Occupational Employment Statistics

Table 4. Location quotients and wages for selected occupations in the Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, May 2009
Occupation Location Quotient Annual Mean Wage Employment

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

40.71 $36,730 1,390

Shoe and leather workers and repairers

25.00 20,780 180

Roustabouts, oil and gas

19.87 25,610 1,140

Derrick operators, oil and gas

17.19 37,820 330

Gas plant operators

12.55 56,680 170

Agricultural sciences teachers, postsecondary

12.50 70,010 120

First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers

12.43 40,450 530

Petroleum engineers

9.55 116,210 230

Helpers—extraction workers

8.95 23,020 210

Correctional officers and jailers

8.54 32,870 3,630

Farmworkers, farm and ranch animals

7.15 18,110 240

Detectives and criminal investigators

6.81 48,610 700

Graduate teaching assistants

6.72 29,010 760

Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters

5.76 20,180 530

Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

5.41 31,780 210

Farm equipment mechanics

5.17 35,730 140

Personal and home care aides

4.82 15,720 2,840

Civil engineering technicians

4.62 35,470 350

Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders

4.42 33,080 60

Postmasters and mail superintendents

3.95 53,650 90

Last Modified Date: October 27, 2010

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