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Madera Employment

Employment and Industries in the Madera, California Area

Agriculture is a primary factor for the Madera economy. Each year over one billion dollars worth of agricultural commodities are produced in Madera County. Some of the significant crops are almonds, pistachios, grapes, alfalfa and corn. Madera also has a prominent dairy products industry and poultry industry.

The Madera region has over 50 manufacturing facilities. The major manufacturing industries are glass bottles, air conditioning, food machinery, plastic items, steel and farm equipment. The major employment sectors include agriculture, healthcare, construction, government, education and manufacturing.

Some of the jobs which are more common in Madera when compared to the nation's other cities are: agricultural equipment operators; farm workers and laborers, crop, nursery and greenhouse; First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing and forestry workers; kindergarten teachers, education administrators, elementary and secondary school; drywall and ceiling tile installers and elementary school teachers.

The Madera Enterprise Zones provide various state tax credits which can significantly lower the cost of hiring new employees and buying equipment. Businesses operating in the Recycling Market Development Zone can receive special loans and various benefits by utilizing post-consumer or secondary waste materials in their manufacturing processes.

Noteworthy information about Madera: In 2007 the median household income was $38,464. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 95.8. The national average is 100. About 9% of the population over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree or higher.

  • Baltimore Aircoil Co - Refrigeration Equipment - Truck (MFRS)
  • Children's Hospital Central - Hospitals
  • Constellation Wines - Wineries (MFRS)
  • Country Villa Healthcare CTR - Residential care homes
  • Georgia Pacific Corp Madera - Paper manufactures
  • Home Depot - Home centers
  • Lamanuzzi & Pantaleo Cold STGE - Fruits and vegetables - growers & shippers
  • Lion Brothers Farm-Newstone - Farming service
  • Madera Community Hospital - Hospitals
  • Madera County RMA-Admin - County government offices
  • Mission Bell Winery - Wineries (MFRS)
  • Panella Trucking LLC - Trucking
  • Span Construction - Building - Metal
  • Walmart - Department Stores
  • Zymex Medical LLC - Herbs
  • Madera Unified School District

Business organizations offering assistance to Madera companies:

The Madera Tribune provides information about the current business activities in Madera.

Most Popular Jobs in Madera, 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 Registered nurses 1,310 $73,160 $56,400 - 96,760 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 1,060 $54,030 $26,140 - 82,830 14% 95%
3 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 180 $53,620 $29,160 - 117,410 8% 78%
4 Accountants and auditors 150 $60,080 $42,110 - 80,670 18% 79%
5 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 140 $66,540 $29,940 - 101,750 8% 51%
6 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 120 $47,000 $18,340 - 104,620 13% 73%
7 Social and human service assistants 110 $34,180 $22,160 - 45,480 34% 58%
8 Lawyers 110 $0 $ - 11% 99%
9 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 100 $69,640 $44,180 - 97,670 15% 72%
10 Social workers, all other 100 $54,420 $37,220 - 81,290 18% 77%
11 Medical and health services managers 90 $101,600 $32,530 - 16% 57%
12 Pharmacists 80 $119,060 $106,090 - 139,120 22% 97%
13 Health educators 80 $42,340 $33,400 - 54,080 26% 58%
14 Financial managers 70 $92,340 $53,480 - 160,970 13% 60%
15 Sales managers 60 $88,800 $43,140 - 10% 69%
16 Management analysts 60 $78,360 $40,320 - 130,700 22% 78%
17 Dentists, general 50 $156,730 $110,090 - 9% 100%
18 Managers, all other 50 $114,630 $59,080 - 7% 55%
19 Network and computer systems administrators 50 $69,380 $47,870 - 108,710 27% 50%
20 Medical and public health social workers 50 $64,580 $47,530 - 83,000 24% 77%
21 Chief executives 40 $162,980 $74,890 - 2% 65%
22 Computer systems analysts 40 $59,160 $49,440 - 69,060 29% 68%
23 Coaches and scouts 40 $0 $ - 15% 60%
24 Civil engineers 30 $84,220 $55,540 - 118,280 18% 87%
25 Physician assistants 30 $77,500 $44,710 - 106,930 27% 67%
26 Social and community service managers 30 $71,040 $37,340 - 101,730 25% 72%

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 5,300 $18,010 $16,670 - 20,260 -3% 4%
2 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,030 $24,010 $16,960 - 31,400 15% 4%
3 Cashiers 910 $21,570 $16,710 - 31,400 -3% 10%
4 Office clerks, general 700 $25,310 $17,720 - 36,830 13% 19%
5 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 600 $33,220 $23,920 - 46,820 13% 16%
6 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 580 $18,370 $16,640 - 20,240 18% 5%
7 Retail salespersons 570 $24,100 $17,280 - 36,800 12% 25%
8 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 470 $25,630 $17,990 - 33,490 18% 7%
9 General and operations managers 430 $102,340 $38,890 - 2% 48%
10 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 430 $37,870 $27,640 - 50,570 10% 4%
11 Maintenance and repair workers, general 390 $36,380 $21,430 - 49,930 10% 6%
12 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 350 $25,640 $17,570 - 37,200 1% 18%
13 Business operations specialists, all other 340 $54,800 $38,610 - 78,640 21% 49%
14 Construction laborers 340 $29,810 $20,760 - 46,220 11% 5%
15 Waiters and waitresses 340 $20,840 $16,870 - 30,070 11% 14%
16 Cooks, fast food 330 $18,550 $16,740 - 20,160 8% 5%
17 Stock clerks and order fillers 320 $26,350 $16,860 - 40,470 -8% 8%
18 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 310 $20,790 $17,090 - 25,490 13% 5%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 300 $48,760 $31,930 - 68,670 6% 29%
20 Food preparation workers 300 $20,900 $16,690 - 27,330 15% 7%
21 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 290 $38,840 $26,670 - 53,020 15% 18%
22 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 280 $26,690 $17,660 - 43,390 18% 6%
23 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 280 $23,050 $17,640 - 31,700 2% 5%
24 Medical secretaries 270 $31,520 $18,700 - 47,790 17% 18%
25 Customer service representatives 260 $31,160 $22,020 - 42,110 25% 22%
26 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 250 $32,490 $27,240 - 41,140 10% 24%
27 Team assemblers 250 $31,360 $22,610 - 40,520 0% 5%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 230 $49,600 $31,710 - 75,260 -5% 15%
29 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 230 $32,180 $24,490 - 42,070 11% 5%
30 Preschool teachers, except special education 230 $26,000 $19,060 - 36,670 26% 43%
31 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 220 $43,700 $36,270 - 50,930 14% 7%
32 Carpenters 220 $40,940 $27,120 - 57,420 10% 6%
33 Industrial truck and tractor operators 210 $34,040 $20,430 - 58,490 -2% 2%
34 Packers and packagers, hand 210 $18,180 $16,640 - 20,120 -12% 3%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 200 $36,900 $23,280 - 59,980 4% 25%
36 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 200 $31,000 $20,850 - 45,280 11% 14%
37 Medical assistants 200 $29,420 $21,140 - 40,070 35% 10%
38 Helpers--production workers 200 $24,830 $16,640 - 36,850 -1% 4%
39 Pharmacy technicians 190 $30,990 $18,350 - 41,870 32% 16%
40 Postal service mail carriers 190 $0 $ - 1% 11%
41 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 180 $59,200 $43,900 - 79,720 11% 33%
42 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 180 $26,230 $16,640 - 38,300 -5% 5%
43 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 170 $34,680 $22,500 - 49,810 14% 4%
44 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 170 $33,150 $23,070 - 42,030 4% 15%
45 Receptionists and information clerks 170 $23,970 $17,290 - 32,670 17% 13%
46 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 160 $49,200 $36,300 - 71,810 16% 43%
47 Counter and rental clerks 160 $20,250 $16,640 - 24,450 23% 16%
48 Security guards 150 $25,490 $18,850 - 32,650 17% 13%
49 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 140 $56,720 $37,150 - 76,920 9% 10%
50 Drywall and ceiling tile installers 140 $40,930 $26,030 - 54,620 7% 2%
51 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 140 $33,900 $23,900 - 44,830 5% 2%
52 First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 140 $27,730 $17,970 - 42,090 0% 0%
53 Tellers 140 $26,610 $17,940 - 38,570 14% 16%
54 Dental assistants 130 $34,870 $20,260 - 57,370 29% 9%
55 Word processors and typists 130 $31,510 $25,950 - 39,100 -12% 19%
56 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 130 $23,460 $17,510 - 34,470 17% 14%
57 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 120 $24,040 $17,600 - 32,850 8% 4%
58 Dishwashers 120 $18,800 $17,040 - 20,730 10% 3%
59 Agricultural equipment operators 110 $22,230 $17,870 - 26,180 -5% 4%
60 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 110 $21,740 $16,750 - 27,530 10% 8%
61 Cooks, restaurant 110 $21,740 $17,590 - 26,980 12% 5%
62 Home health aides 110 $20,330 $17,380 - 24,410 49% 7%
63 Protective service workers, all other 100 $37,990 $18,170 - 66,860 13% 31%
64 Healthcare support workers, all other 100 $31,680 $22,890 - 39,820 16% 10%
65 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 90 $56,330 $35,730 - 83,180 7% 13%
66 Painters, construction and maintenance 90 $39,710 $23,350 - 60,970 12% 6%
67 Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 90 $39,280 $32,780 - 49,290 -3% 14%
68 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 90 $35,760 $24,490 - 54,000 2% 11%
69 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 90 $35,100 $22,980 - 55,750 11% 4%
70 Pharmacy aides 90 $20,270 $17,200 - 25,450 -11% 10%
71 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 80 $51,690 $35,990 - 78,640 8% 3%
72 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 80 $33,770 $20,630 - 47,560 3% 18%
73 Order clerks 80 $23,890 $17,460 - 37,490 -24% 16%
74 Office and administrative support workers, all other 80 $20,550 $17,320 - 24,660 -9% 32%
75 Electricians 70 $50,110 $32,190 - 64,730 7% 7%
76 Computer support specialists 70 $45,570 $31,470 - 61,980 13% 43%
77 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 70 $30,500 $21,910 - 39,540 -15% 0%
78 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 70 $26,230 $16,800 - 38,230 4% 6%
79 Recreation workers 70 $21,050 $17,120 - 29,550 13% 47%
80 Bartenders 70 $19,860 $16,670 - 25,010 11% 17%
81 Radiologic technologists and technicians 60 $60,530 $47,170 - 76,050 15% 25%
82 Cost estimators 60 $58,040 $39,110 - 82,520 19% 32%
83 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 60 $55,070 $32,590 - 78,930 13% 17%
84 Roofers 60 $47,120 $43,000 - 52,240 14% 3%
85 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 60 $45,950 $25,550 - 62,270 19% 14%
86 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 60 $40,740 $30,720 - 56,330 12% 3%
87 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 60 $36,930 $25,190 - 51,020 11% 29%
88 Parts salespersons 60 $25,280 $19,530 - 34,940 -2% 6%
89 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 60 $20,200 $17,160 - 25,140 12% 6%
90 Service station attendants 60 $19,250 $17,090 - 22,820 13% 6%
91 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 60 $17,760 $16,640 - 19,690 10% 17%
92 Structural iron and steel workers 60 $0 $ - 6% 4%
93 Family and general practitioners 50 $197,060 $125,960 - 0% 0%
94 Sales representatives, services, all other 50 $70,120 $35,180 - 112,890 28% 48%
95 Tile and marble setters 50 $45,050 $33,660 - 57,210 15% 3%
96 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 50 $36,820 $22,660 - 50,330 7% 3%
97 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 50 $35,160 $24,130 - 49,340 13% 11%
98 Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 50 $32,620 $25,600 - 38,840 -11% 13%
99 Farm equipment mechanics 50 $31,170 $19,790 - 44,730 1% 3%
100 Library technicians 50 $30,520 $26,010 - 38,690 9% 27%
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Jobs More Common Near Madera Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 18,010 5,300 93.7
First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 27,730 140 49.4
Agricultural equipment operators 22,230 110 47.8
Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 69,640 100 8.8
Social workers, all other 54,420 100 7.1
Protective service workers, all other 37,990 100 5.9
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 40,930 140 5
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 32,490 250 5
Word processors and typists 31,510 130 4.6
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 49,200 160 4.4
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 53,620 180 3.8
Elementary school teachers, except special education 54,030 1,060 3.4
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 32,180 230 3.1
Cooks, fast food 18,550 330 2.7
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 23,460 130 2.7
Pharmacy technicians 30,990 190 2.5
Medical secretaries 31,520 270 2.5
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,000 230 2.5
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 26,230 180 2.4
Postal service mail carriers 0 190 2.4
Healthcare support workers, all other 31,680 100 2.3
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 47,000 120 2.2
Registered nurses 73,160 1,310 2.2
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,010 1,030 2
Helpers--production workers 24,830 200 2
Dental assistants 34,870 130 1.9
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 33,900 140 1.8
Medical assistants 29,420 200 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 49,600 230 1.6
Industrial truck and tractor operators 34,040 210 1.5
Social and human service assistants 34,180 110 1.5
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,790 310 1.5
Counter and rental clerks 20,250 160 1.5
Food preparation workers 20,900 300 1.5
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,630 470 1.5
Construction laborers 29,810 340 1.5
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 33,150 170 1.4
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 33,220 600 1.4
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 43,700 220 1.4
Business operations specialists, all other 54,800 340 1.3
Maintenance and repair workers, general 36,380 390 1.3
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 26,690 280 1.3
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 59,200 180 1.3
Packers and packagers, hand 18,180 210 1.2
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 37,870 430 1.2
Cashiers 21,570 910 1.1
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 34,680 170 1.1
General and operations managers 102,340 430 1.1
Team assemblers 31,360 250 1.1
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 31,000 200 1.1

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 32,180 1.36 230
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 59,200 1.22 180
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 21,740 1.22 110
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 23,460 1.21 130
Social and human service assistants 34,180 1.2 110
Registered nurses 73,160 1.19 1,310
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 66,540 1.18 140
Cashiers 21,570 1.16 910
Stock clerks and order fillers 26,350 1.15 320
Team assemblers 31,360 1.15 250
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 32,490 1.15 250
Industrial truck and tractor operators 34,040 1.13 210
Tellers 26,610 1.12 140
Waiters and waitresses 20,840 1.11 340
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 43,700 1.1 220
Pharmacy technicians 30,990 1.1 190
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 26,690 1.1 280
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 33,150 1.09 170
Dishwashers 18,800 1.09 120
Food preparation workers 20,900 1.09 300
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,790 1.09 310
Medical secretaries 31,520 1.09 270
Elementary school teachers, except special education 54,030 1.08 1,060
Dental assistants 34,870 1.08 130
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 48,760 1.08 300
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,630 1.07 470
Cooks, fast food 18,550 1.07 330
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,370 1.07 580
General and operations managers 102,340 1.06 430
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 40,930 1.06 140
Maintenance and repair workers, general 36,380 1.06 390
Helpers--production workers 24,830 1.05 200
Customer service representatives 31,160 1.05 260
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,010 1.05 1,030
Medical assistants 29,420 1.05 200
Carpenters 40,940 1.04 220
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 33,220 1.04 600
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 49,200 1.04 160
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 31,000 1.02 200
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,000 1.02 230
Security guards 25,490 1.01 150
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 37,870 1.01 430
Word processors and typists 31,510 1.01 130
Accountants and auditors 60,080 1.01 150
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 26,230 1 180
Receptionists and information clerks 23,970 1 170
Cooks, restaurant 21,740 1 110
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 38,840 1 290
Office clerks, general 25,310 1 700
Retail salespersons 24,100 0.99 570

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