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Stockton Employment

Employment and Industries in the Stockton, California Area

The surrounding farmland has allowed Stockton to develop into a prominent processing and distribution center for farm products and wines. Historically, it has been an agriculturally based economy, however telecommunications and manufacturing have also become important aspects of the economy. The city is home to manufacturing companies such as Crown Bolt, Noll Manufacturing, Dopaco, Sortex, Martin-Browner and Aisin. Stockton also includes the high technology companies Applied Aerospace Company, Bay Area Circuits and Sigma Circuits.

Numerous companies have selected Stockton for their regional operations such as Pac-West Telecommunications, Duraflame and Golden State Lumber Company. Stockton also has a prominent port. The city of Stockton and the port have been working together to develop "green industries." Stockton has also been collaborating with community colleges and universities to create an educated workforce for a renewable energy industry.

Some of the jobs more prevalent in the Stockton area than most other of the nation's cities include, grader and sorters of agricultural products; farm workers and laborers, crop, nursery and greenhouse; stonemasons; first-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing and forestry workers; plasterers and stucco masons, food batch makers and interpreters and translators.

The major sectors for employment in Stockton include healthcare, agriculture, construction, government, finance, insurance and education.

Noteworthy data regarding Stockton: In 2008 the cost of living index was very close to the nation's average. Regarding the population over the age of 25, about 15% hold a bachelor's degree or higher. The average earnings in 2009 was about $37,000.

A list of Stockton's major employers is provided below:

  • Dameron Hospital - Hospitals
  • Division of Juvenile Justice - State Government Correctional Institutions
  • Foster Care SVC - Government
  • Morada Produce Co - Fruits & vegetables - growers & shippers
  • O-G Packing Co - Warehouses - Cold storage
  • Police Dept - Personnel & Training - Police departments
  • San Joaquin County Property Management - Government offices
  • San Joaquin County School Supt - Schools
  • San Joaquin County Human Services - Government
  • St Joseph Medical Center - Hospitals
  • Stockton Police Department - Police Departments
  • University of Pacific
  • Walmart - Department Stores
  • Pacific Gas & Electric - Utility
  • Kaiser Permanente - Healthcare
  • Diamond Walnut - Food Processor
  • San Joaquin Delta College - Education
  • The Grupe Company - Developer
  • AT&T Communications

Stockton companies have access to business organizations such as:

The Recordnet.com offers current information regarding the business activities in Stockton.

Jobs in Stockton

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 227840 $46020 $22.13 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36220 $36810 $17.7 14.8
3 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28330 $37470 $18.01 6.45
4 Sales and Related Occupations 21650 $36930 $17.76 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 18980 $25990 $12.5 8.3
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 17210 $56820 $27.32 6.15
7 Production Occupations 13960 $36330 $17.47 5.85
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 12710 $90460 $43.49 5.75
9 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 9880 $24520 $11.79 0.6
10 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 9410 $34810 $16.74 1.6
11 Management Occupations 9370 $108590 $52.21 6.05
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9140 $49690 $23.89 3.8
13 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 8270 $23210 $11.16 0.3
14 Construction and Extraction Occupations 8110 $53840 $25.89 4.4
15 Personal Care and Service Occupations 7550 $26640 $12.81 4.1
16 Retail Salespersons 6720 $26840 $12.91 3.1
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6540 $30250 $14.54 3.7
18 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6290 $69860 $33.59 5.05
19 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 6020 $40520 $19.48 1.2
20 Cashiers 5980 $25520 $12.27 2.25
21 Protective Service Occupations 5770 $54540 $26.22 2.25
22 Healthcare Support Occupations 5660 $35960 $17.29 3.05
23 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5500 $23530 $11.31 2.15
24 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5130 $28250 $13.58 1.2
25 Office Clerks, General 4600 $31520 $15.15 2
26 Registered Nurses 4280 $102950 $49.49 1.9
27 Substitute Teachers 3730 $39150 $18.82 0
28 Community and Social Service Occupations 3360 $48190 $23.17 1.65
29 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3340 $30980 $14.9 1.6
30 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3110 $38310 $18.42 0.35
31 General and Operations Managers 2950 $115090 $55.33 1.4
32 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2860 $38110 $18.32 1.6
33 Waiters and Waitresses 2810 $26700 $12.84 1.6
34 Customer Service Representatives 2800 $40420 $19.43 1.75
35 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2620 $33910 $16.3 0.4
36 Personal Care Aides 2530 $22760 $10.94 1.3
37 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2390 $53280 $25.61 1
38 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2230 $41120 $19.77 1.1
39 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2210 $39210 $18.85 0.6
40 Food Preparation Workers 2170 $25060 $12.05 0.6
41 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2090 $43440 $20.88 0.9
42 Nursing Assistants 2030 $37470 $18.01 1.05
43 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1950 $42330 $20.35 1
44 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1830 $26020 $12.51 0.45
45 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1790 $71230 $34.25 2.8
46 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1660 $64010 $30.77 0.3
47 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1640 $79180 $38.07 1.65
48 Cooks, Fast Food 1630 $22970 $11.04 0.3
49 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1610 $69760 $33.54 1
50 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1580 $67750 $32.57 0.9
51 Cooks, Restaurant 1510 $25780 $12.39 0.75
52 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1510 $26270 $12.63 1
53 Medical Assistants 1490 $32030 $15.4 0.45
54 Security Guards 1450 $25750 $12.38 0.7
55 Childcare Workers 1410 $27980 $13.45 0.8
56 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1310 $30370 $14.6 0.25
57 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1310 $30110 $14.47 0.7
58 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1260 $46270 $22.24 1.7
59 Counter and Rental Clerks 1240 $33140 $15.93 0.3
60 Carpenters 1220 $55760 $26.81 0.6
61 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1220 $27490 $13.22 0.8
62 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1120 $54110 $26.01 0.5
63 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1100 $38730 $18.62 0.6
64 Helpers--Production Workers 1100 $29010 $13.95 0.3
65 Accountants and Auditors 1070 $71420 $34.34 0.9
66 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1070 $26470 $12.73 0.2
67 Agricultural Equipment Operators 1040 $30230 $14.54 0
68 Medical Secretaries 1020 $36130 $17.37 0.4
69 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1010 $76390 $36.72 0.45
70 Construction Laborers 1000 $43680 $21 0.8
71 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 990 $75040 $36.08 0.7
72 Team Assemblers 970 $28640 $13.77 0.75
73 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 940 $57200 $27.5 0.4
74 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 900 $54000 $25.96 0.6
75 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 850 $36000 $17.31 0.3
76 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 840 $42400 $20.39 0.5
77 Legal Occupations 830 $84360 $40.56 0.8
78 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 820 $51450 $24.73 0.2
79 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 790 $38020 $18.28 0.3
80 Dental Assistants 770 $35840 $17.23 0.2
81 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 770 $57330 $27.56 0.1
82 Electricians 740 $68600 $32.98 0.4
83 Manicurists and Pedicurists 740 $22770 $10.95 0.1
84 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 730 $26400 $12.69 0.3
85 Sales Managers 720 $116860 $56.19 0.2
86 Pharmacy Technicians 710 $39520 $19 0.25
87 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 710 $41240 $19.83 0.3
88 Dishwashers 710 $22960 $11.04 0.3
89 Insurance Sales Agents 700 $61330 $29.48 0.3
90 Billing and Posting Clerks 690 $37510 $18.03 0.35
91 Tellers 680 $29810 $14.33 0.3
92 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 660 $72740 $34.97 0.3
93 Bill and Account Collectors 660 $34660 $16.66 0.2
94 Pharmacists 650 $136170 $65.47 0.2
95 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 650 $34450 $16.56 0.2
96 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 650 $46530 $22.37 0.1
97 Parts Salespersons 640 $35180 $16.91 0.2
98 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 640 $37500 $18.03 0.2
99 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 630 $56420 $27.13 0.1
100 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 610 $30370 $14.6 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Stockton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,020 227,840
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,810 36,220
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,470 28,330
Sales and Related Occupations 36,930 21,650
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,990 18,980
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 56,820 17,210
Production Occupations 36,330 13,960
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 90,460 12,710
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 24,520 9,880
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 34,810 9,410
Management Occupations 108,590 9,370
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 49,690 9,140
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 23,210 8,270
Construction and Extraction Occupations 53,840 8,110
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,640 7,550
Retail Salespersons 26,840 6,720
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,250 6,540
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 69,860 6,290
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,520 6,020
Cashiers 25,520 5,980
Protective Service Occupations 54,540 5,770
Healthcare Support Occupations 35,960 5,660
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 23,530 5,500
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,250 5,130
Office Clerks, General 31,520 4,600
Registered Nurses 102,950 4,280
Substitute Teachers 39,150 3,730
Community and Social Service Occupations 48,190 3,360
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 30,980 3,340
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 38,310 3,110
General and Operations Managers 115,090 2,950
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 38,110 2,860
Waiters and Waitresses 26,700 2,810
Customer Service Representatives 40,420 2,800
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,910 2,620
Personal Care Aides 22,760 2,530
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,280 2,390
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 41,120 2,230
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 39,210 2,210
Food Preparation Workers 25,060 2,170
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 43,440 2,090
Nursing Assistants 37,470 2,030
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,330 1,950
Packers and Packagers, Hand 26,020 1,830
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 71,230 1,790
Correctional Officers and Jailers 64,010 1,660
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 79,180 1,640
Cooks, Fast Food 22,970 1,630
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 69,760 1,610
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 67,750 1,580

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,020 227,840
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,810 36,220
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,470 28,330
Sales and Related Occupations 36,930 21,650
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,990 18,980
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 56,820 17,210
Production Occupations 36,330 13,960
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 90,460 12,710
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 34,810 9,410
Management Occupations 108,590 9,370
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 49,690 9,140
Construction and Extraction Occupations 53,840 8,110
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,640 7,550
Retail Salespersons 26,840 6,720
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,250 6,540
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 69,860 6,290
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,520 6,020
Cashiers 25,520 5,980
Protective Service Occupations 54,540 5,770
Healthcare Support Occupations 35,960 5,660
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,250 5,130
Office Clerks, General 31,520 4,600
Registered Nurses 102,950 4,280
Substitute Teachers 39,150 3,730
Community and Social Service Occupations 48,190 3,360
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 30,980 3,340
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 38,310 3,110
General and Operations Managers 115,090 2,950
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 38,110 2,860
Waiters and Waitresses 26,700 2,810
Customer Service Representatives 40,420 2,800
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,910 2,620
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,280 2,390
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 41,120 2,230
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 39,210 2,210
Food Preparation Workers 25,060 2,170
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 43,440 2,090
Nursing Assistants 37,470 2,030
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,330 1,950
Packers and Packagers, Hand 26,020 1,830
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 71,230 1,790
Correctional Officers and Jailers 64,010 1,660
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 79,180 1,640
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 69,760 1,610
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 67,750 1,580
Cooks, Restaurant 25,780 1,510
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,270 1,510
Medical Assistants 32,030 1,490
Security Guards 25,750 1,450
Childcare Workers 27,980 1,410

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