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Odessa Employment

Employment and Industries in the Odessa, Texas Area

The oil industry is the major economy factor in Odessa, Texas. Economic procedures are being taken to diversify the economy. Walmart, Saulsbury Companies and Odessa Regional Hospital are some of the top private sector job providers. The city includes a Telvista inbound customer service call center and a Coca Cola distribution center.

The leading employment sectors in Odessa are healthcare, educational services, oil, construction, mining, manufacturing, repair and maintenance, and accommodation and food services. Sales and office occupations (31% of the jobs). Management, professional and related occupations (23% of the workforce).

Some of the most popular jobs in Odessa where the majority of the workers are college graduates are wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, registered nurses, petroleum engineers, educational, vocational and school counselors, sales managers, financial managers, management analysts, and medical and health services managers.

Details about Odessa, Texas: Estimated median household income in 2007: $46,000. Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 15%. Cost of living index in 2008: 75.5 (U.S. average: 100).

The major private industry employers are provided below:

  • Walmart - Retail
  • Saulsbury Companies - Electric & construction
  • Odessa Regional Hospital - Medical
  • Nurses Unlimited, Inc - Medical
  • Bobby Cox Companies, Inc - Retail/restaurants
  • Haliburton - Oil & gas
  • Investment Corp., of America - Financial
  • Telvista, Inc - Customer service
  • Weatherford CPS Oil & gas
  • Family Dollar - Distribution center

Odessa's major public employers:

  • Ector County I S D - Education
  • Medical Center Hospital - Hospital
  • City of Odessa - Government
  • Odessa College - Education
  • Ector County - Government
  • University of Texas of the Permina Basin - Education
  • Texas Tech University Health - Education/medical

Odessa companies can receive assistance from the following associations:

People looking for local business and economic news can read the Odessa American Online.

Jobs in Odessa

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations68280$46,720$22.46100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations10140$38,360$18.4414.35
3Construction and Extraction Occupations9120$48,370$23.254.45
4Sales and Related Occupations7320$43,490$20.919.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations7310$23,360$11.238.55
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations5990$41,330$19.876.55
7Production Occupations4820$45,380$21.825.7
8Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4540$48,300$23.223.8
9Education, Training, and Library Occupations3760$60,530$29.16.05
10Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3320$63,500$30.535.8
11Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers2490$45,700$21.971.2
12Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2350$22,600$10.872.3
13Management Occupations2320$122,290$58.86.15
14Retail Salespersons2130$31,910$15.342.85
15Office Clerks, General2120$42,880$20.621.9
16Cashiers1670$24,180$11.632.2
17Personal Care and Service Occupations1600$23,080$11.14.3
18Business and Financial Operations Occupations1550$73,900$35.535.25
19Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1450$28,750$13.823.65
20Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining1300$48,020$23.090
21Waiters and Waitresses1290$19,940$9.581.7
22Registered Nurses1240$63,780$30.671.95
23General and Operations Managers1210$140,230$67.421.5
24Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1200$33,730$16.221.5
25Healthcare Support Occupations1150$32,350$15.553
26Roustabouts, Oil and Gas1110$43,510$20.920
27Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1110$31,460$15.121.3
28First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers1070$75,920$36.50.4
29Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1030$69,930$33.620.9
30Construction Laborers1020$36,620$17.610.8
31Industrial Machinery Mechanics990$52,180$25.090.2
32Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand950$34,690$16.681.7
33Architecture and Engineering Occupations890$84,960$40.851.7
34Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks820$39,380$18.941.05
35Electricians820$46,570$22.390.4
36Protective Service Occupations790$50,120$24.12.2
37Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners720$29,020$13.951.55
38Maintenance and Repair Workers, General690$34,880$16.770.9
39Customer Service Representatives680$31,080$14.941.75
40Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators670$49,270$23.690.2
41Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters640$42,030$20.210.3
42Medical Secretaries610$33,560$16.130.4
43Cooks, Restaurant600$26,410$12.70.8
44First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers590$56,960$27.390.95
45Nursing Assistants590$30,350$14.591
46Community and Social Service Occupations580$46,380$22.31.65
47First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers580$49,780$23.931
48Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers580$59,350$28.530.3
49Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers570$43,610$20.970.3
50Accountants and Auditors550$74,800$35.960.9
51Food Preparation Workers540$23,990$11.530.6
52Sales Representatives, Services, All Other540$68,830$33.090.6
53Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations500$45,410$21.831.8
54First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers500$37,020$17.80.6
55Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators480$32,390$15.570.35
56Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations450$57,660$27.720.8
57Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners440$23,490$11.290.9
58First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers420$70,250$33.770.4
59Machinists420$48,980$23.550.25
60Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers400$35,100$16.870.6
61Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists370$53,450$25.70.2
62Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses370$46,760$22.480.5
63Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers360$37,660$18.110
64Computer and Mathematical Occupations360$62,200$29.92.9
65Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks350$36,060$17.340.4
66First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors340$65,230$31.360
67Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines340$55,690$26.770.1
68Counter and Rental Clerks330$31,760$15.270.3
69Helpers--Extraction Workers330$39,050$18.780
70Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics320$46,740$22.470.5
71Cooks, Fast Food320$21,930$10.540.3
72First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers310$75,500$36.30.3
73Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks310$59,570$28.640.2
74Parts Salespersons290$41,280$19.850.2
75Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers290$57,460$27.630.4
76Tellers280$28,330$13.620.3
77Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria270$24,200$11.640.3
78Legal Occupations270$77,970$37.480.8
79Billing and Posting Clerks260$36,630$17.610.3
80Dishwashers260$22,580$10.860.3
81Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop250$21,060$10.130.3
82Carpenters240$44,050$21.180.7
83Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers230$30,640$14.730.8
84Receptionists and Information Clerks230$29,570$14.220.7
85Bartenders220$21,330$10.260.4
86Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders220$37,300$17.930.1
87Petroleum Engineers220$107,220$51.550
88Structural Iron and Steel Workers220$56,980$27.40
89Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop200$18,650$8.970.3
90Helpers--Production Workers200$31,370$15.080.3
91Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers200$21,440$10.310.1
92Tire Repairers and Changers190$34,500$16.590.1
93Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment180$26,430$12.710.2
94Cooks, Short Order170$24,210$11.640.1
95Dental Assistants170$44,090$21.20.2
96Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks170$20,440$9.830.2
97Sheet Metal Workers170$39,860$19.160.1
98Bus Drivers, School or Special Client160$35,680$17.150.3
99Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers160$23,570$11.330.3
100Human Resources Specialists160$59,330$28.530.35
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Jobs More Common Near Odessa Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,72068,280
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$38,36010,140
Construction and Extraction Occupations$48,3709,120
Sales and Related Occupations$43,4907,320
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,3607,310
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$41,3305,990
Production Occupations$45,3804,820
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$48,3004,540
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$60,5303,760
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$63,5003,320
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,7002,490
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$22,6002,350
Management Occupations$122,2902,320
Retail Salespersons$31,9102,130
Office Clerks, General$42,8802,120
Cashiers$24,1801,670
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,0801,600
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$73,9001,550
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,7501,450
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining$48,0201,300
Waiters and Waitresses$19,9401,290
Registered Nurses$63,7801,240
General and Operations Managers$140,2301,210
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,7301,200
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,3501,150
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas$43,5101,110
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$31,4601,110
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$75,9201,070
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$69,9301,030
Construction Laborers$36,6201,020
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$52,180990
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$34,690950
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$84,960890
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,380820
Electricians$46,570820
Protective Service Occupations$50,120790
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,020720
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$34,880690
Customer Service Representatives$31,080680
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators$49,270670
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$42,030640
Medical Secretaries$33,560610
Cooks, Restaurant$26,410600
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$56,960590
Nursing Assistants$30,350590
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,380580
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$49,780580
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$59,350580
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$43,610570
Accountants and Auditors$74,800550

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,72068,280
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$38,36010,140
Construction and Extraction Occupations$48,3709,120
Sales and Related Occupations$43,4907,320
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$41,3305,990
Production Occupations$45,3804,820
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$48,3004,540
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$60,5303,760
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$63,5003,320
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,7002,490
Management Occupations$122,2902,320
Retail Salespersons$31,9102,130
Office Clerks, General$42,8802,120
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$73,9001,550
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,7501,450
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining$48,0201,300
Registered Nurses$63,7801,240
General and Operations Managers$140,2301,210
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,7301,200
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,3501,150
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas$43,5101,110
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$31,4601,110
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$75,9201,070
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$69,9301,030
Construction Laborers$36,6201,020
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$52,180990
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$34,690950
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$84,960890
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,380820
Electricians$46,570820
Protective Service Occupations$50,120790
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,020720
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$34,880690
Customer Service Representatives$31,080680
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators$49,270670
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$42,030640
Medical Secretaries$33,560610
Cooks, Restaurant$26,410600
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$56,960590
Nursing Assistants$30,350590
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,380580
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$49,780580
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$59,350580
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$43,610570
Accountants and Auditors$74,800550
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$68,830540
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,410500
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,020500
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$32,390480
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$57,660450

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