Staff Directory

Workforce

 

Intellectual Capital

Dallas/Fort Worth has added 1.2 million residents since 2000, making it one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation.  The Metroplex’s nucleus of quality higher education institutions, a substantial active and retired military population and proactive partnerships between Fort Worth’s business and education communities further augment this talent pool.

Did you know:

  • 81.4 percent of Dallas/Fort Worth residents have a high school degree or higher.
  • More than 850,000 individuals have a bachelor's degree and nearly 400,000 have a graduate or professional degree.
  • More than half of Dallas/Fort Worth's workforce aged 25 and over have at least some college education.
  • Dallas/Fort Worth has over 60 colleges and universities with a combined enrollment of more than 325,000 students
  • 2015 Regional Workforce Leadership Council Annual Report
  • Digital Learning Policy Brief

Average Wages

OCCUPATIONAVERAGE HOURLY WAGE ($)

Accountant I

22.61

Assembler I

13.33

Billing Representative

14.01

Computer Operator

20.14

Customer Service Manager

27.22

Customer Service Rep.

12.35

Data Entry Clerk

12.06

Database Analyst

32.06

Electrician

22.68

Electronics Technician

16.74

Forklift Operator

16.12

Machinist I

17.20

Maintenance Mechanic I

16.05

Maintenance Supervisor

28.54

Material Handler

15.73

Network Administrator

32.86

Network Technician

24.83

Programmer

24.24

Quality Insurance Inspector

20.28

Secretary I

13.04

Stock Clerk

12.38

Warehouse Supervisor

23.16

Source: The Whitney Smith Company

Demographics

CATEGORY FORT WORTH D/FW METROPLEX

Population Estimate

741,206

6,371,773

White

41.7%

50.2%

Black

18.5%

14.8%

American Indian

0.3%

0.4%

Asian

3.7%

5.3%

Other Races

0.2%

0.2%

Two or More Races

1.5%

1.6%

Hispanic Ethnicity

34.1%

27.5%

Under Age 20

238,712

1,945,835

Age 20 - 29

116,603

905,709

Age 30 - 39

115,920

959,303

Age 40 - 59

180,699

1,719,463

Age 60+

89,272

841,463

Median Age

31.2

33.5

Total Households

262,652

2,298,498

Source: U.S. Census Bureau