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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 60620 $46930 $22.56 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10040 $35380 $17.01 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 7090 $32260 $15.51 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6040 $25070 $12.05 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4550 $90610 $43.56 5.75
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4310 $57740 $27.76 6.15
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3410 $35950 $17.28 6.45
8 Management Occupations 2960 $94710 $45.54 6.05
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2650 $47150 $22.67 3.8
10 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2590 $25520 $12.27 4.1
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2480 $50930 $24.49 4.4
12 Cashiers 2310 $24680 $11.86 2.25
13 Healthcare Support Occupations 2200 $34220 $16.45 3.05
14 Retail Salespersons 2150 $26230 $12.61 3.1
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2100 $31350 $15.07 3.7
16 Production Occupations 1910 $38800 $18.65 5.85
17 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1780 $64820 $31.16 5.05
18 Registered Nurses 1760 $96180 $46.24 1.9
19 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1570 $23330 $11.22 2.15
20 Protective Service Occupations 1460 $57600 $27.69 2.25
21 Community and Social Service Occupations 1400 $44510 $21.4 1.65
22 General and Operations Managers 1160 $95910 $46.11 1.4
23 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1110 $27140 $13.05 1.2
24 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1060 $63600 $30.58 0.9
25 Personal Care Aides 1030 $23020 $11.07 1.3
26 Office Clerks, General 1030 $31130 $14.97 2
27 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 910 $34330 $16.51 1.6
28 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 880 $87740 $42.18 1.65
29 Waiters and Waitresses 860 $25850 $12.43 1.6
30 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 850 $37810 $18.18 1.1
31 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 780 $48930 $23.53 1
32 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 740 $28330 $13.62 1.6
33 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 730 $28220 $13.57 1.6
34 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 630 $43080 $20.71 1
35 Nursing Assistants 630 $30450 $14.64 1.05
36 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 610 $44490 $21.39 1.2
37 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 600 $68560 $32.96 2.8
38 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 590 $26450 $12.72 1
39 Receptionists and Information Clerks 590 $29740 $14.3 0.7
40 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 580 $34670 $16.67 0.6
41 Medical Assistants 570 $34370 $16.53 0.45
42 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 560 $38300 $18.42 0.9
43 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 530 $22870 $11 0.3
44 Customer Service Representatives 520 $33550 $16.13 1.75
45 Cooks, Restaurant 520 $25430 $12.23 0.75
46 Construction Laborers 510 $39720 $19.1 0.8
47 Cooks, Fast Food 510 $22280 $10.71 0.3
48 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 460 $29320 $14.1 0.8
49 Counter and Rental Clerks 460 $28430 $13.67 0.3
50 Medical Secretaries 440 $32840 $15.79 0.4
51 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 410 $51430 $24.73 1
52 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 400 $51440 $24.73 1.7
53 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 400 $46370 $22.29 0.5
54 Security Guards 350 $31190 $14.99 0.7
55 Childcare Workers 350 $25700 $12.36 0.8
56 Food Preparation Workers 340 $30940 $14.87 0.6
57 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 340 $49950 $24.01 0.5
58 Billing and Posting Clerks 330 $33580 $16.14 0.35
59 Dental Assistants 310 $36240 $17.42 0.2
60 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 300 $95230 $45.79 0.45
61 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 300 $60910 $29.28 0.2
62 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 300 $40930 $19.68 0.6
63 Carpenters 290 $45680 $21.96 0.6
64 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 290 $23130 $11.12 0.25
65 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 280 $52100 $25.05 0.5
66 Dishwashers 270 $22340 $10.74 0.3
67 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 270 $69620 $33.47 0.7
68 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 270 $39290 $18.89 0.2
69 Bartenders 270 $26430 $12.71 0.4
70 Legal Occupations 270 $92490 $44.47 0.8
71 Accountants and Auditors 260 $59940 $28.82 0.9
72 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 260 $32760 $15.75 0.6
73 Tellers 250 $29770 $14.31 0.3
74 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 240 $29570 $14.22 0.4
75 Social and Human Service Assistants 240 $30830 $14.82 0.3
76 Civil Engineers 240 $105060 $50.51 0.2
77 Recreation Workers 240 $23540 $11.32 0.3
78 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 230 $22220 $10.68 0.3
79 Firefighters 220 $51360 $24.69 0.2
80 Insurance Sales Agents 220 $64080 $30.81 0.3
81 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 220 $27540 $13.24 0.3
82 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 210 $22270 $10.71 0.2
83 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $22620 $10.87 0.2
84 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 210 $46430 $22.32 0.1
85 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 200 $31030 $14.92 0.2
86 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $22490 $10.81 0.2
87 Helpers--Production Workers 200 $27250 $13.1 0.3
88 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $69300 $33.32 0.3
89 Electricians 200 $71590 $34.42 0.4
90 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 190 $57960 $27.86 0.4
91 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 190 $33820 $16.26 0.35
92 Management Analysts 190 $66440 $31.94 0.5
93 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $40540 $19.49 0.25
94 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 180 $52240 $25.12 0.1
95 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 180 $53100 $25.53 0.2
96 Packers and Packagers, Hand 170 $25150 $12.09 0.45
97 Logging Equipment Operators 170 $54600 $26.25 0
98 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 170 $30790 $14.8 0.3
99 Computer User Support Specialists 160 $41270 $19.84 0.4
100 Driver/Sales Workers 160 $39250 $18.87 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Redding Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,930 60,620
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,380 10,040
Sales and Related Occupations 32,260 7,090
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,070 6,040
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 90,610 4,550
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 57,740 4,310
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,950 3,410
Management Occupations 94,710 2,960
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 47,150 2,650
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,520 2,590
Construction and Extraction Occupations 50,930 2,480
Cashiers 24,680 2,310
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,220 2,200
Retail Salespersons 26,230 2,150
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 31,350 2,100
Production Occupations 38,800 1,910
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,820 1,780
Registered Nurses 96,180 1,760
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 23,330 1,570
Protective Service Occupations 57,600 1,460
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,510 1,400
General and Operations Managers 95,910 1,160
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,140 1,110
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 63,600 1,060
Personal Care Aides 23,020 1,030
Office Clerks, General 31,130 1,030
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,330 910
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 87,740 880
Waiters and Waitresses 25,850 860
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,810 850
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,930 780
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,330 740
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,220 730
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,080 630
Nursing Assistants 30,450 630
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,490 610
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 68,560 600
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,450 590
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,740 590
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,670 580
Medical Assistants 34,370 570
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,300 560
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 22,870 530
Customer Service Representatives 33,550 520
Cooks, Restaurant 25,430 520
Construction Laborers 39,720 510
Cooks, Fast Food 22,280 510
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 29,320 460
Counter and Rental Clerks 28,430 460
Medical Secretaries 32,840 440

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,930 60,620
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,380 10,040
Sales and Related Occupations 32,260 7,090
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,070 6,040
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 90,610 4,550
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 57,740 4,310
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,950 3,410
Management Occupations 94,710 2,960
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 47,150 2,650
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,520 2,590
Construction and Extraction Occupations 50,930 2,480
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,220 2,200
Retail Salespersons 26,230 2,150
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 31,350 2,100
Production Occupations 38,800 1,910
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,820 1,780
Registered Nurses 96,180 1,760
Protective Service Occupations 57,600 1,460
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,510 1,400
General and Operations Managers 95,910 1,160
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,140 1,110
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 63,600 1,060
Office Clerks, General 31,130 1,030
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,330 910
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 87,740 880
Waiters and Waitresses 25,850 860
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,810 850
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,930 780
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,330 740
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,220 730
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,080 630
Nursing Assistants 30,450 630
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,490 610
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 68,560 600
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,450 590
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,740 590
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,670 580
Medical Assistants 34,370 570
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,300 560
Customer Service Representatives 33,550 520
Cooks, Restaurant 25,430 520
Construction Laborers 39,720 510
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 29,320 460
Counter and Rental Clerks 28,430 460
Medical Secretaries 32,840 440
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 51,430 410
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 51,440 400
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 46,370 400
Security Guards 31,190 350
Childcare Workers 25,700 350

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