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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 41600 $40760 $19.6 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7190 $32210 $15.49 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 4850 $34980 $16.82 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4300 $21800 $10.48 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3720 $65380 $31.43 5.75
6 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3090 $40960 $19.69 4.4
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2740 $34330 $16.51 6.45
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2510 $40220 $19.34 6.15
9 Production Occupations 2300 $43750 $21.03 5.85
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2220 $45120 $21.69 3.8
11 Healthcare Support Occupations 1770 $30880 $14.85 3.05
12 Retail Salespersons 1740 $26140 $12.57 3.1
13 Office Clerks, General 1720 $31600 $15.19 2
14 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1390 $19260 $9.26 2.15
15 Registered Nurses 1290 $58570 $28.16 1.9
16 Cashiers 1250 $20330 $9.77 2.25
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1230 $22340 $10.74 3.7
18 Management Occupations 1140 $103220 $49.63 6.05
19 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 970 $71790 $34.52 5.05
20 Personal Care and Service Occupations 940 $21040 $10.11 4.1
21 Waiters and Waitresses 800 $20910 $10.05 1.6
22 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 770 $39900 $19.18 1.2
23 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 730 $29670 $14.27 1.6
24 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 700 $25990 $12.5 1.2
25 Protective Service Occupations 690 $41760 $20.08 2.25
26 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 640 $20590 $9.9 1.6
27 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 570 $42070 $20.23 1
28 Community and Social Service Occupations 570 $42210 $20.29 1.65
29 Nursing Assistants 570 $22710 $10.92 1.05
30 Customer Service Representatives 550 $26540 $12.76 1.75
31 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 550 $38040 $18.29 0.5
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 520 $31620 $15.2 0.9
33 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 500 $37760 $18.15 1.1
34 General and Operations Managers 480 $118560 $57 1.4
35 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 460 $28880 $13.88 1.6
36 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 450 $73870 $35.51 1.65
37 Electricians 400 $38690 $18.6 0.4
38 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 400 $55260 $26.57 1
39 Construction Laborers 380 $29420 $14.14 0.8
40 Medical Secretaries 380 $29720 $14.29 0.4
41 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 360 $51420 $24.72 1
42 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 360 $63030 $30.3 0.6
43 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 350 $65530 $31.5 0.4
44 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 330 $27990 $13.46 0.6
45 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 320 $18450 $8.87 1
46 Driver/Sales Workers 320 $30820 $14.82 0.3
47 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 300 $86340 $41.51 0.9
48 Accountants and Auditors 300 $67610 $32.51 0.9
49 Billing and Posting Clerks 300 $36350 $17.48 0.35
50 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 290 $38920 $18.71 0.3
51 Personal Care Aides 270 $19370 $9.31 1.3
52 Tellers 260 $24860 $11.95 0.3
53 Cooks, Fast Food 260 $19700 $9.47 0.3
54 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 260 $48930 $23.52 0
55 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 250 $38670 $18.59 1.7
56 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 240 $62630 $30.11 2.8
57 Cooks, Restaurant 240 $22800 $10.96 0.75
58 Medical Assistants 240 $29080 $13.98 0.45
59 Childcare Workers 240 $17950 $8.63 0.8
60 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 240 $37110 $17.84 0.6
61 Receptionists and Information Clerks 240 $26770 $12.87 0.7
62 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 230 $32380 $15.57 0.35
63 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 $67380 $32.39 0.2
64 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $22230 $10.69 0.3
65 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 210 $49050 $23.58 0.45
66 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 200 $40900 $19.66 0.5
67 Carpenters 200 $35690 $17.16 0.6
68 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $34570 $16.62 0.1
69 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 160 $39270 $18.88 0.2
70 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 160 $24320 $11.69 0.8
71 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 160 $66480 $31.96 0.4
72 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $59630 $28.67 0.1
73 Food Preparation Workers 150 $22300 $10.72 0.6
74 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 140 $64490 $31.01 0.3
75 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 $18390 $8.84 0.25
76 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 140 $192160 $92.38 0.2
77 Dishwashers 140 $18990 $9.13 0.3
78 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $33300 $16.01 0.25
79 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 140 $40420 $19.43 0.2
80 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 130 $39510 $18.99 0.3
81 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 $30780 $14.8 0.3
82 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 $96850 $46.56 0.2
83 Bartenders 130 $28190 $13.55 0.4
84 Legal Occupations 110 $74960 $36.04 0.8
85 Physical Therapists 110 $115630 $55.59 0.15
86 Security Guards 110 $26470 $12.73 0.7
87 Parts Salespersons 110 $38270 $18.4 0.2
88 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $37140 $17.85 0.3
89 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 100 $48220 $23.18 0
90 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $42320 $20.35 0.3
91 Production Workers, All Other 100 $27530 $13.23 0.2
92 Instructional Coordinators 100 $54090 $26.01 0.1
93 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 100 $29120 $14 0.4
94 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 $37130 $17.85 0.2
95 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 100 $27860 $13.4 0.3
96 Computer User Support Specialists 90 $42400 $20.39 0.4
97 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 90 $67280 $32.35 0.7
98 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $47420 $22.8 0.1
99 Substitute Teachers 90 $21810 $10.49 0
100 Pharmacists 90 $165230 $79.44 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Victoria Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,760 41,600
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,210 7,190
Sales and Related Occupations 34,980 4,850
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,800 4,300
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 65,380 3,720
Construction and Extraction Occupations 40,960 3,090
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,330 2,740
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 40,220 2,510
Production Occupations 43,750 2,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,120 2,220
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,880 1,770
Retail Salespersons 26,140 1,740
Office Clerks, General 31,600 1,720
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,260 1,390
Registered Nurses 58,570 1,290
Cashiers 20,330 1,250
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,340 1,230
Management Occupations 103,220 1,140
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 71,790 970
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,040 940
Waiters and Waitresses 20,910 800
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,900 770
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,670 730
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,990 700
Protective Service Occupations 41,760 690
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,590 640
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,070 570
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,210 570
Nursing Assistants 22,710 570
Customer Service Representatives 26,540 550
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,040 550
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,620 520
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,760 500
General and Operations Managers 118,560 480
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,880 460
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 73,870 450
Electricians 38,690 400
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 55,260 400
Construction Laborers 29,420 380
Medical Secretaries 29,720 380
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,420 360
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 63,030 360
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 65,530 350
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 27,990 330
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,450 320
Driver/Sales Workers 30,820 320
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 86,340 300
Accountants and Auditors 67,610 300
Billing and Posting Clerks 36,350 300
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 38,920 290

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,760 41,600
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,210 7,190
Sales and Related Occupations 34,980 4,850
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 65,380 3,720
Construction and Extraction Occupations 40,960 3,090
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,330 2,740
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 40,220 2,510
Production Occupations 43,750 2,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,120 2,220
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,880 1,770
Retail Salespersons 26,140 1,740
Office Clerks, General 31,600 1,720
Registered Nurses 58,570 1,290
Management Occupations 103,220 1,140
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 71,790 970
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,900 770
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,670 730
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,990 700
Protective Service Occupations 41,760 690
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,070 570
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,210 570
Customer Service Representatives 26,540 550
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,040 550
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,620 520
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,760 500
General and Operations Managers 118,560 480
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,880 460
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 73,870 450
Electricians 38,690 400
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 55,260 400
Construction Laborers 29,420 380
Medical Secretaries 29,720 380
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,420 360
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 63,030 360
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 65,530 350
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 27,990 330
Driver/Sales Workers 30,820 320
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 86,340 300
Accountants and Auditors 67,610 300
Billing and Posting Clerks 36,350 300
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 38,920 290
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 48,930 260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,670 250
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 62,630 240
Medical Assistants 29,080 240
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 37,110 240
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,770 240
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 32,380 230
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 67,380 230
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 49,050 210

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