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Flagstaff Employment

Employment and Industries in the Flagstaff, Arizona Area

Flagstaff is a prominent distribution center for the region. Tourism and hospitality are also a significant part of the economy due to Flagstaff being close to the Grand Canyon National Park. The city receives more than 5 million visitors each year. Education, the government and transportation are also significant factors for the economy.

Flagstaff has high-tech research and development operations such as Lowell Observatory and Northern Arizona University. The city's environmental engineering and information technology industries are being developed. Flagstaff also produces goods such as surgical and medical instruments, pet food, circuit boards, wind generators and packaging products.

The major sectors for employment in descending order are:

  • Government
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Education and health services
  • Construction and mining
  • Manufacturing

Flagstaff provides an Infrastructure Assistance Incentive Fund which provides up to $100,000 per economic development project. Flagstaff includes Enterprise Zones which offer businesses state income tax credits based on the number of net employees they hire. Other types of tax credits are available. Arizona also provides matching funds of up to 75% to companies for the training of employees for new jobs in the state. In addition, the Flagstaff Job Service Center offers a variety of assistance to employers.

In 2008 the cost of living index in Flagstaff was 100.2 which is very near the national average of 100. Also, close to 40% of Flagstaff's residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Shown below are the primary employers in Flagstaff:

  • Flagstaff Medical Center
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Flagstaff Unified School District
  • W.L. Gore and Associates - Gore-Tex
  • City of Flagstaff
  • Grand Canyon Railway
  • Machine Solutions
  • Nestle Purina PetCare - manufactures pet food
  • SCA Tissue - tissue paper producer
  • Joy Cone - ice cream cone manufacturer
  • Walgreens - distribution center
  • Conconino Community College
  • Pepsi Cola Bottling Plant
  • Connect Tech International
  • Southwest Wind Power
  • NACOG
  • SCA North America
  • SWCA
  • Western Truss and Components
  • Block Lite Company
  • Novakinetics

Helpful business organizations for Flagstaff companies:

The Arizona Daily Sun provides up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Flagstaff.

Jobs in Flagstaff

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 62390 $42880 $20.61 100
2 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9040 $24180 $11.62 8.3
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8690 $34100 $16.39 14.8
4 Sales and Related Occupations 5990 $30380 $14.61 10.15
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4260 $51240 $24.64 6.15
6 Management Occupations 4080 $85300 $41.01 6.05
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3770 $76310 $36.69 5.75
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2660 $45980 $22.1 3.8
9 Production Occupations 2620 $33100 $15.92 5.85
10 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2530 $33880 $16.29 6.45
11 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2400 $25720 $12.37 3.7
12 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2350 $25100 $12.07 4.1
13 Waiters and Waitresses 2240 $24170 $11.62 1.6
14 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2070 $43480 $20.91 4.4
15 Cashiers 2050 $21120 $10.15 2.25
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1910 $20150 $9.69 2.15
17 Retail Salespersons 1890 $22920 $11.02 3.1
18 Protective Service Occupations 1460 $43940 $21.13 2.25
19 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1430 $54880 $26.39 0.9
20 Office Clerks, General 1260 $36760 $17.67 2
21 Community and Social Service Occupations 1250 $39120 $18.81 1.65
22 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1100 $30770 $14.79 1.6
23 Cooks, Restaurant 1080 $24720 $11.89 0.75
24 General and Operations Managers 1060 $79570 $38.26 1.4
25 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1030 $22100 $10.62 1
26 Healthcare Support Occupations 1030 $32990 $15.86 3.05
27 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 950 $68480 $32.92 2.8
28 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 900 $41640 $20.02 0.9
29 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 880 $74730 $35.93 1.65
30 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 800 $24860 $11.95 1.2
31 Customer Service Representatives 790 $29150 $14.02 1.75
32 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 780 $34440 $16.56 0.6
33 Personal Care Aides 770 $20900 $10.05 1.3
34 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 660 $24590 $11.82 1.6
35 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 650 $48960 $23.54 1
36 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 630 $40040 $19.25 1.7
37 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 630 $40510 $19.48 1
38 Legal Occupations 510 $70480 $33.88 0.8
39 Bartenders 490 $25390 $12.21 0.4
40 Medical Secretaries 460 $34380 $16.53 0.4
41 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 430 $38220 $18.37 1.1
42 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 420 $23360 $11.23 0.2
43 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 400 $26530 $12.75 0.8
44 Food Preparation Workers 400 $20640 $9.92 0.6
45 Tour Guides and Escorts 400 $26600 $12.79 0
46 Accountants and Auditors 380 $58380 $28.07 0.9
47 Receptionists and Information Clerks 370 $26060 $12.53 0.7
48 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 370 $28130 $13.53 1.6
49 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 360 $66500 $31.97 0.7
50 Social and Human Service Assistants 340 $28910 $13.9 0.3
51 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 340 $42680 $20.52 1.2
52 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 340 $20780 $9.99 0.3
53 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 $36670 $17.63 0.5
54 Dishwashers 300 $20540 $9.88 0.3
55 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 300 $38880 $18.69 0.6
56 Lawyers 280 $81770 $39.31 0.5
57 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 270 $46790 $22.49 0.5
58 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $56510 $27.17 0.3
59 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 270 $27990 $13.46 0.3
60 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 260 $52360 $25.17 1
61 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 260 $28150 $13.54 0.2
62 Firefighters 250 $36730 $17.66 0.2
63 Instructional Coordinators 250 $56840 $27.33 0.1
64 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 250 $56030 $26.94 0.45
65 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $19720 $9.48 0.25
66 Managers, All Other 240 $82130 $39.48 0.65
67 Biological Technicians 240 $39860 $19.16 0.1
68 Billing and Posting Clerks 240 $35280 $16.96 0.35
69 Nursing Assistants 240 $34770 $16.71 1.05
70 Security Guards 240 $28730 $13.81 0.7
71 Computer User Support Specialists 230 $47500 $22.84 0.4
72 Medical Assistants 230 $32840 $15.79 0.45
73 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 230 $57540 $27.66 0.35
74 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 230 $35410 $17.02 0.2
75 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 230 $40080 $19.27 0.6
76 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 230 $70190 $33.75 0.4
77 Training and Development Specialists 220 $55350 $26.61 0.2
78 Administrative Services Managers 220 $72380 $34.8 0.2
79 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 220 $38210 $18.37 0.2
80 Electricians 220 $47230 $22.71 0.4
81 Sales Managers 210 $76100 $36.58 0.2
82 Construction Laborers 210 $30760 $14.79 0.8
83 Management Analysts 210 $62330 $29.96 0.5
84 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 210 $42050 $20.22 0.2
85 Packers and Packagers, Hand 210 $21990 $10.57 0.45
86 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 210 $21640 $10.4 0.1
87 Carpenters 200 $37700 $18.13 0.6
88 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 200 $37730 $18.14 0.1
89 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 $31320 $15.06 0.3
90 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 190 $21400 $10.29 0.2
91 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $50460 $24.26 0.3
92 Cooks, Fast Food 190 $20300 $9.76 0.3
93 Protective Service Workers, All Other 180 $36130 $17.37 0.1
94 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 170 $34830 $16.74 0.2
95 Counter and Rental Clerks 170 $26390 $12.69 0.3
96 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 $116110 $55.82 0.2
97 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 160 $70260 $33.78 0.4
98 Financial Managers 160 $86470 $41.57 0.4
99 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $47180 $22.68 0.1
100 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $36330 $17.47 0.25
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Jobs More Common Near Flagstaff Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,880 62,390
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 24,180 9,040
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,100 8,690
Sales and Related Occupations 30,380 5,990
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 51,240 4,260
Management Occupations 85,300 4,080
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 76,310 3,770
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,980 2,660
Production Occupations 33,100 2,620
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,880 2,530
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,720 2,400
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,100 2,350
Waiters and Waitresses 24,170 2,240
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,480 2,070
Cashiers 21,120 2,050
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,150 1,910
Retail Salespersons 22,920 1,890
Protective Service Occupations 43,940 1,460
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 54,880 1,430
Office Clerks, General 36,760 1,260
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,120 1,250
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,770 1,100
Cooks, Restaurant 24,720 1,080
General and Operations Managers 79,570 1,060
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,100 1,030
Healthcare Support Occupations 32,990 1,030
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 68,480 950
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,640 900
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 74,730 880
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,860 800
Customer Service Representatives 29,150 790
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,440 780
Personal Care Aides 20,900 770
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,590 660
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,960 650
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,040 630
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,510 630
Legal Occupations 70,480 510
Bartenders 25,390 490
Medical Secretaries 34,380 460
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,220 430
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 23,360 420
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,530 400
Food Preparation Workers 20,640 400
Tour Guides and Escorts 26,600 400
Accountants and Auditors 58,380 380
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,060 370
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,130 370
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 66,500 360
Social and Human Service Assistants 28,910 340

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Flagstaff, Arizona Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,880 62,390
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,100 8,690
Sales and Related Occupations 30,380 5,990
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 51,240 4,260
Management Occupations 85,300 4,080
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 76,310 3,770
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,980 2,660
Production Occupations 33,100 2,620
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,880 2,530
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,720 2,400
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,100 2,350
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,480 2,070
Protective Service Occupations 43,940 1,460
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 54,880 1,430
Office Clerks, General 36,760 1,260
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,120 1,250
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,770 1,100
General and Operations Managers 79,570 1,060
Healthcare Support Occupations 32,990 1,030
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 68,480 950
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,640 900
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 74,730 880
Customer Service Representatives 29,150 790
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,440 780
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,960 650
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,040 630
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,510 630
Legal Occupations 70,480 510
Bartenders 25,390 490
Medical Secretaries 34,380 460
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,220 430
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,530 400
Tour Guides and Escorts 26,600 400
Accountants and Auditors 58,380 380
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,060 370
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,130 370
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 66,500 360
Social and Human Service Assistants 28,910 340
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,680 340
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,670 310
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 38,880 300
Lawyers 81,770 280
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 46,790 270
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 56,510 270
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 27,990 270
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 52,360 260
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 28,150 260
Firefighters 36,730 250
Instructional Coordinators 56,840 250
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 56,030 250

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