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Fresno Employment

Employment and Industries in the Fresno, California Area

Fresno serves as the economic center for California's Central Valley. Agriculture is the major factor for the Fresno area economy. Agriculture provides approximately 25% of the region's jobs. In addition, it's estimated that one out of three jobs are related to agriculture. Fresno county is regarded as one of the most prominent agricultural counties in the nation. The primary crops are cotton, grapes, cattle, plums, milk, tomatoes, turkeys and peaches. The area's food processing industry is an important element of the economy. In addition, Fresno's unemployment rate fluctuates on a seasonal basis due to the varying employment needs of the agricultural industry.

The primary non-agricultural sectors for employment are:

  • Government
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Education and health services
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional and business services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Construction
  • Finance

Fresno continues to add non-agricultural industries. The manufacturing sector provides jobs in a variety of areas including metal products, farm machinery, stone, transportation equipment, glass products, electrical equipment, wood products and furniture. Jobs are also provided in sectors such as irrigation and agricultural technology, flexible food manufacturing and advanced logistics. In addition, the numerous call centers employ a portion of the workforce.

The jobs more common in Fresno when compared to most of the nation's cities are first-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing and forestry workers; farm workers and laborers, crop, nursery and greenhouse; slaughterers and meat packers; agricultural equipment operators; meat poultry,and fish cutters and trimmers; tax examiners, collectors and revenue agents and agricultural inspectors.

Fresno includes numerous business incubators that function as resource centers for entrepreneurs and new companies. A number of the business incubators are situated at California State University, Fresno. The city also has a large Enterprise Zone. The state of California provides companies operating in the zone with various tax credits such as for financing, hiring, and capital investment. The programs are offered by the State of California Commerce and the Economic Development Program.

Noteworthy data regarding Fresno: The average salary in Fresno in early 2009 was $33,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 94.6. The national average is 100. Regarding the population over the age of 25, about 19% have a bachelor's degree or higher.

The largest employers in the public sector are provided below:

  • Fresno County Unified School District
  • Fresno County
  • Community Medical Centers
  • City of Fresno
  • California State University, Fresno
  • State Center Community College District

The largest employers in Fresno's private sector are:

  • Community Medical Center - Healthcare
  • St. Agnes Medical Center - Healthcare
  • Beverly Healthcare - Healthcare
  • Kaiser Permanente - Healthcare
  • Pelco - Video security systems manufacture
  • Children's Hospital Central California - Healthcare
  • Quinn Group Inc - Ag, industrial and construction equipment manufacturer
  • AT&T - Communications
  • Zacky Farms - Turkey growers and processors
  • Fresno Bee - Newspaper
  • Guarantee Real Estate - Real estate brokerage
  • Sunrise Medical - Wheelchair manufacturer
  • Producers Dairy Foods - Dairy products processing and packaging
  • London Properties Real Estate brokerage
  • Geil Enterprises - Security, janitorial services
  • Turner Security Systems - Security personnel and monitoring
  • Securitas Security Services USA - Security services
  • Grundfos Pumps Manufacturing Corp - Water pumps manufacturer
  • Quest Diagnostics Inc - Clinical laboratory services
  • Duncan Enterprises - Ceramic arts manufacturer

Business organizations offering assistance to Fresno businesses:

The The Business Journal - Fresno provides information about the current business activities in Fresno.

Most Popular Jobs in Fresno, California Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Elementary school teachers, except special education 5,400 $70,710 $35,340 - 109,310 14% 95%
2 Registered nurses 5,190 $77,630 $55,080 - 102,290 24% 56%
3 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 3,770 $62,510 $37,240 - 95,740 11% 95%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 3,580 $64,450 $39,990 - 97,660 6% 96%
5 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 2,640 $71,090 $35,310 - 123,560 8% 51%
6 Teachers and instructors, all other 1,890 $44,880 $22,440 - 84,230 9% 54%
7 Accountants and auditors 1,750 $58,640 $38,580 - 82,600 18% 79%
8 Lawyers 1,120 $130,920 $73,870 - 11% 99%
9 Social and human service assistants 1,100 $30,810 $20,310 - 42,090 34% 58%
10 Financial managers 1,000 $93,450 $48,410 - 142,230 13% 60%
11 Pharmacists 990 $122,510 $103,690 - 146,950 22% 97%
12 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 980 $62,100 $40,680 - 96,560 20% 87%
13 Sales managers 940 $84,890 $35,880 - 153,020 10% 69%
14 Coaches and scouts 850 $47,840 $22,550 - 68,780 15% 60%
15 Civil engineers 830 $84,300 $64,070 - 104,080 18% 87%
16 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 810 $94,520 $53,900 - 133,080 8% 78%
17 Instructional coordinators 750 $76,070 $41,720 - 114,310 23% 79%
18 Management analysts 750 $71,460 $45,830 - 99,140 22% 78%
19 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 720 $52,520 $30,490 - 78,800 5% 58%
20 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 720 $47,610 $18,340 - 83,870 13% 73%
21 Medical and health services managers 650 $97,200 $48,040 - 156,950 16% 57%
22 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 640 $73,950 $48,930 - 116,750 14% 54%
23 Managers, all other 620 $87,540 $55,160 - 128,800 7% 55%
24 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 570 $69,560 $34,980 - 108,480 12% 51%
25 Social workers, all other 480 $50,840 $24,070 - 77,860 18% 77%
26 Sales and related workers, all other 470 $39,840 $22,420 - 52,780 14% 62%
27 Chief executives 450 $150,410 $77,250 - 2% 65%
28 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 430 $74,730 $47,520 - 102,570 11% 58%
29 Special education teachers, middle school 410 $58,720 $35,730 - 86,690 16% 87%
30 Physical therapists 400 $81,740 $42,310 - 133,960 27% 89%
31 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 400 $81,350 $33,600 - 25% 67%
32 Network and computer systems administrators 400 $65,280 $42,400 - 95,890 27% 50%
33 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 390 $62,520 $40,240 - 95,940 17% 56%
34 Mental health counselors 380 $56,370 $28,980 - 85,560 30% 73%
35 Computer systems analysts 370 $67,110 $40,890 - 97,590 29% 68%
36 Education, training, and library workers, all other 370 $34,140 $16,760 - 51,550 11% 79%
37 Child, family, and school social workers 360 $40,850 $26,240 - 53,220 19% 77%
38 Computer software engineers, applications 340 $80,010 $54,330 - 113,990 45% 85%
39 Graphic designers 330 $46,880 $26,770 - 66,640 10% 55%
40 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 320 $51,650 $36,260 - 67,600 18% 56%
41 Advertising sales agents 320 $50,160 $26,290 - 79,540 20% 56%
42 Community and social service specialists, all other 310 $42,010 $29,090 - 61,290 25% 58%
43 Social and community service managers 300 $57,150 $35,530 - 86,280 25% 72%
44 Public relations specialists 300 $46,970 $28,570 - 69,190 18% 81%
45 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 280 $64,080 $30,200 - 100,290 15% 72%
46 Training and development specialists 270 $63,810 $26,630 - 102,810 18% 56%
47 Special education teachers, secondary school 270 $51,190 $25,270 - 79,080 9% 87%
48 Engineers, all other 260 $81,560 $50,110 - 117,460 6% 82%
49 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 260 $64,240 $28,920 - 101,920 16% 99%
50 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 260 $52,400 $35,570 - 76,630 18% 56%
51 Physician assistants 240 $96,650 $64,840 - 129,250 27% 67%
52 Computer and information systems managers 240 $91,470 $54,780 - 134,250 16% 73%
53 Librarians 240 $53,100 $19,320 - 84,830 4% 85%
54 Computer specialists, all other 230 $65,860 $40,350 - 86,970 15% 68%
55 Medical and public health social workers 230 $63,680 $32,690 - 96,610 24% 77%
56 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 230 $59,420 $44,360 - 79,320 25% 93%
57 Financial specialists, all other 230 $58,620 $36,110 - 84,390 12% 50%
58 Market research analysts 230 $52,820 $28,100 - 92,760 20% 82%
59 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 230 $34,500 $25,030 - 47,590 34% 73%
60 Marketing managers 220 $103,910 $36,950 - 14% 69%
61 Mechanical engineers 210 $78,830 $42,740 - 135,360 4% 78%
62 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 210 $67,500 $47,590 - 85,570 12% 51%
63 Network systems and data communications analysts 210 $67,310 $38,630 - 102,970 53% 57%
64 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 200 $53,450 $24,790 - 93,220 24% 78%
65 Urban and regional planners 190 $66,440 $50,530 - 86,210 15% 92%
66 Computer programmers 190 $51,900 $31,930 - 73,560 -4% 73%
67 Speech-language pathologists 180 $86,570 $49,460 - 128,650 11% 98%
68 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 180 $56,220 $35,590 - 81,620 30% 77%
69 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 180 $24,430 $18,310 - 32,410 11% 55%
70 Occupational therapists 170 $80,900 $65,250 - 102,320 23% 90%
71 Personal financial advisors 170 $68,710 $42,960 - 108,320 41% 81%
72 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 170 $62,630 $40,550 - 83,570 -5% 96%
73 Floral designers 170 $24,170 $17,800 - 34,210 -9% 55%
74 Credit analysts 160 $70,860 $29,380 - 136,390 2% 60%
75 Budget analysts 160 $51,350 $27,620 - 82,600 7% 78%
76 Electronics engineers, except computer 150 $80,660 $53,860 - 119,000 4% 81%
77 Engineering managers 140 $105,140 $68,680 - 140,100 7% 84%
78 Human resources managers, all other 140 $104,490 $66,130 - 161,390 11% 58%
79 Detectives and criminal investigators 140 $72,520 $47,520 - 98,350 17% 54%
80 Surveyors 140 $65,380 $34,940 - 97,200 24% 82%
81 Self-enrichment education teachers 140 $37,810 $20,650 - 68,210 23% 54%
82 Health educators 130 $49,130 $27,350 - 84,310 26% 58%
83 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 130 $41,040 $28,070 - 61,960 15% 51%
84 Legislators 130 $39,560 $25,560 - 62,120 1% 65%
85 Financial analysts 120 $97,140 $53,280 - 34% 87%
86 Computer software engineers, systems software 120 $58,300 $22,780 - 98,670 28% 85%
87 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 110 $84,370 $67,170 - 110,930 20% 99%
88 Purchasing managers 110 $72,990 $31,420 - 124,050 3% 57%
89 Dentists, general 100 $189,100 $118,440 - 9% 100%
90 Education administrators, all other 100 $84,320 $31,010 - 131,370 13% 78%
91 Environmental engineers 100 $67,990 $49,120 - 82,910 25% 86%
92 Private detectives and investigators 100 $55,710 $30,930 - 88,000 18% 52%
93 Editors 100 $52,470 $29,030 - 82,770 2% 81%
94 Reporters and correspondents 100 $44,570 $25,220 - 69,240 1% 85%
95 Biological technicians 100 $32,030 $19,970 - 53,150 16% 60%
96 Electrical engineers 90 $77,460 $51,630 - 108,950 6% 81%
97 Dietitians and nutritionists 90 $60,360 $41,190 - 82,410 9% 72%
98 Producers and directors 90 $60,310 $26,860 - 100,240 11% 75%
99 Database administrators 90 $57,810 $29,480 - 84,460 29% 72%
100 Clergy 90 $49,940 $33,550 - 73,550 19% 75%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 22,990 $18,160 $16,640 - 20,050 -3% 4%
2 Retail salespersons 9,580 $23,960 $16,800 - 35,070 12% 25%
3 Office clerks, general 8,310 $27,030 $17,730 - 39,080 13% 19%
4 Cashiers 7,670 $20,930 $16,640 - 30,650 -3% 10%
5 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 7,330 $18,860 $16,680 - 21,880 18% 5%
6 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 5,520 $23,090 $16,720 - 32,460 2% 5%
7 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 4,630 $34,160 $23,050 - 47,980 13% 16%
8 Waiters and waitresses 4,410 $19,780 $16,680 - 23,650 11% 14%
9 General and operations managers 4,150 $106,770 $49,040 - 2% 48%
10 Customer service representatives 4,000 $35,780 $21,770 - 60,600 25% 22%
11 Teacher assistants 3,930 $26,930 $18,160 - 34,120 10% 18%
12 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 3,910 $23,050 $16,640 - 31,900 15% 4%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 3,810 $49,230 $29,970 - 73,520 6% 29%
14 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 3,690 $40,880 $27,960 - 51,970 10% 4%
15 Stock clerks and order fillers 3,640 $22,640 $16,970 - 32,180 -8% 8%
16 Packers and packagers, hand 3,600 $18,650 $16,660 - 20,720 -12% 3%
17 Business operations specialists, all other 3,400 $62,660 $33,570 - 96,710 21% 49%
18 Construction laborers 3,100 $33,410 $19,320 - 56,040 11% 5%
19 Postsecondary teachers, all other 3,060 $63,320 $35,180 - 102,330 0% 0%
20 Security guards 2,830 $22,140 $16,930 - 29,950 17% 13%
21 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 2,700 $41,410 $27,450 - 60,120 15% 18%
22 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 2,690 $38,210 $22,930 - 56,980 4% 25%
23 Maintenance and repair workers, general 2,560 $36,340 $19,840 - 52,710 10% 6%
24 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 2,510 $32,510 $18,530 - 50,380 8% 4%
25 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 2,480 $29,760 $18,530 - 41,110 1% 18%
26 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 2,440 $25,140 $18,490 - 33,040 18% 7%
27 Cooks, fast food 2,370 $18,370 $16,640 - 21,530 8% 5%
28 Carpenters 2,290 $40,470 $18,810 - 63,530 10% 6%
29 Receptionists and information clerks 2,290 $24,180 $17,910 - 31,520 17% 13%
30 Industrial truck and tractor operators 2,280 $28,290 $18,120 - 41,180 -2% 2%
31 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 2,140 $25,240 $17,470 - 37,460 18% 6%
32 Food preparation workers 2,090 $19,140 $16,670 - 23,350 15% 7%
33 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 1,980 $27,650 $19,260 - 40,300 11% 14%
34 Medical assistants 1,950 $28,240 $19,270 - 39,000 35% 10%
35 Medical secretaries 1,910 $29,330 $18,900 - 42,630 17% 18%
36 Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 1,910 $19,550 $16,640 - 24,150 11% 2%
37 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 1,810 $19,330 $16,700 - 24,150 10% 8%
38 All other information and record clerks 1,750 $31,740 $19,640 - 46,160 -13% 21%
39 Tellers 1,710 $23,590 $17,970 - 31,170 14% 16%
40 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 1,690 $36,690 $21,280 - 52,810 14% 4%
41 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 1,660 $22,820 $16,640 - 32,350 -5% 5%
42 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 1,630 $31,880 $22,270 - 42,420 4% 15%
43 Office and administrative support workers, all other 1,570 $26,210 $17,570 - 40,500 -9% 32%
44 Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 1,540 $43,320 $31,350 - 57,570 2% 43%
45 Cooks, restaurant 1,530 $22,170 $17,180 - 27,790 12% 5%
46 Home health aides 1,510 $20,690 $16,990 - 25,550 49% 7%
47 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1,450 $28,170 $18,310 - 39,580 4% 6%
48 Child care workers 1,420 $21,240 $17,170 - 26,510 18% 15%
49 Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service 1,390 $23,800 $20,410 - 29,550 -12% 9%
50 Electricians 1,360 $48,470 $32,210 - 68,140 7% 7%
51 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 1,360 $47,540 $35,260 - 64,500 14% 7%
52 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 1,290 $67,350 $39,990 - 95,700 11% 33%
53 Helpers--production workers 1,270 $19,560 $16,830 - 24,330 -1% 4%
54 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 1,250 $62,960 $41,270 - 85,250 9% 10%
55 Sales representatives, services, all other 1,220 $56,150 $21,540 - 97,030 28% 48%
56 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 1,200 $52,110 $31,050 - 78,390 -5% 15%
57 Dental assistants 1,200 $32,730 $22,410 - 44,170 29% 9%
58 Counter and rental clerks 1,200 $23,710 $17,100 - 37,030 23% 16%
59 Team assemblers 1,190 $24,890 $17,190 - 35,790 0% 5%
60 Dishwashers 1,180 $17,950 $16,680 - 19,780 10% 3%
61 Driver/sales workers 1,120 $27,670 $16,640 - 52,130 -5% 4%
62 Slaughterers and meat packers 1,120 $19,710 $17,120 - 24,180 13% 2%
63 Cement masons and concrete finishers 1,100 $46,060 $28,540 - 67,650 11% 2%
64 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,100 $19,430 $16,640 - 24,360 13% 5%
65 Personal and home care aides 1,080 $19,450 $16,690 - 24,050 51% 10%
66 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 1,040 $21,270 $16,640 - 28,330 14% 3%
67 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 1,010 $53,760 $34,220 - 79,690 7% 13%
68 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 1,010 $35,860 $24,230 - 53,070 12% 3%
69 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 980 $22,890 $17,830 - 29,410 -9% 5%
70 Preschool teachers, except special education 940 $24,130 $17,570 - 34,950 26% 43%
71 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 920 $55,780 $33,270 - 78,120 9% 47%
72 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 910 $34,370 $22,030 - 50,390 -1% 22%
73 Data entry keyers 900 $31,540 $23,570 - 43,320 -5% 18%
74 Graders and sorters, agricultural products 880 $19,850 $16,640 - 27,450 -2% 0%
75 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 840 $48,470 $28,210 - 77,190 11% 4%
76 Production workers, all other 810 $24,570 $16,640 - 37,050 2% 5%
77 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 800 $60,850 $35,160 - 87,100 8% 3%
78 Pharmacy technicians 800 $31,900 $22,630 - 40,810 32% 16%
79 Agricultural equipment operators 800 $20,210 $16,830 - 25,220 -5% 4%
80 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 770 $28,640 $18,380 - 46,360 -7% 14%
81 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 770 $18,250 $16,660 - 20,090 12% 6%
82 Postal service mail carriers 770 $0 $ - 1% 11%
83 Parts salespersons 760 $30,560 $20,110 - 47,350 -2% 6%
84 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 750 $30,690 $21,750 - 39,870 5% 2%
85 Drywall and ceiling tile installers 740 $40,770 $27,460 - 61,730 7% 2%
86 Painters, construction and maintenance 740 $32,610 $19,630 - 53,580 12% 6%
87 Healthcare support workers, all other 740 $30,120 $22,880 - 39,660 16% 10%
88 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 720 $19,040 $16,680 - 20,870 10% 17%
89 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 710 $71,760 $36,300 - 115,820 16% 43%
90 Computer support specialists 690 $42,400 $23,930 - 64,590 13% 43%
91 Property, real estate, and community association managers 690 $38,100 $17,770 - 77,550 15% 36%
92 Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 690 $36,280 $21,740 - 73,250 8% 9%
93 Bill and account collectors 680 $31,760 $22,160 - 42,260 23% 13%
94 Cost estimators 650 $54,900 $22,970 - 102,150 19% 32%
95 Library technicians 650 $29,770 $21,370 - 41,400 9% 27%
96 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 640 $33,470 $23,250 - 45,790 3% 18%
97 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 630 $54,820 $27,640 - 67,830 3% 13%
98 Protective service workers, all other 630 $31,200 $17,510 - 53,390 13% 31%
99 Loan officers 610 $65,350 $30,310 - 100,940 12% 49%
100 File clerks 590 $24,550 $17,560 - 35,860 -41% 20%
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Jobs More Common Near Fresno Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Agricultural workers, all other 31,630 110 40.9
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 18,160 22,990 38.2
Agricultural equipment operators 20,210 800 32.6
Agricultural inspectors 37,970 250 26.3
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 19,850 880 18.7
Slaughterers and meat packers 19,710 1,120 18.6
Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders 21,600 100 14.6
Forest and conservation technicians 33,420 230 14.6
Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders 22,240 250 14.3
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 19,550 1,910 11.7
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 43,320 1,540 11.4
Farm equipment mechanics 31,200 280 10.7
Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders 20,660 210 9.4
Plant and system operators, all other 76,280 110 7.7
Cooks, all other 24,190 170 7.6
Postsecondary teachers, all other 63,320 3,060 7.3
Telephone operators 46,690 150 7.1
Agricultural and food science technicians 41,360 130 6.8
Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall 41,690 210 6.5
Farmworkers, farm and ranch animals 18,390 190 5.5
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 73,950 640 5.1
Plasterers and stucco masons 38,280 410 5
Power plant operators 72,410 190 4.7
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service 23,800 1,390 4
Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners 36,620 130 3.9
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 74,730 430 3.8
Protective service workers, all other 31,200 630 3.5
Legal support workers, all other 45,440 280 3.3
Home appliance repairers 38,320 220 3.2
All other information and record clerks 31,740 1,750 3.2
Social workers, all other 50,840 480 3.2
Radio and television announcers 38,930 150 3
Conveyor operators and tenders 27,170 150 2.9
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 41,880 150 2.8
Pipelayers 34,960 310 2.7
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door 60,910 200 2.6
Library technicians 29,770 650 2.6
Office and administrative support workers, all other 26,210 1,570 2.6
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 23,740 330 2.5
Tapers 40,980 180 2.5
Tile and marble setters 39,720 270 2.5
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 62,510 3,770 2.5
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 40,770 740 2.5
Law clerks 30,880 170 2.5
Food cooking machine operators and tenders 22,880 150 2.5
Instructional coordinators 76,070 750 2.5
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 30,460 270 2.4
Food batchmakers 24,760 460 2.4
Interpreters and translators 38,780 190 2.4
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 25,120 370 2.4

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Fresno, California Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 74,730 1.72 430
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 73,950 1.63 640
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 86,410 1.58 190
Meter readers, utilities 54,460 1.54 150
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 71,760 1.51 710
Gaming dealers 31,710 1.46 170
Plant and system operators, all other 76,280 1.46 110
Psychiatric technicians 45,680 1.45 140
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 43,280 1.43 260
Material moving workers, all other 48,890 1.43 140
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 60,850 1.42 800
Elementary school teachers, except special education 70,710 1.42 5,400
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 56,220 1.41 180
Telephone operators 46,690 1.39 150
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 67,350 1.39 1,290
Medical and public health social workers 63,680 1.38 230
Mental health counselors 56,370 1.38 380
Financial analysts 97,140 1.36 120
Speech-language pathologists 86,570 1.34 180
Coaches and scouts 47,840 1.34 850
Health technologists and technicians, all other 54,050 1.32 150
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door 60,910 1.32 200
Instructional coordinators 76,070 1.32 750
Insurance sales agents 74,010 1.32 540
Legal secretaries 46,610 1.3 580
Sheet metal workers 54,000 1.29 340
Surgical technologists 50,380 1.29 150
Lawyers 130,920 1.28 1,120
Highway maintenance workers 44,810 1.28 120
Training and development specialists 63,810 1.27 270
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 67,500 1.27 210
Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 64,080 1.27 280
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 64,450 1.26 3,580
Registered nurses 77,630 1.26 5,190
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 71,090 1.26 2,640
Cement masons and concrete finishers 46,060 1.24 1,100
Power plant operators 72,410 1.24 190
Bakers 29,840 1.24 280
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 62,510 1.24 3,770
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 62,100 1.24 980
Respiratory therapists 63,830 1.23 270
Medical transcriptionists 39,110 1.21 110
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 55,530 1.21 290
Data entry keyers 31,540 1.21 900
Teacher assistants 26,930 1.21 3,930
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 49,240 1.21 220
Brickmasons and blockmasons 55,020 1.21 300
Motor vehicle operators, all other 34,150 1.21 320
Customer service representatives 35,780 1.21 4,000
Occupational therapists 80,900 1.2 170

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