The major employers in San Antonio help drive the city’s dynamic and diverse economy – a healthy mix of business services, a rapidly growing biomedical and biotechnology sector, an emerging new energy economy and a diversified manufacturing sector, producing everything from aircraft and semiconductors to Toyota trucks. The city is also strategically located in south central Texas, and has historically been the economic hub of the region. San Antonio’s employment in November 2015 was 1,107,920 compared to 1,102,514 in November 2014. The city’s unemployment rate was 3.8% compared to 4.6% in Texas and 5.0% in the U.S in the same time period. For a detailed analysis of San Antonio’s workforce, click here.

Corporate Headquarters in San Antonio
Employer Sector Number of Local Employees
H-E-B Super Market Chain 20,000
USAA Financial Services and Insurance 17,000
Cullen / Frost Bankers Financial Services 3,982
Bill Miller Bar-B-Q Fast Food Chain  3,540
Rackspace IT Managed Hosting Solutions 3,300
CPS Energy Utilities 3,022
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Auto Manufacturing 2,900
Clear Channel Communications, Inc. TV & Radio Stations, Outdoor Ads 2,800
Southwest Research Institute Applied Research 2,715
Valero Energy Oil Refiner & Gasoline Mktg.  1,653
Harland Clarke Check Printing 1,500
KCI Medical Supplies  1,400
Tesoro Oil Refiner & Petroleum Products 1,300
HVHC Optical Manufacturing 1,200
Security Service Federal Credit Union Financial Institution 1,200
SWBC Insurance 1,200
NuStar Energy Energy 550
Source: The 2015 Book of Lists, The San Antonio Business Journal and by contact with company representatives.
Major Regional Employers in San Antonio
Employer  Sector Number of Local Employees
Lackland Air Force Base Military 37,097
Fort Sam Houston-U.S. Army Military 32,000
H-E-B Super Market Chain 20,000
USAA Financial Services and Insurance 17,000
Northside ISD School District 12,751
Randolph Air Force Base Military 11,068
North East I.S.D. School District 10,052
City of San Antonio San Antonio 9,145
Methodist Healthcare System Health Care Services 8,118
San Antonio I.S.D. School District 7,000
Baptist Health System Health Care Services 6,498
JP Morgan Chase Financial Services 5,200
Wells Fargo Financial Services 5,153
ATT Phone, Wireless and Internet services 4,200
Bill Miller BBQ Restaurant Chain  3,540
Christus Santa Rosa Health Care Health Care Services 3,360
CPS Energy Utilities 3,022
Rackspace  IT Managed Hosting Solutions 3,300
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Manufacturing 2,900
Clear Channel Communications  TV and Radio Stations, Outdoor Ads 2,800
Boeing Aerospace and Manufacturing 2,800
Southwest Research Institute  Applied Research 2,700
Frost Bank Financial  2,100
Accenture Professional Services / Technology Services 1,800
Valero Energy Oil Refiner and Gasoline Mktg  1,653
Harland Clarke  Check Printing 1,500
KCI Medical Supplies 1,400
HVHC Optical Manufacturing 1,200
WellMed Medical Management Inc. Medical Management 1,200
Security Service Federal Credit Union Financial Institution 1,200
SWBC Insurance 1,200
Wal Mart Distribution Center (New Braunfels) Distribution 1,000
Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union Financial Institution 928
Caterpillar Manufacturing 900
Gunn Automotive Group Automobile Dealer  803
Source: The 2015 Book of Lists, The San Antonio Business Journal and by contact with company representatives.