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Madera Employment

Employment and Industries in the Madera, California Area

Agriculture is a primary factor for the Madera economy. Each year over one billion dollars worth of agricultural commodities are produced in Madera County. Some of the significant crops are almonds, pistachios, grapes, alfalfa and corn. Madera also has a prominent dairy products industry and poultry industry.

The Madera region has over 50 manufacturing facilities. The major manufacturing industries are glass bottles, air conditioning, food machinery, plastic items, steel and farm equipment. The major employment sectors include agriculture, healthcare, construction, government, education and manufacturing.

Some of the jobs which are more common in Madera when compared to the nation's other cities are: agricultural equipment operators; farm workers and laborers, crop, nursery and greenhouse; First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing and forestry workers; kindergarten teachers, education administrators, elementary and secondary school; drywall and ceiling tile installers and elementary school teachers.

The Madera Enterprise Zones provide various state tax credits which can significantly lower the cost of hiring new employees and buying equipment. Businesses operating in the Recycling Market Development Zone can receive special loans and various benefits by utilizing post-consumer or secondary waste materials in their manufacturing processes.

Noteworthy information about Madera: In 2007 the median household income was $38,464. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 95.8. The national average is 100. About 9% of the population over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree or higher.

  • Baltimore Aircoil Co - Refrigeration Equipment - Truck (MFRS)
  • Children's Hospital Central - Hospitals
  • Constellation Wines - Wineries (MFRS)
  • Country Villa Healthcare CTR - Residential care homes
  • Georgia Pacific Corp Madera - Paper manufactures
  • Home Depot - Home centers
  • Lamanuzzi & Pantaleo Cold STGE - Fruits and vegetables - growers & shippers
  • Lion Brothers Farm-Newstone - Farming service
  • Madera Community Hospital - Hospitals
  • Madera County RMA-Admin - County government offices
  • Mission Bell Winery - Wineries (MFRS)
  • Panella Trucking LLC - Trucking
  • Span Construction - Building - Metal
  • Walmart - Department Stores
  • Zymex Medical LLC - Herbs
  • Madera Unified School District

Business organizations offering assistance to Madera companies:

The Madera Tribune provides information about the current business activities in Madera.

Jobs in Madera

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 42160 $44120 $21.21 100
2 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 5730 $23920 $11.5 0.6
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5390 $37560 $18.06 14.8
4 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 5070 $22720 $10.92 0.3
5 Production Occupations 3980 $34560 $16.62 5.85
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3250 $80760 $38.83 5.75
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3140 $57550 $27.67 6.15
8 Sales and Related Occupations 2850 $32910 $15.82 10.15
9 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 2830 $25630 $12.32 8.3
10 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2480 $30710 $14.77 6.45
11 Protective Service Occupations 1710 $71730 $34.49 2.25
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1610 $47010 $22.6 3.8
13 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1550 $30620 $14.72 3.7
14 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1410 $50380 $24.22 4.4
15 Management Occupations 1380 $108000 $51.92 6.05
16 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1180 $26170 $12.58 4.1
17 Cashiers 1090 $25140 $12.09 2.25
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1010 $22850 $10.99 2.15
19 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 990 $29900 $14.38 1.6
20 Office Clerks, General 940 $32410 $15.58 2
21 Healthcare Support Occupations 930 $32860 $15.8 3.05
22 Correctional Officers and Jailers 870 $75860 $36.47 0.3
23 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 860 $61240 $29.44 5.05
24 Community and Social Service Occupations 750 $53090 $25.53 1.65
25 Retail Salespersons 730 $27260 $13.11 3.1
26 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 530 $35810 $17.22 1.6
27 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 510 $38650 $18.58 0.9
28 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 490 $27370 $13.16 1.6
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 490 $29790 $14.32 1.2
30 Helpers--Production Workers 460 $29020 $13.95 0.3
31 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 460 $37730 $18.14 1.2
32 General and Operations Managers 460 $112800 $54.23 1.4
33 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 420 $39920 $19.19 1.1
34 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 390 $64860 $31.18 0.9
35 Waiters and Waitresses 380 $27370 $13.16 1.6
36 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 360 $53670 $25.8 1
37 Packers and Packagers, Hand 340 $22760 $10.94 0.45
38 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 330 $46160 $22.19 0.3
39 Customer Service Representatives 330 $38850 $18.68 1.75
40 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 320 $68170 $32.78 2.8
41 Construction Laborers 290 $42760 $20.56 0.8
42 Nursing Assistants 290 $28500 $13.7 1.05
43 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 280 $29920 $14.38 0.35
44 Team Assemblers 280 $33230 $15.98 0.75
45 Receptionists and Information Clerks 270 $28470 $13.69 0.7
46 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 260 $53080 $25.52 0.5
47 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 260 $38490 $18.5 1
48 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 250 $30290 $14.56 0.6
49 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 250 $25010 $12.02 1
50 Cooks, Fast Food 250 $22320 $10.73 0.3
51 Medical Assistants 230 $31300 $15.05 0.45
52 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 220 $21860 $10.51 0
53 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 220 $76010 $36.54 0.45
54 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 220 $49330 $23.72 0
55 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 220 $56320 $27.08 0.4
56 Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $33890 $16.3 0.3
57 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 200 $36290 $17.45 1.7
58 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $36040 $17.33 0.25
59 Cooks, Restaurant 180 $25680 $12.34 0.75
60 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 180 $44350 $21.32 0.5
61 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 180 $34570 $16.62 0.3
62 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 180 $81660 $39.26 1.65
63 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 180 $66520 $31.98 1
64 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 180 $50000 $24.04 0.7
65 Counter and Rental Clerks 170 $24790 $11.92 0.3
66 Medical Secretaries 170 $37060 $17.82 0.4
67 Electricians 170 $60410 $29.05 0.4
68 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 160 $30540 $14.68 0.6
69 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 $52940 $25.45 0.15
70 Carpenters 160 $58980 $28.35 0.6
71 Childcare Workers 160 $25760 $12.39 0.8
72 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 150 $39680 $19.08 0.3
73 Food Preparation Workers 140 $25060 $12.05 0.6
74 Parts Salespersons 140 $31540 $15.16 0.2
75 Accountants and Auditors 140 $67430 $32.42 0.9
76 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 130 $22240 $10.69 0.2
77 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 130 $23680 $11.39 0.2
78 Dental Assistants 130 $40820 $19.63 0.2
79 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 130 $52350 $25.17 0.5
80 Billing and Posting Clerks 130 $35750 $17.19 0.35
81 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $32400 $15.58 0.8
82 Recreation Workers 130 $26010 $12.51 0.3
83 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 120 $71580 $34.42 0.3
84 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $40520 $19.48 0.1
85 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 120 $84780 $40.76 0.1
86 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 $46020 $22.12 0.2
87 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 110 $50020 $24.05 0.1
88 Tellers 100 $27670 $13.31 0.3
89 Dishwashers 100 $22940 $11.03 0.3
90 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 100 $34400 $16.54 0.4
91 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 100 $52710 $25.34 0.2
92 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 100 $36640 $17.61 0.1
93 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $47560 $22.87 0.1
94 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 90 $22760 $10.94 0.3
95 Management Analysts 90 $62180 $29.9 0.5
96 Pharmacists 90 $131370 $63.16 0.2
97 Financial Managers 80 $102210 $49.14 0.4
98 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $43710 $21.02 0.2
99 Cost Estimators 80 $60250 $28.96 0.1
100 Sheet Metal Workers 80 $41560 $19.98 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Madera Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,120 42,160
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 23,920 5,730
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 37,560 5,390
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 22,720 5,070
Production Occupations 34,560 3,980
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 80,760 3,250
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 57,550 3,140
Sales and Related Occupations 32,910 2,850
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,630 2,830
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,710 2,480
Protective Service Occupations 71,730 1,710
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 47,010 1,610
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,620 1,550
Construction and Extraction Occupations 50,380 1,410
Management Occupations 108,000 1,380
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,170 1,180
Cashiers 25,140 1,090
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 22,850 1,010
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 29,900 990
Office Clerks, General 32,410 940
Healthcare Support Occupations 32,860 930
Correctional Officers and Jailers 75,860 870
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 61,240 860
Community and Social Service Occupations 53,090 750
Retail Salespersons 27,260 730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,810 530
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,650 510
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,370 490
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,790 490
Helpers--Production Workers 29,020 460
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 37,730 460
General and Operations Managers 112,800 460
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 39,920 420
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 64,860 390
Waiters and Waitresses 27,370 380
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,670 360
Packers and Packagers, Hand 22,760 340
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 46,160 330
Customer Service Representatives 38,850 330
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 68,170 320
Construction Laborers 42,760 290
Nursing Assistants 28,500 290
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 29,920 280
Team Assemblers 33,230 280
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,470 270
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 53,080 260
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,490 260
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,290 250
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,010 250
Cooks, Fast Food 22,320 250

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,120 42,160
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 37,560 5,390
Production Occupations 34,560 3,980
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 80,760 3,250
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 57,550 3,140
Sales and Related Occupations 32,910 2,850
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,630 2,830
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,710 2,480
Protective Service Occupations 71,730 1,710
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 47,010 1,610
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,620 1,550
Construction and Extraction Occupations 50,380 1,410
Management Occupations 108,000 1,380
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,170 1,180
Cashiers 25,140 1,090
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 29,900 990
Office Clerks, General 32,410 940
Healthcare Support Occupations 32,860 930
Correctional Officers and Jailers 75,860 870
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 61,240 860
Community and Social Service Occupations 53,090 750
Retail Salespersons 27,260 730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,810 530
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,650 510
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,370 490
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,790 490
Helpers--Production Workers 29,020 460
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 37,730 460
General and Operations Managers 112,800 460
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 39,920 420
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 64,860 390
Waiters and Waitresses 27,370 380
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,670 360
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 46,160 330
Customer Service Representatives 38,850 330
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 68,170 320
Construction Laborers 42,760 290
Nursing Assistants 28,500 290
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 29,920 280
Team Assemblers 33,230 280
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,470 270
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 53,080 260
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,490 260
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,290 250
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,010 250
Medical Assistants 31,300 230
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 76,010 220
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 49,330 220
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 56,320 220
Social and Human Service Assistants 33,890 200

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