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McAllen Employment

Employment and Industries in the McAllen, Texas Area

International trade, tourism and manufacturing have important roles in McAllen. The McAllen/Reynosa region has become a primary location for businesses setting up operations along the United States/Mexico border. The McAllen Foreign-Trade Zone is typically ranked among the nation's most active foreign trade zones.

Over 80 of the Fortune 500 global manufacturers have facilities in McAllen/Reynosa including Bissel, Panasonic, Eaton, Black & Decker, GE, Nokia, Johnson Controls, Sony, Whirlpool, West Bend and Drexel Meyer. McAllen also includes call centers for companies such as T-Mobile, Hotel.com, Western Wireless, Ticketmaster, West TeleServices and Merkafon.

Notable data regarding McAllen, Texas: Estimated median household income in 2007: $40,000. Adult population which has achieved a bachelor's degree or higher: 24%. Cost of living index in 2008: 79.0 (U.S. average: 100).

The McAllen area's top employers:

  • Edinburg Consolidated I S D
  • McAllen Independent School District
  • Edinburg Regional Medical Center
  • University of Texas Pan American
  • McAllen Medical Center
  • Hidalgo County
  • Mission Consolidated I S D
  • City of McAllen
  • Columbia Rio Grande Regional Hospital
  • South Texas College

Top fields of employment in McAllen, Texas:

  • Educational services
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Finance and insurance
  • Professional, scientific and technical services

McAllen companies are invited to work with the following organizations:

Those interested in staying current with McAllen business activities may want to read the online newspaper The Monitor.

Jobs in Mcallen

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 249710 $34930 $16.79 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 41630 $28130 $13.52 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 29350 $29940 $14.39 10.15
4 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 25960 $47170 $22.68 6.15
5 Personal Care and Service Occupations 24140 $18780 $9.03 4.1
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 23150 $21410 $10.29 8.3
7 Personal Care Aides 20720 $17930 $8.62 1.3
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 18840 $27200 $13.08 6.45
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 16240 $69050 $33.2 5.75
10 Healthcare Support Occupations 15330 $21720 $10.44 3.05
11 Retail Salespersons 12080 $24050 $11.56 3.1
12 Home Health Aides 8370 $18180 $8.74 0.7
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8240 $33980 $16.33 3.8
14 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 7540 $19340 $9.3 2.15
15 Cashiers 7060 $20160 $9.69 2.25
16 Protective Service Occupations 6990 $45150 $21.71 2.25
17 Office Clerks, General 6980 $27250 $13.1 2
18 Production Occupations 6450 $29280 $14.08 5.85
19 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6030 $22560 $10.85 3.7
20 Management Occupations 6010 $95000 $45.67 6.05
21 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5740 $60970 $29.31 5.05
22 Customer Service Representatives 5560 $25520 $12.27 1.75
23 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5480 $33310 $16.02 4.4
24 Registered Nurses 5070 $67220 $32.32 1.9
25 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4940 $25680 $12.35 1.6
26 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4210 $21450 $10.31 1.2
27 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 4190 $31620 $15.2 1.2
28 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3740 $22840 $10.98 1.6
29 Waiters and Waitresses 3210 $20500 $9.86 1.6
30 Substitute Teachers 3140 $22600 $10.86 0
31 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3070 $19690 $9.47 1.6
32 Nursing Assistants 2920 $20060 $9.65 1.05
33 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 2690 $48710 $23.42 1
34 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2650 $44890 $21.58 0.5
35 Community and Social Service Occupations 2600 $50730 $24.39 1.65
36 Medical Secretaries 2390 $24830 $11.94 0.4
37 General and Operations Managers 2310 $101650 $48.87 1.4
38 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2300 $30120 $14.48 1.1
39 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2150 $25140 $12.09 0.9
40 Medical Assistants 2090 $24000 $11.54 0.45
41 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2040 $34380 $16.53 0.6
42 Cooks, Restaurant 2040 $22550 $10.84 0.75
43 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1860 $50270 $24.17 1
44 Tellers 1820 $23400 $11.25 0.3
45 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1810 $50840 $24.44 2.8
46 Cooks, Fast Food 1730 $18520 $8.91 0.3
47 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1690 $34260 $16.47 0.6
48 Security Guards 1640 $23780 $11.43 0.7
49 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1590 $52420 $25.2 1
50 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1570 $47720 $22.94 0.45
51 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1540 $37570 $18.06 1.7
52 Driver/Sales Workers 1520 $21470 $10.32 0.3
53 Food Preparation Workers 1430 $20680 $9.94 0.6
54 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1370 $72850 $35.02 0.1
55 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1350 $26760 $12.87 0.3
56 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1280 $20860 $10.03 0.7
57 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1230 $21340 $10.26 0.45
58 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1180 $22710 $10.92 0.3
59 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1150 $22620 $10.88 0.6
60 Childcare Workers 1110 $19710 $9.48 0.8
61 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1100 $21370 $10.27 0.35
62 Construction Laborers 1090 $24740 $11.9 0.8
63 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1080 $23080 $11.1 0.4
64 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1070 $34870 $16.76 0.5
65 Accountants and Auditors 1040 $62940 $30.26 0.9
66 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1040 $18060 $8.68 1
67 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1010 $46960 $22.58 0.9
68 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1010 $18430 $8.86 0.3
69 Correctional Officers and Jailers 990 $42440 $20.4 0.3
70 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 990 $58700 $28.22 1.65
71 Pharmacy Technicians 950 $30680 $14.75 0.25
72 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 950 $23370 $11.24 0.8
73 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 930 $20270 $9.74 0.6
74 Compliance Officers 910 $64560 $31.04 0.2
75 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 900 $61860 $29.74 0.2
76 Billing and Posting Clerks 870 $29050 $13.97 0.35
77 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 810 $29800 $14.33 0.2
78 Bartenders 790 $24610 $11.83 0.4
79 Counter and Rental Clerks 780 $23430 $11.27 0.3
80 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 770 $28930 $13.91 0.2
81 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 720 $21420 $10.3 0.2
82 Computer User Support Specialists 690 $35140 $16.89 0.4
83 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 680 $37050 $17.81 0.3
84 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 670 $47400 $22.79 0.2
85 Parts Salespersons 630 $27800 $13.37 0.2
86 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 600 $51720 $24.86 0.3
87 Data Entry Keyers 600 $28000 $13.46 0.1
88 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 590 $39260 $18.88 0.1
89 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 590 $19080 $9.17 0.2
90 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 580 $21340 $10.26 0.25
91 Human Resources Specialists 560 $46710 $22.46 0.3
92 Medical and Health Services Managers 550 $83720 $40.25 0.2
93 Instructional Coordinators 540 $71150 $34.2 0.1
94 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 520 $31430 $15.11 0.2
95 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 520 $62120 $29.87 0.7
96 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 510 $55800 $26.83 0.4
97 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 490 $51580 $24.8 0.5
98 Postal Service Mail Carriers 480 $50360 $24.21 0.15
99 Dental Assistants 480 $30160 $14.5 0.2
100 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 480 $35150 $16.9 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Mcallen Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 34,930 249,710
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 28,130 41,630
Sales and Related Occupations 29,940 29,350
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,170 25,960
Personal Care and Service Occupations 18,780 24,140
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,410 23,150
Personal Care Aides 17,930 20,720
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 27,200 18,840
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,050 16,240
Healthcare Support Occupations 21,720 15,330
Retail Salespersons 24,050 12,080
Home Health Aides 18,180 8,370
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 33,980 8,240
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,340 7,540
Cashiers 20,160 7,060
Protective Service Occupations 45,150 6,990
Office Clerks, General 27,250 6,980
Production Occupations 29,280 6,450
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,560 6,030
Management Occupations 95,000 6,010
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,970 5,740
Customer Service Representatives 25,520 5,560
Construction and Extraction Occupations 33,310 5,480
Registered Nurses 67,220 5,070
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 25,680 4,940
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 21,450 4,210
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 31,620 4,190
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,840 3,740
Waiters and Waitresses 20,500 3,210
Substitute Teachers 22,600 3,140
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 19,690 3,070
Nursing Assistants 20,060 2,920
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 48,710 2,690
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 44,890 2,650
Community and Social Service Occupations 50,730 2,600
Medical Secretaries 24,830 2,390
General and Operations Managers 101,650 2,310
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 30,120 2,300
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 25,140 2,150
Medical Assistants 24,000 2,090
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 34,380 2,040
Cooks, Restaurant 22,550 2,040
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,270 1,860
Tellers 23,400 1,820
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 50,840 1,810
Cooks, Fast Food 18,520 1,730
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,260 1,690
Security Guards 23,780 1,640
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 52,420 1,590
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 47,720 1,570

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 34,930 249,710
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 28,130 41,630
Sales and Related Occupations 29,940 29,350
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,170 25,960
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 27,200 18,840
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,050 16,240
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 33,980 8,240
Protective Service Occupations 45,150 6,990
Office Clerks, General 27,250 6,980
Production Occupations 29,280 6,450
Management Occupations 95,000 6,010
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,970 5,740
Customer Service Representatives 25,520 5,560
Construction and Extraction Occupations 33,310 5,480
Registered Nurses 67,220 5,070
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 25,680 4,940
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 31,620 4,190
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 48,710 2,690
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 44,890 2,650
Community and Social Service Occupations 50,730 2,600
General and Operations Managers 101,650 2,310
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 30,120 2,300
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 25,140 2,150
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 34,380 2,040
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,270 1,860
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 50,840 1,810
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,260 1,690
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 52,420 1,590
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 47,720 1,570
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 37,570 1,540
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 72,850 1,370
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 26,760 1,350
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,870 1,070
Accountants and Auditors 62,940 1,040
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 46,960 1,010
Correctional Officers and Jailers 42,440 990
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 58,700 990
Pharmacy Technicians 30,680 950
Compliance Officers 64,560 910
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 61,860 900
Billing and Posting Clerks 29,050 870
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 29,800 810
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 28,930 770
Computer User Support Specialists 35,140 690
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 37,050 680
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 47,400 670
Parts Salespersons 27,800 630
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 51,720 600
Data Entry Keyers 28,000 600
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 39,260 590

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