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

Name 2011 Jobs 2012 Jobs Change % 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

 

Wages

Job title Average 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