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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 59270 $40470 $19.46 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9030 $32870 $15.8 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7570 $22920 $11.02 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 7070 $30310 $14.57 10.15
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3980 $77220 $37.12 5.75
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3650 $34370 $16.52 6.45
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3360 $45690 $21.97 6.15
8 Management Occupations 3140 $84440 $40.6 6.05
9 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2800 $38920 $18.71 4.4
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2740 $39810 $19.14 3.8
11 Production Occupations 2510 $35820 $17.22 5.85
12 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2460 $26150 $12.57 3.7
13 Retail Salespersons 2340 $25320 $12.18 3.1
14 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2210 $25060 $12.05 4.1
15 Cashiers 2030 $21000 $10.1 2.25
16 Protective Service Occupations 1910 $53320 $25.64 2.25
17 Waiters and Waitresses 1900 $20900 $10.05 1.6
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1590 $23990 $11.53 2.15
19 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1530 $58790 $28.27 5.05
20 Healthcare Support Occupations 1500 $32260 $15.51 3.05
21 Community and Social Service Occupations 1380 $44700 $21.49 1.65
22 Registered Nurses 1340 $72040 $34.63 1.9
23 Office Clerks, General 1270 $29580 $14.22 2
24 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1110 $32100 $15.44 1.6
25 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1090 $24690 $11.87 1.2
26 General and Operations Managers 1080 $77470 $37.24 1.4
27 Personal Care Aides 1020 $21150 $10.17 1.3
28 Cooks, Restaurant 960 $23790 $11.44 0.75
29 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 830 $25330 $12.18 1.6
30 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 830 $41900 $20.14 1
31 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 810 $22690 $10.91 1
32 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 770 $35680 $17.15 1.2
33 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 760 $26990 $12.98 1.6
34 Customer Service Representatives 740 $28480 $13.69 1.75
35 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 730 $47180 $22.68 1
36 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 730 $40750 $19.59 1.7
37 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 710 $32000 $15.38 0.9
38 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 600 $30560 $14.69 0.6
39 Firefighters 580 $45640 $21.94 0.2
40 Medical Secretaries 570 $32170 $15.47 0.4
41 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 550 $38230 $18.38 1.1
42 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 550 $49740 $23.91 1
43 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 540 $26380 $12.68 0.8
44 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 510 $69260 $33.3 1.65
45 Nursing Assistants 490 $29140 $14.01 1.05
46 Food Preparation Workers 490 $22080 $10.62 0.6
47 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 480 $38100 $18.32 0.5
48 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 440 $60890 $29.27 2.8
49 Receptionists and Information Clerks 440 $25390 $12.21 0.7
50 Medical Assistants 430 $31990 $15.38 0.45
51 Bartenders 420 $22120 $10.63 0.4
52 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 390 $51780 $24.9 0.9
53 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 370 $39570 $19.02 0.6
54 Construction Laborers 340 $31260 $15.03 0.8
55 Cooks, Fast Food 330 $18910 $9.09 0.3
56 Accountants and Auditors 320 $58730 $28.24 0.9
57 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 310 $48470 $23.3 0.5
58 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $22470 $10.8 0.2
59 Carpenters 290 $40610 $19.52 0.6
60 Packers and Packagers, Hand 290 $20870 $10.04 0.45
61 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 290 $75510 $36.31 0.1
62 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 280 $49970 $24.03 0.4
63 Dishwashers 270 $20220 $9.72 0.3
64 Team Assemblers 260 $28110 $13.51 0.75
65 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 250 $38750 $18.63 0.2
66 Legal Occupations 250 $73000 $35.1 0.8
67 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 240 $31980 $15.38 0.2
68 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 $20400 $9.81 0.3
69 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 230 $19770 $9.51 0.25
70 Counter and Rental Clerks 220 $24430 $11.75 0.3
71 Healthcare Social Workers 220 $60820 $29.24 0.1
72 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 220 $23920 $11.5 0.3
73 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 210 $46450 $22.33 0.2
74 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 210 $39340 $18.92 0.2
75 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 200 $28990 $13.94 0.3
76 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $52830 $25.4 0.3
77 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 200 $77170 $37.1 0
78 Tellers 200 $29000 $13.94 0.3
79 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 200 $46320 $22.27 0.5
80 Social and Human Service Assistants 190 $29890 $14.37 0.3
81 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 190 $49780 $23.93 0.4
82 Real Estate Sales Agents 190 $31230 $15.01 0.2
83 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $31070 $14.94 0.25
84 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 190 $37900 $18.22 0.2
85 Billing and Posting Clerks 180 $36950 $17.77 0.35
86 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $102700 $49.37 0.2
87 Dental Assistants 180 $33630 $16.17 0.2
88 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 180 $39750 $19.11 0.3
89 Security Guards 180 $29640 $14.25 0.7
90 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 170 $31660 $15.22 0.4
91 Financial Managers 170 $113710 $54.67 0.4
92 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 170 $36150 $17.38 0.2
93 Electricians 170 $46300 $22.26 0.4
94 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 160 $35750 $17.19 0.1
95 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 160 $45050 $21.66 0.1
96 Cost Estimators 160 $62770 $30.18 0.1
97 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 160 $35840 $17.23 0.2
98 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 160 $43070 $20.71 0.6
99 Construction Managers 160 $63240 $30.4 0.2
100 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 150 $42730 $20.55 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Prescott Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,470 59,270
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,870 9,030
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,920 7,570
Sales and Related Occupations 30,310 7,070
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 77,220 3,980
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,370 3,650
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,690 3,360
Management Occupations 84,440 3,140
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,920 2,800
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,810 2,740
Production Occupations 35,820 2,510
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,150 2,460
Retail Salespersons 25,320 2,340
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,060 2,210
Cashiers 21,000 2,030
Protective Service Occupations 53,320 1,910
Waiters and Waitresses 20,900 1,900
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 23,990 1,590
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,790 1,530
Healthcare Support Occupations 32,260 1,500
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,700 1,380
Registered Nurses 72,040 1,340
Office Clerks, General 29,580 1,270
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,100 1,110
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,690 1,090
General and Operations Managers 77,470 1,080
Personal Care Aides 21,150 1,020
Cooks, Restaurant 23,790 960
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,330 830
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,900 830
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,690 810
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,680 770
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,990 760
Customer Service Representatives 28,480 740
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,180 730
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,750 730
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 32,000 710
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,560 600
Firefighters 45,640 580
Medical Secretaries 32,170 570
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,230 550
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 49,740 550
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,380 540
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,260 510
Nursing Assistants 29,140 490
Food Preparation Workers 22,080 490
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 38,100 480
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 60,890 440
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,390 440
Medical Assistants 31,990 430

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,470 59,270
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,870 9,030
Sales and Related Occupations 30,310 7,070
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 77,220 3,980
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,370 3,650
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,690 3,360
Management Occupations 84,440 3,140
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,920 2,800
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,810 2,740
Production Occupations 35,820 2,510
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,150 2,460
Retail Salespersons 25,320 2,340
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,060 2,210
Protective Service Occupations 53,320 1,910
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,790 1,530
Healthcare Support Occupations 32,260 1,500
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,700 1,380
Registered Nurses 72,040 1,340
Office Clerks, General 29,580 1,270
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,100 1,110
General and Operations Managers 77,470 1,080
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,330 830
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,900 830
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,680 770
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,990 760
Customer Service Representatives 28,480 740
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,180 730
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,750 730
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 32,000 710
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,560 600
Firefighters 45,640 580
Medical Secretaries 32,170 570
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,230 550
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 49,740 550
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,380 540
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,260 510
Nursing Assistants 29,140 490
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 38,100 480
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 60,890 440
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,390 440
Medical Assistants 31,990 430
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 51,780 390
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 39,570 370
Construction Laborers 31,260 340
Accountants and Auditors 58,730 320
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 48,470 310
Carpenters 40,610 290
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 75,510 290
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 49,970 280
Team Assemblers 28,110 260

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