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San Antonio Employment

Employment and Industries in the San Antonio, Texas Area

San Antonio's economy is primarily powered by the government, tourism, healthcare, financial services and manufacturing. San Antonio is home to Fortune 500 Companies such as Tesoro Petroleum Corp, Valero Energy Corp, NuStar Energy, USAA and Clear Channel Communications.

San Antonio has the corporate headquarters of notable companies such as H.E.B. Food Stores, Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, Southwest Research Institute, Harland Clarke, Kinetic Concepts, Inc and Taco Cabana.

San Antonio is home to the regional/division offices of prominent companies such as AT&T, Citigroup, Wachovia, Caremark, Prescription Services, United Parcel Service, Boeing Aerospace Support Center, American Funds Group and QVC Network, Inc.

The San Antonio area also has a strong military presence with a collection of notable military bases. The city has one of the largest military concentrations in the country. The military bases include military and civilian employees. The defense sector employs a vast number of people and has a substantial economic impact on San Antonio.

Approximately 20 million tourists visit each year which significantly adds to the economy and provides a vast number of jobs. Conventions also contribute to the economy. The medical sector is another major employer.

Employment is provided by companies that produce products such as airplane parts, food handling equipment, steel forms, processed foods, structural steel and cement. In addition, Toyota San Antonio provides a large number of jobs. The area also includes the Southwest Research Institute which employs a few thousand scientists and researchers.

Facts regarding San Antonio, Texas: Estimated median household income in 2007: $42,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was: 80.0 (U.S. average: 100). Adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 22%.

San Antonio's leading employers:

  • United Service Automobile Assoc
  • H.E.B. Food Stores
  • H.B. Zackery Co
  • SBC Communications
  • Southwestern Bell
  • Frost National Bank
  • West Telemarketing
  • Taco Cabana
  • Ultramar Diamond Shamrock
  • QVC Network

Shown below are the primary employment sectors:

  • Government
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Educational and health services
  • Professional and business services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Financial activities
  • Manufacturing

San Antonio businesses are invited to collaborate with associations such as:

Those interested in San Antonio business and industry endeavors may want to read the San Antonio Business Journal.

Jobs in San Antonio

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 977580 $45210 $21.74 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 175090 $35650 $17.14 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 107440 $38110 $18.32 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 106970 $22420 $10.78 8.3
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 61930 $51980 $24.99 6.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 61250 $76330 $36.7 5.75
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 56200 $33450 $16.08 6.45
8 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54330 $72770 $34.99 5.05
9 Personal Care and Service Occupations 41710 $21750 $10.46 4.1
10 Production Occupations 41070 $35650 $17.14 5.85
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 39440 $40100 $19.28 4.4
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39050 $42330 $20.35 3.8
13 Management Occupations 35240 $115760 $55.66 6.05
14 Retail Salespersons 32370 $28940 $13.92 3.1
15 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 31020 $18730 $9 2.15
16 Customer Service Representatives 29400 $32490 $15.62 1.75
17 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 28580 $85760 $41.23 2.8
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28460 $24270 $11.67 3.7
19 Office Clerks, General 27960 $34950 $16.8 2
20 Healthcare Support Occupations 27030 $30670 $14.75 3.05
21 Protective Service Occupations 24830 $42000 $20.19 2.25
22 Cashiers 23950 $21010 $10.1 2.25
23 Personal Care Aides 22030 $18360 $8.83 1.3
24 Waiters and Waitresses 19550 $23260 $11.18 1.6
25 Registered Nurses 18290 $66430 $31.94 1.9
26 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 15200 $22610 $10.87 1.6
27 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 13850 $26900 $12.94 1.2
28 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 13690 $33800 $16.25 1.6
29 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 12920 $76520 $36.79 1.65
30 General and Operations Managers 12810 $119640 $57.52 1.4
31 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 12660 $27240 $13.1 1.6
32 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 11670 $44760 $21.52 1.2
33 Community and Social Service Occupations 11660 $43860 $21.09 1.65
34 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 11640 $47980 $23.07 1.7
35 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 10800 $38670 $18.59 1.1
36 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 10150 $58060 $27.92 1
37 Cooks, Restaurant 9890 $23210 $11.16 0.75
38 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 9740 $33660 $16.18 0.9
39 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 8380 $48060 $23.11 1
40 Accountants and Auditors 8300 $74130 $35.64 0.9
41 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 8300 $55460 $26.66 0.6
42 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 7940 $73580 $35.38 0.7
43 Medical Secretaries 7760 $30650 $14.73 0.4
44 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 7720 $38750 $18.63 0.6
45 Nursing Assistants 7570 $25280 $12.16 1.05
46 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 7030 $69430 $33.38 1
47 Legal Occupations 7000 $85090 $40.91 0.8
48 Security Guards 6870 $25500 $12.26 0.7
49 Construction Laborers 6680 $28520 $13.71 0.8
50 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 6560 $44970 $21.62 0.5
51 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5730 $20710 $9.96 1
52 Medical Assistants 5530 $30130 $14.48 0.45
53 Telemarketers 5370 $28340 $13.62 0.15
54 Software Developers, Applications 5280 $101180 $48.65 0.5
55 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 5180 $27890 $13.41 0.8
56 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 5170 $29970 $14.41 0.6
57 Human Resources Specialists 5050 $63820 $30.68 0.3
58 Substitute Teachers 4970 $21250 $10.21 0
59 Food Preparation Workers 4970 $22500 $10.82 0.6
60 Bartenders 4940 $23480 $11.29 0.4
61 Childcare Workers 4900 $21700 $10.43 0.8
62 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 4890 $73640 $35.4 0.9
63 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 4890 $58590 $28.17 0.45
64 Insurance Sales Agents 4870 $48370 $23.25 0.3
65 Team Assemblers 4860 $39920 $19.19 0.75
66 Computer User Support Specialists 4690 $52260 $25.13 0.4
67 Receptionists and Information Clerks 4690 $25060 $12.05 0.7
68 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 4660 $64230 $30.88 0.4
69 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 4630 $19910 $9.57 0.3
70 Electricians 4600 $46160 $22.19 0.4
71 Cooks, Fast Food 4530 $19210 $9.24 0.3
72 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 4420 $18770 $9.02 0.25
73 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 4350 $41560 $19.98 0.5
74 Billing and Posting Clerks 4350 $34470 $16.57 0.35
75 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 4310 $29490 $14.18 0.4
76 Driver/Sales Workers 4180 $27610 $13.28 0.3
77 Management Analysts 4130 $83600 $40.19 0.5
78 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 3930 $18780 $9.03 0.3
79 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 3880 $24990 $12.01 0.3
80 Counter and Rental Clerks 3860 $27540 $13.24 0.3
81 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 3850 $38100 $18.32 0.2
82 Social and Human Service Assistants 3700 $31410 $15.1 0.3
83 Lawyers 3620 $114260 $54.93 0.5
84 Tellers 3580 $27660 $13.3 0.3
85 Home Health Aides 3540 $20980 $10.08 0.7
86 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 3340 $75080 $36.1 0.2
87 Dental Assistants 3320 $34280 $16.48 0.2
88 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 3300 $43810 $21.06 0.1
89 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3260 $29280 $14.08 0.35
90 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 3210 $57000 $27.4 0.5
91 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 3180 $22610 $10.87 0.2
92 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 3040 $37060 $17.82 0.3
93 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 2950 $68830 $33.09 0.2
94 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 2940 $65530 $31.5 0.4
95 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 2940 $20200 $9.71 0.2
96 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2890 $40980 $19.7 0.2
97 Helpers--Production Workers 2860 $21220 $10.2 0.3
98 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 2810 $35220 $16.94 0.2
99 Dishwashers 2770 $20160 $9.69 0.3
100 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 2760 $27930 $13.43 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near San Antonio Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 45,210 977,580
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,650 175,090
Sales and Related Occupations 38,110 107,440
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,420 106,970
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 51,980 61,930
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 76,330 61,250
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,450 56,200
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 72,770 54,330
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,750 41,710
Production Occupations 35,650 41,070
Construction and Extraction Occupations 40,100 39,440
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,330 39,050
Management Occupations 115,760 35,240
Retail Salespersons 28,940 32,370
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,730 31,020
Customer Service Representatives 32,490 29,400
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 85,760 28,580
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,270 28,460
Office Clerks, General 34,950 27,960
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,670 27,030
Protective Service Occupations 42,000 24,830
Cashiers 21,010 23,950
Personal Care Aides 18,360 22,030
Waiters and Waitresses 23,260 19,550
Registered Nurses 66,430 18,290
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,610 15,200
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,900 13,850
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,800 13,690
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 76,520 12,920
General and Operations Managers 119,640 12,810
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,240 12,660
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,760 11,670
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,860 11,660
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 47,980 11,640
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,670 10,800
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,060 10,150
Cooks, Restaurant 23,210 9,890
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,660 9,740
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 48,060 8,380
Accountants and Auditors 74,130 8,300
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 55,460 8,300
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 73,580 7,940
Medical Secretaries 30,650 7,760
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 38,750 7,720
Nursing Assistants 25,280 7,570
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 69,430 7,030
Legal Occupations 85,090 7,000
Security Guards 25,500 6,870
Construction Laborers 28,520 6,680
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 44,970 6,560

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 45,210 977,580
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,650 175,090
Sales and Related Occupations 38,110 107,440
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 51,980 61,930
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 76,330 61,250
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,450 56,200
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 72,770 54,330
Production Occupations 35,650 41,070
Construction and Extraction Occupations 40,100 39,440
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,330 39,050
Management Occupations 115,760 35,240
Retail Salespersons 28,940 32,370
Customer Service Representatives 32,490 29,400
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 85,760 28,580
Office Clerks, General 34,950 27,960
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,670 27,030
Protective Service Occupations 42,000 24,830
Registered Nurses 66,430 18,290
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,900 13,850
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,800 13,690
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 76,520 12,920
General and Operations Managers 119,640 12,810
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,240 12,660
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,760 11,670
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,860 11,660
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 47,980 11,640
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,670 10,800
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,060 10,150
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,660 9,740
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 48,060 8,380
Accountants and Auditors 74,130 8,300
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 55,460 8,300
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 73,580 7,940
Medical Secretaries 30,650 7,760
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 38,750 7,720
Nursing Assistants 25,280 7,570
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 69,430 7,030
Legal Occupations 85,090 7,000
Security Guards 25,500 6,870
Construction Laborers 28,520 6,680
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 44,970 6,560
Medical Assistants 30,130 5,530
Telemarketers 28,340 5,370
Software Developers, Applications 101,180 5,280
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,890 5,180
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 29,970 5,170
Human Resources Specialists 63,820 5,050
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 73,640 4,890
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 58,590 4,890
Insurance Sales Agents 48,370 4,870

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