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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Texas

What professions have the highest employment in Texas? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Texas. We note that the total employment in Texas is 11,228,940. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 381,400 people (3.40 percent of the total employment in Texas). The second most common job is the office clerk, general profession which employs 329,560 people (2.93 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Texas is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Texas

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
11,228,940
100.00% $33,650
2 Retail Salespersons
381,400
3.40% $20,880
3 Office Clerks, General
329,560
2.93% $29,070
4 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
295,060
2.63% $18,010
5 Cashiers
259,870
2.31% $18,860
6 Customer Service Representatives
241,810
2.15% $28,940
7 Waiters and Waitresses
207,050
1.84% $18,270
8 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
191,500
1.71% $23,080
9 Registered Nurses
190,170
1.69% $67,570
10 General and Operations Managers
175,410
1.56% $101,380
11 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
172,540
1.54% $30,470
12 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
168,450
1.50% $19,530
13 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
165,650
1.48% $37,380
14 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
150,390
1.34% $22,920
15 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
144,200
1.28% $50,530
16 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
127,100
1.13% $55,790
17 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
123,600
1.10% $35,770
18 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
117,430
1.05% $52,150
19 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
111,210
0.99% $32,030
20 Accountants and Auditors
106,460
0.95% $66,330
21 Construction Laborers
104,910
0.93% $26,970
22 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
103,260
0.92% $52,000
23 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
102,460
0.91% $39,040
24 Other Sales Representatives
91,080
0.81% $49,730
25 Security Guards
88,840
0.79% $22,960
26 Restaurant Cooks
88,020
0.78% $21,660
27 Nursing Assistants
85,130
0.76% $23,090
28 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
79,300
0.71% $30,570
29 Medical Secretaries
77,700
0.69% $29,390
30 Teacher Assistants
76,170
0.68% $19,870
31 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
72,440
0.65% $51,100
32 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
71,660
0.64% $43,950
33 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
65,630
0.58% $18,400
34 Other Business Operations Specialists
65,380
0.58% $72,490
35 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
63,050
0.56% $22,580
36 Team Assemblers
60,900
0.54% $24,890
37 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
60,610
0.54% $59,030
38 Childcare Workers
60,000
0.53% $18,730
39 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
59,860
0.53% $28,410
40 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
58,740
0.52% $27,810
41 Computer User Support Specialists
58,360
0.52% $46,450
42 Food Preparation Workers
57,810
0.51% $19,030
43 Receptionists and Information Clerks
56,250
0.50% $24,660
44 Substitute Teachers
55,900
0.50% $20,840
45 Medical Assistants
55,620
0.50% $27,680
46 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
55,270
0.49% $53,090
47 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
54,180
0.48% $50,940
48 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
52,130
0.46% $37,330
49 Computer Systems Analysts
51,700
0.46% $81,730
50 Electricians
50,440
0.45% $43,370
51 Correctional Officers and Jailers
49,040
0.44% $37,070
52 Fast Food Cooks
47,940
0.43% $17,880
53 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
47,810
0.43% $36,360
54 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
47,130
0.42% $59,670
55 Driver/Sales Workers
46,430
0.41% $21,500
56 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
46,390
0.41% $34,820
57 Home Health Aides
45,930
0.41% $18,500
58 Applications Software Developers
45,800
0.41% $96,230
59 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
44,750
0.40% $27,830
60 Billing and Posting Clerks
44,240
0.39% $33,600
61 Tellers
41,400
0.37% $24,190
62 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
41,160
0.37% $18,020
63 Human Resources Specialists
40,840
0.36% $57,210
64 Packers and Packagers
40,770
0.36% $19,070
65 Lawyers
40,290
0.36% $118,560
66 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
38,960
0.35% $60,150
67 Systems Software Developers
38,060
0.34% $97,880
68 Bill and Account Collectors
38,010
0.34% $32,500
69 Counter and Rental Clerks
37,940
0.34% $22,760
70 Bartenders
37,580
0.33% $18,470
71 Helpers--Production Workers
37,320
0.33% $22,820
72 Dishwashers
37,310
0.33% $18,200
73 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
36,600
0.33% $35,760
74 Machinists
34,690
0.31% $39,490
75 Carpenters
34,670
0.31% $32,840
76 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
34,500
0.31% $18,090
77 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
34,460
0.31% $43,970
78 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
33,820
0.30% $78,440
79 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
33,610
0.30% $76,640
80 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
33,590
0.30% $18,090
81 Management Analysts
33,550
0.30% $83,330
82 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
33,400
0.30% $23,480
83 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
32,160
0.29% $34,190
84 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
32,060
0.29% $20,240
85 Insurance Sales Agents
31,500
0.28% $42,660
86 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31,480
0.28% $47,870
87 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
31,470
0.28% $21,230
88 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
30,390
0.27% $46,120
89 Pharmacy Technicians
30,080
0.27% $31,620
90 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
29,680
0.26% $44,240
91 Construction Managers
29,680
0.26% $76,190
92 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
28,070
0.25% $35,670
93 Financial Managers
27,690
0.25% $120,540
94 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
27,070
0.24% $65,080
95 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
26,870
0.24% $39,210
96 Firefighters
26,470
0.24% $45,830
97 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
26,340
0.23% $51,030
98 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
26,170
0.23% $71,820
99 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
25,380
0.23% $60,060
100 Loan Officers
25,160
0.22% $63,080
101 Telemarketers
24,010
0.21% $22,260
102 Administrative Services Managers
23,940
0.21% $89,260
103 Dental Assistants
23,750
0.21% $33,580
104 Civil Engineers
23,730
0.21% $89,320
105 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
23,110
0.21% $75,090
106 Computer Programmers
23,060
0.21% $75,540
107 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
22,890
0.20% $22,610
108 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
22,780
0.20% $42,170
109 Sales Managers
22,470
0.20% $124,230
110 Data Entry Keyers
22,380
0.20% $27,250
111 Compliance Officers
22,220
0.20% $67,880
112 Training and Development Specialists
21,970
0.20% $57,690
113 Financial Analysts
21,790
0.19% $77,450
114 Short Order Cooks
21,600
0.19% $18,690
115 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
21,370
0.19% $47,810
116 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
21,310
0.19% $21,860
117 Pharmacists
21,010
0.19% $120,840
118 Postal Service Mail Carriers
20,990
0.19% $57,200
119 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
20,910
0.19% $56,270
120 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
20,870
0.19% $39,930
121 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
20,520
0.18% $46,790
122 Mechanical Engineers
20,330
0.18% $91,230
123 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
19,870
0.18% $18,980
124 Computer Network Support Specialists
19,870
0.18% $65,790
125 Computer and Information Systems Managers
19,570
0.17% $132,300
126 Medical and Health Services Managers
19,460
0.17% $89,100
127 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
19,390
0.17% $18,250
128 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
19,000
0.17% $55,030
129 Parts Salespersons
18,700
0.17% $26,880
130 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
18,550
0.17% $25,730
131 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
18,500
0.16% $35,990
132 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
18,410
0.16% $31,500
133 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
18,190
0.16% $31,800
134 Public Relations Specialists
18,020
0.16% $52,700
135 Petroleum Engineers
17,910
0.16% $143,110
136 Order Clerks
17,340
0.15% $32,470
137 Other Physicians and Surgeons
17,190
0.15% n/a
138 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
16,960
0.15% $27,680
139 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
16,770
0.15% $62,930
140 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
16,700
0.15% $29,390
141 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
16,630
0.15% $85,240
142 Psychiatric Aides
16,500
0.15% $23,500
143 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
16,280
0.14% $33,170
144 Cost Estimators
16,230
0.14% $60,690
145 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
16,120
0.14% $60,540
146 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
16,110
0.14% $33,790
147 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
16,020
0.14% $38,430
148 All Other Managers
15,890
0.14% $111,520
149 Real Estate Sales Agents
15,850
0.14% $48,560
150 Recreation Workers
15,590
0.14% $20,240
151 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
15,180
0.14% $38,130
152 Legal Secretaries
15,160
0.14% $39,880
153 Industrial Engineers
15,080
0.13% $93,690
154 Unknown
14,900
0.13% $27,590
155 Electrical Engineers
14,740
0.13% $95,550
156 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
14,540
0.13% $33,130
157 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
14,390
0.13% $48,800
158 Food Service Managers
14,330
0.13% $49,660
159 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
14,250
0.13% $46,230
160 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
14,070
0.13% $45,580
161 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
14,060
0.13% $18,700
162 Other Computer Occupations
14,000
0.12% $85,000
163 Personal Financial Advisors
13,920
0.12% $70,970
164 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
13,890
0.12% $18,870
165 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
13,870
0.12% $28,640
166 Radiologic Technologists
13,730
0.12% $54,160
167 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
13,550
0.12% $32,150
168 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
13,550
0.12% $93,050
169 Architectural and Engineering Managers
13,510
0.12% $143,730
170 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
13,440
0.12% $55,030
171 Dental Hygienists
13,400
0.12% $72,070
172 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
13,280
0.12% $33,920
173 File Clerks
13,280
0.12% $27,540
174 Property, Real Estate Managers
13,270
0.12% $60,590
175 Social and Human Service Assistants
13,170
0.12% $30,920
176 Instructional Coordinators
12,820
0.11% $63,110
177 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
12,790
0.11% $40,740
178 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
12,670
0.11% $62,760
179 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
12,560
0.11% $94,230
180 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
12,510
0.11% $29,900
181 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
12,490
0.11% $22,090
182 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
12,470
0.11% $19,210
183 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
12,350
0.11% $24,000
184 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
12,350
0.11% $50,830
185 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
12,250
0.11% $56,480
186 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
12,010
0.11% $36,060
187 Architectural and Civil Drafters
11,880
0.11% $48,350
188 Logisticians
11,870
0.11% $78,610
189 Coaches and Scouts
11,840
0.11% $32,710
190 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
11,810
0.11% $40,460
191 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
11,780
0.10% $33,350
192 Graphic Designers
11,780
0.10% $41,810
193 Physical Therapists
11,730
0.10% $88,030
194 Industrial Production Managers
11,730
0.10% $99,710
195 Parking Lot Attendants
11,700
0.10% $19,310
196 Graduate Teaching Assistants
11,700
0.10% $34,620
197 Speech-Language Pathologists
11,670
0.10% $68,140
198 Sheet Metal Workers
11,530
0.10% $36,690
199 Bakers
11,450
0.10% $21,090
200 Civil Engineering Technicians
11,240
0.10% $41,550

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