What kind of jobs are there in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX?

Many corporate giants, such as Toyota and State Farm, have moved their operations to North Texas, launching thousands of job opportunities and bolstering the economy. In the Dallas area, the top industries are technology, financial services and defense. In the Fort Worth area, the major industries are oil and gas, manufacturing, and aviation and aerospace. Unemployment in the area is slightly below the national average.

The area's largest employers are business-, finance- and educated-related, such as the AMR Corporation, Bank of America Corporation and Texas Health Resources. However, in-demand jobs also include retail and sales associates, nurses, teachers, systems engineers and accountants. Entry-level jobs are available, particularly in retail. As startups launch from the metroplex, more positions are becoming available in technology as well.

The average salary in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is slightly higher than the nationwide average.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 7.1 /10

How we calculate this.

Dallas-Fort Worth has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary

Dallas-Fort Worth


Unemployment Rate 2019

of people are without a job

0.4% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Dallas-Fort Worth

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
Nursing Aide
Salary: $24.34k - $33.58k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.82k - $28.28k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $21.99k - $33.49k