Companies need exceptional talent to compete and survive in a global economy. As part of the Temple-Killeen-Fort Hood MSA and the Central Texas Region, Temple attracts commuters from a seven county region. The Temple Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) supports Temple employers by supplying the resources necessary to help employees grow and retain the fundamental knowledge needed in business. Whatever the training need is, TEDC can bring a suitable business-training partner to the situation and help create solutions.

2015 Jobs

2025 Projected Increase

Average Unemployment

Average Earnings

Median Hourly Wage

Average Earnings by Industry (2015)

NAICSIndustryAverage Earnings
11Crop and Animal Production$31,418
21Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction$41,149
42Wholesale Trade$58,438
44Retail Trade$30,803
48Transportation and Warehousing$53,779
52Finance and Insurance$47,924
53Real Estate and Rental and Leasing$40,159
54Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services$67,648
55Management of Companies and Enterprises$69,764
56Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services$32,154
61Educational Services$32,289
62Health Care and Social Assistance$77,960
71Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation$15,861
72Accommodation and Food Services$16,197
81Other Services (except Public Administration)$23,064
99Unclassified Industry$19,310
Source: EMSI 2015, Temple/Belton.

Median Earnings by Occupation (2015)

SOCOccupationMedian Earnings
13-0000Business and Financial Operations$27.78
15-0000Computer and Mathematical Occupations$32.51
17-0000Architecture and Engineering Occupations$32.43
19-0000Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$28.37
21-0000Community and Social Service$20.97
25-0000Education, Training, and Library$22.29
27-0000Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media$19.43
29-0000Healthcare Practitioners and Technical$39.06
31-0000Healthcare Support$12.30
33-0000Protective Service$19.77
37-0000Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance$10.50
41-0000Sales and Related Occupations$13.58
43-0000Office and Administrative Support$14.02
45-0000Farming, Fishing, and Forestry$14.97
47-0000Construction and Extraction$17.19
49-0000Installation, Maintenance, and Repair$19.10
53-0000Transportation and Material Moving$14.27
Source EMSI 2015-Temple/Belton.

Total Jobs by Industry (2015)

NAICSIndustry2015 Jobs
42Wholesale Trade1,345
44Retail Trade5,811
48Transportation and Warehousing1,839
52Finance and Insurance2,342
53Real Estate and Rental and Leasing519
54Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services1,463
55Management of Companies and Enterprises462
56Administration and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services2,181
61Educational Services1,511
62Health Care and Social Assistance9,862
71Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation314
72Accommodation and Food Services4,365
81Other Services (except Public Administration)2,201

Total Jobs By Occupation (2015)

SOCDescription2015 Jobs
13-0000Business and Financial Operations2,088
15-0000Computer and Mathematical949
17-0000Architecture and Engineering503
21-0000Community and Social Services Occupations928
25-0000Education, Training, and Library Occupations2,896
29-0000Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations5,463
31-0000Healthcare Support Occupations1,932
33-0000Protective Services Occupations2,184
35-0000Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations4,889
37-0000Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1,971
39-0000Personal Care and Service Occupations2,006
41-0000Sales and Related Occupations5,045
43-0000Office and Administration Support Occupations9,980
47-0000Construction and Extraction Occupations2,897
49-0000Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2,069
51-0000Production Occupations3,556
53-0000Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3,497
55-0000Military Occupations17,283

Projected Job Growth (2015 - 2025)

Region2015 Jobs2025 JobsChange% ChangeMedian Hourly Earnings
Grand Central Texas304,189345,34841,15914%$17.74
City of Temple53,83461,7137,87915%$18.24
Bell County158,481180,54422,06314%$18.08

Average Annual Unemployment Rate

MonthFY 11FY 12FY 13FY 14FY 15

Development & Training Partners

Workforce Solutions of Central Texas

Workforce Solutions of Central Texas provides a broad array of employment-related services to local businesses. Workforce Solutions of Central Texas is a division of the Texas Workforce Commission, which is the state agency, charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. The Texas Workforce Commission strengthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor’s economic development strategy.

Temple CollegeTemple College BCE

The Temple College Business and Community Education (TC-BCE) provides customized training and continuing education for businesses and industries for completion at the college or on-site. TC-BCE partners with area businesses to identify specific employee or team development needs and create a targeted plan.