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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations42140$46,510$22.36100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations5060$36,970$17.7714.35
3Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations3710$25,440$12.230.65
4Protective Service Occupations3580$76,020$36.552.2
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations3430$26,930$12.958.55
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations3380$58,710$28.236.05
7Sales and Related Occupations3360$32,550$15.659.9
8Personal Care and Service Occupations2880$24,320$11.694.3
9Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2690$77,920$37.465.8
10Production Occupations2540$39,860$19.165.7
11Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2490$36,770$17.686.55
12Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse2100$24,210$11.640.3
13Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1640$46,920$22.563.8
14Personal Care Aides1610$23,150$11.131.5
15Management Occupations1310$99,050$47.626.15
16Cashiers1160$26,930$12.952.2
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1140$32,420$15.583.65
18Business and Financial Operations Occupations1140$65,620$31.555.25
19Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1110$23,770$11.432.3
20Retail Salespersons1030$26,350$12.672.85
21Community and Social Service Occupations940$61,550$29.591.65
22Registered Nurses940$83,140$39.971.95
23Construction and Extraction Occupations850$53,380$25.664.45
24Office Clerks, General840$33,220$15.971.9
25Healthcare Support Occupations770$32,420$15.583
26Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners710$31,600$15.191.55
27Stock Clerks and Order Fillers650$28,670$13.781.3
28Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers610$33,340$16.031.2
29Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive520$37,430$17.991.5
30Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators450$36,370$17.480.35
31Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations430$77,980$37.490.8
32Maintenance and Repair Workers, General430$43,790$21.050.9
33Substitute Teachers430$39,280$18.880
34Cooks, Fast Food400$23,260$11.180.3
35Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand380$29,310$14.091.7
36Waiters and Waitresses380$28,490$13.71.7
37General and Operations Managers350$95,990$46.151.5
38Computer and Mathematical Occupations340$70,580$33.932.9
39First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers330$49,500$23.80.95
40Business Operations Specialists, All Other320$60,710$29.190.7
41Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks310$44,370$21.331.05
42Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses310$52,720$25.340.5
43Childcare Workers290$24,130$11.60.8
44First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers280$30,310$14.570.6
45Industrial Machinery Mechanics280$48,590$23.360.2
46First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers270$39,540$19.011
47First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers240$61,860$29.740.4
48Medical Assistants240$30,920$14.870.45
49Nursing Assistants230$27,210$13.081
50Cooks, Restaurant220$29,250$14.060.8
51Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers220$71,940$34.590.4
52Legal Occupations210$64,880$31.190.8
53Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks210$37,350$17.960.4
54Social and Human Service Assistants210$38,490$18.50.25
55Customer Service Representatives200$39,490$18.981.75
56First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers200$50,020$24.050
57Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers190$33,090$15.910.3
58Medical Secretaries190$32,220$15.490.4
59Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics180$33,740$16.220.5
60Counter and Rental Clerks180$28,670$13.780.3
61Sales Representatives, Services, All Other180$39,040$18.770.6
62Dishwashers170$23,720$11.410.3
63Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners170$24,400$11.730.9
64Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers160$36,920$17.750.8
65Management Analysts160$76,770$36.910.5
66Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products160$70,610$33.950.9
67Accountants and Auditors150$64,630$31.070.9
68Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists150$105,910$50.920.1
69Dental Assistants150$42,500$20.430.2
70Pharmacy Technicians150$39,400$18.940.3
71Receptionists and Information Clerks150$28,610$13.760.7
72Bartenders140$29,220$14.050.4
73Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers140$26,820$12.890.6
74Architecture and Engineering Occupations130$83,950$40.361.7
75Information and Record Clerks, All Other130$43,300$20.820.1
76Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics120$31,510$15.150.2
77Firefighters120$51,550$24.790.2
78First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers120$62,180$29.90.3
79Security Guards120$29,410$14.140.7
80Food Preparation Workers110$28,180$13.550.6
81Food Service Managers110$49,210$23.660.2
82Medical and Health Services Managers110$113,730$54.680.25
83Tellers110$30,560$14.690.3
84Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations100$57,130$27.461.8
85Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment100$27,830$13.380.2
86First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors100$61,100$29.380
87Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators100$55,050$26.460.1
88Child, Family, and School Social Workers90$52,820$25.40.2
89Electricians90$73,280$35.230.4
90Postal Service Mail Carriers90$49,180$23.640.2
91Sales Managers90$94,490$45.430.2
92Construction Laborers80$34,280$16.480.8
93Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants80$50,350$24.20.35
94First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers80$71,250$34.260.4
95Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other80$30,280$14.560.1
96Human Resources Specialists80$68,340$32.860.35
97Parts Salespersons80$34,900$16.780.2
98Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors80$50,430$24.250
99Tire Repairers and Changers80$30,960$14.880.1
100Carpenters70$67,880$32.640.7
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Jobs More Common Near Hanford Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,51042,140
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,9705,060
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$25,4403,710
Protective Service Occupations$76,0203,580
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,9303,430
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$58,7103,380
Sales and Related Occupations$32,5503,360
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,3202,880
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$77,9202,690
Production Occupations$39,8602,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,7702,490
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$24,2102,100
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,9201,640
Personal Care Aides$23,1501,610
Management Occupations$99,0501,310
Cashiers$26,9301,160
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$32,4201,140
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,6201,140
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$23,7701,110
Retail Salespersons$26,3501,030
Community and Social Service Occupations$61,550940
Registered Nurses$83,140940
Construction and Extraction Occupations$53,380850
Office Clerks, General$33,220840
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,420770
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$31,600710
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$28,670650
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$33,340610
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,430520
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$36,370450
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$77,980430
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$43,790430
Substitute Teachers$39,280430
Cooks, Fast Food$23,260400
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,310380
Waiters and Waitresses$28,490380
General and Operations Managers$95,990350
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$70,580340
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,500330
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$60,710320
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$44,370310
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$52,720310
Childcare Workers$24,130290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,310280
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$48,590280
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,540270
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$61,860240
Medical Assistants$30,920240
Nursing Assistants$27,210230
Cooks, Restaurant$29,250220

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,51042,140
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,9705,060
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$25,4403,710
Protective Service Occupations$76,0203,580
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,9303,430
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$58,7103,380
Sales and Related Occupations$32,5503,360
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$77,9202,690
Production Occupations$39,8602,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,7702,490
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,9201,640
Management Occupations$99,0501,310
Cashiers$26,9301,160
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$32,4201,140
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,6201,140
Retail Salespersons$26,3501,030
Community and Social Service Occupations$61,550940
Registered Nurses$83,140940
Construction and Extraction Occupations$53,380850
Office Clerks, General$33,220840
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,420770
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$31,600710
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$28,670650
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$33,340610
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,430520
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$36,370450
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$77,980430
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$43,790430
Substitute Teachers$39,280430
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,310380
Waiters and Waitresses$28,490380
General and Operations Managers$95,990350
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$70,580340
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,500330
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$60,710320
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$44,370310
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$52,720310
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,310280
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$48,590280
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,540270
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$61,860240
Medical Assistants$30,920240
Nursing Assistants$27,210230
Cooks, Restaurant$29,250220
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$71,940220
Legal Occupations$64,880210
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$37,350210
Social and Human Service Assistants$38,490210
Customer Service Representatives$39,490200
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers$50,020200

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