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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations43730$45,400$21.83100
2Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations7200$24,810$11.930.65
3Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse6660$23,760$11.420.3
4Office and Administrative Support Occupations5100$38,330$18.4314.35
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3380$83,620$40.25.8
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations3200$60,920$29.296.05
7Sales and Related Occupations2930$33,660$16.189.9
8Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations2900$26,490$12.748.55
9Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2720$29,800$14.336.55
10Personal Care and Service Occupations2420$25,050$12.044.3
11Production Occupations2290$41,770$20.085.7
12Protective Service Occupations1770$76,820$36.942.2
13Personal Care Aides1760$23,230$11.171.5
14Management Occupations1610$107,240$51.566.15
15Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1560$48,500$23.323.8
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1520$29,380$14.123.65
17Construction and Extraction Occupations1440$52,430$25.214.45
18Cashiers1250$25,030$12.032.2
19Business and Financial Operations Occupations1010$68,040$32.715.25
20Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food980$23,870$11.482.3
21Healthcare Support Occupations940$34,030$16.363
22Office Clerks, General920$34,220$16.451.9
23Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners910$26,780$12.871.55
24Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand850$26,390$12.691.7
25Retail Salespersons680$30,370$14.62.85
26Community and Social Service Occupations560$56,140$26.991.65
27Packers and Packagers, Hand540$25,030$12.030.45
28Maintenance and Repair Workers, General500$40,030$19.240.9
29Stock Clerks and Order Fillers490$29,010$13.951.3
30Waiters and Waitresses490$26,590$12.781.7
31Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive480$37,140$17.861.5
32Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers420$36,530$17.561.2
33General and Operations Managers400$110,550$53.151.5
34Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations380$72,620$34.910.8
35Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks360$41,790$20.091.05
36Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers360$36,100$17.360
37Customer Service Representatives360$38,990$18.741.75
38First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers340$53,640$25.790.95
39Business Operations Specialists, All Other320$65,670$31.570.7
40Computer and Mathematical Occupations300$71,410$34.332.9
41Cooks, Fast Food300$23,890$11.480.3
42Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers290$49,270$23.690.3
43Nursing Assistants280$29,940$14.41
44Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses280$54,450$26.180.5
45Medical Assistants270$31,860$15.320.45
46Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners270$26,120$12.560.9
47First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers270$38,070$18.31
48Construction Laborers260$46,390$22.30.8
49Receptionists and Information Clerks250$27,760$13.350.7
50Cooks, Restaurant250$28,120$13.520.8
51Architecture and Engineering Occupations230$90,800$43.651.7
52First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers220$32,540$15.650.6
53First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers220$60,800$29.230.4
54Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations220$37,600$18.081.8
55Pharmacy Technicians210$39,170$18.830.3
56First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers210$51,430$24.730
57Recreation Workers210$28,720$13.810.25
58Medical Records and Health Information Technicians200$48,280$23.210.1
59Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products190$63,380$30.470.9
60Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria190$36,980$17.780.3
61Medical Secretaries180$37,730$18.140.4
62Electricians170$65,820$31.650.4
63Carpenters170$61,570$29.60.7
64Counter and Rental Clerks170$28,780$13.840.3
65Postal Service Mail Carriers160$52,180$25.090.2
66Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers160$33,920$16.310.8
67Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers160$40,410$19.430.3
68Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators150$27,410$13.180.35
69Sales Managers150$109,060$52.430.2
70Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics150$43,480$20.90.5
71Dental Assistants140$41,470$19.940.2
72Social and Human Service Assistants140$33,370$16.040.25
73Food Preparation Workers130$25,680$12.350.6
74Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants130$56,160$270.35
75Accountants and Auditors130$70,350$33.820.9
76Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers130$45,960$22.10.2
77Management Analysts120$77,120$37.080.5
78First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors120$53,320$25.640
79Billing and Posting Clerks120$38,700$18.610.3
80Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers120$30,990$14.90.6
81First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers120$71,450$34.350.3
82Pharmacists120$133,680$64.270.2
83Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks100$33,990$16.340.4
84Dishwashers100$24,360$11.710.3
85Amusement and Recreation Attendants90$26,930$12.950.2
86Child, Family, and School Social Workers90$43,160$20.750.2
87Parts Salespersons90$29,340$14.110.2
88Bakers80$26,950$12.960.1
89Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks80$42,430$20.40.1
90Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks80$25,110$12.070.2
91Human Resources Specialists80$62,830$30.210.35
92Financial Managers80$102,620$49.340.4
93Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators80$51,830$24.920.1
94Food Service Managers80$69,080$33.210.2
95Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks80$37,020$17.80.2
96First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers80$87,470$42.050.4
97Industrial Machinery Mechanics80$56,180$27.010.2
98Roofers80$44,830$21.560.1
99Tellers80$26,920$12.940.3
100Nurse Practitioners80$135,070$64.940.1
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Jobs More Common Near Madera Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,40043,730
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$24,8107,200
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$23,7606,660
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$38,3305,100
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$83,6203,380
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$60,9203,200
Sales and Related Occupations$33,6602,930
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,4902,900
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$29,8002,720
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,0502,420
Production Occupations$41,7702,290
Protective Service Occupations$76,8201,770
Personal Care Aides$23,2301,760
Management Occupations$107,2401,610
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$48,5001,560
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$29,3801,520
Construction and Extraction Occupations$52,4301,440
Cashiers$25,0301,250
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$68,0401,010
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$23,870980
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,030940
Office Clerks, General$34,220920
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,780910
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,390850
Retail Salespersons$30,370680
Community and Social Service Occupations$56,140560
Packers and Packagers, Hand$25,030540
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,030500
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,010490
Waiters and Waitresses$26,590490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,140480
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$36,530420
General and Operations Managers$110,550400
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$72,620380
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$41,790360
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$36,100360
Customer Service Representatives$38,990360
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,640340
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$65,670320
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,410300
Cooks, Fast Food$23,890300
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$49,270290
Nursing Assistants$29,940280
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$54,450280
Medical Assistants$31,860270
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,120270
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,070270
Construction Laborers$46,390260
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,760250
Cooks, Restaurant$28,120250

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,40043,730
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$38,3305,100
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$83,6203,380
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$60,9203,200
Sales and Related Occupations$33,6602,930
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,4902,900
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$29,8002,720
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,0502,420
Production Occupations$41,7702,290
Protective Service Occupations$76,8201,770
Management Occupations$107,2401,610
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$48,5001,560
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$29,3801,520
Construction and Extraction Occupations$52,4301,440
Cashiers$25,0301,250
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$68,0401,010
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,030940
Office Clerks, General$34,220920
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,780910
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,390850
Retail Salespersons$30,370680
Community and Social Service Occupations$56,140560
Packers and Packagers, Hand$25,030540
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,030500
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,010490
Waiters and Waitresses$26,590490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,140480
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$36,530420
General and Operations Managers$110,550400
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$72,620380
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$41,790360
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$36,100360
Customer Service Representatives$38,990360
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,640340
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$65,670320
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,410300
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$49,270290
Nursing Assistants$29,940280
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$54,450280
Medical Assistants$31,860270
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,120270
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,070270
Construction Laborers$46,390260
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,760250
Cooks, Restaurant$28,120250
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$90,800230
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,540220
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$60,800220
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$37,600220
Pharmacy Technicians$39,170210

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