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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations202410$53,890$25.91100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations28760$43,010$20.6814.35
3Sales and Related Occupations22510$43,050$20.79.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations21960$29,340$14.18.55
5Education, Training, and Library Occupations12680$61,480$29.566.05
6Personal Care and Service Occupations12440$30,240$14.544.3
7Production Occupations11970$41,010$19.725.7
8Management Occupations11840$118,270$56.866.15
9Transportation and Material Moving Occupations11200$37,840$18.196.55
10Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations10630$93,680$45.045.8
11Business and Financial Operations Occupations9990$76,580$36.825.25
12Construction and Extraction Occupations9450$60,550$29.114.45
13Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations7190$55,890$26.873.8
14Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations6980$34,850$16.753.65
15Personal Care Aides6810$26,780$12.871.5
16Cashiers6240$27,320$13.132.2
17Retail Salespersons6030$31,380$15.092.85
18Waiters and Waitresses4870$32,040$15.41.7
19Healthcare Support Occupations4510$41,930$20.163
20Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food4380$24,170$11.622.3
21Office Clerks, General3820$39,360$18.931.9
22General and Operations Managers3780$117,720$56.61.5
23Community and Social Service Occupations3590$54,000$25.961.65
24Architecture and Engineering Occupations3250$92,820$44.621.7
25Computer and Mathematical Occupations3190$90,200$43.362.9
26Stock Clerks and Order Fillers3180$29,040$13.961.3
27Registered Nurses3170$111,530$53.621.95
28Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand3020$32,290$15.531.7
29Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2970$42,340$20.361.5
30Protective Service Occupations2870$63,940$30.742.2
31Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2760$49,660$23.881.05
32Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations2690$32,370$15.560.65
33Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2640$31,760$15.271.55
34Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products2500$70,910$34.090.9
35Cooks, Restaurant2440$31,870$15.320.8
36Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations2120$60,280$28.981.8
37Customer Service Representatives2120$41,550$19.981.75
38Substitute Teachers2080$41,320$19.860
39Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers2060$36,400$17.50.8
40Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1960$49,740$23.910.9
41Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse1950$29,940$14.390.3
42First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1930$62,230$29.920.95
43Food Preparation Workers1840$28,700$13.80.6
44Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1710$84,970$40.850.8
45First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1660$45,840$22.041
46Receptionists and Information Clerks1620$34,550$16.610.7
47Carpenters1570$67,820$32.60.7
48Accountants and Auditors1540$77,900$37.450.9
49Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1540$53,260$25.61.2
50Construction Laborers1520$44,530$21.410.8
51Dishwashers1520$25,060$12.050.3
52Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1490$38,230$18.380.6
53Business Operations Specialists, All Other1470$71,120$34.190.7
54Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders1390$32,570$15.660.2
55Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1360$28,850$13.870.9
56First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1250$37,960$18.250.6
57Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders1250$51,420$24.720
58Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1190$62,490$30.050.6
59Counter and Rental Clerks1170$33,110$15.920.3
60Medical Assistants1170$40,800$19.620.45
61Nursing Assistants1120$34,870$16.761
62Demonstrators and Product Promoters1060$39,160$18.830.1
63Security Guards1030$33,860$16.280.7
64Packers and Packagers, Hand1000$27,180$13.070.45
65Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics970$50,210$24.140.5
66Bartenders970$31,840$15.310.4
67Childcare Workers970$29,600$14.230.8
68Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics970$33,930$16.310.2
69Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers960$34,950$16.80
70Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers940$28,380$13.650.3
71Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants930$63,160$30.370.35
72Financial Managers930$136,420$65.590.4
73Medical Secretaries920$45,630$21.940.4
74Legal Occupations880$111,310$53.520.8
75Electricians870$65,090$31.290.4
76Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists870$83,920$40.350.4
77Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment850$28,940$13.910.2
78Sales Managers830$119,300$57.360.2
79Cooks, Fast Food820$23,700$11.390.3
80Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks810$36,250$17.430.4
81Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors730$56,120$26.980.2
82Amusement and Recreation Attendants710$25,360$12.190.2
83Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop710$24,840$11.940.3
84Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses710$59,430$28.570.5
85Painters, Construction and Maintenance680$59,420$28.570.2
86Dental Assistants670$47,650$22.910.2
87Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education670$40,110$19.280.3
88Management Analysts660$89,020$42.80.5
89Social and Human Service Assistants660$40,430$19.440.25
90Driver/Sales Workers640$35,100$16.870.3
91First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers640$85,260$40.990.4
92First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers630$65,530$31.510.4
93Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers630$108,130$51.990.4
94Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters620$71,680$34.460.3
95Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks610$42,250$20.310.2
96Computer User Support Specialists600$61,300$29.470.4
97Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors600$49,050$23.580
98Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers590$44,270$21.280.3
99Loan Officers590$79,020$37.990.2
100Tellers590$31,720$15.250.3
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Jobs More Common Near Santa Rosa Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$53,890202,410
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$43,01028,760
Sales and Related Occupations$43,05022,510
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$29,34021,960
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$61,48012,680
Personal Care and Service Occupations$30,24012,440
Production Occupations$41,01011,970
Management Occupations$118,27011,840
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,84011,200
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$93,68010,630
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$76,5809,990
Construction and Extraction Occupations$60,5509,450
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$55,8907,190
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$34,8506,980
Personal Care Aides$26,7806,810
Cashiers$27,3206,240
Retail Salespersons$31,3806,030
Waiters and Waitresses$32,0404,870
Healthcare Support Occupations$41,9304,510
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$24,1704,380
Office Clerks, General$39,3603,820
General and Operations Managers$117,7203,780
Community and Social Service Occupations$54,0003,590
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$92,8203,250
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$90,2003,190
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,0403,180
Registered Nurses$111,5303,170
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$32,2903,020
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$42,3402,970
Protective Service Occupations$63,9402,870
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$49,6602,760
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$32,3702,690
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$31,7602,640
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$70,9102,500
Cooks, Restaurant$31,8702,440
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$60,2802,120
Customer Service Representatives$41,5502,120
Substitute Teachers$41,3202,080
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$36,4002,060
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$49,7401,960
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$29,9401,950
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$62,2301,930
Food Preparation Workers$28,7001,840
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$84,9701,710
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,8401,660
Receptionists and Information Clerks$34,5501,620
Carpenters$67,8201,570
Accountants and Auditors$77,9001,540
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$53,2601,540
Construction Laborers$44,5301,520

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$53,890202,410
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$43,01028,760
Sales and Related Occupations$43,05022,510
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$29,34021,960
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$61,48012,680
Personal Care and Service Occupations$30,24012,440
Production Occupations$41,01011,970
Management Occupations$118,27011,840
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,84011,200
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$93,68010,630
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$76,5809,990
Construction and Extraction Occupations$60,5509,450
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$55,8907,190
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$34,8506,980
Personal Care Aides$26,7806,810
Cashiers$27,3206,240
Retail Salespersons$31,3806,030
Waiters and Waitresses$32,0404,870
Healthcare Support Occupations$41,9304,510
Office Clerks, General$39,3603,820
General and Operations Managers$117,7203,780
Community and Social Service Occupations$54,0003,590
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$92,8203,250
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$90,2003,190
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,0403,180
Registered Nurses$111,5303,170
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$32,2903,020
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$42,3402,970
Protective Service Occupations$63,9402,870
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$49,6602,760
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$32,3702,690
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$31,7602,640
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$70,9102,500
Cooks, Restaurant$31,8702,440
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$60,2802,120
Customer Service Representatives$41,5502,120
Substitute Teachers$41,3202,080
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$36,4002,060
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$49,7401,960
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$29,9401,950
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$62,2301,930
Food Preparation Workers$28,7001,840
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$84,9701,710
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,8401,660
Receptionists and Information Clerks$34,5501,620
Carpenters$67,8201,570
Accountants and Auditors$77,9001,540
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$53,2601,540
Construction Laborers$44,5301,520
Dishwashers$25,0601,520

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