Workforce Profile

Workers in Garland

More than 123,000 skilled employees make up the workforce in Garland, Texas with more that 20% having at least a bachelors degree. With such a diversity of industries offering employment, there are a variety of opportunities for job seekers.

Garland is also home to three college campuses that each offer training courses, including Richland College, which has partnered with the GEDP to offer training grants.

Employee Profile

Employee Annual Earnings
OccupationTotal (110,266)Median earnings
Management, business, science and arts occupations: 30,504 $51,092
Management, business, and financial occupations: 12,004 $53,547
Management occupations 7,226 $54,705
Business and financial operations occupations 4,778 $52,249
Computer, engineering, and science occupations: 5,227 $68,119
Computer and mathematical occupations 2,857 $71,560
Architecture and engineering occupations 2,109 $65,048
Life, physical, and social science occupations 261 $46,094
Education, legal, community service, arts, and media occupations: 8,383 $43,309
Community and social services occupations 787 $33,434
Legal occupations 852 $57,500
Education, training, and library occupations 5,558 $46,298
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations 1,186 $30,190
Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations: 4,890 $49,568
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations 2,881 $60,757
Health technologists and technicians 2,009 $37,604
Service occupations: 22,521 $17,285
Healthcare support occupations 2,767 $24,170
Protective service occupations: 1,531 $32,109
Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors 1,120 $29,940
Law enforcement workers including supervisors 411 $39,213
Food preparation and serving related occupations 7,372 $15,098
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations 6,431 $17,456
Personal care and service occupations 4,420 $15,627
Sales and office occupations: 27,210 $27,948
Sales and related occupations 11,185 $24,800
Office and administrative support occupations 16,025 $30,181
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations: 14,258 $26,551
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 292 $13,913
Construction and extraction occupations 9,171 $24,226
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 4,795 $35,109
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations: 15,773 $26,027
Production occupations 9,396 $26,020
Transportation occupations 3,080 $34,273
Material moving occupations 3,297 $21,200

Source: US Census ACS 2010-2014 (updated December 2015)

Hourly Wage Rates

Garland-Dallas Co LWDA Wages, Occupational Employment Statistics Program
Occupational TitleEstimated EmploymentMean WageEntry WageExperienced WagePCT25 WagePCT 50 Median WagePCT75 Wage
All 1,628,690 $24.95 $10.12 $32.37 $11.66 $18.42 $30.18
Management 74,670 $64.52 $31.56 $81.01 $38.72 $56.34 $80.59
Business and Financial Operations 108,390 $38.32 $21.98 $46.50 $25.53 $34.36 $45.95
Computer and Mathematical 80,460 $42.09 $24.74 $50.76 $29.69 $40.62 $53.20
Architecture and Engineering 33,630 $42.20 $24.22 $51.19 $28.66 $38.25 $52.51
Life, Physical, and Social Science 8,610 $32.37 $16.90 $40.11 $20.14 $27.38 $40.43
Community and Social Service 12,700 $24.90 $15.42 $29.64 $17.73 $23.85 $30.35
Legal 14,390 $57.25 $24.57 $73.59 $29.49 $45.64 $74.88
Education, Training, and Library 67,140 $26.03 $14.45 $31.82 $19.18 $24.68 $29.42
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 21,750 $28.84 $13.42 $36.56 $16.25 $24.44 $35.55
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 80,980 $38.41 $19.71 $47.76 $23.50 $32.02 $43.75
Healthcare Support 34,510 $15.09 $9.34 $17.96 $10.50 $13.67 $17.60
Protective Service 43,340 $19.33 $9.48 $24.26 $10.75 $15.32 $25.16
Food Preparation and Serving Related 129,640 $11.09 $8.18 $12.55 $8.33 $9.23 $12.02
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 44,580 $11.14 $8.18 $12.62 $8.51 $9.73 $12.26
Personal Care and Service 37,500 $11.48 $8.18 $13.12 $8.30 $9.18 $11.85
Sales and Related 178,350 $23.72 $8.94 $31.11 $9.79 $15.27 $28.62
Office and Administrative Support 312,320 $18.46 $11.29 $22.04 $12.89 $16.81 $22.41
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 1,480 $10.47 $8.13 $11.64 $8.30 $9.23 $11.46
Construction and Extraction 62,350 $19.06 $11.95 $22.62 $13.42 $16.98 $22.54
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 66,390 $22.15 $13.40 $26.53 $15.49 $20.50 $27.28
Production 87,310 $15.90 $9.43 $19.13 $10.52 $13.93 $18.98
Transportation and Material Moving 128,220 $17.00 $9.27 $20.86 $10.25 $13.72 $19.60

Source:  Labor Market & Career Information Department, Texas Workforce Commission Note: Totals will not add due to rounding and suppression for confidentiality. (Updated October, 2016)

Employer Profile

Garland Workplace and Employment Summary
Business DescriptionTotal EstablishmentsTotal EmployeesEmployees per Establishment
Industries (All) 11,005 108,761 10
Industries (Private Sector) 10,401 93,279 9
Industries (Government and Non-Profit) 604 15,482 26
Agriculture 23 102 4
Mining 15 335 22
Construction 1,121 8,155 7
Manufacturing 694 18,922 27
Utility, Postal Services and Information 301 1,783 6
Wholesale Trade 433 4,172 10
Retail 2,081 14,242 7
Transportation and Warehousing 167 2,508 15
Finance 468 4,439 9
Real Estate 428 2,814 7
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 999 3,830 4
Management and Administrative Support 565 2,946 5
Educational, Health Care Services 687 24,079 35
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 169 1,669 10
Accommodation and Food Services 419 5,438 13
Other Services 1,988 7,500 4
Other 447 5,827 13

Source: Lexus/Nexus, 2011