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Santa Rosa Employment

Employment and Industries in the Santa Rosa, California Area

Santa Rosa is the area's business and service center. Santa Rosa is also regarded as the center for the popular "Wine Country". By far, wine grapes, bring in the most revenue of all the region's agricultural crops. Market milk, miscellaneous livestock and poultry, cattle and calves and nursery products are also significant elements of the agricultural industry. Due to being part of the famed Wine Country, tourism is a significant factor for the economy. Biomedical, high-tech and the environmental sector also contribute to the local economy.

SantaRosaMFG.com is an association that serves small to midsize manufacturing companies. The organization primarily consists of over 100 specialty manufactures located in the Santa Rosa area. Some of the notable companies are Wright Engineered Plastics, Thermal Technology, Clear Focus Imaging and ICORE International.

The major sectors for employment in Santa Rosa are healthcare, education, construction, accommodation and food services, finance and insurance as well as professional, scientific and technical services. Management, professional and related occupations provide 36% of the jobs in Santa Rosa. Sales and office jobs provide about 21% of the positions.

Some of the most popular jobs in Santa Rosa which are primarily filled by college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, financial managers, sales managers, computer applications software engineers and computer systems software engineers.

The primary private sector employers in the Santa Rosa region are shown below:

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • St. Joseph Health System
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Medtronic Vascular
  • Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa
  • Safeway Stores
  • Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates
  • Amy's Kitchen
  • Hansel Auto Group
  • Home Depot
  • JDS Uniphase
  • River Rock Casino
  • Walmart
  • Washington Mutual
  • AT&T
  • Mary's Pizza Shack
  • Wells Fargo
  • Korbel
  • Pacific Gas and Electric
  • State Farm Mutual Insurance
  • Beam Wine Estates
  • Exchange Bank
  • North Bay Construction
  • Moonlight Brewing Company
  • Russian Brewing Company
  • J Santana Real Estate Appraisers

The major government employers include:

  • City of Santa Rosa
  • Sonoma County
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Santa Rosa City Schools
  • State of California

Noteworthy data about Santa Rosa: In 2008 the cost of living index was at 167.8 which is very high when compared to the nation's average of 100. About 28% of the population older than 25 years of age hold a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2009 the average earnings was $43,000.

Santa Rosa companies may obtain assistance from business organizations such as:

The Press Democrat.com offers current information about the business activities in Santa Rosa.

Jobs in Santa Rosa

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 193650 $52670 $25.32 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 27650 $42580 $20.47 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 22030 $40720 $19.58 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21530 $29050 $13.97 8.3
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 12450 $56220 $27.03 6.15
6 Production Occupations 12370 $38770 $18.64 5.85
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11650 $37150 $17.86 6.45
8 Management Occupations 11410 $114690 $55.14 6.05
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 10920 $90350 $43.44 5.75
10 Construction and Extraction Occupations 8940 $60260 $28.97 4.4
11 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 8570 $74740 $35.93 5.05
12 Personal Care and Service Occupations 7790 $31040 $14.92 4.1
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7250 $54890 $26.39 3.8
14 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 7210 $33020 $15.88 3.7
15 Retail Salespersons 6200 $29240 $14.06 3.1
16 Cashiers 5840 $26140 $12.57 2.25
17 Waiters and Waitresses 4690 $33510 $16.11 1.6
18 Healthcare Support Occupations 4600 $41700 $20.05 3.05
19 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4200 $22950 $11.03 2.15
20 General and Operations Managers 3870 $117190 $56.34 1.4
21 Registered Nurses 3470 $105820 $50.88 1.9
22 Office Clerks, General 3460 $39910 $19.19 2
23 Community and Social Service Occupations 3230 $54840 $26.37 1.65
24 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3200 $28270 $13.59 1.2
25 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3130 $30290 $14.56 1.6
26 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 3020 $91810 $44.14 2.8
27 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2980 $30230 $14.54 1.6
28 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2950 $91860 $44.16 1.65
29 Protective Service Occupations 2830 $61770 $29.7 2.25
30 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2740 $42050 $20.21 1.6
31 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2580 $48700 $23.41 1.1
32 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 2490 $30430 $14.63 0.6
33 Personal Care Aides 2330 $26950 $12.96 1.3
34 Substitute Teachers 2290 $40540 $19.49 0
35 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2260 $70600 $33.94 1
36 Customer Service Representatives 2250 $40630 $19.53 1.75
37 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2140 $59960 $28.83 1.7
38 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1970 $48780 $23.45 0.9
39 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1920 $33980 $16.33 0.8
40 Cooks, Restaurant 1890 $30800 $14.81 0.75
41 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1860 $81700 $39.28 0.9
42 Food Preparation Workers 1840 $27890 $13.41 0.6
43 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 1830 $27680 $13.31 0.3
44 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1810 $60960 $29.31 1
45 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1810 $46210 $22.22 1
46 Carpenters 1680 $67810 $32.6 0.6
47 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1560 $50470 $24.27 1.2
48 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1490 $36070 $17.34 0.7
49 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1470 $32810 $15.77 0.25
50 Dishwashers 1430 $23820 $11.45 0.3
51 Construction Laborers 1430 $42650 $20.5 0.8
52 Accountants and Auditors 1380 $78070 $37.53 0.9
53 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1370 $39870 $19.17 0.6
54 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1350 $28270 $13.59 1
55 Counter and Rental Clerks 1340 $31450 $15.12 0.3
56 Medical Assistants 1250 $42880 $20.61 0.45
57 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1240 $50770 $24.41 0.5
58 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1240 $40180 $19.32 0.6
59 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1220 $68590 $32.98 0.7
60 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1210 $45070 $21.67 0
61 Cooks, Fast Food 1180 $22330 $10.74 0.3
62 Nursing Assistants 1140 $32450 $15.6 1.05
63 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1110 $27130 $13.04 0.3
64 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1100 $27120 $13.04 0.45
65 Bartenders 1090 $31070 $14.94 0.4
66 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1070 $62350 $29.97 0.6
67 Security Guards 1050 $33470 $16.09 0.7
68 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 990 $34000 $16.34 0.1
69 Medical Secretaries 890 $44980 $21.62 0.4
70 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 850 $35270 $16.95 0.4
71 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 850 $61050 $29.35 0.5
72 Driver/Sales Workers 840 $35740 $17.18 0.3
73 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 840 $55190 $26.53 0.5
74 Electricians 840 $74670 $35.9 0.4
75 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 810 $35100 $16.87 0.2
76 Financial Managers 810 $130970 $62.97 0.4
77 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 800 $26730 $12.85 0.2
78 Childcare Workers 790 $29920 $14.38 0.8
79 Team Assemblers 790 $34940 $16.8 0.75
80 Legal Occupations 750 $108180 $52.01 0.8
81 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 740 $87470 $42.05 0.35
82 Sales Managers 720 $116220 $55.88 0.2
83 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 690 $59530 $28.62 0.2
84 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 690 $63000 $30.29 0.4
85 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 670 $24300 $11.68 0.2
86 Dental Assistants 660 $47090 $22.64 0.2
87 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 650 $38030 $18.28 0.3
88 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 650 $34050 $16.37 0.35
89 Social and Human Service Assistants 650 $39310 $18.9 0.3
90 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 650 $55180 $26.53 0.2
91 Management Analysts 640 $86300 $41.49 0.5
92 Recreation Workers 620 $28080 $13.5 0.3
93 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 610 $64260 $30.9 0.3
94 Food Batchmakers 590 $29060 $13.97 0.1
95 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 590 $106130 $51.03 0.45
96 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 580 $85190 $40.96 0.4
97 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 570 $88260 $42.43 0.3
98 Tellers 560 $32120 $15.44 0.3
99 Helpers--Production Workers 560 $28630 $13.76 0.3
100 Food Service Managers 550 $55830 $26.84 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Santa Rosa Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 52,670 193,650
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 42,580 27,650
Sales and Related Occupations 40,720 22,030
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 29,050 21,530
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 56,220 12,450
Production Occupations 38,770 12,370
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,150 11,650
Management Occupations 114,690 11,410
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 90,350 10,920
Construction and Extraction Occupations 60,260 8,940
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 74,740 8,570
Personal Care and Service Occupations 31,040 7,790
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 54,890 7,250
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 33,020 7,210
Retail Salespersons 29,240 6,200
Cashiers 26,140 5,840
Waiters and Waitresses 33,510 4,690
Healthcare Support Occupations 41,700 4,600
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 22,950 4,200
General and Operations Managers 117,190 3,870
Registered Nurses 105,820 3,470
Office Clerks, General 39,910 3,460
Community and Social Service Occupations 54,840 3,230
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,270 3,200
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,290 3,130
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 91,810 3,020
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 30,230 2,980
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 91,860 2,950
Protective Service Occupations 61,770 2,830
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 42,050 2,740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 48,700 2,580
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 30,430 2,490
Personal Care Aides 26,950 2,330
Substitute Teachers 40,540 2,290
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 70,600 2,260
Customer Service Representatives 40,630 2,250
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 59,960 2,140
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 48,780 1,970
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 33,980 1,920
Cooks, Restaurant 30,800 1,890
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 81,700 1,860
Food Preparation Workers 27,890 1,840
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 27,680 1,830
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 60,960 1,810
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,210 1,810
Carpenters 67,810 1,680
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 50,470 1,560
Receptionists and Information Clerks 36,070 1,490
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 32,810 1,470
Dishwashers 23,820 1,430

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 52,670 193,650
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 42,580 27,650
Sales and Related Occupations 40,720 22,030
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 29,050 21,530
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 56,220 12,450
Production Occupations 38,770 12,370
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,150 11,650
Management Occupations 114,690 11,410
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 90,350 10,920
Construction and Extraction Occupations 60,260 8,940
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 74,740 8,570
Personal Care and Service Occupations 31,040 7,790
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 54,890 7,250
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 33,020 7,210
Retail Salespersons 29,240 6,200
Cashiers 26,140 5,840
Waiters and Waitresses 33,510 4,690
Healthcare Support Occupations 41,700 4,600
General and Operations Managers 117,190 3,870
Registered Nurses 105,820 3,470
Office Clerks, General 39,910 3,460
Community and Social Service Occupations 54,840 3,230
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,270 3,200
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,290 3,130
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 91,810 3,020
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 30,230 2,980
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 91,860 2,950
Protective Service Occupations 61,770 2,830
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 42,050 2,740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 48,700 2,580
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 30,430 2,490
Personal Care Aides 26,950 2,330
Substitute Teachers 40,540 2,290
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 70,600 2,260
Customer Service Representatives 40,630 2,250
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 59,960 2,140
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 48,780 1,970
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 33,980 1,920
Cooks, Restaurant 30,800 1,890
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 81,700 1,860
Food Preparation Workers 27,890 1,840
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 27,680 1,830
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 60,960 1,810
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,210 1,810
Carpenters 67,810 1,680
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 50,470 1,560
Receptionists and Information Clerks 36,070 1,490
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 32,810 1,470
Construction Laborers 42,650 1,430
Accountants and Auditors 78,070 1,380

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