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Sherman Employment

Employment and Industries in the Sherman, Texas Area

Sherman is an industrial and retail hub. Manufacturing is a major segment of the economy. Several national companies have facilities in Sherman including Procter & Gamble, Texas Instruments, Raytheon and Johnson & Johnson. Some of the major employers are Tyson Fresh Meats, Wilson N.Jones Hospital, Texas Instruments and MEMC Southwest.

Sherman's primary fields of employment are healthcare, educational services, construction, computer and electronic products, government, manufacturing, leisure and hospitality, metal and metal products, and finance and insurance. Management, professional and related occupations (29% of the jobs). Sales and office occupations (26% of the labor force).

Details about Sherman, Texas: Cost of living index in 2008: 79.1 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 20%. Average salary in 2009: $28,000.

The city's largest employers:

  • Tyson Fresh Meats
  • Wilson N.Jones Hospital
  • Sherman Independent School District
  • Texas Instruments
  • City of Sherman
  • Grayson County
  • MEMC Southwest
  • Copper B-Line
  • West Asset Management
  • Progress Rail Services
  • Austin College
  • Folgers Coffee Company
  • Fisher Controls
  • Sunny Delight Beverages Co
  • Verizon
  • GCEC
  • GlobiTech
  • Plyler Construction
  • Starr Aircraft
  • Presco Products

In Sherman there are a number of popular jobs primarily filled by those with college degrees including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, physical therapists, financial managers, medical and health services managers, pharmacists, and educational, vocational and school counselors.

Local companies have opportunities to work with helpful organizations such as:

Those interested in Sherman business and economic news may want to read the Herald Democrat.

Jobs in Sherman

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 43270 $39580 $19.03 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7390 $33170 $15.95 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4980 $20720 $9.96 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 4480 $36360 $17.48 10.15
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4020 $61980 $29.8 5.75
6 Production Occupations 3390 $34620 $16.64 5.85
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2940 $50670 $24.36 6.15
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2450 $30140 $14.49 6.45
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2220 $41320 $19.86 3.8
10 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1990 $39070 $18.78 4.4
11 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1980 $18910 $9.09 4.1
12 Retail Salespersons 1750 $33390 $16.05 3.1
13 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1640 $18560 $8.92 2.15
14 Registered Nurses 1600 $64100 $30.82 1.9
15 Personal Care Aides 1600 $18220 $8.76 1.3
16 Healthcare Support Occupations 1440 $28760 $13.83 3.05
17 Office Clerks, General 1400 $31070 $14.94 2
18 Management Occupations 1270 $92630 $44.53 6.05
19 Cashiers 1100 $19490 $9.37 2.25
20 Waiters and Waitresses 1050 $20540 $9.88 1.6
21 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1030 $24470 $11.77 3.7
22 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 900 $66150 $31.8 5.05
23 Customer Service Representatives 880 $32640 $15.69 1.75
24 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 740 $24990 $12.02 1.2
25 Protective Service Occupations 680 $45990 $22.11 2.25
26 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 640 $74220 $35.68 1.65
27 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 640 $41220 $19.82 0.5
28 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 630 $26050 $12.52 1.6
29 Nursing Assistants 580 $24210 $11.64 1.05
30 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 550 $35920 $17.27 0.9
31 General and Operations Managers 530 $95120 $45.73 1.4
32 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 530 $24200 $11.63 1.6
33 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 520 $30650 $14.73 1.6
34 Medical Secretaries 480 $32960 $15.85 0.4
35 Cooks, Fast Food 470 $19430 $9.34 0.3
36 Community and Social Service Occupations 470 $48410 $23.28 1.65
37 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 470 $51920 $24.96 1
38 Helpers--Production Workers 450 $23010 $11.06 0.3
39 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 380 $51500 $24.76 1
40 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 370 $33730 $16.22 1.1
41 Medical Assistants 360 $29420 $14.14 0.45
42 Team Assemblers 360 $32640 $15.69 0.75
43 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 350 $44730 $21.51 1.7
44 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 340 $59410 $28.56 1
45 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 340 $33400 $16.06 1.2
46 Tellers 330 $28120 $13.52 0.3
47 Cooks, Restaurant 320 $23050 $11.08 0.75
48 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 $39450 $18.96 0.5
49 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 290 $70430 $33.86 2.8
50 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 280 $33620 $16.16 0.6
51 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 270 $20110 $9.67 1
52 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 270 $33030 $15.88 0.6
53 Legal Occupations 270 $66080 $31.77 0.8
54 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 260 $57310 $27.55 0.3
55 Construction Laborers 250 $26200 $12.6 0.8
56 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 240 $59940 $28.82 0.4
57 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 240 $53810 $25.87 0.45
58 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 230 $60430 $29.05 0.4
59 Accountants and Auditors 220 $74490 $35.81 0.9
60 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 220 $41460 $19.93 0.3
61 Substitute Teachers 220 $23550 $11.32 0
62 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 220 $35850 $17.24 0.3
63 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $24300 $11.68 0.2
64 Packers and Packagers, Hand 200 $24560 $11.81 0.45
65 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 $21600 $10.38 0.3
66 Electricians 190 $46380 $22.3 0.4
67 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $29090 $13.99 0.25
68 Machinists 180 $39210 $18.85 0.3
69 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 180 $43770 $21.04 0.2
70 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 180 $30720 $14.77 0.2
71 Food Preparation Workers 180 $22540 $10.83 0.6
72 Carpenters 170 $36980 $17.78 0.6
73 Receptionists and Information Clerks 170 $26400 $12.69 0.7
74 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $25280 $12.15 0.3
75 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 160 $28370 $13.64 0.4
76 Childcare Workers 160 $18230 $8.77 0.8
77 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 150 $51900 $24.95 0.6
78 Billing and Posting Clerks 150 $32130 $15.45 0.35
79 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $31320 $15.06 0.1
80 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 140 $29250 $14.06 0.3
81 Postal Service Mail Carriers 140 $50660 $24.36 0.15
82 Dental Assistants 140 $34330 $16.51 0.2
83 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 140 $25180 $12.11 0.8
84 Tire Repairers and Changers 140 $27860 $13.39 0.1
85 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 140 $35520 $17.08 0.2
86 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $31790 $15.28 0.1
87 Bartenders 120 $22670 $10.9 0.4
88 Lawyers 110 $89530 $43.05 0.5
89 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 110 $33200 $15.96 0.35
90 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 110 $46350 $22.28 0.3
91 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $41010 $19.72 0.2
92 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 110 $55450 $26.66 0.7
93 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 110 $52760 $25.36 0.2
94 Insurance Sales Agents 100 $51660 $24.83 0.3
95 Parts Salespersons 100 $39530 $19 0.2
96 Computer User Support Specialists 100 $44040 $21.17 0.4
97 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 100 $20450 $9.83 0.2
98 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 100 $20670 $9.94 0.1
99 Human Resources Specialists 100 $47290 $22.74 0.3
100 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 90 $42440 $20.41 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Sherman Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,580 43,270
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,170 7,390
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,720 4,980
Sales and Related Occupations 36,360 4,480
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 61,980 4,020
Production Occupations 34,620 3,390
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,670 2,940
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,140 2,450
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,320 2,220
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,070 1,990
Personal Care and Service Occupations 18,910 1,980
Retail Salespersons 33,390 1,750
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,560 1,640
Registered Nurses 64,100 1,600
Personal Care Aides 18,220 1,600
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,760 1,440
Office Clerks, General 31,070 1,400
Management Occupations 92,630 1,270
Cashiers 19,490 1,100
Waiters and Waitresses 20,540 1,050
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,470 1,030
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,150 900
Customer Service Representatives 32,640 880
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,990 740
Protective Service Occupations 45,990 680
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 74,220 640
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 41,220 640
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,050 630
Nursing Assistants 24,210 580
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,920 550
General and Operations Managers 95,120 530
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,200 530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,650 520
Medical Secretaries 32,960 480
Cooks, Fast Food 19,430 470
Community and Social Service Occupations 48,410 470
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 51,920 470
Helpers--Production Workers 23,010 450
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,500 380
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,730 370
Medical Assistants 29,420 360
Team Assemblers 32,640 360
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,730 350
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 59,410 340
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 33,400 340
Tellers 28,120 330
Cooks, Restaurant 23,050 320
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 39,450 310
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,430 290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,620 280

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,580 43,270
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,170 7,390
Sales and Related Occupations 36,360 4,480
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 61,980 4,020
Production Occupations 34,620 3,390
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,670 2,940
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,140 2,450
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,320 2,220
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,070 1,990
Retail Salespersons 33,390 1,750
Registered Nurses 64,100 1,600
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,760 1,440
Office Clerks, General 31,070 1,400
Management Occupations 92,630 1,270
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,150 900
Customer Service Representatives 32,640 880
Protective Service Occupations 45,990 680
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 74,220 640
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 41,220 640
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,050 630
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,920 550
General and Operations Managers 95,120 530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,650 520
Medical Secretaries 32,960 480
Community and Social Service Occupations 48,410 470
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 51,920 470
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,500 380
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,730 370
Medical Assistants 29,420 360
Team Assemblers 32,640 360
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,730 350
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 59,410 340
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 33,400 340
Tellers 28,120 330
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 39,450 310
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,430 290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,620 280
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 33,030 270
Legal Occupations 66,080 270
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 57,310 260
Construction Laborers 26,200 250
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 59,940 240
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 53,810 240
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 60,430 230
Accountants and Auditors 74,490 220
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 41,460 220
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 35,850 220
Electricians 46,380 190
Pharmacy Technicians 29,090 190
Machinists 39,210 180

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