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Riverside Employment

Employment and Industries in the Riverside, California Area

Riverside is the largest city in the Inland Empire and has a long tradition in agriculture. However, government, manufacturing, education and retail are currently major elements of the economy. Riverside also has the most jobs and businesses of all the cities in the region. Affordable land and housing has been attracting employees and skilled professionals to Riverside. The increase in skilled professionals has increased the Inland Empire's amount of high-tech, corporate and professional jobs.

Riverside is a prominent finance center for the region and is home to numerous brokerages, architecture, accounting, software, legal, banks and engineering firms. Also, Riverside is home to a large number of trucking companies.

Riverside has been attracting new technology companies by developing high-tech industrial parks such as the Riverside Regional Technology Park which includes the participation of the University of California at Riverside. Companies such as Bourns Engineering, Centrum Analytical labs, I/O Software and Luminex Software have selected Riverside for their new headquarters. Riverside has also attracted a large number of industrial companies to the city. Manufacturing jobs in Riverside are provided in areas such as electrical instruments, glass, plastics, recreational vehicles, food processing, wood, and imaging equipment.

The major non-agricultural sectors for jobs in Riverside are:

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

Some of the popular jobs in Riverside which are primarily filled by those with a college degree are teachers, registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, accountants and auditors, sales managers, financial managers, management analysts, civil engineers and social and human service assistants. Some of the jobs which are more prevalent in Riverside than most cities include, Terrazzo workers and finishers, forest and conservation technicians, fiberglass laminators and fabricators, stone masons, plasterers and stucco masons and tile and marble setters.

Riverside offers incentives to bring in new companies and help existing businesses grow. The incentives include local and state Enterprise Zones, industrial development bond financing, redevelopment incentives and employment hiring and training programs. Riverside also offers the Recycled Market Development Zone which provides financial incentives for businesses that utilize recycling in their manufacturing processes.

Notable information regarding Riverside: Included in Money Magazine's best places to live list. In 2008 the cost of living index was 130.8 which is high when compared to the national average of 100. For the population over the age of 25, about 19% have a bachelor's degree or higher.

The primary employers in Riverside are shown below:

  • University of California at Riverside
  • Riverside Unified School District
  • City of Riverside
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Pacific Bell
  • Alvord Unified School District
  • The Press Enterprise Co
  • Riverside Community Hospital
  • DHL
  • Riverside City Council
  • Riverside Forklift Training

Some of the business organizations which provide assistance to Riverside companies are:

The Press-Enterprise offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in the Riverside area.

Most Popular Jobs in Riverside, 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 24,520 $64,040 $43,860 - 88,410 14% 95%
2 Registered nurses 20,790 $75,020 $57,080 - 97,240 24% 56%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 13,300 $61,960 $40,460 - 86,220 6% 96%
4 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 10,470 $63,920 $31,500 - 105,560 8% 51%
5 Teachers and instructors, all other 10,270 $44,720 $23,040 - 73,600 9% 54%
6 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 7,530 $59,730 $39,150 - 82,790 11% 95%
7 Accountants and auditors 6,190 $62,720 $39,160 - 91,020 18% 79%
8 Sales managers 4,190 $96,250 $38,190 - 10% 69%
9 Financial managers 2,990 $105,650 $58,040 - 13% 60%
10 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 2,990 $60,750 $34,460 - 91,460 13% 73%
11 Management analysts 2,860 $66,570 $40,890 - 98,200 22% 78%
12 Civil engineers 2,460 $94,490 $56,790 - 137,080 18% 87%
13 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 2,250 $105,210 $80,180 - 132,010 8% 78%
14 Lawyers 2,240 $116,250 $62,720 - 11% 99%
15 Pharmacists 2,040 $116,210 $104,260 - 136,010 22% 97%
16 Social and human service assistants 1,980 $28,790 $18,880 - 39,400 34% 58%
17 Managers, all other 1,940 $87,980 $48,070 - 133,000 7% 55%
18 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 1,940 $71,160 $32,580 - 123,030 12% 51%
19 Child, family, and school social workers 1,880 $49,150 $27,870 - 69,650 19% 77%
20 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 1,770 $54,850 $30,560 - 88,280 5% 58%
21 Chief executives 1,760 $182,070 $94,990 - 2% 65%
22 Medical and health services managers 1,750 $101,480 $47,680 - 16% 57%
23 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 1,720 $71,910 $43,140 - 123,140 17% 56%
24 Network and computer systems administrators 1,690 $68,940 $44,180 - 97,140 27% 50%
25 Computer systems analysts 1,550 $72,320 $45,590 - 103,990 29% 68%
26 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 1,530 $61,120 $40,800 - 82,450 20% 87%
27 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 1,500 $80,510 $43,970 - 131,670 16% 99%
28 Sales and related workers, all other 1,500 $34,430 $17,710 - 56,520 14% 62%
29 Instructional coordinators 1,410 $72,030 $50,130 - 100,470 23% 79%
30 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 1,400 $51,530 $30,330 - 75,560 18% 56%
31 Self-enrichment education teachers 1,400 $38,530 $21,410 - 62,410 23% 54%
32 Engineering managers 1,380 $108,400 $70,070 - 159,860 7% 84%
33 Computer software engineers, applications 1,270 $79,800 $54,040 - 110,380 45% 85%
34 Training and development specialists 1,270 $54,150 $27,780 - 89,510 18% 56%
35 Health educators 1,230 $43,920 $28,130 - 64,650 26% 58%
36 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 1,190 $78,710 $50,860 - 104,190 11% 58%
37 Graphic designers 1,180 $44,000 $27,850 - 64,680 10% 55%
38 Coaches and scouts 1,160 $42,860 $22,430 - 75,290 15% 60%
39 Special education teachers, secondary school 1,150 $58,560 $25,340 - 86,410 9% 87%
40 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 1,120 $66,170 $36,580 - 107,140 25% 67%
41 Financial specialists, all other 1,100 $47,860 $30,450 - 77,230 12% 50%
42 Community and social service specialists, all other 1,090 $43,900 $23,210 - 67,890 25% 58%
43 Market research analysts 1,070 $56,190 $33,840 - 92,800 20% 82%
44 Mechanical engineers 1,030 $75,300 $42,790 - 109,750 4% 78%
45 Medical and public health social workers 1,000 $57,000 $39,490 - 76,510 24% 77%
46 Physical therapists 980 $87,280 $56,260 - 152,240 27% 89%
47 Network systems and data communications analysts 950 $63,530 $34,410 - 93,890 53% 57%
48 Computer and information systems managers 930 $106,290 $65,360 - 150,590 16% 73%
49 Marketing managers 910 $105,740 $56,910 - 14% 69%
50 Industrial engineers 890 $70,840 $46,690 - 98,490 20% 74%
51 Detectives and criminal investigators 850 $71,100 $48,810 - 91,520 17% 54%
52 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 850 $42,980 $24,270 - 66,290 30% 77%
53 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 840 $61,500 $33,660 - 87,480 25% 93%
54 Public relations specialists 840 $52,530 $28,020 - 84,040 18% 81%
55 Dentists, general 830 $133,350 $57,020 - 9% 100%
56 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 830 $24,840 $16,810 - 33,280 11% 55%
57 Social and community service managers 820 $77,370 $40,250 - 119,760 25% 72%
58 Computer programmers 800 $60,970 $32,780 - 90,340 -4% 73%
59 Electronics engineers, except computer 790 $87,030 $57,980 - 119,750 4% 81%
60 Computer specialists, all other 770 $67,770 $44,370 - 97,630 15% 68%
61 Advertising sales agents 740 $60,430 $26,060 - 117,260 20% 56%
62 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 740 $41,990 $27,990 - 60,940 34% 73%
63 Mental health counselors 720 $53,250 $20,630 - 88,910 30% 73%
64 Rehabilitation counselors 720 $34,150 $20,110 - 58,680 23% 73%
65 Budget analysts 710 $65,240 $43,850 - 90,220 7% 78%
66 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 700 $102,940 $50,390 - 20% 99%
67 Personal financial advisors 700 $74,840 $34,240 - 150,510 41% 81%
68 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 700 $68,880 $34,130 - 90,180 12% 51%
69 Special education teachers, middle school 690 $57,920 $37,210 - 81,620 16% 87%
70 Education, training, and library workers, all other 690 $43,210 $23,500 - 70,270 11% 79%
71 Credit analysts 640 $77,520 $32,350 - 128,890 2% 60%
72 Speech-language pathologists 630 $78,100 $54,990 - 104,640 11% 98%
73 Clergy 600 $45,900 $23,270 - 68,670 19% 75%
74 Sales engineers 570 $70,920 $42,530 - 110,560 9% 79%
75 Librarians 560 $62,000 $35,680 - 95,160 4% 85%
76 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 560 $40,840 $27,900 - 61,800 15% 51%
77 Engineers, all other 550 $86,310 $53,030 - 124,550 6% 82%
78 Dietitians and nutritionists 540 $63,050 $45,770 - 81,780 9% 72%
79 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 520 $60,670 $40,510 - 94,810 18% 56%
80 Purchasing managers 490 $89,780 $47,650 - 140,060 3% 57%
81 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 490 $61,290 $34,700 - 92,960 15% 72%
82 Electrical engineers 480 $81,920 $57,590 - 112,450 6% 81%
83 Physician assistants 480 $76,030 $49,420 - 103,560 27% 67%
84 Surveyors 480 $71,940 $41,180 - 100,730 24% 82%
85 Chemists 440 $67,540 $33,050 - 117,150 9% 93%
86 Financial analysts 440 $60,080 $35,650 - 91,920 34% 87%
87 Occupational therapists 430 $77,790 $60,400 - 97,670 23% 90%
88 Urban and regional planners 400 $69,800 $43,290 - 101,960 15% 92%
89 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 400 $41,710 $21,400 - 72,580 24% 78%
90 Database administrators 380 $73,660 $43,110 - 104,290 29% 72%
91 Human resources managers, all other 370 $106,530 $66,440 - 143,850 11% 58%
92 Education administrators, postsecondary 370 $101,390 $53,680 - 153,300 14% 78%
93 Marriage and family therapists 370 $48,370 $30,020 - 68,840 30% 73%
94 Private detectives and investigators 360 $80,130 $43,890 - 126,030 18% 52%
95 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 360 $65,610 $42,590 - 85,630 -5% 96%
96 Optometrists 350 $109,610 $58,910 - 163,170 11% 100%
97 Education administrators, all other 330 $75,840 $43,910 - 123,410 13% 78%
98 Legislators 320 $49,360 $30,420 - 69,080 1% 65%
99 Architects, except landscape and naval 310 $82,760 $55,250 - 123,680 18% 88%
100 Biological technicians 310 $39,600 $25,710 - 59,500 16% 60%

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 47,900 $26,410 $16,990 - 41,440 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 37,700 $21,220 $16,640 - 29,660 -3% 10%
3 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 33,110 $24,920 $17,070 - 38,650 2% 5%
4 Office clerks, general 31,700 $27,490 $17,570 - 39,670 13% 19%
5 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 29,160 $18,600 $16,650 - 20,850 18% 5%
6 Stock clerks and order fillers 24,450 $24,210 $16,980 - 36,250 -8% 8%
7 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 23,750 $43,770 $28,800 - 63,140 10% 4%
8 Waiters and waitresses 20,400 $20,090 $16,690 - 23,690 11% 14%
9 Construction laborers 17,960 $35,230 $21,910 - 55,090 11% 5%
10 General and operations managers 17,030 $107,540 $49,140 - 2% 48%
11 Customer service representatives 15,270 $33,360 $20,860 - 49,790 25% 22%
12 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 15,180 $27,300 $17,430 - 40,110 15% 4%
13 Cooks, fast food 15,110 $18,340 $16,650 - 20,360 8% 5%
14 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 14,800 $35,570 $23,000 - 50,110 13% 16%
15 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 14,790 $24,080 $17,310 - 35,050 18% 6%
16 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 14,410 $49,030 $29,480 - 73,010 6% 29%
17 Carpenters 14,180 $48,400 $29,020 - 69,940 10% 6%
18 Packers and packagers, hand 13,710 $22,690 $16,810 - 33,800 -12% 3%
19 Teacher assistants 13,420 $27,410 $18,240 - 36,990 10% 18%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 13,110 $39,720 $23,350 - 60,760 4% 25%
21 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 12,440 $42,020 $27,770 - 60,960 15% 18%
22 Maintenance and repair workers, general 11,810 $38,300 $22,210 - 56,210 10% 6%
23 Industrial truck and tractor operators 11,280 $32,070 $20,590 - 49,580 -2% 2%
24 Team assemblers 10,910 $23,740 $17,050 - 34,460 0% 5%
25 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 10,220 $29,160 $18,630 - 43,010 4% 6%
26 Security guards 10,040 $23,680 $17,630 - 31,550 17% 13%
27 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 9,620 $30,480 $18,000 - 48,660 8% 4%
28 Business operations specialists, all other 9,320 $63,180 $33,080 - 100,660 21% 49%
29 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 8,840 $28,410 $19,210 - 41,770 11% 14%
30 Cooks, restaurant 8,610 $23,530 $17,960 - 30,550 12% 5%
31 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 8,580 $24,680 $18,290 - 32,430 18% 7%
32 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 8,450 $32,230 $20,150 - 46,100 1% 18%
33 Receptionists and information clerks 8,310 $25,730 $18,180 - 35,210 17% 13%
34 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 8,090 $20,000 $16,740 - 25,290 13% 5%
35 Medical assistants 7,500 $27,620 $20,010 - 36,450 35% 10%
36 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 7,190 $20,440 $16,700 - 27,920 10% 8%
37 Food preparation workers 7,140 $20,910 $16,780 - 27,270 15% 7%
38 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 6,720 $39,160 $21,230 - 60,810 14% 4%
39 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 6,650 $65,430 $41,240 - 96,080 9% 10%
40 Medical secretaries 6,470 $29,770 $20,330 - 41,710 17% 18%
41 Child care workers 6,470 $21,730 $16,720 - 29,850 18% 15%
42 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 5,850 $42,780 $34,120 - 53,290 14% 7%
43 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 5,790 $51,470 $31,470 - 77,420 -5% 15%
44 Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 5,390 $18,820 $16,640 - 22,110 -3% 4%
45 Helpers--production workers 5,190 $22,130 $16,870 - 29,890 -1% 4%
46 Personal and home care aides 5,180 $20,290 $17,170 - 24,780 51% 10%
47 Correctional officers and jailers 5,170 $64,910 $45,940 - 80,880 17% 11%
48 Electricians 5,170 $45,880 $26,180 - 70,490 7% 7%
49 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 5,070 $18,450 $16,660 - 20,200 12% 6%
50 Dishwashers 4,890 $18,510 $16,690 - 20,860 10% 3%
51 Tellers 4,840 $27,070 $20,830 - 35,530 14% 16%
52 Counter and rental clerks 4,800 $24,690 $16,640 - 37,850 23% 16%
53 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 4,750 $72,450 $47,830 - 99,200 11% 33%
54 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 4,750 $31,900 $21,320 - 43,170 4% 15%
55 Home health aides 4,550 $21,210 $17,080 - 26,150 49% 7%
56 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 4,480 $21,720 $16,890 - 30,160 14% 3%
57 Sales representatives, services, all other 4,380 $53,330 $22,380 - 91,560 28% 48%
58 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 4,370 $61,440 $38,280 - 83,770 8% 3%
59 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 4,350 $42,140 $24,530 - 62,200 11% 4%
60 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 4,340 $62,520 $36,560 - 91,560 7% 13%
61 Dental assistants 4,280 $29,960 $20,380 - 39,940 29% 9%
62 Order clerks 4,060 $31,270 $20,710 - 48,980 -24% 16%
63 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 3,960 $57,250 $39,100 - 82,840 16% 43%
64 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 3,880 $32,380 $19,170 - 54,020 -7% 14%
65 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 3,760 $19,110 $16,700 - 21,970 10% 17%
66 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 3,680 $24,390 $17,360 - 37,160 -5% 5%
67 Driver/sales workers 3,610 $24,310 $16,640 - 44,590 -5% 4%
68 Cement masons and concrete finishers 3,550 $48,220 $30,150 - 69,320 11% 2%
69 Painters, construction and maintenance 3,550 $34,650 $21,810 - 50,690 12% 6%
70 Preschool teachers, except special education 3,510 $24,790 $17,710 - 32,680 26% 43%
71 Postal service mail carriers 3,400 $0 $ - 1% 11%
72 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 3,370 $31,740 $19,660 - 46,540 5% 2%
73 Office and administrative support workers, all other 3,370 $28,030 $17,780 - 42,860 -9% 32%
74 Amusement and recreation attendants 3,360 $19,730 $16,650 - 24,810 24% 22%
75 Machinists 3,320 $35,070 $19,930 - 51,160 -3% 3%
76 Bill and account collectors 3,310 $32,430 $23,770 - 41,180 23% 13%
77 Fire fighters 3,260 $44,450 $18,570 - 75,930 12% 18%
78 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 3,230 $38,840 $19,450 - 64,130 5% 8%
79 Computer support specialists 3,210 $47,650 $27,510 - 70,470 13% 43%
80 Bartenders 3,130 $20,620 $16,700 - 26,450 11% 17%
81 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 3,110 $24,110 $17,320 - 33,220 -9% 5%
82 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 3,080 $41,780 $28,480 - 56,160 12% 3%
83 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 3,030 $40,080 $22,380 - 61,750 4% 30%
84 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 2,990 $46,950 $27,690 - 70,870 13% 17%
85 Pharmacy technicians 2,980 $33,450 $22,790 - 43,870 32% 16%
86 Food service managers 2,940 $46,240 $33,380 - 61,930 5% 24%
87 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 2,880 $27,990 $18,500 - 39,720 -15% 0%
88 Bus drivers, school 2,740 $30,130 $22,820 - 38,810 9% 4%
89 Parts salespersons 2,710 $36,600 $21,480 - 58,420 -2% 6%
90 Postsecondary teachers, all other 2,690 $69,830 $39,990 - 108,760 0% 0%
91 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 2,600 $21,890 $17,150 - 29,960 12% 6%
92 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 2,590 $26,060 $17,320 - 38,180 11% 5%
93 Cost estimators 2,530 $64,980 $37,660 - 96,250 19% 32%
94 Property, real estate, and community association managers 2,500 $44,300 $16,840 - 86,100 15% 36%
95 All other information and record clerks 2,460 $34,030 $20,790 - 49,090 -13% 21%
96 Telemarketers 2,420 $27,750 $17,540 - 47,500 -10% 14%
97 Recreation workers 2,370 $24,570 $17,280 - 35,850 13% 47%
98 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 2,360 $39,360 $21,920 - 61,440 2% 11%
99 Loan interviewers and clerks 2,340 $35,270 $21,370 - 50,820 -1% 24%
100 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 2,330 $32,620 $19,600 - 49,360 27% 47%
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Jobs More Common Near Riverside Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Tank car, truck, and ship loaders 36,970 720 18.1
Terrazzo workers and finishers 40,400 260 17
Slot key persons 30,250 850 12.5
Floor sanders and finishers 45,620 370 11.8
Mathematical scientists, all other 59,860 110 10.3
Gaming service workers, all other 24,990 620 8.9
Agricultural and food science technicians 44,370 540 7.2
Plasterers and stucco masons 44,270 2,280 7.1
Recreational vehicle service technicians 34,570 310 6.9
Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers 21,920 240 6.5
Fence erectors 0 510 6.2
Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons 24,160 710 5.5
Gaming cage workers 25,670 500 5.4
Stonemasons 38,860 470 5.3
Gas plant operators 71,090 270 5
Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators 48,200 220 4.9
Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners 49,570 580 4.5
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic 29,400 1,170 4.5
Graduate teaching assistants 34,660 1,570 4.5
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers 83,170 690 4.3
Mechanical door repairers 37,880 240 4.2
Gaming change persons and booth cashiers 22,770 470 4.2
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators 26,030 550 4.2
Tile and marble setters 44,360 1,680 4
Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders 25,100 250 3.6
Furniture finishers 23,660 490 3.6
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 18,370 650 3.5
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers 51,690 580 3.5
Conveyor operators and tenders 31,770 690 3.4
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 26,210 1,670 3.3
Protective service workers, all other 35,370 2,300 3.2
Metal workers and plastic workers, all other 33,020 770 3.1
Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders 31,480 300 3.1
Upholsterers 27,440 680 3.1
Plant and system operators, all other 61,120 170 3
Cooks, fast food 18,340 15,110 3
Psychologists, all other 89,570 190 3
Gaming dealers 23,170 1,920 2.9
Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders 46,110 290 2.9
Cutters and trimmers, hand 22,560 420 2.9
Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers 24,460 140 2.9
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners 27,830 210 2.8
Correctional officers and jailers 64,910 5,170 2.7
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 78,710 1,190 2.7
Glaziers 48,860 950 2.7
Meter readers, utilities 41,050 840 2.7
Motion picture projectionists 26,880 140 2.6
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians 23,820 290 2.6
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 57,250 3,960 2.6
Directors, religious activities and education 43,700 290 2.6

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Riverside, 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 78,710 1.81 1,190
Private detectives and investigators 80,130 1.75 360
Correctional officers and jailers 64,910 1.72 5,170
Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders 46,110 1.59 290
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 76,190 1.57 1,510
Surveying and mapping technicians 58,100 1.53 310
Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators 48,200 1.51 220
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers 83,170 1.5 690
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 72,450 1.49 4,750
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives 107,980 1.48 300
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 61,440 1.44 4,370
Veterinarians 123,900 1.43 290
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 51,350 1.42 580
Biological science teachers, postsecondary 104,250 1.42 280
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 76,990 1.41 1,470
Pipelayers 51,440 1.4 370
Legislators 49,360 1.39 320
Loan officers 81,820 1.38 2,170
Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners 49,570 1.36 580
Social and community service managers 77,370 1.36 820
Motorcycle mechanics 46,930 1.35 150
Chemistry teachers, postsecondary 96,890 1.34 170
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 38,030 1.34 2,220
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 71,910 1.33 1,720
Baggage porters and bellhops 27,480 1.32 830
Carpet installers 55,490 1.32 370
Surveyors 71,940 1.32 480
Dental hygienists 83,440 1.31 1,380
Mental health counselors 53,250 1.31 720
Credit analysts 77,520 1.3 640
Highway maintenance workers 45,790 1.3 330
Cement masons and concrete finishers 48,220 1.3 3,550
Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 102,940 1.3 700
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 44,900 1.29 550
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 68,880 1.29 700
Civil engineers 94,490 1.29 2,460
Advertising sales agents 60,430 1.29 740
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 105,210 1.29 2,250
Hazardous materials removal workers 49,490 1.29 340
Elementary school teachers, except special education 64,040 1.29 24,520
Environmental science and protection technicians, including health 54,600 1.28 300
Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary 74,320 1.28 170
Civil engineering technicians 57,690 1.28 800
Education teachers, postsecondary 76,050 1.28 340
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Aerospace engineers 116,210 1.26 190
Insurance sales agents 71,040 1.26 1,390
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers 52,780 1.25 320
Vocational education teachers, secondary school 65,610 1.25 360
Instructional coordinators 72,030 1.25 1,410

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