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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations242740$46,770$22.49100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations36640$37,750$18.1514.35
3Transportation and Material Moving Occupations30490$39,520$196.55
4Sales and Related Occupations22530$36,470$17.539.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations20470$26,830$12.98.55
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations17950$59,790$28.746.05
7Production Occupations15590$36,880$17.735.7
8Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations13120$94,740$45.555.8
9Personal Care and Service Occupations12330$26,240$12.624.3
10Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand10380$38,750$18.631.7
11Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations9700$26,640$12.810.65
12Management Occupations9430$109,930$52.856.15
13Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations9410$49,830$23.963.8
14Construction and Extraction Occupations9170$53,320$25.644.45
15Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse8770$25,970$12.480.3
16Retail Salespersons7560$27,650$13.292.85
17Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food7200$24,490$11.782.3
18Personal Care Aides7010$23,650$11.371.5
19Business and Financial Operations Occupations7000$70,230$33.775.25
20Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers6910$42,990$20.671.2
21Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations6110$30,680$14.753.65
22Protective Service Occupations5890$57,270$27.532.2
23Cashiers5820$24,990$12.022.2
24Healthcare Support Occupations5620$36,430$17.513
25Stock Clerks and Order Fillers5390$29,010$13.951.3
26Office Clerks, General4850$32,650$15.71.9
27Registered Nurses4270$108,230$52.031.95
28Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators3830$37,100$17.840.35
29Community and Social Service Occupations3570$48,500$23.321.65
30Substitute Teachers3330$43,050$20.70
31Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive3200$39,410$18.951.5
32Waiters and Waitresses3040$27,120$13.041.7
33General and Operations Managers2990$122,110$58.711.5
34Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2990$30,800$14.811.55
35Customer Service Representatives2840$41,290$19.851.75
36Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2370$41,900$20.141.05
37Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2370$43,720$21.020.9
38First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers2320$55,890$26.870.95
39Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers2090$39,240$18.870.6
40Cooks, Fast Food1960$24,060$11.570.3
41Nursing Assistants1940$36,040$17.331
42Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders1910$28,830$13.860.2
43First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1870$44,070$21.191
44Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1840$35,550$17.090.4
45Computer and Mathematical Occupations1790$76,090$36.582.9
46Packers and Packagers, Hand1780$27,510$13.230.45
47Construction Laborers1740$52,330$25.160.8
48Architecture and Engineering Occupations1700$84,970$40.851.7
49Correctional Officers and Jailers1680$67,090$32.260.25
50Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1620$65,600$31.540.8
51Security Guards1620$26,880$12.930.7
52Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1610$49,050$23.581.8
53Food Preparation Workers1560$28,470$13.690.6
54Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1490$32,620$15.680
55First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors1470$58,470$28.110
56Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1470$26,410$12.70.9
57Medical Assistants1460$34,130$16.410.45
58Receptionists and Information Clerks1340$30,250$14.550.7
59Business Operations Specialists, All Other1310$72,610$34.910.7
60Cooks, Restaurant1250$27,230$13.090.8
61Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1240$55,150$26.510.5
62Counter and Rental Clerks1210$34,110$16.40.3
63Childcare Workers1150$26,260$12.630.8
64Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1090$28,990$13.940.8
65Helpers--Production Workers1070$28,110$13.520.3
66Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1070$80,540$38.720.4
67Accountants and Auditors1040$70,620$33.950.9
68Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment1030$28,610$13.760.2
69First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1000$40,800$19.620.6
70First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1000$59,920$28.810.4
71Legal Occupations990$77,720$37.360.8
72Sales Representatives, Services, All Other990$52,600$25.290.6
73Carpenters980$55,400$26.630.7
74Dental Assistants970$37,160$17.870.2
75Dishwashers950$23,840$11.460.3
76Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics880$41,280$19.850.5
77Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education870$38,640$18.580.3
78Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists860$50,670$24.360.2
79Medical Secretaries850$36,620$17.60.4
80Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks820$37,520$18.040.2
81Manicurists and Pedicurists790$24,240$11.660.1
82Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers780$41,040$19.730.3
83Billing and Posting Clerks760$36,920$17.750.3
84Pharmacy Technicians760$40,840$19.630.3
85Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers760$43,250$20.790.3
86Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop750$25,220$12.130.3
87Electricians740$68,720$33.040.4
88Tellers740$31,620$15.20.3
89Industrial Machinery Mechanics730$51,940$24.970.2
90First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers700$70,650$33.970.4
91Insurance Sales Agents680$62,280$29.940.3
92First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers650$74,090$35.620.3
93Sales Managers650$101,970$49.020.2
94Bill and Account Collectors640$35,700$17.160.2
95Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs640$31,500$15.150.1
96Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other630$34,930$16.790.2
97Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance610$49,110$23.610.1
98Production Workers, All Other610$29,190$14.040.2
99Amusement and Recreation Attendants600$23,450$11.270.2
100Bartenders600$30,950$14.880.4
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Jobs More Common Near Stockton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,770242,740
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,75036,640
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$39,52030,490
Sales and Related Occupations$36,47022,530
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,83020,470
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$59,79017,950
Production Occupations$36,88015,590
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$94,74013,120
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,24012,330
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$38,75010,380
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$26,6409,700
Management Occupations$109,9309,430
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$49,8309,410
Construction and Extraction Occupations$53,3209,170
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$25,9708,770
Retail Salespersons$27,6507,560
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$24,4907,200
Personal Care Aides$23,6507,010
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$70,2307,000
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,9906,910
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,6806,110
Protective Service Occupations$57,2705,890
Cashiers$24,9905,820
Healthcare Support Occupations$36,4305,620
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,0105,390
Office Clerks, General$32,6504,850
Registered Nurses$108,2304,270
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$37,1003,830
Community and Social Service Occupations$48,5003,570
Substitute Teachers$43,0503,330
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$39,4103,200
Waiters and Waitresses$27,1203,040
General and Operations Managers$122,1102,990
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,8002,990
Customer Service Representatives$41,2902,840
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$41,9002,370
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$43,7202,370
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$55,8902,320
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$39,2402,090
Cooks, Fast Food$24,0601,960
Nursing Assistants$36,0401,940
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$28,8301,910
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,0701,870
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$35,5501,840
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$76,0901,790
Packers and Packagers, Hand$27,5101,780
Construction Laborers$52,3301,740
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$84,9701,700
Correctional Officers and Jailers$67,0901,680
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$65,6001,620

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,770242,740
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,75036,640
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$39,52030,490
Sales and Related Occupations$36,47022,530
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,83020,470
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$59,79017,950
Production Occupations$36,88015,590
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$94,74013,120
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,24012,330
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$38,75010,380
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$26,6409,700
Management Occupations$109,9309,430
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$49,8309,410
Construction and Extraction Occupations$53,3209,170
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$25,9708,770
Retail Salespersons$27,6507,560
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$70,2307,000
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,9906,910
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,6806,110
Protective Service Occupations$57,2705,890
Healthcare Support Occupations$36,4305,620
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,0105,390
Office Clerks, General$32,6504,850
Registered Nurses$108,2304,270
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$37,1003,830
Community and Social Service Occupations$48,5003,570
Substitute Teachers$43,0503,330
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$39,4103,200
Waiters and Waitresses$27,1203,040
General and Operations Managers$122,1102,990
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,8002,990
Customer Service Representatives$41,2902,840
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$41,9002,370
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$43,7202,370
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$55,8902,320
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$39,2402,090
Nursing Assistants$36,0401,940
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$28,8301,910
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,0701,870
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$35,5501,840
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$76,0901,790
Packers and Packagers, Hand$27,5101,780
Construction Laborers$52,3301,740
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$84,9701,700
Correctional Officers and Jailers$67,0901,680
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$65,6001,620
Security Guards$26,8801,620
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$49,0501,610
Food Preparation Workers$28,4701,560
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,6201,490

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