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Texarkana Employment

Employment and Industries in the Texarkana, Texas Area

Texarkana, Texas is a marketing and distribution center for the region's agriculture sector. The city also has industries such as tires, wood products, food and paper. Alcoa and Cooper Tire and Rubber have facilities in Texarkana. The Red River Army Depot, a notable maintenance and storage facility for ammunition and military equipment, is the metro area's largest employer.

In Texarkana, there are a number of jobs primarily filled by those with college degrees including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, medical and clinical laboratory technicians, medical and health services managers, financial managers, pharmacists and physical therapists.

Notable information regarding Texarkana, Texas: Estimated median household income in 2007: $39,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 77.9 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 20%.

Some of Texarkana's major employers are shown below:

  • Alcoa
  • Christus St. Michaels Health Systems
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber
  • Domtar
  • Genoa Central School District
  • Hibernia Bank
  • Home Depot
  • International Paper
  • JCM
  • JC Penney
  • Red River Army Depot
  • Sears-Roebuck
  • Smith Blair
  • Southern Refrigerated
  • Texarkana College
  • Truman Arnold Company
  • Valor Telecom
  • Wadley Regional Medical

Shown below is a list of some of Texarkana's notable manufacturing companies:

  • Alcoa - Aluminum rolling mill
  • Applied Control Technology - Control panels, electrical & instrumental systems
  • Coleman Cable - Telecommunications cable
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Co - Replacement automobile & truck tires
  • Domtar, Inc - Finished paper products
  • FCM Products, Inc - Metal fabrication
  • International Paper Co - Bleached paper board and hardwood pulp products
  • JCM Industries - Fabricated pipe fittings and couplings
  • Paper Chemicals, Inc - Defoamer for paper industry
  • River Valley Animal Foods - Ingredients for pet foods

Texarkana's leading employment sectors:

  • Healthcare
  • Educational services
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Government
  • Construction

Organizations providing assistance to Texarkana businesses include:

The Texarkana Gazette is a good resource regarding Texarkana business and industry news.

Jobs in Texarkana

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 55890 $39140 $18.82 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8310 $32830 $15.78 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 6210 $32520 $15.64 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5870 $20400 $9.81 8.3
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5140 $34050 $16.37 6.45
6 Production Occupations 4040 $41730 $20.07 5.85
7 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3960 $45630 $21.94 3.8
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3800 $63230 $30.4 5.75
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3480 $42870 $20.61 6.15
10 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2340 $18930 $9.1 2.15
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2220 $37450 $18 4.4
12 Retail Salespersons 2140 $26900 $12.93 3.1
13 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1970 $20130 $9.68 4.1
14 Cashiers 1970 $19400 $9.33 2.25
15 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1970 $37390 $17.98 1.2
16 Protective Service Occupations 1940 $41260 $19.84 2.25
17 Management Occupations 1780 $90990 $43.74 6.05
18 Healthcare Support Occupations 1750 $26080 $12.54 3.05
19 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1560 $22400 $10.77 3.7
20 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1540 $62610 $30.1 5.05
21 Office Clerks, General 1530 $30260 $14.55 2
22 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1070 $27570 $13.26 1.6
23 Personal Care Aides 1050 $17920 $8.62 1.3
24 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 1010 $49290 $23.7 0.1
25 Waiters and Waitresses 970 $19540 $9.4 1.6
26 Correctional Officers and Jailers 820 $40160 $19.31 0.3
27 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 780 $27970 $13.45 1.2
28 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 780 $30780 $14.8 1.6
29 General and Operations Managers 730 $99760 $47.96 1.4
30 Nursing Assistants 700 $21930 $10.54 1.05
31 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 680 $22300 $10.72 1.6
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 670 $33610 $16.16 0.9
33 Community and Social Service Occupations 620 $44270 $21.29 1.65
34 Customer Service Representatives 610 $30150 $14.5 1.75
35 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 610 $44970 $21.62 1
36 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 600 $35380 $17.01 0.5
37 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 570 $34500 $16.59 0.3
38 Cooks, Restaurant 510 $20640 $9.92 0.75
39 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 510 $35730 $17.18 1.1
40 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 470 $56150 $26.99 1
41 Home Health Aides 470 $23310 $11.21 0.7
42 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 450 $54650 $26.27 1
43 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 450 $18100 $8.7 1
44 Medical Secretaries 430 $28570 $13.73 0.4
45 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 420 $73420 $35.3 1.65
46 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 410 $45210 $21.74 0.45
47 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 410 $32940 $15.84 0.6
48 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 380 $31770 $15.28 0.6
49 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 360 $61320 $29.48 0.2
50 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 360 $58580 $28.16 2.8
51 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 360 $19820 $9.53 0.3
52 Construction Laborers 350 $25820 $12.41 0.8
53 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 340 $63150 $30.36 0.7
54 Tellers 340 $24850 $11.95 0.3
55 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 330 $66700 $32.07 0.3
56 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 320 $40190 $19.32 0.2
57 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 320 $40220 $19.34 1.7
58 Cooks, Fast Food 310 $18570 $8.93 0.3
59 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 $39300 $18.89 0.5
60 Accountants and Auditors 310 $66880 $32.16 0.9
61 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 300 $23530 $11.31 0.8
62 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 300 $33710 $16.21 0.4
63 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 290 $59740 $28.72 0.4
64 Receptionists and Information Clerks 290 $22510 $10.82 0.7
65 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 290 $45640 $21.94 0.35
66 Team Assemblers 280 $36170 $17.39 0.75
67 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 270 $44880 $21.58 0.3
68 Childcare Workers 260 $19340 $9.3 0.8
69 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 260 $56210 $27.03 0.4
70 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 260 $51690 $24.85 0.2
71 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 240 $42360 $20.37 0.6
72 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 230 $88710 $42.65 0.9
73 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $41760 $20.08 0.1
74 Electricians 220 $43270 $20.8 0.4
75 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 $21140 $10.16 0.3
76 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 190 $23790 $11.44 0.2
77 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 180 $18370 $8.83 0.2
78 Security Guards 180 $27920 $13.43 0.7
79 Dishwashers 170 $18990 $9.13 0.3
80 Residential Advisors 170 $22510 $10.82 0.1
81 Firefighters 170 $38350 $18.44 0.2
82 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 $50290 $24.18 0.15
83 Driver/Sales Workers 170 $24930 $11.99 0.3
84 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 160 $18750 $9.01 0.25
85 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $18550 $8.92 0.2
86 Production Workers, All Other 160 $37230 $17.9 0.2
87 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $24790 $11.92 0.3
88 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $18700 $8.99 0.3
89 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $29010 $13.95 0.1
90 Human Resources Specialists 150 $56500 $27.17 0.3
91 Respiratory Therapists 150 $56650 $27.24 0.1
92 Billing and Posting Clerks 150 $31390 $15.09 0.35
93 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $93160 $44.79 0.2
94 Medical Assistants 140 $27730 $13.33 0.45
95 Food Preparation Workers 140 $19910 $9.57 0.6
96 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 130 $31920 $15.35 0.6
97 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 130 $33080 $15.9 0.2
98 Pharmacy Technicians 130 $30710 $14.77 0.25
99 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $55070 $26.48 0.1
100 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $36050 $17.33 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Texarkana Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,140 55,890
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,830 8,310
Sales and Related Occupations 32,520 6,210
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,400 5,870
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,050 5,140
Production Occupations 41,730 4,040
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,630 3,960
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 63,230 3,800
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 42,870 3,480
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,930 2,340
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,450 2,220
Retail Salespersons 26,900 2,140
Personal Care and Service Occupations 20,130 1,970
Cashiers 19,400 1,970
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 37,390 1,970
Protective Service Occupations 41,260 1,940
Management Occupations 90,990 1,780
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,080 1,750
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,400 1,560
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,610 1,540
Office Clerks, General 30,260 1,530
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,570 1,070
Personal Care Aides 17,920 1,050
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 49,290 1,010
Waiters and Waitresses 19,540 970
Correctional Officers and Jailers 40,160 820
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,970 780
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,780 780
General and Operations Managers 99,760 730
Nursing Assistants 21,930 700
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,300 680
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,610 670
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,270 620
Customer Service Representatives 30,150 610
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,970 610
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,380 600
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 34,500 570
Cooks, Restaurant 20,640 510
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,730 510
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 56,150 470
Home Health Aides 23,310 470
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,650 450
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,100 450
Medical Secretaries 28,570 430
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 73,420 420
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 45,210 410
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,940 410
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 31,770 380
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 61,320 360
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 58,580 360

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,140 55,890
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,830 8,310
Sales and Related Occupations 32,520 6,210
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,050 5,140
Production Occupations 41,730 4,040
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,630 3,960
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 63,230 3,800
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 42,870 3,480
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,450 2,220
Retail Salespersons 26,900 2,140
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 37,390 1,970
Protective Service Occupations 41,260 1,940
Management Occupations 90,990 1,780
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,080 1,750
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,610 1,540
Office Clerks, General 30,260 1,530
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,570 1,070
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 49,290 1,010
Correctional Officers and Jailers 40,160 820
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,970 780
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,780 780
General and Operations Managers 99,760 730
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,610 670
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,270 620
Customer Service Representatives 30,150 610
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,970 610
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,380 600
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 34,500 570
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,730 510
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 56,150 470
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,650 450
Medical Secretaries 28,570 430
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 73,420 420
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 45,210 410
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,940 410
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 31,770 380
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 61,320 360
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 58,580 360
Construction Laborers 25,820 350
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 63,150 340
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 66,700 330
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40,190 320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,220 320
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 39,300 310
Accountants and Auditors 66,880 310
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,710 300
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 59,740 290
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 45,640 290
Team Assemblers 36,170 280
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 44,880 270

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