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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 86440 $53190 $25.57 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12390 $38920 $18.71 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 9450 $47500 $22.84 10.15
4 Construction and Extraction Occupations 8790 $54860 $26.38 4.4
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8520 $44740 $21.51 6.45
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7970 $23720 $11.4 8.3
7 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4940 $50370 $24.21 3.8
8 Production Occupations 4700 $46920 $22.56 5.85
9 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3850 $78980 $37.97 5.05
10 Management Occupations 3720 $136380 $65.57 6.05
11 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 3620 $46830 $22.51 1.2
12 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3530 $44760 $21.52 6.15
13 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3420 $72030 $34.63 5.75
14 Office Clerks, General 3120 $40100 $19.28 2
15 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2870 $111090 $53.41 1.65
16 Retail Salespersons 2640 $31770 $15.27 3.1
17 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2310 $20550 $9.88 2.15
18 Cashiers 2250 $23110 $11.11 2.25
19 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2150 $26800 $12.89 3.7
20 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 1830 $50720 $24.38 0
21 General and Operations Managers 1680 $147620 $70.97 1.4
22 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1660 $78860 $37.91 0.9
23 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1490 $26050 $12.53 4.1
24 Waiters and Waitresses 1490 $20570 $9.89 1.6
25 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1370 $32530 $15.64 1.6
26 Accountants and Auditors 1350 $81560 $39.21 0.9
27 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1310 $101010 $48.56 0.4
28 Petroleum Engineers 1310 $142610 $68.56 0
29 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 1270 $39400 $18.94 0.1
30 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1230 $36070 $17.34 1.6
31 Protective Service Occupations 1120 $50340 $24.2 2.25
32 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1120 $43110 $20.73 1.1
33 Registered Nurses 1090 $58370 $28.06 1.9
34 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1050 $29420 $14.14 1.2
35 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1000 $24740 $11.89 1.6
36 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 990 $79610 $38.27 1
37 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 990 $49400 $23.75 1.7
38 Cooks, Restaurant 960 $29020 $13.95 0.75
39 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 950 $62210 $29.91 0.6
40 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 850 $53100 $25.53 1
41 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 840 $75900 $36.49 2.8
42 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 770 $44630 $21.46 0.9
43 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 710 $50640 $24.35 0.3
44 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 700 $58300 $28.03 0.2
45 Construction Laborers 660 $32380 $15.57 0.8
46 Nursing Assistants 650 $25880 $12.44 1.05
47 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 640 $38330 $18.43 0.6
48 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 630 $23240 $11.18 1
49 Customer Service Representatives 620 $33540 $16.13 1.75
50 Electricians 600 $50770 $24.41 0.4
51 Community and Social Service Occupations 590 $45600 $21.93 1.65
52 Wellhead Pumpers 580 $61290 $29.47 0
53 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 580 $64760 $31.14 1
54 Medical Secretaries 550 $30990 $14.9 0.4
55 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 550 $36220 $17.41 0.6
56 Helpers--Extraction Workers 530 $37530 $18.04 0
57 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 520 $48430 $23.28 0.5
58 Receptionists and Information Clerks 510 $28320 $13.62 0.7
59 Cooks, Fast Food 490 $22330 $10.74 0.3
60 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 450 $43740 $21.03 0.2
61 Medical Assistants 450 $31570 $15.18 0.45
62 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 440 $79260 $38.1 0.1
63 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 440 $49260 $23.69 0.3
64 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 430 $76200 $36.63 0.7
65 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 420 $51120 $24.58 0.2
66 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 410 $45290 $21.77 0.5
67 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 400 $164770 $79.22 0
68 Childcare Workers 400 $23940 $11.51 0.8
69 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 380 $30880 $14.84 0.8
70 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 370 $65340 $31.42 0
71 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 360 $19330 $9.29 0.3
72 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 360 $53000 $25.48 0
73 Substitute Teachers 350 $22940 $11.03 0
74 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 340 $74610 $35.87 0.3
75 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 340 $82160 $39.5 0.4
76 Real Estate Sales Agents 340 $97220 $46.74 0.2
77 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $64730 $31.12 0.45
78 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 320 $19810 $9.52 0.25
79 Counter and Rental Clerks 310 $27870 $13.4 0.3
80 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 310 $59270 $28.49 0.5
81 Machinists 310 $52090 $25.04 0.3
82 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 310 $56930 $27.37 0
83 Bartenders 300 $24850 $11.95 0.4
84 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 290 $20190 $9.71 0.3
85 Tellers 290 $26110 $12.55 0.3
86 Food Preparation Workers 280 $25420 $12.22 0.6
87 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 280 $49550 $23.82 0.2
88 Compliance Officers 270 $79850 $38.39 0.2
89 Financial Managers 270 $157960 $75.94 0.4
90 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 260 $27060 $13.01 0.2
91 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 260 $43110 $20.73 0.3
92 Security Guards 250 $31490 $15.14 0.7
93 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 250 $81970 $39.41 0
94 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 250 $86160 $41.42 0
95 Billing and Posting Clerks 240 $37680 $18.12 0.35
96 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 240 $25290 $12.16 0.2
97 Pharmacy Technicians 240 $33800 $16.25 0.25
98 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 240 $47940 $23.05 0.1
99 Human Resources Specialists 240 $62750 $30.17 0.3
100 Personal Care Aides 240 $23310 $11.21 1.3
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Jobs More Common Near Midland Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 53,190 86,440
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 38,920 12,390
Sales and Related Occupations 47,500 9,450
Construction and Extraction Occupations 54,860 8,790
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 44,740 8,520
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 23,720 7,970
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 50,370 4,940
Production Occupations 46,920 4,700
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 78,980 3,850
Management Occupations 136,380 3,720
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,830 3,620
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,760 3,530
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 72,030 3,420
Office Clerks, General 40,100 3,120
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 111,090 2,870
Retail Salespersons 31,770 2,640
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,550 2,310
Cashiers 23,110 2,250
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,800 2,150
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 50,720 1,830
General and Operations Managers 147,620 1,680
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 78,860 1,660
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,050 1,490
Waiters and Waitresses 20,570 1,490
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 32,530 1,370
Accountants and Auditors 81,560 1,350
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 101,010 1,310
Petroleum Engineers 142,610 1,310
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 39,400 1,270
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,070 1,230
Protective Service Occupations 50,340 1,120
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43,110 1,120
Registered Nurses 58,370 1,090
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,420 1,050
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,740 1,000
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 79,610 990
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 49,400 990
Cooks, Restaurant 29,020 960
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 62,210 950
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 53,100 850
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 75,900 840
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 44,630 770
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50,640 710
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 58,300 700
Construction Laborers 32,380 660
Nursing Assistants 25,880 650
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 38,330 640
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,240 630
Customer Service Representatives 33,540 620
Electricians 50,770 600

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 53,190 86,440
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 38,920 12,390
Sales and Related Occupations 47,500 9,450
Construction and Extraction Occupations 54,860 8,790
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 44,740 8,520
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 50,370 4,940
Production Occupations 46,920 4,700
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 78,980 3,850
Management Occupations 136,380 3,720
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,830 3,620
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,760 3,530
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 72,030 3,420
Office Clerks, General 40,100 3,120
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 111,090 2,870
Retail Salespersons 31,770 2,640
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,800 2,150
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 50,720 1,830
General and Operations Managers 147,620 1,680
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 78,860 1,660
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,050 1,490
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 32,530 1,370
Accountants and Auditors 81,560 1,350
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 101,010 1,310
Petroleum Engineers 142,610 1,310
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 39,400 1,270
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,070 1,230
Protective Service Occupations 50,340 1,120
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43,110 1,120
Registered Nurses 58,370 1,090
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,420 1,050
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 79,610 990
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 49,400 990
Cooks, Restaurant 29,020 960
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 62,210 950
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 53,100 850
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 75,900 840
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 44,630 770
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50,640 710
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 58,300 700
Construction Laborers 32,380 660
Nursing Assistants 25,880 650
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 38,330 640
Customer Service Representatives 33,540 620
Electricians 50,770 600
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,600 590
Wellhead Pumpers 61,290 580
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 64,760 580
Medical Secretaries 30,990 550
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 36,220 550
Helpers--Extraction Workers 37,530 530

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