Tyler Employment

Employment and Industries in the Tyler, Texas Area

Tyler, Texas is known as the "Rose Capital of America" due to its large role in the rose growing industry. The Tyler region produces approximately 20% of the commercial rose bushes produced in the country and over half of the rose bushes are packaged and shipped from the region.

Tyler is the headquarters of the prominent Brookshire Grocery Company. The notable Adams Engineering also has its headquarters in Tyler. Notable manufacturing firms include Tyler Pipe, Trane, Carrier, Ferguson Beauregard, Vesuvius USA and Cavender's Boot City. Tyler also has small high-tech firms including Group M7, Synthesizers.com, CBI, Arrick Robotics and Power-Up.

The major fields of employment in Tyler are healthcare, educational services, construction, accommodation and food services, professional, scientific and technical services; and machinery. Management, professional and related occupations (28% of the labor force). Sales and office occupations (24% of the jobs).

The major job providers in the city are:

  • East Texas Medical Center
  • Trinity Mother Frances Health System
  • Tyler Independent School District
  • Brookshire Grocery Company
  • Trane Company
  • Walmart
  • Carrier Corporation
  • SuddenLink
  • Tyler Junior College
  • The University of Texas at Tyler
  • Tyler Pipe Company
  • Mcwane Inc
  • Cequel Communications, LLC
  • Universal Cable Holdings Inc
  • Helping Hands Homecare, Inc
  • Blacksheep, Inc
  • Mehling & Associates, Inc
  • United States Postal Services
  • Mid-South Health Enterprises, Inc

Details about Tyler, Texas: Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 28%. Average salary in 2009: $31,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 82.0.

Tyler businesses can receive assistance from the following associations:

People looking for local business and economic news can read the TylerMorning Telegraph.

Jobs in Tyler

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations101740$43,180$20.76100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations15100$34,520$16.613.75
3Sales and Related Occupations11620$36,260$17.439.5
4Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations10350$73,010$35.15.85
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations9950$22,520$10.838.7
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations6840$37,150$17.866.7
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations6650$44,910$21.596
8Healthcare Support Occupations5820$28,000$13.462.85
9Production Occupations4440$33,580$16.155.6
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4420$43,550$20.943.75
11Personal Care and Service Occupations4110$23,090$11.14.65
12Registered Nurses3860$60,460$29.071.95
13Management Occupations3790$96,750$46.526.35
14Construction and Extraction Occupations3780$42,640$20.54.6
15Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food3770$19,810$9.522.45
16Retail Salespersons3650$27,050$132.7
17Business and Financial Operations Occupations3390$70,340$33.825.35
18Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations3170$23,950$11.523.6
19Cashiers3070$21,100$10.152.2
20Office Clerks, General2650$33,800$16.251.9
21Personal Care Aides2220$20,280$9.751.7
22Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1980$34,390$16.541.8
23Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1790$32,910$15.821.4
24Waiters and Waitresses1750$23,400$11.251.65
25Protective Service Occupations1690$46,400$22.312.2
26Nursing Assistants1670$24,670$11.860.95
27General and Operations Managers1650$97,860$47.051.5
28Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1640$41,400$19.91.2
29Customer Service Representatives1570$34,990$16.821.75
30Architecture and Engineering Occupations1560$74,420$35.781.7
31Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1410$23,470$11.281.5
32Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1320$37,240$17.91.05
33Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1290$25,290$12.161.25
34Community and Social Service Occupations1270$42,320$20.341.75
35Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1200$56,340$27.090.85
36Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1160$44,790$21.540.5
37Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1100$35,820$17.220.9
38Computer and Mathematical Occupations1080$69,130$33.233
39First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1080$43,990$21.150.95
40Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers990$31,040$14.920.6
41Medical Secretaries990$33,160$15.940.4
42Legal Occupations970$66,150$31.80.8
43Medical Assistants890$30,030$14.440.45
44Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers850$25,410$12.220.75
45Cooks, Restaurant780$24,680$11.870.9
46Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations770$47,230$22.711.8
47First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers760$54,500$26.20.95
48Construction Laborers690$32,820$15.780.9
49Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners690$19,050$9.160.9
50Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations680$63,510$30.530.8
51Sales Representatives, Services, All Other680$51,540$24.780.7
52Accountants and Auditors610$73,270$35.230.9
53First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers590$39,590$19.040.6
54Cooks, Fast Food580$18,720$90.3
55Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics570$40,630$19.540.5
56Food Preparation Workers550$20,250$9.740.5
57Receptionists and Information Clerks520$26,190$12.590.7
58Business Operations Specialists, All Other510$77,070$37.050.7
59First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers510$69,590$33.460.4
60Tellers500$30,200$14.520.25
61Firefighters480$47,590$22.880.2
62Childcare Workers470$20,870$10.030.7
63Paralegals and Legal Assistants470$43,150$20.740.2
64Medical and Health Services Managers430$97,050$46.660.3
65Billing and Posting Clerks410$36,030$17.320.3
66Pharmacy Technicians410$33,900$16.30.3
67Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers410$62,550$30.070.4
68Lawyers400$92,100$44.280.5
69Dental Assistants390$35,720$17.170.2
70Security Guards390$31,370$15.080.7
71Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks390$34,870$16.760.4
72Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria380$22,820$10.970.3
73First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers380$62,620$30.110.4
74Packers and Packagers, Hand360$32,130$15.450.4
75Counter and Rental Clerks350$31,580$15.180.3
76First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors350$65,400$31.440.3
77Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians340$42,330$20.350.2
78Computer User Support Specialists330$47,130$22.660.4
79Insurance Sales Agents320$54,940$26.420.3
80Human Resources Specialists300$51,710$24.860.4
81First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers290$72,000$34.610.3
82Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop290$19,760$9.50.3
83Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks290$18,480$8.890.15
84Pharmacists290$174,870$84.070.2
85Physical Therapists290$101,000$48.560.2
86Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents290$78,530$37.760.3
87Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers290$42,350$20.360.3
88Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations280$33,430$16.070.65
89Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment270$22,130$10.640.3
90Medical Records and Health Information Technicians270$44,070$21.190.1
91Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders270$23,270$11.190.2
92Parts Salespersons270$31,110$14.960.2
93Recreation Workers270$27,020$12.990.3
94Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers260$31,700$15.240.35
95Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters260$39,360$18.930.3
96Postal Service Mail Carriers260$51,420$24.720.2
97Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education260$29,060$13.970.3
98Bus Drivers, School or Special Client250$27,830$13.380.3
99Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists250$54,670$26.290.2
100Electricians250$42,330$20.350.45
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov
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Jobs More Common Near Tyler Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,180101,740
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,52015,100
Sales and Related Occupations$36,26011,620
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$73,01010,350
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,5209,950
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,1506,840
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$44,9106,650
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,0005,820
Production Occupations$33,5804,440
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,5504,420
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,0904,110
Registered Nurses$60,4603,860
Management Occupations$96,7503,790
Construction and Extraction Occupations$42,6403,780
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,8103,770
Retail Salespersons$27,0503,650
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$70,3403,390
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$23,9503,170
Cashiers$21,1003,070
Office Clerks, General$33,8002,650
Personal Care Aides$20,2802,220
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$34,3901,980
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,9101,790
Waiters and Waitresses$23,4001,750
Protective Service Occupations$46,4001,690
Nursing Assistants$24,6701,670
General and Operations Managers$97,8601,650
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,4001,640
Customer Service Representatives$34,9901,570
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$74,4201,560
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,4701,410
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,2401,320
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,2901,290
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,3201,270
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$56,3401,200
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$44,7901,160
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,8201,100
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$69,1301,080
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,9901,080
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,040990
Medical Secretaries$33,160990
Legal Occupations$66,150970
Medical Assistants$30,030890
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,410850
Cooks, Restaurant$24,680780
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,230770
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,500760
Construction Laborers$32,820690
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$19,050690
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$63,510680

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,180101,740
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,52015,100
Sales and Related Occupations$36,26011,620
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$73,01010,350
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,1506,840
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$44,9106,650
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,0005,820
Production Occupations$33,5804,440
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,5504,420
Registered Nurses$60,4603,860
Management Occupations$96,7503,790
Construction and Extraction Occupations$42,6403,780
Retail Salespersons$27,0503,650
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$70,3403,390
Office Clerks, General$33,8002,650
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$34,3901,980
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,9101,790
Protective Service Occupations$46,4001,690
General and Operations Managers$97,8601,650
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,4001,640
Customer Service Representatives$34,9901,570
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$74,4201,560
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,2401,320
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,2901,290
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,3201,270
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$56,3401,200
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$44,7901,160
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,8201,100
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$69,1301,080
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,9901,080
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,040990
Medical Secretaries$33,160990
Legal Occupations$66,150970
Medical Assistants$30,030890
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,410850
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,230770
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,500760
Construction Laborers$32,820690
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$63,510680
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$51,540680
Accountants and Auditors$73,270610
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$39,590590
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$40,630570
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,190520
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$77,070510
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$69,590510
Tellers$30,200500
Firefighters$47,590480
Paralegals and Legal Assistants$43,150470
Medical and Health Services Managers$97,050430

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