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Wichita Falls Employment

Employment and Industries in the Wichita Falls, Texas Area

Wichita Falls' largest employer is the Sheppard Air Force Base. Boeing and Lear Seigler Services, Inc., provide services for the base. The Allred Unit, a medium and maximum security prison is also a major employer. Healthcare, educational services and agriculture are significant economic components in Wichita Falls. The city also has an aerospace and defense industry.

Major manufacturers with facilities in Wichita Falls include PPG, Inc., manufactures flat glass; Alcoa Howmet of Wichita Falls, manufacturer of turbine blades for jet engines; Magic Aire, produces coils and HVAC units; WashEX, produces industrial washers and dryers; and St. Gobain Vertrotex, one of the country's largest fiberglass manufacturers.

Cryovac, Tranter and Covercraft are notable manufacturing companies situated in the city. Also, Pratt & Whitney Component Repair remanufactures small to medium size turbofan engines.

Wichita Falls also has an AT&T customer service center and a Blue Cross/Blue Shield claims processing facility.

In Wichita Falls the leading fields of employment include healthcare, educational services, construction, government, and accommodation and food services. Management, professional and related occupations comprise about 28% of the workforce. Approximately 24% of the workers are employed in sales and office occupations. About 20% of the workforce is employed in service occupations.

Details about Wichita Falls, Texas: Cost of living index in 2008: 78.3 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population which has achieved a bachelor's degree or better: 21.5%. Average earnings in 2009: $33,000.

The city's major employers:

  • Sheppard Air Force Base
  • Wichita Falls ISD
  • North Texas State Hospital
  • United Regional Healthcare System
  • City of Wichita Falls
  • Midwestern State University
  • James V Allred Unit
  • Howmet Corp WF Casting Division
  • Cryovac
  • Work Services Corp
  • AT&T
  • Burkburnett ISD
  • Wichita County
  • Walmart
  • Lear Siegler Service Inc
  • Cotru Inc
  • PPG Industries Inc
  • Kell West Regional Hospital LLC
  • Harte-Hanks, Inc
  • Care Partners Community Care

Wichita Falls businesses are invited to work with the following organizations:

Those interested in staying up-to-date with Wichita Falls business activities may want to read the Times Record News.

Jobs in Wichita Falls

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 56130 $40400 $19.43 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9400 $33060 $15.89 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6140 $20420 $9.82 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 5860 $34130 $16.41 10.15
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4380 $66800 $32.11 5.75
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3920 $45970 $22.1 6.15
7 Production Occupations 3570 $35620 $17.12 5.85
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3150 $31500 $15.15 6.45
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2640 $42220 $20.3 3.8
10 Healthcare Support Occupations 2510 $27450 $13.2 3.05
11 Retail Salespersons 2350 $27720 $13.33 3.1
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2210 $39880 $19.17 4.4
13 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1970 $18950 $9.11 2.15
14 Protective Service Occupations 1960 $41550 $19.97 2.25
15 Office Clerks, General 1800 $29300 $14.09 2
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1750 $23550 $11.32 3.7
17 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1720 $20950 $10.07 4.1
18 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1690 $63980 $30.76 5.05
19 Management Occupations 1620 $99870 $48.01 6.05
20 Cashiers 1450 $20580 $9.9 2.25
21 Registered Nurses 1350 $64070 $30.8 1.9
22 Waiters and Waitresses 1270 $19680 $9.46 1.6
23 Customer Service Representatives 1130 $31640 $15.21 1.75
24 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1090 $79900 $38.41 1.65
25 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1010 $40710 $19.57 0.5
26 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 980 $28520 $13.71 1.6
27 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 940 $30990 $14.9 1.2
28 Community and Social Service Occupations 880 $42480 $20.42 1.65
29 Nursing Assistants 830 $24870 $11.96 1.05
30 Personal Care Aides 800 $19560 $9.4 1.3
31 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 790 $23410 $11.26 1.6
32 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 780 $78170 $37.58 2.8
33 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 740 $23040 $11.08 1.6
34 General and Operations Managers 670 $111940 $53.82 1.4
35 Medical Secretaries 570 $32530 $15.64 0.4
36 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 560 $50330 $24.2 1
37 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 550 $33840 $16.27 0.9
38 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 540 $43950 $21.13 1.2
39 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 520 $40630 $19.53 1.1
40 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 500 $18990 $9.13 1
41 Psychiatric Aides 480 $25650 $12.33 0.1
42 Accountants and Auditors 450 $66380 $31.91 0.9
43 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 440 $36430 $17.51 0.5
44 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 430 $60490 $29.08 0.1
45 Cooks, Restaurant 430 $21210 $10.2 0.75
46 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 410 $32350 $15.55 0.6
47 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 380 $62280 $29.94 1
48 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 380 $53440 $25.69 0.45
49 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 380 $45380 $21.82 1.7
50 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 370 $27260 $13.11 0.8
51 Security Guards 360 $27140 $13.05 0.7
52 Tellers 350 $26690 $12.83 0.3
53 Food Preparation Workers 320 $22820 $10.97 0.6
54 Childcare Workers 310 $17680 $8.5 0.8
55 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 310 $52500 $25.24 1
56 Receptionists and Information Clerks 310 $24810 $11.93 0.7
57 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 300 $40650 $19.54 0.3
58 Medical Assistants 300 $29030 $13.96 0.45
59 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 290 $49490 $23.79 0.6
60 Dishwashers 290 $18680 $8.98 0.3
61 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 280 $58610 $28.18 0.4
62 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 260 $18020 $8.66 0.25
63 Team Assemblers 260 $31850 $15.31 0.75
64 Cooks, Fast Food 250 $18260 $8.78 0.3
65 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 250 $34190 $16.44 0.6
66 Construction Laborers 240 $27960 $13.44 0.8
67 Legal Occupations 240 $84590 $40.67 0.8
68 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 230 $18630 $8.96 0.3
69 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 220 $22990 $11.06 0.2
70 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 220 $64960 $31.23 0.7
71 Firefighters 220 $44760 $21.52 0.2
72 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 220 $56470 $27.15 0.4
73 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 210 $47210 $22.7 0.3
74 Helpers--Production Workers 210 $24360 $11.71 0.3
75 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 210 $36670 $17.63 0.1
76 Billing and Posting Clerks 210 $32710 $15.73 0.35
77 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 210 $31110 $14.96 0.4
78 Cooks, Short Order 210 $20580 $9.89 0.1
79 Electricians 210 $46930 $22.56 0.4
80 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 200 $56840 $27.33 0.9
81 Instructional Coordinators 200 $71390 $34.32 0.1
82 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 200 $24950 $11.99 0.35
83 Parts Salespersons 190 $27880 $13.4 0.2
84 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 $18040 $8.67 0.2
85 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 190 $45730 $21.99 0.1
86 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 190 $40830 $19.63 0.2
87 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $30800 $14.81 0.25
88 Machinists 180 $39940 $19.2 0.3
89 Counter and Rental Clerks 170 $24150 $11.61 0.3
90 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 170 $46460 $22.34 0.3
91 Packers and Packagers, Hand 170 $18990 $9.13 0.45
92 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 170 $21150 $10.17 0.3
93 Bartenders 160 $20140 $9.68 0.4
94 Physical Therapist Aides 160 $24760 $11.9 0
95 Insurance Sales Agents 160 $45310 $21.78 0.3
96 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 160 $32060 $15.42 0.1
97 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $42500 $20.43 0.2
98 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 $34230 $16.46 0.2
99 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 $49430 $23.76 0.15
100 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $64490 $31.01 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Wichita Falls Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,400 56,130
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,060 9,400
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,420 6,140
Sales and Related Occupations 34,130 5,860
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 66,800 4,380
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,970 3,920
Production Occupations 35,620 3,570
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,500 3,150
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,220 2,640
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,450 2,510
Retail Salespersons 27,720 2,350
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,880 2,210
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,950 1,970
Protective Service Occupations 41,550 1,960
Office Clerks, General 29,300 1,800
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,550 1,750
Personal Care and Service Occupations 20,950 1,720
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,980 1,690
Management Occupations 99,870 1,620
Cashiers 20,580 1,450
Registered Nurses 64,070 1,350
Waiters and Waitresses 19,680 1,270
Customer Service Representatives 31,640 1,130
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 79,900 1,090
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,710 1,010
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 28,520 980
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 30,990 940
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,480 880
Nursing Assistants 24,870 830
Personal Care Aides 19,560 800
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 23,410 790
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 78,170 780
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,040 740
General and Operations Managers 111,940 670
Medical Secretaries 32,530 570
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 50,330 560
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,840 550
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,950 540
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 40,630 520
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,990 500
Psychiatric Aides 25,650 480
Accountants and Auditors 66,380 450
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,430 440
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60,490 430
Cooks, Restaurant 21,210 430
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,350 410
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 62,280 380
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 53,440 380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,380 380
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,260 370

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,400 56,130
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,060 9,400
Sales and Related Occupations 34,130 5,860
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 66,800 4,380
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,970 3,920
Production Occupations 35,620 3,570
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,500 3,150
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,220 2,640
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,450 2,510
Retail Salespersons 27,720 2,350
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,880 2,210
Protective Service Occupations 41,550 1,960
Office Clerks, General 29,300 1,800
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,980 1,690
Management Occupations 99,870 1,620
Registered Nurses 64,070 1,350
Customer Service Representatives 31,640 1,130
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 79,900 1,090
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,710 1,010
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 28,520 980
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 30,990 940
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,480 880
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 78,170 780
General and Operations Managers 111,940 670
Medical Secretaries 32,530 570
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 50,330 560
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,840 550
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,950 540
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 40,630 520
Psychiatric Aides 25,650 480
Accountants and Auditors 66,380 450
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,430 440
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60,490 430
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,350 410
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 62,280 380
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 53,440 380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,380 380
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,260 370
Security Guards 27,140 360
Tellers 26,690 350
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 52,500 310
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 40,650 300
Medical Assistants 29,030 300
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 49,490 290
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 58,610 280
Team Assemblers 31,850 260
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,190 250
Construction Laborers 27,960 240
Legal Occupations 84,590 240
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 64,960 220

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