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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 67970 $47160 $22.67 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10130 $37320 $17.94 14.8
3 Construction and Extraction Occupations 8270 $48980 $23.55 4.4
4 Sales and Related Occupations 7820 $43590 $20.96 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7290 $23300 $11.2 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6330 $41180 $19.8 6.45
7 Production Occupations 5220 $46140 $22.18 5.85
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4380 $47530 $22.85 3.8
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3570 $59350 $28.53 6.15
10 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3180 $66180 $31.82 5.75
11 Management Occupations 2310 $133840 $64.35 6.05
12 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2300 $45680 $21.96 1.2
13 Retail Salespersons 2220 $29420 $14.15 3.1
14 Office Clerks, General 2130 $41590 $20 2
15 Cashiers 1980 $24060 $11.57 2.25
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1700 $22820 $10.97 2.15
17 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1670 $72750 $34.98 5.05
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1410 $26240 $12.62 3.7
19 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1400 $22820 $10.97 4.1
20 Waiters and Waitresses 1400 $21570 $10.37 1.6
21 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1280 $34930 $16.79 1.6
22 General and Operations Managers 1280 $154370 $74.22 1.4
23 Healthcare Support Occupations 1190 $31310 $15.05 3.05
24 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 1160 $42970 $20.66 0.1
25 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 1160 $52370 $25.18 0
26 Registered Nurses 1150 $63870 $30.71 1.9
27 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1140 $32740 $15.74 1.6
28 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1060 $80750 $38.82 1
29 Construction Laborers 1050 $36600 $17.59 0.8
30 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 920 $29940 $14.39 1.2
31 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 890 $97950 $47.09 1.65
32 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 860 $49010 $23.56 0.2
33 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 840 $56590 $27.21 0.3
34 Protective Service Occupations 840 $46820 $22.51 2.25
35 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 810 $86240 $41.46 0.4
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 790 $38590 $18.55 1.1
37 Customer Service Representatives 710 $32050 $15.41 1.75
38 Food Preparation Workers 710 $22690 $10.91 0.6
39 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 710 $24960 $12 1.6
40 Electricians 690 $44880 $21.58 0.4
41 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 670 $33850 $16.28 0.9
42 Accountants and Auditors 650 $79040 $38 0.9
43 Cooks, Restaurant 640 $25040 $12.04 0.75
44 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 630 $47170 $22.68 1
45 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 590 $58650 $28.2 1
46 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 570 $35640 $17.13 0.35
47 Medical Secretaries 560 $32140 $15.45 0.4
48 Personal Care Aides 560 $17590 $8.46 1.3
49 Nursing Assistants 560 $29970 $14.41 1.05
50 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 550 $46090 $22.16 0.3
51 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 540 $36440 $17.52 0.6
52 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 540 $44720 $21.5 1.7
53 Machinists 520 $49780 $23.94 0.3
54 Community and Social Service Occupations 510 $47260 $22.72 1.65
55 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 480 $65150 $31.32 0.6
56 Cooks, Fast Food 470 $20710 $9.96 0.3
57 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 440 $44950 $21.61 0.2
58 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 410 $65620 $31.55 2.8
59 Counter and Rental Clerks 390 $30790 $14.8 0.3
60 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 390 $35330 $16.98 0.6
61 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 380 $20060 $9.64 0.3
62 Parts Salespersons 380 $41910 $20.15 0.2
63 Team Assemblers 380 $39100 $18.8 0.75
64 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 360 $82020 $39.43 0.4
65 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 350 $22670 $10.9 1
66 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 340 $57290 $27.54 0.2
67 Helpers--Extraction Workers 340 $45500 $21.87 0
68 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 330 $51570 $24.79 0
69 Helpers--Production Workers 320 $33680 $16.19 0.3
70 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 $42030 $20.21 0.5
71 Tellers 310 $27460 $13.2 0.3
72 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 310 $37560 $18.06 0.4
73 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 300 $60860 $29.26 0.9
74 Receptionists and Information Clerks 300 $27880 $13.4 0.7
75 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $31740 $15.26 0.8
76 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 290 $76880 $36.96 0.3
77 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 290 $57890 $27.83 0.1
78 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 290 $56180 $27.01 0.45
79 Childcare Workers 290 $21700 $10.43 0.8
80 Driver/Sales Workers 290 $24600 $11.83 0.3
81 Dishwashers 290 $20970 $10.08 0.3
82 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 280 $47730 $22.95 0.5
83 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $23500 $11.3 0.3
84 Legal Occupations 260 $90100 $43.32 0.8
85 Petroleum Engineers 250 $135420 $65.11 0
86 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $19940 $9.59 0.25
87 Pipelayers 250 $47280 $22.73 0
88 Bartenders 240 $19890 $9.56 0.4
89 Billing and Posting Clerks 240 $36190 $17.4 0.35
90 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 220 $72220 $34.72 0.1
91 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $36930 $17.76 0.1
92 Carpenters 210 $42570 $20.47 0.6
93 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 200 $20590 $9.9 0.2
94 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $56230 $27.04 0.2
95 Wellhead Pumpers 190 $45430 $21.84 0
96 Cooks, Short Order 190 $25180 $12.1 0.1
97 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 $41370 $19.89 0.3
98 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 170 $46590 $22.4 0.1
99 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 170 $41670 $20.03 0.1
100 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $44850 $21.56 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Odessa Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 47,160 67,970
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 37,320 10,130
Construction and Extraction Occupations 48,980 8,270
Sales and Related Occupations 43,590 7,820
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 23,300 7,290
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 41,180 6,330
Production Occupations 46,140 5,220
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 47,530 4,380
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 59,350 3,570
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 66,180 3,180
Management Occupations 133,840 2,310
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 45,680 2,300
Retail Salespersons 29,420 2,220
Office Clerks, General 41,590 2,130
Cashiers 24,060 1,980
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 22,820 1,700
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 72,750 1,670
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,240 1,410
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,820 1,400
Waiters and Waitresses 21,570 1,400
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 34,930 1,280
General and Operations Managers 154,370 1,280
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,310 1,190
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 42,970 1,160
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 52,370 1,160
Registered Nurses 63,870 1,150
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,740 1,140
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 80,750 1,060
Construction Laborers 36,600 1,050
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,940 920
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 97,950 890
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 49,010 860
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 56,590 840
Protective Service Occupations 46,820 840
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 86,240 810
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,590 790
Customer Service Representatives 32,050 710
Food Preparation Workers 22,690 710
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,960 710
Electricians 44,880 690
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,850 670
Accountants and Auditors 79,040 650
Cooks, Restaurant 25,040 640
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 47,170 630
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,650 590
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 35,640 570
Medical Secretaries 32,140 560
Personal Care Aides 17,590 560
Nursing Assistants 29,970 560
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 46,090 550

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 47,160 67,970
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 37,320 10,130
Construction and Extraction Occupations 48,980 8,270
Sales and Related Occupations 43,590 7,820
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 41,180 6,330
Production Occupations 46,140 5,220
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 47,530 4,380
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 59,350 3,570
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 66,180 3,180
Management Occupations 133,840 2,310
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 45,680 2,300
Retail Salespersons 29,420 2,220
Office Clerks, General 41,590 2,130
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 72,750 1,670
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,240 1,410
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 34,930 1,280
General and Operations Managers 154,370 1,280
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,310 1,190
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 42,970 1,160
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 52,370 1,160
Registered Nurses 63,870 1,150
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,740 1,140
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 80,750 1,060
Construction Laborers 36,600 1,050
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,940 920
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 97,950 890
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 49,010 860
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 56,590 840
Protective Service Occupations 46,820 840
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 86,240 810
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,590 790
Customer Service Representatives 32,050 710
Electricians 44,880 690
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,850 670
Accountants and Auditors 79,040 650
Cooks, Restaurant 25,040 640
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 47,170 630
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,650 590
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 35,640 570
Medical Secretaries 32,140 560
Nursing Assistants 29,970 560
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 46,090 550
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 36,440 540
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,720 540
Machinists 49,780 520
Community and Social Service Occupations 47,260 510
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 65,150 480
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 44,950 440
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 65,620 410
Counter and Rental Clerks 30,790 390

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