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Hanford Employment

Employment and Industries in the Hanford, California Area

Hanford is a prominent commercial center for the south central San Joaquin Valley. The region is a major distribution network for agricultural and other types of goods for numerous national and international markets. The once prominent heavy industry sector has been in decline for years. Many Hanford residents work at the close by NAS Lemoore, the Navy's largest master jet base, and for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation which operates three state prisons located in Kings County.

The major sectors for employment in Hanford are:

  • Services
  • Government
  • Farming
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Construction

Some of the most popular occupations in Hanford that are filled primarily by college graduates are wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, education administrators, accountants and auditors, financial managers, sales managers and network and computer systems administrators.

Noteworthy data about Hanford: In 2008 the cost of living index was at 90.2. The national average is 100. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $49,000. Regarding the population over 25 years of age, approximately 14% have a bachelor's degree or higher.

The City-Wide Business Loan Program offers below-market rate loans for new and expanding companies. The Downtown Loan Program provides low-interest loans for downtown business development and expansion.

The major employers in Hanford are provided below:

  • King County - Government
  • Adventist Health System - Healthcare
  • Hanford Elementary School District - Education
  • Del Monte Foods Co - Canned Specialties (MFRS)
  • Marquez Brothers International - Cheese and dairy products producer
  • Central Valley General Hospital - Hospitals
  • Central Valley Meat Co Inc - Meat Packers (WHLS)
  • Con Agra Foods Inc - Food Brokers (WHLS)
  • Hanford Community Hospital - Hospitals
  • Hanford Community Medical CTR - Hospitals
  • Nichols Farms - Farming
  • Sentinel - Newspapers (Publishers/MFRS)
  • Walmart Supercenter - Department stores
  • Warmerdam Packing - Fruits & vegetables - Growers & shippers

Business organizations offering assistance to Hanford companies:

The Hanford Sentinel provides information about the current business activities in Hanford.

Jobs in Hanford

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 40190 $46430 $22.32 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5180 $35750 $17.19 14.8
3 Protective Service Occupations 3660 $74230 $35.69 2.25
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3570 $25860 $12.43 8.3
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3400 $58470 $28.11 6.15
6 Sales and Related Occupations 3200 $32550 $15.65 10.15
7 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 3050 $23300 $11.2 0.6
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2850 $35090 $16.87 6.45
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2500 $78290 $37.64 5.75
10 Production Occupations 2240 $39140 $18.82 5.85
11 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 2110 $21670 $10.42 0.3
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1650 $44520 $21.4 3.8
13 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1400 $24720 $11.89 4.1
14 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1400 $22480 $10.81 2.15
15 Management Occupations 1330 $96060 $46.18 6.05
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1210 $33250 $15.99 3.7
17 Retail Salespersons 1150 $25840 $12.42 3.1
18 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1120 $63000 $30.29 5.05
19 Cashiers 980 $26690 $12.83 2.25
20 Registered Nurses 910 $83480 $40.14 1.9
21 Construction and Extraction Occupations 900 $52560 $25.27 4.4
22 Office Clerks, General 900 $31590 $15.19 2
23 Community and Social Service Occupations 890 $60250 $28.97 1.65
24 Healthcare Support Occupations 820 $31130 $14.97 3.05
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 630 $32900 $15.82 1.6
26 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 620 $30960 $14.88 0.35
27 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 560 $33680 $16.19 1.2
28 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 530 $29300 $14.09 1.2
29 Substitute Teachers 500 $36500 $17.55 0
30 Packers and Packagers, Hand 480 $23680 $11.39 0.45
31 Waiters and Waitresses 430 $27890 $13.41 1.6
32 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 430 $75220 $36.16 0.9
33 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 420 $36280 $17.44 1.6
34 General and Operations Managers 360 $91430 $43.95 1.4
35 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 360 $40560 $19.5 0.9
36 Cooks, Fast Food 360 $22350 $10.74 0.3
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 360 $41010 $19.72 1.1
38 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 340 $45560 $21.91 0.2
39 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 330 $47580 $22.88 1
40 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 310 $53110 $25.53 0.5
41 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 300 $59270 $28.5 0.7
42 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 300 $67740 $32.57 2.8
43 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 290 $26100 $12.55 1.6
44 Nursing Assistants 290 $26450 $12.72 1.05
45 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 280 $41450 $19.93 1
46 Personal Care Aides 270 $23060 $11.09 1.3
47 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 260 $33820 $16.26 0.8
48 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 250 $31350 $15.07 0.6
49 Customer Service Representatives 250 $36870 $17.73 1.75
50 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 220 $35410 $17.02 0.4
51 Cooks, Restaurant 200 $27860 $13.39 0.75
52 Medical Assistants 200 $28990 $13.94 0.45
53 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 200 $35300 $16.97 0.5
54 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 200 $69720 $33.52 0.45
55 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 190 $23660 $11.38 1
56 Legal Occupations 190 $72010 $34.62 0.8
57 Social and Human Service Assistants 190 $38480 $18.5 0.3
58 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 190 $26180 $12.59 0.2
59 Receptionists and Information Clerks 180 $28400 $13.65 0.7
60 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 180 $58770 $28.26 0.4
61 Medical Secretaries 180 $31110 $14.96 0.4
62 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 160 $49590 $23.84 1.7
63 Accountants and Auditors 160 $62740 $30.16 0.9
64 Childcare Workers 150 $24050 $11.56 0.8
65 Dishwashers 150 $22840 $10.98 0.3
66 Management Analysts 150 $74040 $35.6 0.5
67 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 140 $42140 $20.26 0.1
68 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 140 $84430 $40.59 1.65
69 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 140 $48180 $23.17 0.6
70 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 140 $43680 $21 0
71 Dental Assistants 140 $42830 $20.59 0.2
72 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 130 $60150 $28.92 0.3
73 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 130 $30700 $14.76 0.2
74 Bartenders 130 $28420 $13.66 0.4
75 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 130 $106020 $50.97 0.1
76 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 $112430 $54.05 0.2
77 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 120 $28920 $13.9 0.3
78 Firefighters 120 $50160 $24.12 0.2
79 Security Guards 120 $27800 $13.36 0.7
80 Construction Laborers 110 $35800 $17.21 0.8
81 Electricians 110 $70540 $33.92 0.4
82 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 110 $62150 $29.88 1
83 Tellers 110 $29720 $14.29 0.3
84 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 $25700 $12.36 0
85 Counter and Rental Clerks 110 $27450 $13.2 0.3
86 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $53680 $25.81 0.1
87 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $42820 $20.58 0.1
88 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 100 $35590 $17.11 0.3
89 Food Preparation Workers 100 $25830 $12.42 0.6
90 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 100 $40300 $19.38 0.3
91 Pharmacy Technicians 100 $40740 $19.59 0.25
92 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 90 $60580 $29.12 0.1
93 Food Service Managers 90 $49980 $24.03 0.2
94 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 90 $49990 $24.04 0.5
95 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 90 $46540 $22.38 0.2
96 Computer Occupations, All Other 90 $60140 $28.91 0.2
97 Parts Salespersons 80 $30830 $14.82 0.2
98 Postal Service Mail Carriers 80 $49880 $23.98 0.15
99 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 80 $70760 $34.02 0.4
100 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $30770 $14.79 0.25
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Jobs More Common Near Hanford Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,430 40,190
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,750 5,180
Protective Service Occupations 74,230 3,660
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,860 3,570
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 58,470 3,400
Sales and Related Occupations 32,550 3,200
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 23,300 3,050
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,090 2,850
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 78,290 2,500
Production Occupations 39,140 2,240
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 21,670 2,110
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,520 1,650
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,720 1,400
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 22,480 1,400
Management Occupations 96,060 1,330
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 33,250 1,210
Retail Salespersons 25,840 1,150
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,000 1,120
Cashiers 26,690 980
Registered Nurses 83,480 910
Construction and Extraction Occupations 52,560 900
Office Clerks, General 31,590 900
Community and Social Service Occupations 60,250 890
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,130 820
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 32,900 630
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 30,960 620
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 33,680 560
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,300 530
Substitute Teachers 36,500 500
Packers and Packagers, Hand 23,680 480
Waiters and Waitresses 27,890 430
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 75,220 430
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,280 420
General and Operations Managers 91,430 360
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,560 360
Cooks, Fast Food 22,350 360
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 41,010 360
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 45,560 340
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,580 330
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 53,110 310
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 59,270 300
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 67,740 300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,100 290
Nursing Assistants 26,450 290
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,450 280
Personal Care Aides 23,060 270
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 33,820 260
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,350 250
Customer Service Representatives 36,870 250
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 35,410 220

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Hanford, California Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,430 40,190
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,750 5,180
Protective Service Occupations 74,230 3,660
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,860 3,570
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 58,470 3,400
Sales and Related Occupations 32,550 3,200
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,090 2,850
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 78,290 2,500
Production Occupations 39,140 2,240
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,520 1,650
Management Occupations 96,060 1,330
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 33,250 1,210
Retail Salespersons 25,840 1,150
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,000 1,120
Cashiers 26,690 980
Registered Nurses 83,480 910
Construction and Extraction Occupations 52,560 900
Office Clerks, General 31,590 900
Community and Social Service Occupations 60,250 890
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,130 820
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 32,900 630
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 30,960 620
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 33,680 560
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,300 530
Substitute Teachers 36,500 500
Waiters and Waitresses 27,890 430
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 75,220 430
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,280 420
General and Operations Managers 91,430 360
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,560 360
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 41,010 360
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 45,560 340
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,580 330
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 53,110 310
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 59,270 300
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 67,740 300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,100 290
Nursing Assistants 26,450 290
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,450 280
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 33,820 260
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,350 250
Customer Service Representatives 36,870 250
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 35,410 220
Cooks, Restaurant 27,860 200
Medical Assistants 28,990 200
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,300 200
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 69,720 200
Legal Occupations 72,010 190
Social and Human Service Assistants 38,480 190
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 26,180 190

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