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Prescott Employment

Employment and Industries in the Prescott, Arizona Area

Prescott is regarded as the region's trade center. Government is the dominant sector for the economy. Construction, real estate, healthcare, tourism, education, accommodation and food services and durable goods manufacturing are significant contributors for employment in the city. Professional, scientific and technical services also provide jobs. In addition, Flagstaff is home to Arizona's second busiest airport.

Prescott's enterprise zone offers state income tax credits and/or property tax reductions. Another program, the Arizona Job Building Program, was designed to produce quality employment opportunities, increase the per capita income of the residents of Arizona and to increase the skill levels of the employees. Reimbursement grants are also provided to companies that are expanding their business or are newly locating in the city.

Notable pieces of information about Prescott: The city was included in Money Magazine's "Top Ten Western Towns" list. The cost of living compared to the rest of the country is about 19% higher. For residents over the age of 25 about 30% have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Shown below are the percentages of the employees that work in the major sectors:

  • Professional and Related Occupations - 25%
  • Sales and Office 25%
  • Service - 18%
  • Management, Business and Financial Operations - 12%
  • Production, Transportation and Material Moving - 9%
  • Construction, Extraction and Maintenance

The major employers in Prescott are shown below:

  • Yavapai Regional Medical Center - Hospital
  • Yavapai County - Government
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center - Hospital
  • Prescott Unified School District - Education
  • Walmart - Retail
  • City of Prescott Government
  • State of Arizona - Government
  • Fann Contracting - Hwy/Heavy Construction
  • Yavapai College - Education
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Chelton Avionics
  • Exsil
  • Fork in the Road
  • Paul Johnson Drywall
  • Fortner Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Sturn Ruger

Helpful business organizations for Prescott companies:

The Prescott Daily Courier covers the current business activities in the Prescott area.

Jobs in Prescott

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations61560$41,830$20.11100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations9160$34,060$16.3714.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations8110$24,440$11.758.55
4Sales and Related Occupations7000$32,470$15.619.9
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4440$78,010$37.515.8
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3930$35,910$17.266.55
7Management Occupations3630$78,670$37.826.15
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations3510$45,830$22.036.05
9Construction and Extraction Occupations2960$40,500$19.474.45
10Production Occupations2710$37,500$18.035.7
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2520$42,510$20.443.8
12Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2260$28,020$13.473.65
13Retail Salespersons2200$26,350$12.672.85
14Healthcare Support Occupations2080$31,140$14.973
15Waiters and Waitresses2070$21,820$10.491.7
16Personal Care and Service Occupations2040$26,860$12.914.3
17Cashiers1980$23,770$11.432.2
18Protective Service Occupations1950$53,940$25.932.2
19Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1710$25,420$12.222.3
20Business and Financial Operations Occupations1670$58,550$28.155.25
21Registered Nurses1500$74,980$36.051.95
22General and Operations Managers1370$71,080$34.171.5
23Office Clerks, General1260$32,610$15.681.9
24Community and Social Service Occupations1150$43,520$20.921.65
25Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1110$32,820$15.781.5
26Cooks, Restaurant1040$25,550$12.280.8
27Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1010$27,810$13.371.3
28First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers890$40,000$19.231
29Customer Service Representatives820$30,280$14.561.75
30Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners810$23,890$11.480.9
31Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand770$28,290$13.61.7
32Personal Care Aides760$23,540$11.321.5
33First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers750$46,070$22.150.95
34Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners660$27,410$13.181.55
35Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers650$39,050$18.781.2
36Architecture and Engineering Occupations590$68,250$32.811.7
37Firefighters590$46,460$22.340.2
38Maintenance and Repair Workers, General580$32,160$15.460.9
39Food Preparation Workers570$24,330$11.70.6
40Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks560$36,930$17.761.05
41Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers560$60,600$29.130.4
42Receptionists and Information Clerks560$27,290$13.120.7
43First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers550$31,680$15.230.6
44Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations530$41,950$20.171.8
45Computer and Mathematical Occupations530$63,380$30.472.9
46Nursing Assistants510$31,010$14.911
47Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics490$42,060$20.220.5
48Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers490$29,070$13.970.8
49Home Health Aides460$23,210$11.160.7
50Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products450$49,390$23.740.9
51Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations440$52,330$25.160.8
52Bartenders430$22,910$11.020.4
53Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks430$24,480$11.770.2
54Medical Assistants420$31,490$15.140.45
55Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers410$38,350$18.440.6
56Dishwashers400$22,220$10.680.3
57Medical Secretaries400$34,970$16.810.4
58Construction Laborers380$31,940$15.350.8
59First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers360$50,360$24.210.4
60Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses350$49,770$23.930.5
61Accountants and Auditors340$59,940$28.820.9
62Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers340$31,990$15.380
63Packers and Packagers, Hand330$25,760$12.380.45
64Cooks, Fast Food290$22,120$10.640.3
65Education Administrators, Postsecondary290$77,350$37.190.1
66Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers270$22,180$10.660.3
67Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop260$24,170$11.620.3
68Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics240$32,820$15.780.2
69Medical and Health Services Managers240$91,040$43.770.25
70Carpenters230$43,180$20.760.7
71Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants230$47,010$22.60.35
72Legal Occupations230$76,230$36.650.8
73First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers220$56,720$27.270.3
74Pharmacy Technicians220$33,640$16.170.3
75Bus Drivers, School or Special Client210$28,810$13.850.3
76Dental Assistants210$36,660$17.620.2
77Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors210$47,550$22.860.2
78Electricians210$48,180$23.170.4
79First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers210$75,760$36.420
80Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers210$39,560$19.020.2
81Sales Representatives, Services, All Other210$41,850$20.120.6
82Child, Family, and School Social Workers200$39,850$19.160.2
83First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers200$52,020$25.010.4
84Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers200$40,860$19.640.3
85Social and Human Service Assistants200$30,010$14.430.25
86Tellers200$29,900$14.370.3
87Billing and Posting Clerks190$34,710$16.690.3
88Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists190$26,800$12.880.4
89First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors180$49,240$23.670
90Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators180$39,510$18.990.35
91Machinists180$36,520$17.560.25
92Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators180$41,760$20.080.2
93Painters, Construction and Maintenance180$35,180$16.910.2
94Security Guards180$30,210$14.520.7
95Counter and Rental Clerks170$23,530$11.310.3
96Financial Managers170$102,310$49.190.4
97Physicians and Surgeons, All Other170$231,130$111.120.25
98Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks170$34,930$16.790.4
99Construction Managers160$63,750$30.650.3
100Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop160$22,460$10.80.3
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Jobs More Common Near Prescott Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,83061,560
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,0609,160
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,4408,110
Sales and Related Occupations$32,4707,000
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,0104,440
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,9103,930
Management Occupations$78,6703,630
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$45,8303,510
Construction and Extraction Occupations$40,5002,960
Production Occupations$37,5002,710
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,5102,520
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,0202,260
Retail Salespersons$26,3502,200
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,1402,080
Waiters and Waitresses$21,8202,070
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,8602,040
Cashiers$23,7701,980
Protective Service Occupations$53,9401,950
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$25,4201,710
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,5501,670
Registered Nurses$74,9801,500
General and Operations Managers$71,0801,370
Office Clerks, General$32,6101,260
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,5201,150
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,8201,110
Cooks, Restaurant$25,5501,040
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,8101,010
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,000890
Customer Service Representatives$30,280820
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,890810
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,290770
Personal Care Aides$23,540760
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$46,070750
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,410660
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,050650
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$68,250590
Firefighters$46,460590
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$32,160580
Food Preparation Workers$24,330570
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,930560
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$60,600560
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,290560
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,680550
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,950530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$63,380530
Nursing Assistants$31,010510
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$42,060490
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$29,070490
Home Health Aides$23,210460
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$49,390450

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,83061,560
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,0609,160
Sales and Related Occupations$32,4707,000
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,0104,440
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,9103,930
Management Occupations$78,6703,630
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$45,8303,510
Construction and Extraction Occupations$40,5002,960
Production Occupations$37,5002,710
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,5102,520
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,0202,260
Retail Salespersons$26,3502,200
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,1402,080
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,8602,040
Protective Service Occupations$53,9401,950
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$25,4201,710
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,5501,670
Registered Nurses$74,9801,500
General and Operations Managers$71,0801,370
Office Clerks, General$32,6101,260
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,5201,150
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,8201,110
Cooks, Restaurant$25,5501,040
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,8101,010
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,000890
Customer Service Representatives$30,280820
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,290770
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$46,070750
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,410660
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,050650
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$68,250590
Firefighters$46,460590
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$32,160580
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,930560
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$60,600560
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,290560
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,680550
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,950530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$63,380530
Nursing Assistants$31,010510
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$42,060490
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$29,070490
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$49,390450
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$52,330440
Medical Assistants$31,490420
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$38,350410
Medical Secretaries$34,970400
Construction Laborers$31,940380
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$50,360360
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$49,770350

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