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Victoria Employment

Employment and Industries in the Victoria, Texas Area

Victoria is an oil, gas and petrochemical production center. Ranching and chemical plants are also important economic components. The major fields of employment in Victoria, Texas are educational services, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, chemicals and mining. Management, professional and related occupations (29% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (26% of the labor force).

The largest employers in the Victoria region:

  • Formosa Plastic - Petrochemical/plastics
  • Citizen's Medical Center - Hospital
  • The Inteplast Group - Plastic products
  • Detar Healthcare System - Hospital
  • Dow-Seadrift Operations - Petrochemical
  • Calhoun ISD - Education
  • Victoria County
  • City of Victoria - Government
  • Invista - Petrochemical
  • Alcoa - Aluminum
  • H.E.B. - Grocery
  • University of Houston-Victoria - Education
  • Kasper Wireworks Metalworks/plating
  • Victoria College - Education
  • Berry Plastics - Plastics
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Spherion - Teleservices
  • King Fisher Marine - Construction/dredging
  • TX Dept., of Criminal Justice - Government
  • First Victoria National Bank - Financial

There are numerous popular jobs in Victoria where the majority of the workers have a college degree including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, chemical engineers, industrial engineers, financial managers, child, family and school social workers, and medical and clinical laboratory technicians.

Noteworthy details regarding Victoria, Texas: Cost of living index in 2008: 78.0 (national average: 100). Adult population which has achieved a bachelor's degree or higher: 19%. Average salary in 2009: $28,000.

Some of the associations offering assistance to Victoria businesses are shown below:

Victoria Advocate provides details about the local business community.

Jobs in Victoria

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations39880$41,930$20.16100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations6890$32,640$15.6914.35
3Sales and Related Occupations4630$37,530$18.049.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations4210$22,540$10.848.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3980$64,170$30.855.8
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2840$35,770$17.26.55
7Construction and Extraction Occupations2690$41,800$20.14.45
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations2650$39,090$18.796.05
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1970$47,590$22.883.8
10Production Occupations1880$47,290$22.735.7
11Healthcare Support Occupations1770$34,070$16.383
12Retail Salespersons1730$26,840$12.912.85
13Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1650$19,150$9.22.3
14Registered Nurses1420$61,740$29.681.95
15Office Clerks, General1360$32,680$15.711.9
16Management Occupations1140$103,500$49.766.15
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1000$24,650$11.853.65
18Business and Financial Operations Occupations960$73,900$35.535.25
19Personal Care and Service Occupations950$21,340$10.264.3
20Cashiers940$20,530$9.872.2
21Stock Clerks and Order Fillers810$27,130$13.041.3
22Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers780$45,930$22.081.2
23Protective Service Occupations720$43,600$20.962.2
24Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive640$29,710$14.291.5
25Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses630$39,210$18.850.5
26Waiters and Waitresses630$21,300$10.241.7
27First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers560$45,150$21.711
28Customer Service Representatives550$28,090$13.51.75
29Medical Secretaries510$30,540$14.690.4
30Home Health Aides490$19,860$9.550.7
31Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks480$38,210$18.371.05
32Community and Social Service Occupations480$44,930$21.61.65
33Nursing Assistants460$24,180$11.631
34General and Operations Managers450$116,220$55.871.5
35Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers440$30,230$14.530.6
36Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products440$62,680$30.130.9
37Construction Laborers430$30,280$14.560.8
38Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners410$23,490$11.291.55
39Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand370$31,020$14.911.7
40Sales Representatives, Services, All Other360$65,530$31.510.6
41First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers340$51,880$24.940.95
42Tellers340$25,020$12.030.3
43Architecture and Engineering Occupations330$74,450$35.791.7
44Driver/Sales Workers330$28,820$13.860.3
45Maintenance and Repair Workers, General330$37,710$18.130.9
46First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers320$33,760$16.230.6
47Roustabouts, Oil and Gas320$40,610$19.520
48Electricians310$40,540$19.490.4
49Cooks, Restaurant300$21,780$10.470.8
50First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers300$69,490$33.410.4
51Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners300$19,060$9.160.9
52Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining290$49,790$23.940
53Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators250$32,370$15.560.35
54Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations250$88,070$42.340.8
55Personal Care Aides250$19,930$9.581.5
56Childcare Workers240$18,700$8.990.8
57Receptionists and Information Clerks240$26,380$12.680.7
58Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers230$51,480$24.750.4
59Accountants and Auditors220$68,640$330.9
60Computer and Mathematical Occupations220$64,040$30.792.9
61Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers220$44,940$21.610.3
62Medical Assistants210$29,820$14.340.45
63Counter and Rental Clerks200$35,030$16.840.3
64Billing and Posting Clerks190$38,360$18.440.3
65Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics180$44,020$21.160.5
66Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria180$23,650$11.370.3
67Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers180$40,680$19.560.3
68Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers180$23,820$11.450.8
69Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters170$41,010$19.720.3
70Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations160$41,060$19.741.8
71Bartenders160$28,550$13.730.4
72Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers160$19,100$9.180.3
73First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers160$69,250$33.290.3
74Medical and Health Services Managers150$92,940$44.680.25
75Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks150$31,210$150.4
76Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists140$51,850$24.930.2
77Food Preparation Workers140$23,420$11.260.6
78Legal Occupations140$67,010$32.220.8
79Pharmacy Technicians140$33,560$16.140.3
80Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education140$29,720$14.290.3
81First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors130$60,060$28.880
82Industrial Machinery Mechanics130$64,640$31.080.2
83Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics120$37,320$17.940.2
84First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers120$67,630$32.510.4
85Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists120$21,310$10.240.4
86Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators120$37,740$18.140.2
87Physical Therapists120$114,620$55.110.2
88Security Guards120$28,030$13.480.7
89Bus Drivers, School or Special Client110$27,180$13.070.3
90Instructional Coordinators110$53,830$25.880.1
91Business Operations Specialists, All Other100$65,000$31.250.7
92Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment100$23,320$11.210.2
93Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door100$52,970$25.470
94Human Resources Specialists100$47,700$22.930.35
95Parts Salespersons100$38,780$18.640.2
96Pharmacists100$164,150$78.920.2
97Social and Human Service Assistants100$38,030$18.280.25
98Substitute Teachers100$22,150$10.650
99Tire Repairers and Changers100$28,630$13.760.1
100Amusement and Recreation Attendants90$19,140$9.20.2
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Jobs More Common Near Victoria Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,93039,880
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,6406,890
Sales and Related Occupations$37,5304,630
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,5404,210
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$64,1703,980
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,7702,840
Construction and Extraction Occupations$41,8002,690
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$39,0902,650
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,5901,970
Production Occupations$47,2901,880
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,0701,770
Retail Salespersons$26,8401,730
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,1501,650
Registered Nurses$61,7401,420
Office Clerks, General$32,6801,360
Management Occupations$103,5001,140
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,6501,000
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$73,900960
Personal Care and Service Occupations$21,340950
Cashiers$20,530940
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,130810
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,930780
Protective Service Occupations$43,600720
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,710640
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$39,210630
Waiters and Waitresses$21,300630
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,150560
Customer Service Representatives$28,090550
Medical Secretaries$30,540510
Home Health Aides$19,860490
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,210480
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,930480
Nursing Assistants$24,180460
General and Operations Managers$116,220450
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$30,230440
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$62,680440
Construction Laborers$30,280430
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,490410
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$31,020370
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$65,530360
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,880340
Tellers$25,020340
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$74,450330
Driver/Sales Workers$28,820330
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$37,710330
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,760320
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas$40,610320
Electricians$40,540310
Cooks, Restaurant$21,780300
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$69,490300

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,93039,880
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,6406,890
Sales and Related Occupations$37,5304,630
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$64,1703,980
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,7702,840
Construction and Extraction Occupations$41,8002,690
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$39,0902,650
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,5901,970
Production Occupations$47,2901,880
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,0701,770
Retail Salespersons$26,8401,730
Registered Nurses$61,7401,420
Office Clerks, General$32,6801,360
Management Occupations$103,5001,140
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$73,900960
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,130810
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,930780
Protective Service Occupations$43,600720
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,710640
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$39,210630
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,150560
Customer Service Representatives$28,090550
Medical Secretaries$30,540510
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,210480
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,930480
General and Operations Managers$116,220450
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$30,230440
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$62,680440
Construction Laborers$30,280430
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$31,020370
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$65,530360
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,880340
Tellers$25,020340
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$74,450330
Driver/Sales Workers$28,820330
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$37,710330
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,760320
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas$40,610320
Electricians$40,540310
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$69,490300
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining$49,790290
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$32,370250
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$88,070250
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,380240
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$51,480230
Accountants and Auditors$68,640220
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$64,040220
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$44,940220
Medical Assistants$29,820210
Counter and Rental Clerks$35,030200

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