What kind of jobs are there in San Antonio, TX?

San Antonio offers a thriving job market with growing opportunities in the bioscience, renewable energy and manufacturing industries. Leading companies include Southwest Research Institute, Valero Energy Corp. and Toyota. 

San Antonio is a proud military region, with Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston, Camp Bullis and Randolph Air Force Base forming the Joint Base San Antonio. As a destination city, the leisure and hospitality industry is well-represented. Other top employers include the homegrown supermarket chain H-E-B, with a large local workforce, as well as the Fortune 500 company USAA and the Northside Independent School District.

The average income is below the national average and so is the unemployment rate. 

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.7 /10

How we calculate this.


San Antonio has a comparable job market to similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


San Antonio
$46,200

USA
$50,620

Unemployment Rate 2018

3.3%
of people are without a job

0.6% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in San Antonio

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
141,900
Nursing Aide
Salary: $23k - $32k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
119,600
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18k - $27k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
71,800
Janitor
Salary: $20k - $32k