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Sacramento Employment

Employment and Industries in the Sacramento, California Area

As one might expect of a city that is both the capital of the State of California, as well as the county seat for Sacramento County, government plays a very large role in the economy of the Sacramento area. While federal, state and local government remain the largest employers in the Sacramento area, Sacramento has a diverse economy which includes:

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Information technology
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Professional, technical, scientific, and management services
  • Wholesale trade and transportation

Sacramento is also home to a deep water port that is connected to San Francisco Bay by a via a 43-mile channel. The port supports agriculture and industry throughout Northern California.

Providing a driving force behind the Sacramento economy is a very well educated work force. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, over 24% of the Sacramento area population has a college degree or higher. According to a 2005 Central Connecticut State University study, Sacramento ranked as the 22nd most literate city in the United States.

Business honors and awards received by the Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville metropolitan area include:

  • The Sacramento-Yolo area was ranked 34th among the top 50 large U.S. cities/metropolitan areas on Entrepreneur magazine's 2005 list of "Hot Cities for Entrepreneurs".
  • The Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville metropolitan area ranked 19th among large U.S. Cities in Inc. magazine's 2006 list of "Best Cities for Doing Business" (out of 393 population centers across the United States).
  • The Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville metropolitan area was ranked the 34th best performing city in the United States on the Milken Institute's "2005 Best Performing Cities" report studying the 200 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.
  • According to SustainLane, Sacramento is ranked 13th among 50 major U.S. cities for sustainable services and economics.

For business commuters, the Sacramento area is is served by five major freeways and highways. For air travel, Sacramento is served by the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) which provides service from 13 major carriers and one commuter airline.

Some major employers in the Sacramento metropolitan area include:

  • Aerojet Fine Chemicals
  • American River College
  • California State University Sacramento
  • Ben Corp. Inc.
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital
  • Mercy San Juan Medical center
  • Sacramento Bee Newspaper
  • Sacramento City College
  • The Sacramento Kings
  • Sutter Memorial Hospital
  • UC Davis Health System
  • University of California Surgery Clinic

Business and economic development organizations in the Sacramento area include:

The Sacramento Business Journal, and the "Business Section" of the Sacramento Bee are both good sources of information on the Sacramento area business community.

Most Popular Jobs in Sacramento, 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 13,920 $84,630 $59,840 - 109,570 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 9,600 $54,340 $34,080 - 79,930 14% 95%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 7,690 $60,120 $37,430 - 84,900 6% 96%
4 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 7,410 $55,790 $36,220 - 78,290 11% 95%
5 Computer systems analysts 6,910 $73,550 $51,660 - 98,210 29% 68%
6 Accountants and auditors 6,700 $64,690 $41,590 - 93,340 18% 79%
7 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 5,470 $60,910 $30,330 - 104,180 8% 51%
8 Management analysts 5,010 $88,110 $42,690 - 22% 78%
9 Lawyers 4,610 $109,080 $59,770 - 164,790 11% 99%
10 Civil engineers 4,310 $87,610 $59,600 - 120,710 18% 87%
11 Managers, all other 3,740 $95,800 $46,470 - 148,910 7% 55%
12 Financial managers 3,570 $103,410 $57,810 - 166,110 13% 60%
13 Teachers and instructors, all other 3,420 $47,040 $25,550 - 75,430 9% 54%
14 Computer software engineers, applications 3,410 $81,950 $53,960 - 110,190 45% 85%
15 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 3,340 $51,770 $32,830 - 69,940 5% 58%
16 Financial specialists, all other 3,110 $55,170 $34,610 - 82,970 12% 50%
17 Computer specialists, all other 2,870 $66,700 $52,400 - 82,100 15% 68%
18 Social and human service assistants 2,860 $34,680 $20,420 - 52,970 34% 58%
19 Sales managers 2,730 $107,220 $45,710 - 10% 69%
20 Computer software engineers, systems software 2,700 $87,450 $65,530 - 118,720 28% 85%
21 Chief executives 2,580 $146,650 $89,030 - 2% 65%
22 Instructional coordinators 2,420 $78,810 $42,960 - 111,890 23% 79%
23 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 2,340 $110,740 $51,710 - 12% 51%
24 Public relations specialists 2,210 $71,400 $35,260 - 116,040 18% 81%
25 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 2,150 $64,500 $44,490 - 86,940 17% 56%
26 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 2,070 $58,860 $27,930 - 115,960 25% 67%
27 Network and computer systems administrators 1,910 $71,190 $41,010 - 103,780 27% 50%
28 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 1,840 $71,020 $45,080 - 97,540 25% 93%
29 Engineers, all other 1,820 $91,250 $59,060 - 121,880 6% 82%
30 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 1,820 $56,430 $27,040 - 88,050 13% 73%
31 Computer and information systems managers 1,790 $105,490 $73,520 - 145,760 16% 73%
32 Medical and health services managers 1,790 $105,430 $48,820 - 16% 57%
33 Computer programmers 1,710 $72,790 $38,750 - 104,730 -4% 73%
34 Network systems and data communications analysts 1,590 $68,080 $38,390 - 103,020 53% 57%
35 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 1,560 $91,250 $59,130 - 125,750 8% 78%
36 Child, family, and school social workers 1,490 $43,440 $23,890 - 62,710 19% 77%
37 Social workers, all other 1,450 $52,000 $30,230 - 73,460 18% 77%
38 Training and development specialists 1,440 $54,950 $29,760 - 82,010 18% 56%
39 Coaches and scouts 1,420 $36,290 $19,620 - 61,470 15% 60%
40 Engineering managers 1,390 $118,650 $80,210 - 7% 84%
41 Personal financial advisors 1,380 $65,460 $34,320 - 132,570 41% 81%
42 Community and social service specialists, all other 1,380 $44,390 $23,570 - 65,390 25% 58%
43 Financial analysts 1,350 $70,470 $46,690 - 98,740 34% 87%
44 Operations research analysts 1,330 $67,870 $52,260 - 86,450 11% 71%
45 Market research analysts 1,320 $55,370 $25,170 - 87,590 20% 82%
46 Pharmacists 1,270 $119,830 $97,580 - 146,910 22% 97%
47 Graphic designers 1,250 $46,580 $28,690 - 67,150 10% 55%
48 Advertising sales agents 1,180 $54,720 $23,980 - 100,040 20% 56%
49 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 1,070 $54,850 $28,950 - 84,370 18% 56%
50 Sales and related workers, all other 1,010 $44,010 $20,230 - 66,220 14% 62%
51 Electrical engineers 990 $109,950 $64,890 - 6% 81%
52 Marketing managers 990 $103,440 $58,060 - 164,690 14% 69%
53 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 980 $85,350 $50,270 - 117,960 20% 99%
54 Mechanical engineers 950 $85,150 $55,730 - 121,460 4% 78%
55 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 900 $40,500 $30,690 - 51,470 15% 51%
56 Architects, except landscape and naval 880 $84,530 $49,810 - 123,260 18% 88%
57 Social and community service managers 870 $73,330 $34,520 - 126,940 25% 72%
58 Budget analysts 870 $66,260 $46,880 - 93,020 7% 78%
59 Health educators 850 $58,110 $29,270 - 83,280 26% 58%
60 Physical therapists 830 $83,410 $63,980 - 104,280 27% 89%
61 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 830 $56,260 $35,200 - 79,740 20% 87%
62 Education, training, and library workers, all other 820 $41,690 $18,820 - 75,550 11% 79%
63 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 800 $82,710 $43,530 - 124,020 15% 72%
64 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 800 $44,210 $26,700 - 64,420 30% 77%
65 Medical and public health social workers 780 $63,520 $33,770 - 101,800 24% 77%
66 Insurance underwriters 770 $65,210 $36,320 - 100,000 6% 53%
67 Database administrators 760 $75,400 $41,350 - 114,760 29% 72%
68 Self-enrichment education teachers 760 $38,970 $21,180 - 62,290 23% 54%
69 Sales engineers 730 $96,630 $57,110 - 138,150 9% 79%
70 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 730 $59,900 $41,870 - 80,380 18% 56%
71 Mental health counselors 730 $55,300 $30,680 - 82,990 30% 73%
72 Education administrators, postsecondary 720 $95,550 $43,090 - 14% 78%
73 Chemists 710 $69,860 $32,560 - 116,360 9% 93%
74 Detectives and criminal investigators 660 $65,950 $42,620 - 94,730 17% 54%
75 Physician assistants 640 $101,840 $70,110 - 129,930 27% 67%
76 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 640 $69,240 $41,760 - 100,450 16% 99%
77 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 640 $58,810 $31,650 - 87,520 12% 51%
78 Speech-language pathologists 620 $71,750 $43,410 - 103,670 11% 98%
79 Urban and regional planners 620 $70,790 $47,450 - 99,930 15% 92%
80 Special education teachers, secondary school 590 $61,930 $39,280 - 86,760 9% 87%
81 Special education teachers, middle school 560 $64,110 $41,130 - 93,770 16% 87%
82 Dentists, general 540 $156,600 $93,110 - 9% 100%
83 Editors 540 $50,640 $32,380 - 72,520 2% 81%
84 Librarians 520 $65,520 $33,180 - 98,160 4% 85%
85 Natural sciences managers 510 $104,930 $66,380 - 147,280 11% 93%
86 Occupational therapists 510 $81,620 $59,920 - 103,540 23% 90%
87 Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 480 $79,590 $47,540 - 102,450 22% 93%
88 Veterinarians 470 $102,670 $57,940 - 137,840 35% 100%
89 Environmental engineers 440 $77,720 $51,740 - 109,480 25% 86%
90 Tax preparers 430 $43,520 $22,690 - 66,560 -8% 54%
91 Credit analysts 420 $70,300 $37,280 - 108,800 2% 60%
92 Purchasing managers 400 $97,820 $61,330 - 134,920 3% 57%
93 Biological scientists, all other 400 $67,860 $41,670 - 96,210 4% 95%
94 Rehabilitation counselors 400 $31,200 $21,230 - 50,590 23% 73%
95 Human resources managers, all other 390 $106,270 $66,340 - 162,230 11% 58%
96 Surveyors 390 $75,120 $43,830 - 106,510 24% 82%
97 Legislators 390 $61,510 $25,230 - 124,820 1% 65%
98 Biological technicians 390 $42,820 $27,080 - 65,570 16% 60%
99 Public relations managers 380 $128,380 $75,120 - 17% 75%
100 Industrial engineers 370 $78,600 $54,370 - 105,550 20% 74%

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 Office clerks, general 29,460 $30,450 $18,920 - 39,770 13% 19%
2 Retail salespersons 26,410 $25,280 $17,110 - 38,230 12% 25%
3 Cashiers 22,790 $23,100 $16,660 - 36,850 -3% 10%
4 Business operations specialists, all other 19,260 $63,980 $37,130 - 97,630 21% 49%
5 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 15,120 $56,680 $34,120 - 80,790 6% 29%
6 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 14,440 $18,660 $16,670 - 20,900 18% 5%
7 Customer service representatives 13,260 $36,310 $24,950 - 51,860 25% 22%
8 Stock clerks and order fillers 13,220 $25,470 $17,370 - 38,410 -8% 8%
9 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 13,000 $26,350 $17,680 - 37,930 2% 5%
10 Waiters and waitresses 12,980 $20,720 $16,680 - 24,960 11% 14%
11 General and operations managers 12,970 $110,520 $51,780 - 2% 48%
12 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 12,440 $37,190 $26,560 - 51,180 13% 16%
13 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 12,030 $42,790 $28,990 - 59,560 15% 18%
14 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 9,580 $26,520 $17,570 - 39,150 15% 4%
15 Teacher assistants 9,430 $27,600 $18,480 - 37,310 10% 18%
16 Construction laborers 9,030 $37,680 $22,430 - 56,820 11% 5%
17 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 8,160 $25,160 $17,750 - 36,540 18% 6%
18 Cooks, fast food 7,980 $18,260 $16,680 - 20,090 8% 5%
19 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 7,760 $42,610 $29,450 - 57,240 10% 4%
20 Carpenters 7,730 $53,200 $33,240 - 75,310 10% 6%
21 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 7,200 $41,580 $23,670 - 63,170 4% 25%
22 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 6,690 $27,910 $21,420 - 37,030 18% 7%
23 Security guards 6,600 $24,680 $18,000 - 34,040 17% 13%
24 Maintenance and repair workers, general 6,420 $37,330 $20,440 - 57,000 10% 6%
25 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 6,420 $34,640 $21,790 - 48,190 1% 18%
26 Receptionists and information clerks 6,350 $27,740 $18,450 - 39,290 17% 13%
27 Medical secretaries 5,960 $32,710 $21,110 - 45,220 17% 18%
28 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 5,540 $31,060 $17,240 - 54,300 8% 4%
29 Food preparation workers 5,430 $21,620 $16,860 - 29,600 15% 7%
30 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 5,230 $19,250 $16,690 - 23,890 10% 8%
31 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 5,080 $66,050 $48,550 - 93,760 11% 33%
32 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 5,050 $28,780 $19,430 - 41,080 11% 14%
33 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 5,050 $21,640 $16,990 - 29,140 13% 5%
34 Cooks, restaurant 5,030 $24,230 $19,110 - 30,950 12% 5%
35 Child care workers 4,880 $22,160 $17,070 - 29,420 18% 15%
36 Office and administrative support workers, all other 4,590 $27,790 $20,440 - 36,870 -9% 32%
37 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 4,500 $71,620 $45,060 - 103,030 9% 10%
38 Sales representatives, services, all other 4,390 $58,760 $29,390 - 99,120 28% 48%
39 Electricians 4,390 $48,480 $29,660 - 77,080 7% 7%
40 Counter and rental clerks 4,380 $25,660 $16,770 - 38,490 23% 16%
41 Packers and packagers, hand 4,260 $22,440 $17,130 - 35,410 -12% 3%
42 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 3,920 $43,980 $26,590 - 63,030 14% 4%
43 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 3,840 $30,950 $19,120 - 47,610 4% 6%
44 Computer support specialists 3,770 $51,280 $32,520 - 76,120 13% 43%
45 Tellers 3,770 $27,040 $20,730 - 36,910 14% 16%
46 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 3,510 $58,800 $36,480 - 84,370 9% 47%
47 Amusement and recreation attendants 3,410 $20,000 $16,680 - 24,290 24% 22%
48 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 3,390 $36,350 $26,870 - 46,770 -1% 22%
49 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 3,320 $51,310 $27,620 - 80,200 11% 4%
50 Dishwashers 3,310 $18,630 $16,680 - 21,130 10% 3%
51 Home health aides 3,270 $22,950 $17,360 - 29,870 49% 7%
52 Medical assistants 3,260 $31,420 $21,330 - 44,720 35% 10%
53 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 3,240 $18,400 $16,650 - 20,290 12% 6%
54 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 3,130 $51,140 $37,150 - 65,000 14% 7%
55 Bartenders 3,030 $20,740 $16,700 - 28,550 11% 17%
56 Loan officers 2,990 $78,470 $36,690 - 135,510 12% 49%
57 Industrial truck and tractor operators 2,980 $33,070 $22,240 - 47,620 -2% 2%
58 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 2,930 $34,340 $24,640 - 47,330 4% 15%
59 Correctional officers and jailers 2,920 $56,940 $42,610 - 78,820 17% 11%
60 Personal and home care aides 2,880 $22,930 $20,200 - 26,010 51% 10%
61 Driver/sales workers 2,750 $27,830 $16,640 - 50,560 -5% 4%
62 Preschool teachers, except special education 2,730 $24,310 $17,680 - 31,900 26% 43%
63 Bill and account collectors 2,720 $34,620 $24,090 - 49,820 23% 13%
64 Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 2,650 $18,960 $16,680 - 22,960 -3% 4%
65 Fire fighters 2,610 $47,960 $20,000 - 77,010 12% 18%
66 Insurance sales agents 2,520 $69,990 $29,510 - 144,520 13% 45%
67 Dental assistants 2,520 $37,880 $25,600 - 53,920 29% 9%
68 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 2,500 $59,610 $53,870 - 66,710 3% 13%
69 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 2,480 $19,860 $16,720 - 26,690 10% 17%
70 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 2,440 $63,940 $40,450 - 93,160 7% 13%
71 Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 2,330 $54,640 $34,970 - 79,140 2% 43%
72 Team assemblers 2,320 $27,210 $18,930 - 38,390 0% 5%
73 Postal service mail carriers 2,300 $0 $ - 1% 11%
74 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 2,280 $45,110 $31,490 - 60,920 11% 29%
75 Data entry keyers 2,230 $30,510 $21,560 - 39,310 -5% 18%
76 Drywall and ceiling tile installers 2,170 $44,370 $28,960 - 60,170 7% 2%
77 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 2,120 $22,530 $17,360 - 30,580 14% 3%
78 All other information and record clerks 2,050 $38,230 $24,240 - 52,540 -13% 21%
79 Legal secretaries 2,020 $44,290 $27,200 - 62,490 12% 18%
80 Property, real estate, and community association managers 2,010 $51,430 $23,430 - 97,430 15% 36%
81 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 1,990 $62,240 $39,480 - 83,850 8% 3%
82 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 1,990 $37,000 $27,970 - 47,570 10% 24%
83 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 1,970 $58,290 $33,240 - 92,960 -5% 15%
84 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 1,950 $42,860 $23,710 - 62,430 27% 47%
85 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 1,890 $45,370 $31,800 - 58,270 4% 30%
86 Painters, construction and maintenance 1,860 $44,160 $28,060 - 61,870 12% 6%
87 Food service managers 1,850 $47,420 $34,590 - 63,860 5% 24%
88 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 1,780 $28,950 $20,230 - 40,230 11% 5%
89 Recreation workers 1,780 $23,680 $17,310 - 33,090 13% 47%
90 Cost estimators 1,750 $65,970 $38,590 - 100,570 19% 32%
91 Loan interviewers and clerks 1,720 $44,110 $30,620 - 60,080 -1% 24%
92 Word processors and typists 1,690 $34,280 $25,890 - 40,550 -12% 19%
93 Roofers 1,670 $39,660 $23,670 - 54,620 14% 3%
94 Cement masons and concrete finishers 1,650 $55,860 $31,480 - 93,590 11% 2%
95 Order clerks 1,630 $31,270 $22,380 - 44,150 -24% 16%
96 Cooks, short order 1,590 $21,970 $17,530 - 28,590 5% 5%
97 Administrative services managers 1,580 $83,620 $45,490 - 131,000 12% 40%
98 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 1,580 $70,950 $37,630 - 107,330 4% 38%
99 Computer operators 1,570 $38,650 $29,570 - 50,760 -25% 27%
100 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 1,570 $27,440 $17,500 - 42,640 12% 6%
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Jobs More Common Near Sacramento 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 27,640 260 35.6
Building cleaning workers, all other 34,840 300 22.8
Forest and conservation technicians 37,660 400 9.3
Conservation scientists 67,730 370 9.1
Hydrologists 85,670 220 6.9
Soil and plant scientists 78,060 170 6.8
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 54,640 2,330 6.3
Agricultural equipment operators 25,450 400 6
Agricultural inspectors 39,580 150 5.8
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers 87,500 590 5.3
Recreational vehicle service technicians 39,140 160 5.1
Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators 70,520 100 4.3
Umpires, referees, and other sports officials 30,890 170 4.3
Atmospheric and space scientists 102,850 110 4.3
Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary 75,680 100 4.2
Agricultural and food science technicians 32,490 220 4.2
Tapers 46,850 820 4.2
Law clerks 39,870 760 4.1
Plasterers and stucco masons 41,610 900 4.1
Insurance appraisers, auto damage 57,600 180 3.9
Stonemasons 43,930 240 3.9
Forensic science technicians 56,980 180 3.8
Zoologists and wildlife biologists 61,540 220 3.7
Life scientists, all other 80,810 190 3.7
Social workers, all other 52,000 1,450 3.6
Physical scientists, all other 74,490 340 3.5
Motion picture projectionists 23,150 130 3.5
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 71,020 1,840 3.5
Power plant operators 68,070 380 3.5
Parking enforcement workers 37,370 120 3.5
Plant and system operators, all other 64,000 130 3.3
First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 47,140 270 3.3
Financial specialists, all other 55,170 3,110 3.2
Motorcycle mechanics 39,560 160 3.2
Operations research analysts 67,870 1,330 3
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 27,070 1,230 2.9
Instructional coordinators 78,810 2,420 2.9
Tile and marble setters 50,000 850 2.9
Court reporters 61,340 210 2.8
Biological scientists, all other 67,860 400 2.8
Gaming dealers 21,350 1,270 2.8
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers 43,040 320 2.8
Gaming cage workers 26,630 180 2.8
Interpreters and translators 42,270 600 2.8
Urban and regional planners 70,790 620 2.8
Office and administrative support workers, all other 27,790 4,590 2.8
Therapists, all other 45,170 180 2.7
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 44,370 2,170 2.7
Business operations specialists, all other 63,980 19,260 2.6
Protective service workers, all other 32,210 1,290 2.6

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Legislators 61,510 1.73 390
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 82,970 1.69 240
Tour guides and escorts 40,240 1.66 120
Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 82,710 1.63 800
Surveying and mapping technicians 59,840 1.58 350
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers 87,500 1.58 590
Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary 95,660 1.57 110
Psychiatric technicians 49,290 1.56 400
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 60,350 1.56 150
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary 91,680 1.54 490
Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary 89,010 1.53 130
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 52,720 1.52 500
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 110,740 1.52 2,340
Cement masons and concrete finishers 55,860 1.51 1,650
Correctional officers and jailers 56,940 1.51 2,920
Public relations managers 128,380 1.48 380
Dental laboratory technicians 53,730 1.47 320
Structural iron and steel workers 66,420 1.46 560
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 62,240 1.45 1,990
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 78,850 1.44 260
Meter readers, utilities 50,690 1.43 150
Library assistants, clerical 34,140 1.43 820
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 42,860 1.42 1,950
Public relations specialists 71,400 1.41 2,210
Bakers 33,850 1.41 930
Highway maintenance workers 49,220 1.4 390
Real estate sales agents 65,820 1.4 760
Court, municipal, and license clerks 46,320 1.4 390
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers 58,620 1.39 470
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 49,980 1.39 740
Loan interviewers and clerks 44,110 1.38 1,720
Medical and public health social workers 63,520 1.38 780
Painters, transportation equipment 55,160 1.38 250
Electrical engineers 109,950 1.38 990
Surveyors 75,120 1.37 390
Registered nurses 84,630 1.37 13,920
Instructional coordinators 78,810 1.37 2,420
Real estate brokers 96,970 1.36 220
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 66,050 1.36 5,080
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door 62,560 1.36 200
Carpenters 53,200 1.36 7,730
Mental health counselors 55,300 1.36 730
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 40,970 1.36 990
Construction and building inspectors 66,350 1.35 900
Dental hygienists 85,620 1.35 1,450
Audiologists 86,760 1.34 110
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 54,450 1.34 440
Loan officers 78,470 1.33 2,990
Nuclear medicine technologists 89,250 1.33 120
Pharmacy aides 28,380 1.33 480

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These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
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