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Yuba City Employment

Employment and Industries in the Yuba City, California Area

Yuba City is the region's major business center. Agriculture, lumber and wood as well as fruit, nuts and vegetables food processing facilities are major elements of the local economy. Yuba City is home to Sunsweet Growers Incorporated, one of the world's largest dried fruit processing plants. Light manufacturing, healthcare and the nearby Beale Air Force Base are also significant factors for the economy. In addition, Yuba City has been included in Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live" list.

The primary sectors for jobs in Yuba City include healthcare, agriculture, education, accommodation and food services, finance, insurance and construction. About 23% of the workforce is employed in management, professional and related occupations.

Some of the most popular jobs in Yuba City filled by college graduates include, teachers, registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, civil engineers, education administrators, social and human services assistants, medical and health services managers and management analysts.

The Yuba Sutter Enterprise Zone offers incentives such as employer hiring credits, business expenses deductions, sales and use tax credits, net operating loss carryover, state contract preference points, net interest deduction and employee credits. In addition, the Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation offers a variety of assistance to Yuba City businesses.

Noteworthy information about Yuba City: About 14% of the population over the age of 25 hold a bachelor's degree or higher. The cost of living index in 2008 was 93.4. The national average is 100. In 2009, the average salary was $29,000.

A list of the major employers in Yuba City is shown below:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation CTR - Health Services
  • Fremont Medical CTR - Hospitals
  • Great Beginnings - Clinics
  • Home Depot - Home Centers
  • Landstar Ranger Inc - Trucking
  • Larry Geweke Ford - Automobile parts & supplies - retail - new
  • Legend Transportation - Transportation services
  • Lowe's - Home Centers
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries Distr - Distribution services
  • Sam's Club - Wholesale clubs
  • Sierra Central Credit Union - Credit Unions
  • Siller Bros Aviation Div - Logging companies (MFRS)
  • Sunsweet Growers - Food preparations NEC (MFRS)
  • Sutter County Jail - Government
  • Sutter County Public Administration - Government offices
  • Sutter County Sheriff - Government
  • Sutter North Surgery CTR - Hospitals
  • Walmart Supercenter - Department stores
  • Winco Foods - Grocers - Retail
  • Yuba City Unified School Dist - Schools

Yuba City companies have access to business associations such as:

The Appeal-Democrat offers up-to-date information about the business activities in the Yuba City area.

Most Popular Jobs in Yuba City, 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 920 $72,830 $40,260 - 114,610 14% 95%
2 Registered nurses 790 $64,390 $43,270 - 92,710 24% 56%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 430 $80,580 $53,970 - 119,380 6% 96%
4 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 400 $70,250 $42,240 - 111,950 11% 95%
5 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 290 $66,160 $28,720 - 111,240 8% 51%
6 Civil engineers 260 $80,040 $58,810 - 102,370 18% 87%
7 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 210 $56,790 $34,830 - 100,570 13% 73%
8 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 190 $106,130 $67,350 - 161,200 8% 78%
9 Accountants and auditors 150 $55,120 $32,110 - 80,110 18% 79%
10 Social and human service assistants 120 $27,630 $18,110 - 44,600 34% 58%
11 Medical and health services managers 100 $74,640 $41,200 - 104,650 16% 57%
12 Surveyors 90 $78,410 $51,350 - 101,110 24% 82%
13 Management analysts 90 $57,320 $22,520 - 85,020 22% 78%
14 Child, family, and school social workers 90 $45,110 $34,840 - 58,260 19% 77%
15 Chief executives 80 $136,530 $70,910 - 2% 65%
16 Financial managers 80 $92,290 $53,740 - 147,780 13% 60%
17 Pharmacists 70 $126,740 $111,690 - 153,870 22% 97%
18 Sales managers 70 $100,310 $41,200 - 10% 69%
19 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 70 $66,200 $36,870 - 103,800 20% 87%
20 Computer specialists, all other 50 $101,270 $59,490 - 15% 68%
21 Engineers, all other 50 $93,030 $62,650 - 125,540 6% 82%
22 Speech-language pathologists 50 $85,190 $47,760 - 123,030 11% 98%
23 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 50 $81,150 $53,580 - 121,360 16% 99%
24 Network and computer systems administrators 50 $61,630 $38,470 - 82,770 27% 50%
25 Computer systems analysts 50 $59,750 $43,360 - 80,190 29% 68%
26 Managers, all other 40 $75,770 $37,110 - 109,360 7% 55%
27 Special education teachers, middle school 40 $60,060 $42,300 - 81,760 16% 87%
28 Librarians 40 $59,050 $31,440 - 85,740 4% 85%
29 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 40 $55,830 $36,970 - 74,320 17% 56%
30 Computer software engineers, systems software 30 $82,220 $40,770 - 126,580 28% 85%
31 Instructional coordinators 30 $74,080 $35,830 - 123,160 23% 79%
32 Social and community service managers 30 $65,590 $36,180 - 102,800 25% 72%
33 Urban and regional planners 30 $58,770 $50,950 - 69,950 15% 92%
34 Training and development specialists 30 $41,750 $26,520 - 60,900 18% 56%

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 1,670 $23,290 $16,640 - 34,660 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 1,140 $22,680 $16,760 - 34,560 -3% 10%
3 Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 1,020 $18,600 $16,640 - 22,400 -3% 4%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 990 $18,510 $16,670 - 20,300 18% 5%
5 Office clerks, general 750 $27,200 $18,400 - 38,450 13% 19%
6 Teacher assistants 650 $28,530 $21,590 - 37,810 10% 18%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 550 $25,450 $17,490 - 37,160 15% 4%
8 Stock clerks and order fillers 550 $23,680 $17,000 - 33,630 -8% 8%
9 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 540 $32,080 $22,800 - 42,880 13% 16%
10 Waiters and waitresses 520 $18,790 $16,660 - 22,210 11% 14%
11 General and operations managers 500 $90,000 $36,100 - 153,790 2% 48%
12 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 500 $21,810 $17,480 - 26,540 2% 5%
13 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 490 $26,060 $21,250 - 32,610 18% 7%
14 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 430 $44,560 $26,790 - 72,250 6% 29%
15 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 430 $42,320 $27,980 - 59,070 15% 18%
16 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 420 $35,650 $21,850 - 50,950 4% 25%
17 Maintenance and repair workers, general 420 $35,090 $19,610 - 53,590 10% 6%
18 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 420 $27,280 $17,830 - 43,170 18% 6%
19 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 400 $41,110 $27,480 - 59,460 10% 4%
20 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 390 $32,360 $21,320 - 44,780 1% 18%
21 Customer service representatives 390 $27,630 $20,330 - 39,000 25% 22%
22 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 360 $19,990 $17,060 - 27,160 10% 8%
23 Business operations specialists, all other 350 $62,250 $32,060 - 95,030 21% 49%
24 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 340 $60,520 $36,670 - 94,090 11% 33%
25 Medical assistants 340 $27,410 $20,570 - 33,000 35% 10%
26 Cooks, fast food 330 $17,790 $16,660 - 19,570 8% 5%
27 Medical secretaries 310 $28,230 $19,090 - 39,940 17% 18%
28 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 270 $38,030 $23,370 - 54,060 14% 4%
29 Industrial truck and tractor operators 270 $36,780 $25,450 - 50,820 -2% 2%
30 Preschool teachers, except special education 270 $30,550 $20,140 - 41,680 26% 43%
31 Receptionists and information clerks 270 $24,430 $18,880 - 31,220 17% 13%
32 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 260 $63,290 $31,790 - 83,590 11% 4%
33 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 260 $25,970 $17,710 - 38,130 8% 4%
34 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 250 $29,360 $18,290 - 42,500 4% 6%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 250 $25,540 $18,310 - 39,670 11% 14%
36 Tellers 250 $24,720 $18,590 - 32,210 14% 16%
37 Counter and rental clerks 250 $22,090 $16,640 - 30,140 23% 16%
38 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 240 $65,820 $39,080 - 95,170 9% 10%
39 Construction laborers 240 $42,490 $24,120 - 63,830 11% 5%
40 Cooks, restaurant 240 $23,650 $18,660 - 30,770 12% 5%
41 Security guards 240 $21,220 $16,810 - 28,880 17% 13%
42 Carpenters 230 $60,310 $32,130 - 99,300 10% 6%
43 Child care workers 230 $23,190 $16,710 - 31,730 18% 15%
44 Driver/sales workers 220 $24,850 $16,640 - 57,940 -5% 4%
45 Amusement and recreation attendants 220 $19,600 $16,990 - 21,090 24% 22%
46 Dishwashers 220 $17,880 $16,640 - 20,010 10% 3%
47 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 210 $45,030 $35,090 - 58,720 14% 7%
48 Packers and packagers, hand 210 $20,270 $17,110 - 24,090 -12% 3%
49 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 170 $63,930 $41,650 - 85,100 8% 3%
50 Dental assistants 170 $33,230 $22,550 - 48,130 29% 9%
51 Healthcare support workers, all other 170 $29,330 $18,000 - 39,620 16% 10%
52 Fire fighters 160 $55,330 $36,380 - 81,450 12% 18%
53 Postal service mail carriers 160 $0 $ - 1% 11%
54 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 140 $78,820 $45,920 - 120,520 16% 43%
55 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 140 $55,040 $36,250 - 78,370 14% 8%
56 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 140 $30,330 $21,840 - 39,220 4% 15%
57 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 130 $63,650 $38,550 - 82,060 7% 13%
58 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 130 $50,900 $30,630 - 76,940 -5% 15%
59 Helpers--production workers 130 $23,630 $17,740 - 30,400 -1% 4%
60 Recreation workers 130 $22,620 $16,860 - 32,630 13% 47%
61 Computer support specialists 120 $41,600 $27,060 - 60,430 13% 43%
62 Legal secretaries 120 $33,400 $26,060 - 44,420 12% 18%
63 All other information and record clerks 120 $31,370 $22,780 - 43,580 -13% 21%
64 Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders 120 $27,780 $19,520 - 38,720 11% 0%
65 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 120 $19,950 $16,720 - 25,630 13% 5%
66 Food preparation workers 120 $19,320 $16,710 - 23,820 15% 7%
67 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 120 $0 $ - -8% 12%
68 Dental hygienists 110 $92,310 $75,510 - 109,240 30% 33%
69 Pharmacy technicians 110 $35,750 $28,420 - 42,340 32% 16%
70 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 110 $29,420 $20,670 - 39,350 11% 5%
71 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 110 $22,060 $17,000 - 29,890 12% 6%
72 Bartenders 110 $20,060 $16,710 - 30,050 11% 17%
73 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 110 $17,930 $16,640 - 19,650 10% 17%
74 Electricians 100 $44,110 $19,500 - 91,100 7% 7%
75 Property, real estate, and community association managers 100 $35,350 $16,740 - 65,640 15% 36%
76 Parts salespersons 100 $28,240 $17,990 - 46,340 -2% 6%
77 Team assemblers 90 $27,080 $20,770 - 32,930 0% 5%
78 Cost estimators 80 $64,520 $36,480 - 100,650 19% 32%
79 Industrial machinery mechanics 80 $42,760 $32,900 - 58,240 9% 5%
80 Cement masons and concrete finishers 80 $35,890 $22,320 - 55,660 11% 2%
81 Bus drivers, school 80 $34,300 $26,720 - 40,540 9% 4%
82 Tire repairers and changers 80 $22,520 $17,270 - 32,770 20% 6%
83 Roofers 70 $39,400 $27,140 - 51,410 14% 3%
84 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 70 $34,760 $25,410 - 57,070 5% 2%
85 Protective service workers, all other 70 $33,930 $20,030 - 54,340 13% 31%
86 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 70 $33,220 $22,080 - 47,740 3% 18%
87 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 70 $17,510 $16,640 - 19,330 12% 6%
88 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 70 $0 $ - 10% 24%
89 Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 60 $70,290 $30,510 - 115,710 0% 0%
90 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 60 $60,780 $42,440 - 82,920 10% 17%
91 Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 60 $53,280 $36,970 - 63,090 11% 11%
92 Food service managers 60 $47,460 $32,380 - 66,100 5% 24%
93 Painters, construction and maintenance 60 $42,090 $22,720 - 78,750 12% 6%
94 Drywall and ceiling tile installers 60 $39,340 $23,280 - 52,230 7% 2%
95 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 60 $37,240 $19,260 - 51,070 13% 11%
96 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 60 $37,090 $28,490 - 49,910 13% 17%
97 Glaziers 60 $35,670 $28,730 - 41,940 12% 0%
98 Tree trimmers and pruners 60 $32,470 $27,190 - 39,230 11% 6%
99 Pest control workers 60 $31,360 $26,080 - 39,310 16% 9%
100 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 60 $30,870 $21,960 - 39,370 -5% 4%
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Jobs More Common Near Yuba City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders 27,780 120 68
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 18,600 1,020 16.8
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 55,040 140 6.3
Civil engineers 80,040 260 3.8
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 106,130 190 3.8
Amusement and recreation attendants 19,600 220 3.7
Healthcare support workers, all other 29,330 170 3.7
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 78,820 140 3.6
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 56,790 210 3.6
Medical assistants 27,410 340 2.8
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 19,990 360 2.7
Preschool teachers, except special education 30,550 270 2.7
Elementary school teachers, except special education 72,830 920 2.7
Medical secretaries 28,230 310 2.7
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 70,250 400 2.6
Fire fighters 55,330 160 2.6
Cooks, fast food 17,790 330 2.5
Dental hygienists 92,310 110 2.5
Property, real estate, and community association managers 35,350 100 2.5
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 0 120 2.4
Driver/sales workers 24,850 220 2.4
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 63,290 260 2.3
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 60,520 340 2.3
Dental assistants 33,230 170 2.3
Teacher assistants 28,530 650 2.2
Counter and rental clerks 22,090 250 2.2
All other information and record clerks 31,370 120 2.2
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 63,930 170 1.9
Recreation workers 22,620 130 1.9
Parts salespersons 28,240 100 1.9
Postal service mail carriers 0 160 1.9
Industrial truck and tractor operators 36,780 270 1.8
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 27,280 420 1.8
Legal secretaries 33,400 120 1.8
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 80,580 430 1.8
Tellers 24,720 250 1.8
Dishwashers 17,880 220 1.7
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 38,030 270 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 65,820 240 1.7
Child care workers 23,190 230 1.6
Social and human service assistants 27,630 120 1.5
Medical and health services managers 74,640 100 1.5
Retail salespersons 23,290 1,670 1.5
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,510 990 1.5
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 26,060 490 1.4
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 35,650 420 1.4
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 29,420 110 1.4
Pharmacy technicians 35,750 110 1.4
Maintenance and repair workers, general 35,090 420 1.3
Cashiers 22,680 1,140 1.3

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 78,820 1.66 140
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 80,580 1.58 430
Carpenters 60,310 1.54 230
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 63,930 1.49 170
Elementary school teachers, except special education 72,830 1.46 920
Dental hygienists 92,310 1.45 110
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 70,250 1.4 400
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 63,290 1.37 260
Construction laborers 42,490 1.37 240
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 55,040 1.35 140
Fire fighters 55,330 1.31 160
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 106,130 1.3 190
Teacher assistants 28,530 1.28 650
Pharmacy technicians 35,750 1.27 110
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 60,520 1.25 340
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 29,420 1.25 110
Industrial truck and tractor operators 36,780 1.22 270
Cashiers 22,680 1.22 1,140
Child care workers 23,190 1.2 230
Preschool teachers, except special education 30,550 1.2 270
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 66,160 1.17 290
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 45,030 1.14 210
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 65,820 1.13 240
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 27,280 1.13 420
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 19,990 1.12 360
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 63,650 1.12 130
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 25,450 1.11 550
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 32,360 1.11 390
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 56,790 1.1 210
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 41,110 1.1 400
Civil engineers 80,040 1.09 260
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 42,320 1.09 430
Cooks, restaurant 23,650 1.09 240
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 26,060 1.09 490
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,510 1.07 990
Office clerks, general 27,200 1.07 750
Amusement and recreation attendants 19,600 1.06 220
Business operations specialists, all other 62,250 1.06 350
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 38,030 1.05 270
Registered nurses 64,390 1.04 790
Tellers 24,720 1.04 250
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,950 1.04 120
Dishwashers 17,880 1.04 220
Stock clerks and order fillers 23,680 1.04 550
Bartenders 20,060 1.03 110
Dental assistants 33,230 1.03 170
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 29,360 1.03 250
Cooks, fast food 17,790 1.02 330
Maintenance and repair workers, general 35,090 1.02 420
Receptionists and information clerks 24,430 1.02 270

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