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Napa Employment

Employment and Industries in the Napa, California Area

The wine and vineyard sector and the agricultural and tourism industries are the primary elements of Napa's economy. The city is the gateway to the popular "wine trail" which brings plenty of tourism revenue to Napa. The area's more than 300 wineries provide a large number of jobs in the region. The wine and vineyard sector is the largest employer in the Napa region and the sector's combined direct and related positions provide close to half of the region's jobs.

The other primary sectors for employment for the city are education, construction, healthcare, agriculture, government, arts, entertainment and recreation; professional, scientific and technical services and finance. About 25% of the jobs are in sales and office occupations.

Some of the jobs which are more prevalent in the Napa area than most of the nation's cities include wine making equipment operators, agricultural equipment operators, first-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing and forestry workers; farm workers and laborers, crop, nursery and greenhouse; massage therapists, packaging and filling operators and tenders and hotel, motel and desk clerks.

The Business & Career Center program is provided by the Napa County Workforce Investment Board. The program is designed to provide assistance to businesses and career seekers. Also, the Napa Business Assistance Workforce Program is available to assist companies in managing their business.

Notable data regarding Napa: In 2008 the cost of living index in Napa was a very high 170.1. The national average is 100. Approximately 23% of the population over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree or higher. In early 2009 the average salary in Napa was $40,000.

The major employers in Napa are shown below:

  • Dey LP - Physicians & surgeons equipment & supplies - MFRS
  • Health & Human Services - Government
  • Marriott - Napa Valley - Hotels & motels
  • Meadows Care CTR - Nursing & Convalescent
  • Napa County Health & Human Services - Government
  • Napa State Hospital - Hospitals
  • Napa Valley College - Education
  • Queen of the Valley Hospital - Hospitals
  • Silverado Resort - Resorts
  • Syar Industries Inc - Sand & Gravel (WHLS)
  • Universal Protection Services - Security guard & patrol service
  • Walmart - Department stores
  • Westin - Napa - Hotels & motels
  • Westin - Verasa, Napa - Hotels & motels

Napa companies are offered assistance by business organizations such as:

The Napa Valley Register offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Napa.

Most Popular Jobs in Napa, 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 1,430 $88,970 $70,400 - 114,440 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 720 $78,230 $25,010 - 128,600 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 700 $63,650 $35,530 - 83,590 14% 95%
4 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 490 $72,630 $63,700 - 83,970 11% 95%
5 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 440 $71,700 $66,780 - 82,460 6% 96%
6 Accountants and auditors 340 $74,890 $50,180 - 109,200 18% 79%
7 Sales managers 290 $102,300 $45,190 - 163,960 10% 69%
8 Financial managers 280 $110,840 $54,070 - 163,570 13% 60%
9 Self-enrichment education teachers 210 $48,870 $22,200 - 67,260 23% 54%
10 Medical and health services managers 170 $89,560 $50,530 - 153,030 16% 57%
11 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 170 $81,550 $55,740 - 123,060 12% 51%
12 Teachers and instructors, all other 170 $50,780 $31,390 - 95,430 9% 54%
13 Chemists 160 $67,690 $36,210 - 99,470 9% 93%
14 Chief executives 130 $182,100 $97,980 - 2% 65%
15 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 130 $105,240 $80,360 - 131,000 8% 78%
16 Management analysts 130 $98,690 $53,460 - 22% 78%
17 Physical therapists 120 $62,020 $42,570 - 106,960 27% 89%
18 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 110 $56,030 $21,390 - 86,500 13% 73%
19 Medical and public health social workers 100 $61,300 $31,620 - 93,550 24% 77%
20 Lawyers 100 $0 $ - 11% 99%
21 Pharmacists 90 $111,100 $80,200 - 143,240 22% 97%
22 Network and computer systems administrators 90 $74,360 $52,400 - 103,940 27% 50%
23 Computer systems analysts 90 $72,730 $46,180 - 108,050 29% 68%
24 Public relations specialists 90 $50,040 $26,660 - 77,410 18% 81%
25 Marketing managers 80 $120,490 $62,700 - 14% 69%
26 Civil engineers 80 $68,610 $34,630 - 121,030 18% 87%
27 Child, family, and school social workers 80 $38,730 $27,010 - 50,880 19% 77%
28 Social and human service assistants 80 $33,510 $22,950 - 45,660 34% 58%
29 Managers, all other 70 $99,260 $54,750 - 148,190 7% 55%
30 Personal financial advisors 70 $96,080 $38,830 - 41% 81%
31 Electrical engineers 70 $90,300 $75,440 - 105,610 6% 81%
32 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 70 $83,810 $36,180 - 25% 67%
33 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 70 $71,710 $52,740 - 95,230 12% 51%
34 Graphic designers 70 $45,900 $26,080 - 70,820 10% 55%
35 Health educators 70 $44,320 $21,350 - 73,030 26% 58%
36 Market research analysts 60 $74,750 $41,120 - 132,860 20% 82%
37 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 60 $62,780 $42,690 - 95,870 18% 56%
38 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 60 $41,470 $28,740 - 65,930 15% 51%
39 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 60 $41,200 $25,180 - 64,320 24% 78%
40 Dentists, general 50 $126,830 $100,920 - 9% 100%
41 Engineering managers 50 $112,810 $75,050 - 160,180 7% 84%
42 Urban and regional planners 50 $83,770 $58,410 - 105,970 15% 92%
43 Network systems and data communications analysts 50 $62,700 $26,760 - 102,150 53% 57%
44 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 50 $59,990 $35,790 - 84,300 17% 56%
45 Librarians 50 $53,370 $19,730 - 91,010 4% 85%
46 Computer and information systems managers 40 $114,970 $65,640 - 16% 73%
47 Computer software engineers, applications 40 $96,570 $63,860 - 133,180 45% 85%
48 Instructional coordinators 40 $78,350 $35,530 - 127,810 23% 79%
49 Computer programmers 40 $76,970 $37,590 - 102,980 -4% 73%
50 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 40 $49,280 $33,650 - 85,930 18% 56%
51 Coaches and scouts 40 $48,330 $28,710 - 80,100 15% 60%
52 Tax preparers 40 $42,890 $27,810 - 61,720 -8% 54%
53 Mechanical engineers 30 $83,370 $51,710 - 111,050 4% 78%
54 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 30 $73,370 $40,570 - 100,720 5% 58%
55 Community and social service specialists, all other 30 $41,870 $25,660 - 60,390 25% 58%
56 Floral designers 30 $27,470 $19,580 - 42,850 -9% 55%

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 Retail salespersons 2,570 $26,950 $17,490 - 39,870 12% 25%
2 Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 2,380 $25,060 $18,780 - 32,900 -3% 4%
3 Waiters and waitresses 1,530 $20,290 $16,640 - 25,590 11% 14%
4 Cashiers 1,470 $25,600 $17,160 - 41,970 -3% 10%
5 Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 1,230 $51,930 $35,320 - 75,780 -3% 14%
6 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,190 $28,060 $17,820 - 42,360 15% 4%
7 General and operations managers 1,120 $131,770 $63,360 - 2% 48%
8 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 1,040 $48,900 $31,690 - 70,020 15% 18%
9 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 980 $20,650 $16,720 - 28,220 18% 5%
10 Office clerks, general 960 $29,370 $19,110 - 40,650 13% 19%
11 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 940 $40,060 $24,790 - 55,840 13% 16%
12 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 870 $33,380 $22,770 - 46,150 -5% 5%
13 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 850 $27,890 $17,860 - 39,470 18% 6%
14 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 850 $21,750 $17,010 - 29,540 13% 5%
15 Carpenters 830 $54,880 $39,060 - 77,710 10% 6%
16 Cooks, restaurant 830 $28,650 $22,300 - 35,620 12% 5%
17 Maintenance and repair workers, general 780 $43,910 $24,300 - 63,790 10% 6%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 740 $53,260 $34,090 - 75,510 6% 29%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 650 $40,410 $27,970 - 53,220 4% 25%
20 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 650 $30,360 $18,790 - 45,760 2% 5%
21 Stock clerks and order fillers 640 $28,550 $17,990 - 44,690 -8% 8%
22 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 620 $31,790 $25,450 - 39,350 18% 7%
23 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 610 $36,110 $19,680 - 51,060 1% 18%
24 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 580 $18,940 $16,660 - 23,380 12% 6%
25 Construction laborers 570 $40,190 $25,390 - 64,410 11% 5%
26 Food preparation workers 560 $23,210 $17,360 - 30,920 15% 7%
27 Industrial truck and tractor operators 530 $33,820 $24,730 - 46,430 -2% 2%
28 Customer service representatives 520 $38,200 $25,160 - 51,020 25% 22%
29 Medical secretaries 480 $36,850 $28,840 - 45,740 17% 18%
30 Dishwashers 480 $19,690 $16,710 - 24,370 10% 3%
31 Teacher assistants 450 $28,590 $16,740 - 37,420 10% 18%
32 Receptionists and information clerks 420 $29,590 $18,890 - 39,800 17% 13%
33 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 370 $66,230 $39,920 - 98,080 -5% 15%
34 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 370 $32,870 $21,200 - 42,690 4% 6%
35 Tellers 370 $27,520 $20,950 - 36,910 14% 16%
36 Home health aides 370 $26,050 $18,710 - 35,020 49% 7%
37 Electricians 360 $61,370 $32,650 - 85,400 7% 7%
38 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 350 $70,750 $52,750 - 95,350 9% 10%
39 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 330 $36,600 $23,260 - 53,830 11% 14%
40 Demonstrators and product promoters 320 $34,000 $23,510 - 58,850 18% 26%
41 Packers and packagers, hand 320 $19,810 $17,120 - 24,090 -12% 3%
42 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 310 $40,420 $27,710 - 60,690 10% 4%
43 Business operations specialists, all other 300 $62,180 $30,470 - 102,530 21% 49%
44 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 300 $23,760 $18,450 - 30,900 17% 14%
45 Bartenders 300 $20,730 $16,680 - 25,930 11% 17%
46 Amusement and recreation attendants 280 $22,920 $17,520 - 29,760 24% 22%
47 Cooks, fast food 280 $19,240 $16,690 - 22,530 8% 5%
48 Child care workers 270 $27,110 $17,520 - 39,120 18% 15%
49 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 260 $28,720 $17,540 - 45,170 8% 4%
50 Sales representatives, services, all other 250 $52,250 $30,820 - 83,580 28% 48%
51 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 250 $49,300 $40,900 - 62,910 14% 7%
52 Massage therapists 240 $43,320 $17,750 - 92,890 20% 32%
53 Security guards 240 $37,500 $20,310 - 56,680 17% 13%
54 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 230 $47,840 $30,290 - 65,190 14% 4%
55 Medical assistants 220 $32,960 $25,170 - 44,330 35% 10%
56 Data entry keyers 220 $30,560 $21,320 - 40,080 -5% 18%
57 Preschool teachers, except special education 210 $48,340 $23,060 - 79,580 26% 43%
58 Fire fighters 210 $41,810 $23,050 - 75,910 12% 18%
59 Dental assistants 210 $36,520 $23,580 - 51,100 29% 9%
60 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 210 $20,470 $16,720 - 25,270 10% 17%
61 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 200 $66,430 $43,140 - 84,490 8% 3%
62 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 200 $34,570 $22,150 - 49,460 -7% 14%
63 Production workers, all other 200 $32,520 $22,940 - 41,350 2% 5%
64 Order clerks 200 $31,570 $21,910 - 40,690 -24% 16%
65 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 190 $37,930 $22,220 - 55,190 -1% 22%
66 Painters, construction and maintenance 190 $35,580 $26,850 - 51,320 12% 6%
67 First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 180 $47,230 $34,130 - 63,120 0% 0%
68 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 180 $25,410 $17,780 - 39,440 13% 15%
69 Industrial production managers 170 $106,750 $71,720 - 155,310 -6% 43%
70 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 170 $44,960 $29,660 - 58,760 4% 30%
71 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 170 $41,870 $27,300 - 59,220 13% 11%
72 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 170 $39,470 $25,460 - 53,260 4% 15%
73 Personal and home care aides 170 $25,920 $18,670 - 35,930 51% 10%
74 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 160 $73,060 $55,810 - 97,840 11% 33%
75 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 160 $69,610 $48,980 - 96,970 7% 13%
76 Food service managers 160 $60,990 $41,860 - 83,560 5% 24%
77 Industrial machinery mechanics 160 $59,080 $46,550 - 69,170 9% 5%
78 Construction managers 150 $128,440 $78,910 - 16% 29%
79 Word processors and typists 150 $32,700 $26,500 - 39,250 -12% 19%
80 Postal service mail carriers 150 $0 $ - 1% 11%
81 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 140 $53,790 $35,990 - 74,270 14% 8%
82 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 140 $36,630 $26,200 - 48,030 5% 2%
83 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 140 $36,600 $19,930 - 51,310 27% 47%
84 File clerks 140 $26,160 $16,640 - 34,070 -41% 20%
85 Paralegals and legal assistants 130 $55,150 $31,650 - 77,370 22% 45%
86 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 130 $40,970 $28,590 - 59,610 3% 18%
87 Counter and rental clerks 130 $31,870 $17,550 - 50,000 23% 16%
88 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 130 $22,770 $17,260 - 29,950 10% 5%
89 Cost estimators 120 $77,180 $43,360 - 116,840 19% 32%
90 Administrative services managers 120 $65,120 $32,520 - 102,270 12% 40%
91 Chefs and head cooks 120 $58,930 $38,850 - 80,140 8% 14%
92 Sheet metal workers 120 $49,090 $29,450 - 70,350 7% 4%
93 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 120 $46,560 $23,000 - 75,040 11% 4%
94 First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 120 $45,950 $28,200 - 66,620 18% 15%
95 Office and administrative support workers, all other 120 $35,410 $26,150 - 48,740 -9% 32%
96 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 120 $23,660 $17,180 - 32,910 14% 3%
97 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 110 $41,980 $27,530 - 59,530 11% 29%
98 Agricultural equipment operators 110 $28,190 $22,340 - 35,910 -5% 4%
99 Recreation workers 110 $26,860 $18,400 - 37,760 13% 47%
100 Food servers, nonrestaurant 110 $24,860 $16,640 - 33,380 16% 9%
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Jobs More Common Near Napa Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 51,930 1,230 130.6
First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 47,230 180 34.2
Agricultural equipment operators 28,190 110 25.7
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 25,060 2,380 22.6
Massage therapists 43,320 240 11.9
Demonstrators and product promoters 34,000 320 10.4
Dental laboratory technicians 48,400 100 6.6
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 33,380 870 6.3
Chemists 67,690 160 4.5
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 53,790 140 3.6
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 23,760 300 3.3
Protective service workers, all other 33,350 100 3.1
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 18,940 580 3.1
Self-enrichment education teachers 48,870 210 3
Chefs and head cooks 58,930 120 2.9
Word processors and typists 32,700 150 2.9
Amusement and recreation attendants 22,920 280 2.7
Industrial production managers 106,750 170 2.7
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 45,950 120 2.6
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 25,410 180 2.5
Medical secretaries 36,850 480 2.4
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 21,750 850 2.2
Carpenters 54,880 830 2.2
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 41,870 170 2.1
Dishwashers 19,690 480 2.1
Cooks, restaurant 28,650 830 2.1
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 27,890 850 2.1
Production workers, all other 32,520 200 2.1
Industrial truck and tractor operators 33,820 530 2.1
Roofers 42,730 100 2
Fire fighters 41,810 210 1.9
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 54,510 100 1.9
Order clerks 31,570 200 1.9
Sales managers 102,300 290 1.9
Food service managers 60,990 160 1.9
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 72,630 490 1.9
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 37,930 190 1.8
Sheet metal workers 49,090 120 1.8
Data entry keyers 30,560 220 1.8
Medical and public health social workers 61,300 100 1.7
Painters, construction and maintenance 35,580 190 1.7
Physical therapists 62,020 120 1.6
Dental assistants 36,520 210 1.6
General and operations managers 131,770 1,120 1.6
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 48,900 1,040 1.5
File clerks 26,160 140 1.5
Payroll and timekeeping clerks 40,970 130 1.5
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 41,980 110 1.5
Food preparation workers 23,210 560 1.5
Medical and health services managers 89,560 170 1.5

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Preschool teachers, except special education 48,340 1.9 210
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 66,430 1.55 200
Construction managers 128,440 1.53 150
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 73,060 1.51 160
Security guards 37,500 1.49 240
Chefs and head cooks 58,930 1.45 120
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 72,630 1.44 490
Registered nurses 88,970 1.44 1,430
Child care workers 27,110 1.41 270
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 71,700 1.4 440
Carpenters 54,880 1.4 830
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 78,230 1.38 720
Cashiers 25,600 1.38 1,470
Cost estimators 77,180 1.38 120
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 51,930 1.37 1,230
Counter and rental clerks 31,870 1.37 130
General and operations managers 131,770 1.37 1,120
Management analysts 98,690 1.34 130
Teachers and instructors, all other 50,780 1.34 170
Industrial machinery mechanics 59,080 1.33 160
Demonstrators and product promoters 34,000 1.33 320
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 31,790 1.32 620
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 53,790 1.32 140
Cooks, restaurant 28,650 1.32 830
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 47,840 1.32 230
Electricians 61,370 1.31 360
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 39,470 1.3 170
Personal and home care aides 25,920 1.3 170
Construction laborers 40,190 1.29 570
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 105,240 1.29 130
Customer service representatives 38,200 1.29 520
Paralegals and legal assistants 55,150 1.29 130
Teacher assistants 28,590 1.28 450
Maintenance and repair workers, general 43,910 1.28 780
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 33,380 1.28 870
Elementary school teachers, except special education 63,650 1.28 700
Self-enrichment education teachers 48,870 1.27 210
Medical secretaries 36,850 1.27 480
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 48,900 1.26 1,040
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 30,360 1.26 650
Food service managers 60,990 1.26 160
Accountants and auditors 74,890 1.25 340
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 40,060 1.25 940
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 66,230 1.25 370
Stock clerks and order fillers 28,550 1.25 640
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 49,300 1.25 250
Amusement and recreation attendants 22,920 1.24 280
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 36,110 1.24 610
Receptionists and information clerks 29,590 1.24 420
Food servers, nonrestaurant 24,860 1.23 110

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