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Napa Employment

Employment and Industries in the Napa, California Area

The wine and vineyard sector and the agricultural and tourism industries are the primary elements of Napa's economy. The city is the gateway to the popular "wine trail" which brings plenty of tourism revenue to Napa. The area's more than 300 wineries provide a large number of jobs in the region. The wine and vineyard sector is the largest employer in the Napa region and the sector's combined direct and related positions provide close to half of the region's jobs.

The other primary sectors for employment for the city are education, construction, healthcare, agriculture, government, arts, entertainment and recreation; professional, scientific and technical services and finance. About 25% of the jobs are in sales and office occupations.

Some of the jobs which are more prevalent in the Napa area than most of the nation's cities include wine making equipment operators, agricultural equipment operators, first-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing and forestry workers; farm workers and laborers, crop, nursery and greenhouse; massage therapists, packaging and filling operators and tenders and hotel, motel and desk clerks.

The Business & Career Center program is provided by the Napa County Workforce Investment Board. The program is designed to provide assistance to businesses and career seekers. Also, the Napa Business Assistance Workforce Program is available to assist companies in managing their business.

Notable data regarding Napa: In 2008 the cost of living index in Napa was a very high 170.1. The national average is 100. Approximately 23% of the population over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree or higher. In early 2009 the average salary in Napa was $40,000.

The major employers in Napa are shown below:

  • Dey LP - Physicians & surgeons equipment & supplies - MFRS
  • Health & Human Services - Government
  • Marriott - Napa Valley - Hotels & motels
  • Meadows Care CTR - Nursing & Convalescent
  • Napa County Health & Human Services - Government
  • Napa State Hospital - Hospitals
  • Napa Valley College - Education
  • Queen of the Valley Hospital - Hospitals
  • Silverado Resort - Resorts
  • Syar Industries Inc - Sand & Gravel (WHLS)
  • Universal Protection Services - Security guard & patrol service
  • Walmart - Department stores
  • Westin - Napa - Hotels & motels
  • Westin - Verasa, Napa - Hotels & motels

Napa companies are offered assistance by business organizations such as:

The Napa Valley Register offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Napa.

Jobs in Napa

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 70770 $53290 $25.62 100
2 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9320 $31020 $14.91 8.3
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9100 $41970 $20.18 14.8
4 Sales and Related Occupations 8110 $42770 $20.56 10.15
5 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4250 $30260 $14.55 3.7
6 Production Occupations 4210 $42580 $20.47 5.85
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4180 $107670 $51.76 5.75
8 Management Occupations 4110 $123060 $59.16 6.05
9 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3920 $34260 $16.47 6.45
10 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3810 $58990 $28.36 6.15
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3510 $61910 $29.76 4.4
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2850 $86160 $41.42 5.05
13 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 2770 $31820 $15.3 0.6
14 Retail Salespersons 2310 $32060 $15.41 3.1
15 Waiters and Waitresses 2190 $35310 $16.97 1.6
16 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 2130 $28470 $13.69 0.3
17 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2090 $52580 $25.28 3.8
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2040 $30940 $14.87 4.1
19 Healthcare Support Occupations 1860 $38140 $18.34 3.05
20 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1760 $24440 $11.75 2.15
21 Cashiers 1720 $29460 $14.16 2.25
22 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1530 $31280 $15.04 1.6
23 Registered Nurses 1460 $109460 $52.62 1.9
24 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1380 $29680 $14.27 1.6
25 General and Operations Managers 1340 $127220 $61.16 1.4
26 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1250 $25150 $12.09 1
27 Office Clerks, General 1200 $39710 $19.09 2
28 Protective Service Occupations 1160 $56180 $27.01 2.25
29 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1130 $31100 $14.95 0.8
30 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 1090 $38190 $18.36 0.1
31 Community and Social Service Occupations 1030 $60080 $28.88 1.65
32 Carpenters 1000 $71180 $34.22 0.6
33 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 990 $45630 $21.94 0
34 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 970 $43940 $21.13 1.6
35 Cooks, Restaurant 890 $28410 $13.66 0.75
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 890 $49520 $23.81 1.1
37 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 840 $80300 $38.6 1
38 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 830 $28240 $13.58 1.2
39 Food Preparation Workers 790 $27010 $12.99 0.6
40 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 740 $37230 $17.9 0.25
41 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 690 $45150 $21.71 0.9
42 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 680 $55450 $26.66 1
43 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 660 $90370 $43.45 0.9
44 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 610 $47100 $22.65 1
45 Personal Care Aides 600 $26820 $12.9 1.3
46 Accountants and Auditors 590 $85240 $40.98 0.9
47 Construction Laborers 570 $53040 $25.5 0.8
48 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 550 $29310 $14.09 0.3
49 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 510 $84820 $40.78 2.8
50 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 500 $44270 $21.28 1.2
51 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 490 $88150 $42.38 1.65
52 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 490 $43020 $20.68 0.6
53 Dishwashers 490 $24050 $11.56 0.3
54 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 460 $62470 $30.03 1.7
55 Bartenders 440 $36790 $17.69 0.4
56 Counter and Rental Clerks 440 $27980 $13.45 0.3
57 Security Guards 440 $33570 $16.14 0.7
58 Customer Service Representatives 440 $42350 $20.36 1.75
59 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 440 $70070 $33.69 0.4
60 Nursing Assistants 430 $35450 $17.05 1.05
61 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 430 $27750 $13.34 0.2
62 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 420 $38870 $18.69 0.4
63 Sales Managers 400 $147570 $70.95 0.2
64 Massage Therapists 390 $48890 $23.5 0.1
65 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 380 $38030 $18.28 0.35
66 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 350 $24570 $11.82 0.25
67 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 340 $51580 $24.8 0.2
68 Medical Assistants 340 $36840 $17.71 0.45
69 Packers and Packagers, Hand 340 $27540 $13.24 0.45
70 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 340 $59140 $28.43 0.5
71 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 340 $80110 $38.51 0.35
72 Receptionists and Information Clerks 340 $34140 $16.41 0.7
73 Legal Occupations 330 $104660 $50.32 0.8
74 Chefs and Head Cooks 310 $54990 $26.44 0.1
75 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 290 $64830 $31.17 0.6
76 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 280 $28090 $13.51 0.2
77 Food Service Managers 280 $53800 $25.86 0.2
78 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 280 $32580 $15.67 0
79 Home Health Aides 280 $26950 $12.96 0.7
80 Financial Managers 270 $145950 $70.17 0.4
81 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 270 $28790 $13.84 0.6
82 Agricultural Equipment Operators 250 $31710 $15.25 0
83 Human Resources Specialists 230 $76610 $36.83 0.3
84 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 230 $23360 $11.23 0.2
85 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 220 $80490 $38.7 0.4
86 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 220 $68970 $33.16 0
87 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 220 $103540 $49.78 0.1
88 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 220 $54230 $26.07 0.3
89 Medical Secretaries 210 $46570 $22.39 0.4
90 Helpers--Production Workers 210 $31820 $15.3 0.3
91 Management Analysts 200 $97480 $46.87 0.5
92 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 200 $47380 $22.78 0.5
93 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 200 $55700 $26.78 0.1
94 Dental Assistants 200 $42960 $20.65 0.2
95 Billing and Posting Clerks 200 $45240 $21.75 0.35
96 Cooks, Fast Food 190 $23610 $11.35 0.3
97 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 190 $35700 $17.16 0.3
98 Production Workers, All Other 190 $30610 $14.72 0.2
99 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 $64960 $31.23 0.3
100 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 180 $56940 $27.38 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Napa Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 53,290 70,770
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 31,020 9,320
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 41,970 9,100
Sales and Related Occupations 42,770 8,110
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,260 4,250
Production Occupations 42,580 4,210
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 107,670 4,180
Management Occupations 123,060 4,110
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,260 3,920
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 58,990 3,810
Construction and Extraction Occupations 61,910 3,510
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 86,160 2,850
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 31,820 2,770
Retail Salespersons 32,060 2,310
Waiters and Waitresses 35,310 2,190
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 28,470 2,130
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 52,580 2,090
Personal Care and Service Occupations 30,940 2,040
Healthcare Support Occupations 38,140 1,860
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 24,440 1,760
Cashiers 29,460 1,720
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 31,280 1,530
Registered Nurses 109,460 1,460
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,680 1,380
General and Operations Managers 127,220 1,340
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,150 1,250
Office Clerks, General 39,710 1,200
Protective Service Occupations 56,180 1,160
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 31,100 1,130
Demonstrators and Product Promoters 38,190 1,090
Community and Social Service Occupations 60,080 1,030
Carpenters 71,180 1,000
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 45,630 990
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 43,940 970
Cooks, Restaurant 28,410 890
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 49,520 890
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 80,300 840
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,240 830
Food Preparation Workers 27,010 790
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 37,230 740
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 45,150 690
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,450 680
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 90,370 660
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 47,100 610
Personal Care Aides 26,820 600
Accountants and Auditors 85,240 590
Construction Laborers 53,040 570
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 29,310 550
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 84,820 510
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,270 500

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 53,290 70,770
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 31,020 9,320
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 41,970 9,100
Sales and Related Occupations 42,770 8,110
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,260 4,250
Production Occupations 42,580 4,210
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 107,670 4,180
Management Occupations 123,060 4,110
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,260 3,920
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 58,990 3,810
Construction and Extraction Occupations 61,910 3,510
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 86,160 2,850
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 31,820 2,770
Retail Salespersons 32,060 2,310
Waiters and Waitresses 35,310 2,190
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 28,470 2,130
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 52,580 2,090
Personal Care and Service Occupations 30,940 2,040
Healthcare Support Occupations 38,140 1,860
Cashiers 29,460 1,720
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 31,280 1,530
Registered Nurses 109,460 1,460
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,680 1,380
General and Operations Managers 127,220 1,340
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,150 1,250
Office Clerks, General 39,710 1,200
Protective Service Occupations 56,180 1,160
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 31,100 1,130
Demonstrators and Product Promoters 38,190 1,090
Community and Social Service Occupations 60,080 1,030
Carpenters 71,180 1,000
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 45,630 990
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 43,940 970
Cooks, Restaurant 28,410 890
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 49,520 890
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 80,300 840
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,240 830
Food Preparation Workers 27,010 790
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 37,230 740
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 45,150 690
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,450 680
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 90,370 660
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 47,100 610
Personal Care Aides 26,820 600
Accountants and Auditors 85,240 590
Construction Laborers 53,040 570
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 29,310 550
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 84,820 510
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,270 500
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 88,150 490

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