San Antonio has a large and diverse manufacturing industry, with a representation of every major sector of U.S. manufacturing present in the community, including materials and electricity, equipment and metal, transportation, and diversified products. According to the 2011 Texas Manufacturers Register, San Antonio ranked the fourth-largest manufacturing market in Texas, with 51,177 jobs. A 2011 impact study conducted by Trinity University indicated that San Antonio's manufacturing industry had an economic impact of $22.5 billion and paid 11% above the average annual salary for all workers in San Antonio.

Manufacturing Jobs in San Antonio MSA

Name2011 Jobs2012 JobsChange% Change
Team assemblers 3,720 4,380 660 17.7%
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 2,590 2,910 320 12.4%
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 2,370 2,480 110 4.6%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing 1,270 1,340 70 5.5%
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 2,010 2,010 0 0%
Machinists 1,170 1,550 380 32.5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Job titleAverage Hourly Wage
Operations Manager $42.19
Sales Manager - Regional $42.47
Production Worker $10.58
Quality Control Inspector  $15.14
Test Technician  $17.77
Source: 2013 Werling Associates Inc.

Major Manufacturing Companies in San Antonio MSA:

CMC Steel Texas
Cox Manufacturing
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EOG Resources
Frito-Lay, Inc
Gore Design
H-E-B Grocery
Hill Country Bakery
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
KLN Steel Products Company
L & H Packing Company
Lancer Corporation
Lockheed Martin
M2 Global Technology, LTD.
Martin Marietta Materials
Mission Pharmacal Corporation
Monterrey Iron & Metal
Oak Farms
Pratt & Whitney
San Antonio Shoemakers (SAS)
Standard Aero
Steelhead, Inc.
Sterling Foods
Tenneco, Inc.
The Boeing Company
Toyota Motor Manufacturing
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Valero Energy Corporation
Vulcan Materials Company