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Redding Employment

Employment and Industries in the Redding, California Area

Redding is the center for trade and commerce in the upstate area of Northern California. Services such as medical, retail and legal have become the economic base for Redding. This economic foundation is primarily due to the requirements of a large number of retirees relocating from primarily the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. The other major sectors for employment are tourism, healthcare, education, government, finance and insurance, social assistance and construction. About 26% of Redding's workers are in sales and office occupations and about 16% are employed by the government. Tourism based jobs are primarily connected to visitors who utilize Redding as a base to explore Lake Shasta, Lassen Volcanic National Park and other destinations.

Some of the most popular jobs in Redding which are typically filled by college graduates are teachers, registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, accountants and auditors, civil engineers, financial managers and medical and health services managers.

Redding is part of the Shasta Metro Enterprise Zone which offers significant state tax credits and other types of benefits to existing and new businesses. Shasta Biz includes the Cascade Small Business Development Center which offers a variety of assistance.

Notable information regarding Redding: In 2008 the cost of living index was at 97.3 and the average in the United States is 100. About 19% of the population over 25 years of age have a bachelor's degree or higher. In early 2009 the average salary in Redding was $37,000.

The major employers in Redding are:

  • Aggregate Products - Asphalt & asphalt products
  • Ave's Audio Visual Equipment - Equipment Renting & Leasing
  • Bridge Bay Resort Marina - Marinas
  • Clark Pest Control - Pest Control
  • Lassen Canyon Nursery - Plants and trees wholesale
  • Mercy Medical Center - Hospitals
  • Northern California Rehab Hospital - Hospitals
  • Oakdale Heights MGMT Corp - Business Management Consultants
  • Redding Lumber Transport - Trucking
  • Shascade Event CTR - Social service & welfare organization
  • Shasta College - Education
  • Shasta County Health & Human Services - Government
  • Shasta Head Start Development - Non-profit organization
  • Shasta Healthcare - Nursing & Convalescent Homes
  • Shasta Regional Medical CTR - Hospitals
  • Transportation Department - State government
  • US Post Office - Government
  • Victor Residential CTR - Residential care homes
  • Walmart - Department Stores
  • Win-River Casino - Casinos

Redding companies may obtain assistance from business organizations such as:

The Redding Record Searchlight offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Redding.

Jobs in Redding

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations64640$47,340$22.76100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations10280$36,680$17.6314.35
3Sales and Related Occupations7390$34,940$16.89.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations6210$25,570$12.298.55
5Personal Care and Service Occupations5170$26,130$12.564.3
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4510$94,530$45.455.8
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations4480$60,600$29.136.05
8Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3690$36,240$17.426.55
9Personal Care Aides3380$24,060$11.571.5
10Management Occupations3120$95,730$46.036.15
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2710$48,260$23.23.8
12Construction and Extraction Occupations2620$53,170$25.564.45
13Cashiers2440$25,440$12.232.2
14Healthcare Support Occupations2210$35,150$16.93
15Retail Salespersons2070$28,970$13.932.85
16Production Occupations2020$39,200$18.855.7
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1890$31,950$15.363.65
18Business and Financial Operations Occupations1880$66,090$31.775.25
19Registered Nurses1720$96,220$46.261.95
20Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1510$23,820$11.452.3
21Community and Social Service Occupations1510$41,690$20.041.65
22Office Clerks, General1440$34,190$16.441.9
23Protective Service Occupations1400$58,960$28.352.2
24Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1150$29,130$141.3
25General and Operations Managers1070$99,610$47.891.5
26Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive980$34,860$16.761.5
27Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations930$63,600$30.580.8
28Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks880$38,820$18.661.05
29Waiters and Waitresses880$26,100$12.551.7
30Architecture and Engineering Occupations860$87,050$41.851.7
31Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand830$28,880$13.891.7
32First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers770$49,070$23.590.95
33Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers730$42,470$20.421.2
34First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers660$45,480$21.871
35Computer and Mathematical Occupations640$71,690$34.472.9
36Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers640$36,720$17.660.6
37Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners610$28,340$13.621.55
38Medical Assistants610$34,370$16.520.45
39Cooks, Fast Food580$23,120$11.110.3
40Maintenance and Repair Workers, General580$39,990$19.230.9
41Nursing Assistants570$31,710$15.251
42Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop560$23,420$11.260.3
43Cooks, Restaurant540$27,190$13.070.8
44Customer Service Representatives540$34,040$16.361.75
45Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners540$27,770$13.350.9
46Construction Laborers500$42,980$20.660.8
47Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations500$38,690$18.60.65
48Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products480$47,550$22.860.9
49Medical Secretaries460$34,550$16.610.4
50Receptionists and Information Clerks450$30,510$14.670.7
51Counter and Rental Clerks430$30,790$14.810.3
52Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics410$48,650$23.390.5
53Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers410$32,870$15.80.8
54Childcare Workers390$27,050$130.8
55Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses380$50,750$24.40.5
56Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations350$54,450$26.181.8
57Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators340$62,090$29.850.2
58Social and Human Service Assistants340$28,460$13.690.25
59Business Operations Specialists, All Other330$69,570$33.450.7
60Carpenters320$51,520$24.770.7
61Food Preparation Workers320$29,740$14.30.6
62Dental Assistants310$37,050$17.810.2
63First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers310$32,790$15.760.6
64Sales Representatives, Services, All Other310$45,980$22.110.6
65Dishwashers300$23,400$11.250.3
66Firefighters300$47,030$22.610.2
67Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop300$23,900$11.490.3
68Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers300$99,050$47.620.4
69Security Guards290$29,870$14.360.7
70Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education280$28,400$13.650.3
71Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants270$55,670$26.760.35
72Legal Occupations270$97,300$46.780.8
73Bartenders260$24,860$11.950.4
74Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers260$23,070$11.090.3
75Tellers260$30,380$14.610.3
76Accountants and Auditors250$63,350$30.460.9
77Billing and Posting Clerks250$34,600$16.630.3
78Bus Drivers, School or Special Client250$36,720$17.650.3
79Amusement and Recreation Attendants240$23,110$11.110.2
80Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment230$26,300$12.640.2
81Civil Engineers220$110,760$53.250.2
82Electricians220$69,820$33.570.4
83Insurance Sales Agents220$54,380$26.140.3
84Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria210$31,160$14.980.3
85First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers210$43,640$20.980.2
86Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors210$29,310$14.090
87Tire Repairers and Changers210$31,780$15.280.1
88Child, Family, and School Social Workers200$39,790$19.130.2
89Court, Municipal, and License Clerks200$47,420$22.80.1
90First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers200$70,850$34.060.3
91Management Analysts200$68,350$32.860.5
92Pharmacy Technicians200$42,290$20.330.3
93Helpers--Production Workers190$27,850$13.390.3
94Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks190$32,280$15.520.4
95Financial Managers180$93,850$45.120.4
96First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers180$62,740$30.160.4
97Painters, Construction and Maintenance180$55,010$26.450.2
98Parts Salespersons180$37,850$18.20.2
99Sales Managers180$98,870$47.530.2
100Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents180$57,440$27.610.2
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Jobs More Common Near Redding Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$47,34064,640
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,68010,280
Sales and Related Occupations$34,9407,390
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$25,5706,210
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,1305,170
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$94,5304,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$60,6004,480
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,2403,690
Personal Care Aides$24,0603,380
Management Occupations$95,7303,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$48,2602,710
Construction and Extraction Occupations$53,1702,620
Cashiers$25,4402,440
Healthcare Support Occupations$35,1502,210
Retail Salespersons$28,9702,070
Production Occupations$39,2002,020
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$31,9501,890
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,0901,880
Registered Nurses$96,2201,720
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$23,8201,510
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,6901,510
Office Clerks, General$34,1901,440
Protective Service Occupations$58,9601,400
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,1301,150
General and Operations Managers$99,6101,070
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,860980
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$63,600930
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,820880
Waiters and Waitresses$26,100880
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$87,050860
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,880830
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,070770
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,470730
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,480660
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,690640
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$36,720640
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$28,340610
Medical Assistants$34,370610
Cooks, Fast Food$23,120580
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,990580
Nursing Assistants$31,710570
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop$23,420560
Cooks, Restaurant$27,190540
Customer Service Representatives$34,040540
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,770540
Construction Laborers$42,980500
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$38,690500
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$47,550480
Medical Secretaries$34,550460
Receptionists and Information Clerks$30,510450

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$47,34064,640
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,68010,280
Sales and Related Occupations$34,9407,390
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$25,5706,210
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,1305,170
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$94,5304,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$60,6004,480
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,2403,690
Management Occupations$95,7303,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$48,2602,710
Construction and Extraction Occupations$53,1702,620
Cashiers$25,4402,440
Healthcare Support Occupations$35,1502,210
Retail Salespersons$28,9702,070
Production Occupations$39,2002,020
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$31,9501,890
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,0901,880
Registered Nurses$96,2201,720
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,6901,510
Office Clerks, General$34,1901,440
Protective Service Occupations$58,9601,400
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,1301,150
General and Operations Managers$99,6101,070
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,860980
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$63,600930
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,820880
Waiters and Waitresses$26,100880
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$87,050860
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,880830
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,070770
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,470730
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,480660
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,690640
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$36,720640
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$28,340610
Medical Assistants$34,370610
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,990580
Nursing Assistants$31,710570
Cooks, Restaurant$27,190540
Customer Service Representatives$34,040540
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,770540
Construction Laborers$42,980500
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$38,690500
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$47,550480
Medical Secretaries$34,550460
Receptionists and Information Clerks$30,510450
Counter and Rental Clerks$30,790430
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$48,650410
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$32,870410
Childcare Workers$27,050390

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