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Midland Employment

Employment and Industries in the Midland, Texas Area

Midland is the administrative and management headquarters for the oil and gas industry of the Permian Basin. The Permian Basin is the largest oil producing area in Texas. The city has a significant role in the nation's energy industry.

Midland has numerous oil and gas related support businesses including legal, finance, data processing, accounting, engineering, marketing and other sectors. Midland is also established in ranching and agriculture.

In Midland there are numerous popular occupations where the majority of the workers have college degrees including wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, registered nurses, petroleum engineers, geoscientists, financial analysts, financial managers, child, family and school social workers, and engineering managers.

Noteworthy information regarding Midland Texas: Cost of living index in 2008: 79.0. Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 27%. Average salary in 2009: $32,000.

The city's major employers:

  • Midland Independent School District
  • Warren Equipment Companies
  • Midland Memorial Hospital and Medical Center
  • Dawson Geophysical
  • Midland College
  • City of Midland
  • Patterson Drilling UTI
  • AT&T Wireless
  • Midland County
  • Key Energy Services
  • Midland County Hospital District
  • First West Texas Bancshares
  • Halliburton Energy Services, Inc
  • Patterson-UTI Acquisition, LLC
  • Conoco Phillips
  • H E Butt Grocery Co
  • Propetro Services, Inc
  • Western Container Corporation
  • Compressor Systems, Inc
  • Chevron USA Inc

The leading job providing sectors in Midland:

  • Mining
  • Healthcare
  • Educational services
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Professional, scientific and technical services

Companies in Midland can receive assistance from the following associations:

Those looking for local business and economic news can read the Midland Reporter-Telegram.

Jobs in Midland

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations88270$53,710$25.82100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations12520$39,680$19.0814.35
3Sales and Related Occupations9550$49,100$23.619.9
4Construction and Extraction Occupations9320$50,580$24.324.45
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations8950$43,360$20.856.55
6Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations7930$24,600$11.838.55
7Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations5370$50,830$24.443.8
8Management Occupations4380$141,530$68.046.15
9Production Occupations4250$48,800$23.465.7
10Business and Financial Operations Occupations3900$78,900$37.935.25
11Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers3900$45,490$21.871.2
12Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3580$74,660$35.95.8
13Education, Training, and Library Occupations3570$46,220$22.226.05
14Office Clerks, General3240$40,890$19.661.9
15Architecture and Engineering Occupations3070$104,470$50.231.7
16Retail Salespersons2670$32,330$15.552.85
17Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2580$20,990$10.092.3
18Healthcare Support Occupations2330$26,880$12.923
19Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2250$26,580$12.783.65
20Cashiers1990$22,910$11.012.2
21General and Operations Managers1970$163,810$78.751.5
22Roustabouts, Oil and Gas1840$38,550$18.540
23Personal Care and Service Occupations1650$26,220$12.64.3
24Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining1630$50,470$24.260
25First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers1520$85,770$41.240.4
26Waiters and Waitresses1480$20,900$10.051.7
27Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1440$78,860$37.920.8
28Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1320$75,800$36.440.9
29Petroleum Engineers1310$129,510$62.270
30Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1250$37,610$18.081.5
31Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1240$43,280$20.811.05
32Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1230$33,280$161.7
33Protective Service Occupations1190$50,850$24.452.2
34Accountants and Auditors1140$83,600$40.190.9
35Registered Nurses1110$61,030$29.341.95
36Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1030$24,930$11.991.55
37Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1030$62,650$30.120.6
38Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1010$31,490$15.141.3
39Computer and Mathematical Occupations870$73,530$35.352.9
40Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers870$49,670$23.880.3
41Home Health Aides850$18,190$8.740.7
42Industrial Machinery Mechanics850$58,070$27.920.2
43Cooks, Restaurant780$31,700$15.240.8
44Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers760$35,840$17.230.6
45Customer Service Representatives720$32,890$15.811.75
46Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations710$50,250$24.161.8
47Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners700$23,060$11.090.9
48Nursing Assistants670$27,920$13.421
49Wellhead Pumpers670$64,020$30.780
50First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers660$48,810$23.471
51Maintenance and Repair Workers, General630$44,070$21.190.9
52Construction Laborers620$31,740$15.260.8
53First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers610$64,430$30.980.95
54Community and Social Service Occupations600$44,840$21.561.65
55First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers580$43,710$21.020.6
56Medical Secretaries570$33,870$16.280.4
57Receptionists and Information Clerks520$28,140$13.530.7
58Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics510$51,660$24.840.5
59Business Operations Specialists, All Other510$77,700$37.360.7
60Electricians510$52,610$25.290.4
61Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators500$43,410$20.870.2
62Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists470$52,680$25.330.2
63Personal Care Aides470$21,980$10.571.5
64Financial Managers440$138,470$66.570.4
65Cooks, Fast Food430$22,260$10.70.3
66Counter and Rental Clerks430$30,030$14.440.3
67Medical Assistants430$31,920$15.350.45
68First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors420$70,490$33.890
69Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers420$50,580$24.320.3
70Helpers--Extraction Workers410$36,500$17.550
71First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers390$74,590$35.860.3
72Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses390$49,180$23.640.5
73Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers380$29,480$14.170.8
74Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other360$46,170$22.20.1
75First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers350$82,570$39.70.4
76Food Preparation Workers340$28,210$13.560.6
77Childcare Workers330$26,510$12.750.8
78Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers330$175,140$84.20
79Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers330$66,100$31.780.4
80Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines320$48,720$23.420.1
81Machinists310$54,320$26.120.25
82Bartenders300$25,080$12.060.4
83Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop300$21,880$10.520.3
84Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators300$39,710$19.090.35
85Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters300$43,650$20.990.3
86Real Estate Sales Agents300$104,820$50.390.2
87Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers280$67,870$32.630
88Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants270$28,700$13.80.1
89Occupational Health and Safety Specialists270$84,250$40.50.1
90Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants260$58,020$27.90.35
91Financial Analysts260$97,150$46.710.2
92Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas250$46,550$22.380
93Human Resources Specialists250$67,490$32.450.35
94Sales Managers250$138,140$66.420.2
95Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop240$20,530$9.870.3
96Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers240$20,820$10.010.3
97Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance240$47,640$22.90.1
98Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks240$26,380$12.680.2
99Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks240$54,160$26.040.2
100Compliance Officers230$75,640$36.370.2
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Jobs More Common Near Midland Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$53,71088,270
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$39,68012,520
Sales and Related Occupations$49,1009,550
Construction and Extraction Occupations$50,5809,320
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$43,3608,950
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,6007,930
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$50,8305,370
Management Occupations$141,5304,380
Production Occupations$48,8004,250
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$78,9003,900
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,4903,900
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,6603,580
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,2203,570
Office Clerks, General$40,8903,240
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$104,4703,070
Retail Salespersons$32,3302,670
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,9902,580
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,8802,330
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,5802,250
Cashiers$22,9101,990
General and Operations Managers$163,8101,970
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas$38,5501,840
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,2201,650
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining$50,4701,630
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$85,7701,520
Waiters and Waitresses$20,9001,480
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$78,8601,440
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$75,8001,320
Petroleum Engineers$129,5101,310
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,6101,250
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$43,2801,240
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$33,2801,230
Protective Service Occupations$50,8501,190
Accountants and Auditors$83,6001,140
Registered Nurses$61,0301,110
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,9301,030
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$62,6501,030
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$31,4901,010
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$73,530870
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$49,670870
Home Health Aides$18,190850
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$58,070850
Cooks, Restaurant$31,700780
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$35,840760
Customer Service Representatives$32,890720
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$50,250710
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,060700
Nursing Assistants$27,920670
Wellhead Pumpers$64,020670
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$48,810660

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$53,71088,270
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$39,68012,520
Sales and Related Occupations$49,1009,550
Construction and Extraction Occupations$50,5809,320
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$43,3608,950
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$50,8305,370
Management Occupations$141,5304,380
Production Occupations$48,8004,250
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$78,9003,900
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,4903,900
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,6603,580
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,2203,570
Office Clerks, General$40,8903,240
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$104,4703,070
Retail Salespersons$32,3302,670
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,8802,330
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,5802,250
General and Operations Managers$163,8101,970
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas$38,5501,840
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,2201,650
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining$50,4701,630
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$85,7701,520
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$78,8601,440
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$75,8001,320
Petroleum Engineers$129,5101,310
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,6101,250
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$43,2801,240
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$33,2801,230
Protective Service Occupations$50,8501,190
Accountants and Auditors$83,6001,140
Registered Nurses$61,0301,110
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$62,6501,030
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$31,4901,010
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$73,530870
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$49,670870
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$58,070850
Cooks, Restaurant$31,700780
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$35,840760
Customer Service Representatives$32,890720
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$50,250710
Nursing Assistants$27,920670
Wellhead Pumpers$64,020670
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$48,810660
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$44,070630
Construction Laborers$31,740620
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$64,430610
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,840600
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$43,710580
Medical Secretaries$33,870570
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,140520

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