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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations60810$42,690$20.53100
2Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations9360$24,800$11.928.55
3Office and Administrative Support Occupations8390$34,630$16.6514.35
4Sales and Related Occupations5900$29,400$14.139.9
5Education, Training, and Library Occupations4340$50,910$24.486.05
6Management Occupations4080$87,040$41.846.15
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3720$77,210$37.125.8
8Production Occupations3170$33,150$15.945.7
9Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2670$34,720$16.696.55
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2650$44,590$21.443.8
11Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2540$27,180$13.073.65
12Personal Care and Service Occupations2380$27,010$12.994.3
13Waiters and Waitresses2310$23,170$11.141.7
14Construction and Extraction Occupations2120$42,500$20.434.45
15Retail Salespersons2110$25,020$12.032.85
16Cashiers1990$23,310$11.212.2
17Business and Financial Operations Occupations1640$58,500$28.135.25
18Cooks, Restaurant1510$25,390$12.210.8
19Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1500$22,250$10.72.3
20Protective Service Occupations1490$45,420$21.842.2
21Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1280$53,840$25.890.8
22Community and Social Service Occupations1190$41,100$19.761.65
23Healthcare Support Occupations1160$33,360$16.043
24Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1150$23,530$11.310.9
25Office Clerks, General1150$36,150$17.381.9
26General and Operations Managers1120$86,040$41.371.5
27Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive980$32,440$15.61.5
28Computer and Mathematical Occupations890$69,460$33.392.9
29Maintenance and Repair Workers, General890$35,040$16.840.9
30Architecture and Engineering Occupations850$70,190$33.751.7
31Customer Service Representatives830$30,680$14.751.75
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers790$26,360$12.671.3
33Personal Care Aides700$22,870$10.991.5
34First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers690$49,280$23.690.95
35First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers670$34,770$16.720.6
36First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers660$40,170$19.311
37Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners640$27,160$13.061.55
38Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations580$39,870$19.171.8
39Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers570$23,730$11.410.3
40Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks500$24,290$11.680.2
41Dishwashers470$22,260$10.70.3
42Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks440$40,140$19.31.05
43Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers440$28,010$13.470.8
44Receptionists and Information Clerks440$26,410$12.70.7
45Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand420$27,700$13.321.7
46Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers400$43,470$20.91.2
47Medical Secretaries390$35,000$16.830.4
48Bartenders380$28,010$13.460.4
49Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers380$39,150$18.820.6
50Accountants and Auditors340$58,520$28.130.9
51Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop340$22,160$10.650.3
52Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics330$41,630$20.010.5
53Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors330$38,580$18.550.2
54Food Preparation Workers330$23,760$11.420.6
55Medical Assistants310$32,940$15.840.45
56Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers270$53,440$25.690.4
57Firefighters260$37,750$18.150.2
58First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers260$57,920$27.840.3
59Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products250$49,850$23.970.9
60Security Guards250$30,670$14.750.7
61Business Operations Specialists, All Other240$63,010$30.290.7
62Carpenters240$38,750$18.630.7
63First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers240$65,290$31.390.4
64Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers240$23,560$11.330.1
65Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics230$34,970$16.810.2
66Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants230$48,760$23.440.35
67Instructional Coordinators230$56,010$26.930.1
68Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks230$28,060$13.490.4
69Electricians220$45,510$21.880.4
70Administrative Services Managers210$74,830$35.970.2
71Construction Laborers210$32,030$15.40.8
72Cooks, Fast Food210$22,430$10.790.3
73Home Health Aides210$25,600$12.310.7
74Nursing Assistants210$36,380$17.491
75Medical and Health Services Managers200$113,740$54.680.25
76Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators190$45,670$21.960.2
77Sales Managers190$81,560$39.210.2
78Child, Family, and School Social Workers180$39,140$18.820.2
79Computer User Support Specialists180$50,910$24.480.4
80Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria180$30,250$14.540.3
81Financial Managers180$91,960$44.210.4
82Recreation Workers180$29,240$14.060.25
83Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors170$41,800$20.10.2
84Food Servers, Nonrestaurant170$27,690$13.310.2
85Information and Record Clerks, All Other170$38,630$18.570.1
86Sales Representatives, Services, All Other170$38,290$18.410.6
87Billing and Posting Clerks160$35,010$16.830.3
88Bus Drivers, School or Special Client160$28,950$13.920.3
89Chief Executives160$171,370$82.390.2
90Food Service Managers160$56,560$27.190.2
91Managers, All Other160$78,170$37.580.6
92Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists160$56,490$27.160.4
93Pharmacy Technicians160$36,830$17.710.3
94Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment150$24,250$11.660.2
95Computer Occupations, All Other150$64,170$30.850.2
96Driver/Sales Workers150$26,490$12.740.3
97Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other150$37,080$17.830.1
98Human Resources Specialists150$49,170$23.640.35
99Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators150$47,930$23.050.1
100Chefs and Head Cooks140$39,900$19.190.1
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Jobs More Common Near Flagstaff Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,69060,810
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,8009,360
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,6308,390
Sales and Related Occupations$29,4005,900
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,9104,340
Management Occupations$87,0404,080
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$77,2103,720
Production Occupations$33,1503,170
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,7202,670
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,5902,650
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,1802,540
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,0102,380
Waiters and Waitresses$23,1702,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations$42,5002,120
Retail Salespersons$25,0202,110
Cashiers$23,3101,990
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,5001,640
Cooks, Restaurant$25,3901,510
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$22,2501,500
Protective Service Occupations$45,4201,490
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$53,8401,280
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,1001,190
Healthcare Support Occupations$33,3601,160
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,5301,150
Office Clerks, General$36,1501,150
General and Operations Managers$86,0401,120
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,440980
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$69,460890
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,040890
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$70,190850
Customer Service Representatives$30,680830
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,360790
Personal Care Aides$22,870700
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,280690
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$34,770670
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,170660
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,160640
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$39,870580
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers$23,730570
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$24,290500
Dishwashers$22,260470
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,140440
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,010440
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,410440
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,700420
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,470400
Medical Secretaries$35,000390
Bartenders$28,010380
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$39,150380
Accountants and Auditors$58,520340

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,69060,810
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,6308,390
Sales and Related Occupations$29,4005,900
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,9104,340
Management Occupations$87,0404,080
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$77,2103,720
Production Occupations$33,1503,170
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,7202,670
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,5902,650
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,1802,540
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,0102,380
Construction and Extraction Occupations$42,5002,120
Retail Salespersons$25,0202,110
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,5001,640
Cooks, Restaurant$25,3901,510
Protective Service Occupations$45,4201,490
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$53,8401,280
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,1001,190
Healthcare Support Occupations$33,3601,160
Office Clerks, General$36,1501,150
General and Operations Managers$86,0401,120
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,440980
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$69,460890
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,040890
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$70,190850
Customer Service Representatives$30,680830
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,360790
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,280690
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$34,770670
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,170660
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,160640
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$39,870580
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,140440
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,010440
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,410440
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,700420
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,470400
Medical Secretaries$35,000390
Bartenders$28,010380
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$39,150380
Accountants and Auditors$58,520340
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$41,630330
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors$38,580330
Medical Assistants$32,940310
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$53,440270
Firefighters$37,750260
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$57,920260
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$49,850250
Security Guards$30,670250
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$63,010240

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