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Yuma Employment

Employment and Industries in the Yuma, Arizona Area

The Yuma economy is powered by the agriculture-forestry-fishing and hunting industry and the public administration, education, healthcare and retail trade sectors. About 24% of the city's workforce have government jobs. The U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground is the primary non-agricultural employer located in Yuma County. The Marine Corps Air Station is one of the busiest air stations of the Marine Corps and is an important part of the economy.

The agricultural industry provides about 90% of the country's winter lettuce crop. The agricultural industry brings in about $1 billion in gross income each year. The over 80,000 winter visitors that make Yuma their winter home significantly bolster the economy. An additional 300,000 visitors come to the city each year which also brings more money and jobs to Yuma.

The Yuma International Airport provides a Foreign Trade Zone which allows business to defer, reduce or eliminate payment of custom duties. Arizona also offers an 80% reduction in the payment of property taxes for businesses situated inside an activated zone.

Notable facts about Yuma: In 2008 the cost of living index was at 86.5 and the national average is 100. The population over 25 years of age that has a bachelor's degree or higher is 16.2%. The average earnings in Yuma in early 2009 was $34,000.

Shown below are some of the primary employers in Yuma:

  • U.S. Army Proving Ground
  • U.S. Border Control
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • U.S. Marine Corps Air Station
  • Tanner Companies
  • Yuma Regional Medical Center
  • Yuma Elementary School District 1
  • City of Yuma
  • Yuma Union High School District No 70
  • Crane Elementary School District No 13
  • Yuma Broadcasting Co
  • Walmart
  • Yuma County
  • Edward Montiel
  • JLG Harvesting Inc
  • Western Newspapers
  • Yuma/La Paz Counties Community College
  • Arizona Western College
  • Associated Citrus
  • Barkley Farms
  • Dole Corporation
  • Target
  • Union Pacific Transportation

Yuma has numerous manufacturing companies. The largest employers in the sector are:

  • AMI - Alside Division
  • Carrier UTC
  • Gowen Milling Manufacturing
  • Johnson Controls
  • Shaw Industries/Queen Carpets
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Allied West Paper
  • ALSCO
  • Alside
  • Northwestern Industries
  • Superlite Block

The largest employment sectors, in descending order, are provided below:

  • Government
  • Trade Transportation and Utilities
  • Education and Health Services
  • Leisure and Hospitality
  • Mining and Construction
  • Professional and Business Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Activities

Organizations providing assistance to Yuma companies:

The Yuma Sun provides up-to-date information regarding the business activities in the Yuma area.

Jobs in Yuma

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 60620 $38500 $18.51 100
2 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 9010 $21080 $10.13 0.6
3 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 8350 $20200 $9.71 0.3
4 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8260 $30670 $14.75 14.8
5 Sales and Related Occupations 6350 $29530 $14.2 10.15
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5180 $21040 $10.12 8.3
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3900 $43740 $21.03 6.15
8 Protective Service Occupations 3160 $48760 $23.44 2.25
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3100 $87420 $42.03 5.75
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2810 $39350 $18.92 3.8
11 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2580 $31860 $15.32 6.45
12 Management Occupations 2570 $79680 $38.31 6.05
13 Cashiers 2020 $20030 $9.63 2.25
14 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1940 $37530 $18.05 4.4
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1910 $22870 $10.99 3.7
16 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1850 $65280 $31.38 5.05
17 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1720 $19830 $9.53 2.15
18 Production Occupations 1690 $34840 $16.75 5.85
19 Retail Salespersons 1670 $24620 $11.83 3.1
20 Customer Service Representatives 1640 $22810 $10.97 1.75
21 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1490 $22740 $10.93 4.1
22 Healthcare Support Occupations 1330 $28160 $13.54 3.05
23 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1140 $21400 $10.29 1.6
24 Registered Nurses 1110 $70420 $33.86 1.9
25 Office Clerks, General 950 $29620 $14.24 2
26 Waiters and Waitresses 890 $20290 $9.75 1.6
27 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 810 $30100 $14.47 1.6
28 Community and Social Service Occupations 800 $39550 $19.01 1.65
29 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 790 $30810 $14.81 0.9
30 General and Operations Managers 710 $71230 $34.24 1.4
31 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 680 $45970 $22.1 1
32 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 660 $41920 $20.15 1
33 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 650 $78910 $37.94 0.1
34 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 590 $27080 $13.02 1.2
35 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 580 $71110 $34.19 2.8
36 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 470 $25420 $12.22 1.6
37 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 460 $29440 $14.15 0.6
38 Medical Secretaries 450 $30240 $14.54 0.4
39 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 430 $38770 $18.64 1.2
40 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 420 $33210 $15.96 1.1
41 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 400 $60190 $28.94 0.9
42 Medical Assistants 370 $29410 $14.14 0.45
43 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 370 $48600 $23.36 0.45
44 Receptionists and Information Clerks 360 $23930 $11.51 0.7
45 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 360 $24550 $11.8 0.8
46 Personal Care Aides 360 $20180 $9.7 1.3
47 Nursing Assistants 360 $26960 $12.96 1.05
48 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 340 $69040 $33.19 0.7
49 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 330 $52840 $25.4 1
50 Agricultural Equipment Operators 320 $28010 $13.47 0
51 Cooks, Restaurant 320 $22350 $10.75 0.75
52 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 320 $22380 $10.76 0.2
53 Managers, All Other 300 $88250 $42.43 0.65
54 Firefighters 300 $45960 $22.1 0.2
55 Recreation Workers 290 $19940 $9.59 0.3
56 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 280 $36280 $17.44 0.5
57 Security Guards 270 $26580 $12.78 0.7
58 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 270 $44380 $21.34 1.7
59 Cooks, Fast Food 270 $18970 $9.12 0.3
60 Compliance Officers 260 $71350 $34.3 0.2
61 Bartenders 250 $23040 $11.08 0.4
62 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 250 $42230 $20.3 0.6
63 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 240 $52910 $25.44 0.3
64 Childcare Workers 240 $20300 $9.76 0.8
65 Electricians 240 $46690 $22.45 0.4
66 Billing and Posting Clerks 240 $34270 $16.48 0.35
67 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 230 $20250 $9.74 1
68 Construction Laborers 220 $35280 $16.96 0.8
69 Carpenters 220 $35190 $16.92 0.6
70 Pharmacy Technicians 220 $30210 $14.53 0.25
71 Home Health Aides 220 $22000 $10.58 0.7
72 Legal Occupations 220 $70800 $34.04 0.8
73 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $40080 $19.27 0.2
74 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $24740 $11.89 0.3
75 Tellers 210 $30280 $14.56 0.3
76 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 190 $43090 $20.72 0
77 Packers and Packagers, Hand 190 $22590 $10.86 0.45
78 Driver/Sales Workers 190 $26800 $12.88 0.3
79 Counter and Rental Clerks 190 $27220 $13.08 0.3
80 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 170 $52130 $25.06 0.4
81 Food Preparation Workers 170 $19390 $9.32 0.6
82 Accountants and Auditors 170 $65720 $31.6 0.9
83 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 160 $50030 $24.05 0.5
84 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 160 $29070 $13.97 0.35
85 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 160 $27300 $13.12 0.3
86 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $32500 $15.62 0.1
87 Dishwashers 150 $19210 $9.24 0.3
88 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 150 $19300 $9.28 0.3
89 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 140 $47400 $22.79 0.4
90 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $21760 $10.46 0.2
91 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 140 $40410 $19.43 0.2
92 Dental Assistants 140 $33520 $16.12 0.2
93 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $40290 $19.37 0.1
94 Postal Service Mail Carriers 130 $48860 $23.49 0.15
95 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 130 $22360 $10.75 0.3
96 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 130 $41050 $19.73 0.6
97 Human Resources Specialists 130 $57670 $27.73 0.3
98 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 130 $18400 $8.84 0.25
99 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $64020 $30.78 0.2
100 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 120 $39160 $18.83 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Yuma Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,500 60,620
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 21,080 9,010
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 20,200 8,350
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,670 8,260
Sales and Related Occupations 29,530 6,350
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,040 5,180
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 43,740 3,900
Protective Service Occupations 48,760 3,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 87,420 3,100
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,350 2,810
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,860 2,580
Management Occupations 79,680 2,570
Cashiers 20,030 2,020
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,530 1,940
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,870 1,910
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,280 1,850
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,830 1,720
Production Occupations 34,840 1,690
Retail Salespersons 24,620 1,670
Customer Service Representatives 22,810 1,640
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,740 1,490
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,160 1,330
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,400 1,140
Registered Nurses 70,420 1,110
Office Clerks, General 29,620 950
Waiters and Waitresses 20,290 890
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,100 810
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,550 800
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 30,810 790
General and Operations Managers 71,230 710
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 45,970 680
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,920 660
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 78,910 650
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,080 590
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 71,110 580
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,420 470
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,440 460
Medical Secretaries 30,240 450
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 38,770 430
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,210 420
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 60,190 400
Medical Assistants 29,410 370
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 48,600 370
Receptionists and Information Clerks 23,930 360
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 24,550 360
Personal Care Aides 20,180 360
Nursing Assistants 26,960 360
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 69,040 340
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 52,840 330
Agricultural Equipment Operators 28,010 320

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,500 60,620
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,670 8,260
Sales and Related Occupations 29,530 6,350
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 43,740 3,900
Protective Service Occupations 48,760 3,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 87,420 3,100
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,350 2,810
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,860 2,580
Management Occupations 79,680 2,570
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,530 1,940
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,280 1,850
Production Occupations 34,840 1,690
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,160 1,330
Registered Nurses 70,420 1,110
Office Clerks, General 29,620 950
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,100 810
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,550 800
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 30,810 790
General and Operations Managers 71,230 710
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 45,970 680
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,920 660
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 78,910 650
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,080 590
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 71,110 580
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,420 470
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,440 460
Medical Secretaries 30,240 450
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 38,770 430
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,210 420
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 60,190 400
Medical Assistants 29,410 370
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 48,600 370
Nursing Assistants 26,960 360
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 69,040 340
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 52,840 330
Agricultural Equipment Operators 28,010 320
Managers, All Other 88,250 300
Firefighters 45,960 300
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,280 280
Security Guards 26,580 270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,380 270
Compliance Officers 71,350 260
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 42,230 250
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 52,910 240
Electricians 46,690 240
Billing and Posting Clerks 34,270 240
Construction Laborers 35,280 220
Carpenters 35,190 220
Pharmacy Technicians 30,210 220
Legal Occupations 70,800 220

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