38,720$18.613.8
17Cashiers2940$19,940$9.592.2
18Customer Service Representatives2890$25,210$12.121.75
19Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2780$24,020$11.551.7
20Management Occupations2710$93,540$44.976.15
21Healthcare Support Occupations2620$25,580$12.33
22Construction and Extraction Occupations2530$36,030$17.324.45
23Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2520$22,940$11.033.65
24Waiters and Waitresses1780$20,110$9.671.7
25Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1560$23,240$11.171.3
26Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1530$26,230$12.610.4
27Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1520$31,070$14.941.5
28Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1340$22,800$10.961.55
29First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1320$50,440$24.250.95
30Registered Nurses1230$67,020$32.221.95
31Production Occupations1190$31,280$15.045.7
32Detectives and Criminal Investigators1110$79,840$38.390.1
33Security Guards1110$22,640$10.880.7
34Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1100$33,010$15.871.05
35Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1100$23,860$11.470.35
36First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1060$42,150$20.261
37Community and Social Service Occupations1050$42,370$20.371.65
38Compliance Officers1010$69,790$33.550.2
39Home Health Aides1000$18,770$9.020.7
40Cooks, Restaurant900$19,200$9.230.8
41General and Operations Managers880$99,370$47.771.5
42Sales Representatives, Services, All Other880$48,600$23.370.6
43Cargo and Freight Agents860$35,590$17.110.1
44Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers830$66,980$32.20.4
45Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers810$40,020$19.240.6
46Food Preparation Workers800$21,250$10.210.6
47Medical Secretaries750$27,330$13.140.4
48First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers710$37,860$18.20.6
49Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance680$32,960$15.850.1
50Tellers660$25,230$12.130.3
51Computer and Mathematical Occupations640$59,330$28.522.9
52Maintenance and Repair Workers, General630$27,030$12.990.9
53Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners620$18,550$8.920.9
54Nursing Assistants620$26,100$12.551
55First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors600$52,930$25.450
56Business Operations Specialists, All Other570$52,170$25.080.7
57Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations560$42,780$20.571.8
58Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists530$44,490$21.390.2
59Billing and Posting Clerks510$27,570$13.260.3
60Childcare Workers510$18,520$8.90.8
61Cooks, Fast Food500$18,970$9.120.3
62Accountants and Auditors460$62,970$30.270.9
63Medical Assistants460$23,900$11.490.45
64Construction Laborers450$24,830$11.940.8
65Driver/Sales Workers450$28,650$13.770.3
66Firefighters430$50,950$24.50.2
67Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products430$56,150$270.9
68Architecture and Engineering Occupations420$69,980$33.651.7
69Managers, All Other420$101,560$48.830.6
70Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses410$53,870$25.90.5
71Packers and Packagers, Hand400$24,000$11.540.45
72Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment390$20,670$9.940.2
73Dishwashers390$18,840$9.060.3
74Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers390$23,510$11.310.8
75Receptionists and Information Clerks380$20,460$9.840.7
76Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop360$18,240$8.770.3
77Bus Drivers, School or Special Client350$29,990$14.420.3
78Legal Occupations320$77,710$37.360.8
79Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks320$34,360$16.520.2
80Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics310$38,190$18.360.5
81Recreation Workers300$21,950$10.550.25
82Counter and Rental Clerks290$25,400$12.210.3
83Social and Human Service Assistants270$29,390$14.130.25
84Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations260$61,690$29.660.8
85First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers240$61,010$29.330.3
86Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers230$18,410$8.850.3
87Information and Record Clerks, All Other230$37,010$17.790.1
88Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education230$50,410$24.240.3
89Bartenders220$24,040$11.560.4
90Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks220$19,340$9.30.2
91Industrial Machinery Mechanics220$49,390$23.740.2
92Child, Family, and School Social Workers210$41,090$19.760.2
93Computer User Support Specialists210$37,950$18.250.4
94Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors210$60,210$28.950.2
95First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers210$61,370$29.510.4
96Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists210$22,310$10.720.4
97Parts Salespersons210$27,680$13.310.2
98Electricians200$37,440$180.4
99Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria190$22,340$10.740.3
100Data Entry Keyers190$22,680$10.90.1
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Jobs More Common Near Laredo Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$37,07097,520
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$30,19020,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,76010,890
Sales and Related Occupations$29,93010,600
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,08010,060
Personal Care and Service Occupations$19,2808,070
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,7908,010
Personal Care Aides$18,5706,450
Protective Service Occupations$51,0304,540
Retail Salespersons$23,4203,950
Office Clerks, General$28,8903,840
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$77,4903,490
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,0603,370
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,0903,350
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$73,5603,320
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$38,7203,150
Cashiers$19,9402,940
Customer Service Representatives$25,2102,890
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$24,0202,780
Management Occupations$93,5402,710
Healthcare Support Occupations$25,5802,620
Construction and Extraction Occupations$36,0302,530
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$22,9402,520
Waiters and Waitresses$20,1101,780
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$23,2401,560
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$26,2301,530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,0701,520
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,8001,340
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,4401,320
Registered Nurses$67,0201,230
Production Occupations$31,2801,190
Detectives and Criminal Investigators$79,8401,110
Security Guards$22,6401,110
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,0101,100
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$23,8601,100
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,1501,060
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,3701,050
Compliance Officers$69,7901,010
Home Health Aides$18,7701,000
Cooks, Restaurant$19,200900
General and Operations Managers$99,370880
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$48,600880
Cargo and Freight Agents$35,590860
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$66,980830
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$40,020810
Food Preparation Workers$21,250800
Medical Secretaries$27,330750
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,860710
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance$32,960680
Tellers$25,230660

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$37,07097,520
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$30,19020,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,76010,890
Sales and Related Occupations$29,93010,600
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,7908,010
Protective Service Occupations$51,0304,540
Office Clerks, General$28,8903,840
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$77,4903,490
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,0603,370
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$73,5603,320
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$38,7203,150
Customer Service Representatives$25,2102,890
Management Occupations$93,5402,710
Healthcare Support Occupations$25,5802,620
Construction and Extraction Occupations$36,0302,530
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$26,2301,530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,0701,520
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,4401,320
Registered Nurses$67,0201,230
Production Occupations$31,2801,190
Detectives and Criminal Investigators$79,8401,110
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,0101,100
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,1501,060
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,3701,050
Compliance Officers$69,7901,010
General and Operations Managers$99,370880
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$48,600880
Cargo and Freight Agents$35,590860
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$66,980830
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$40,020810
Medical Secretaries$27,330750
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,860710
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance$32,960680
Tellers$25,230660
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$59,330640
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$27,030630
Nursing Assistants$26,100620
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors$52,930600
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$52,170570
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$42,780560
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists$44,490530
Billing and Posting Clerks$27,570510
Accountants and Auditors$62,970460
Driver/Sales Workers$28,650450
Firefighters$50,950430
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$56,150430
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$69,980420
Managers, All Other$101,560420
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$53,870410
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$29,990350

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