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Vallejo Employment

Employment and Industries in the Vallejo, California Area

Before Vallejo filed for bankruptcy in 2008 the city had a thriving economy. The current economy is primarily based on business services, retailing and manufacturing. The city also includes jobs at facilities involved in processing farm products, meat packing and flour-milling. Although the U.S. Naval shipyard closed down, ship salvage and repair still provides jobs. Tourist industry jobs are provided by the popular tourist attraction, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park. In addition, the Region 5 of the United States Forest Service is a notable employer.

The major sectors for employment include healthcare, finance and insurance, construction, education, the government and tourism. Management, professional and related occupations provide 31% of the jobs in Vallejo. About 24% of the jobs are in sales and office occupations.

Some of the most popular professions in Vallejo that are primarily filled by college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, sales managers, financial managers, education administrators, management analysts, pharmacists and medical and health services managers.

Vallejo's largest employers are shown below:

  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
  • Vallejo Unified School District
  • Six Flags Marine World
  • Kaiser Permanente Call Center
  • City of Vallejo
  • Sutter Solano Medical Center
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • California Highway Patrol Regional Office
  • California Maritime Academy
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Touro University Osteopathic Medicine
  • Jeffco/ABC/FBC Paint Company
  • XKT Corporation
  • Meyers Corporation

Noteworthy data about Vallejo: The cost of living index in 2008 was 152.7 which is very high when compared to the national average of 100. About 21% of the population over the age of 25 has a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2009, the average earnings in Vallejo was $41,000.

Vallejo companies have access to business organizations such as:

The Vallejo Times Herald provides current information about the business activities in Vallejo.

Jobs in Vallejo

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 128790 $53230 $25.59 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 17570 $41050 $19.73 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 15740 $35650 $17.14 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12800 $26940 $12.95 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 9100 $103810 $49.91 5.75
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8450 $35550 $17.09 6.45
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 8260 $54900 $26.39 6.15
8 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7290 $57650 $27.72 4.4
9 Production Occupations 7230 $42180 $20.28 5.85
10 Management Occupations 6570 $112640 $54.16 6.05
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5640 $51270 $24.65 3.8
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5570 $79290 $38.12 5.05
13 Cashiers 5120 $25910 $12.46 2.25
14 Retail Salespersons 4870 $27510 $13.23 3.1
15 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4740 $26020 $12.51 4.1
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4190 $24150 $11.61 2.15
17 Protective Service Occupations 3500 $68880 $33.11 2.25
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3310 $31360 $15.08 3.7
19 Healthcare Support Occupations 3260 $38750 $18.63 3.05
20 Registered Nurses 2860 $124380 $59.8 1.9
21 Community and Social Service Occupations 2480 $54100 $26.01 1.65
22 Office Clerks, General 2280 $36560 $17.58 2
23 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2120 $31410 $15.1 1.2
24 Waiters and Waitresses 2100 $31230 $15.02 1.6
25 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2100 $88550 $42.57 1.65
26 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1910 $29600 $14.23 1.6
27 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1850 $90830 $43.67 2.8
28 General and Operations Managers 1760 $105920 $50.92 1.4
29 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1640 $38740 $18.62 1.6
30 Personal Care Aides 1630 $22530 $10.83 1.3
31 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1580 $92150 $44.3 0.9
32 Construction Laborers 1410 $41900 $20.14 0.8
33 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1370 $46970 $22.58 1.2
34 Substitute Teachers 1360 $40140 $19.3 0
35 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1360 $41950 $20.17 1
36 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1350 $29110 $14 1.6
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1300 $46220 $22.22 1.1
38 Customer Service Representatives 1270 $40850 $19.64 1.75
39 Cooks, Fast Food 1170 $22820 $10.97 0.3
40 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1160 $68810 $33.08 1
41 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1160 $61000 $29.33 1
42 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1140 $88130 $42.37 0.7
43 Carpenters 1070 $56370 $27.1 0.6
44 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1050 $49720 $23.9 1.7
45 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 990 $44060 $21.18 0.9
46 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 930 $32230 $15.49 0.25
47 Food Preparation Workers 910 $23550 $11.32 0.6
48 Medical Assistants 890 $43470 $20.9 0.45
49 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 890 $36740 $17.67 0.8
50 Cooks, Restaurant 880 $27010 $12.99 0.75
51 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 860 $57450 $27.62 0.5
52 Nursing Assistants 860 $32410 $15.58 1.05
53 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 850 $35240 $16.94 0.6
54 Packers and Packagers, Hand 850 $25890 $12.45 0.45
55 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 770 $25270 $12.15 0.2
56 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 770 $39600 $19.04 0.5
57 Team Assemblers 720 $33070 $15.9 0.75
58 Receptionists and Information Clerks 720 $36180 $17.39 0.7
59 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 720 $25030 $12.03 1
60 Counter and Rental Clerks 710 $33760 $16.23 0.3
61 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 690 $29110 $13.99 0.6
62 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 660 $36330 $17.47 0.4
63 Accountants and Auditors 660 $78910 $37.94 0.9
64 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 650 $59310 $28.51 0.6
65 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 620 $21880 $10.52 0.2
66 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 600 $99680 $47.92 0.45
67 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 600 $82940 $39.87 0.4
68 Medical Secretaries 590 $47840 $23 0.4
69 Tellers 590 $28680 $13.79 0.3
70 Medical and Health Services Managers 590 $154960 $74.5 0.2
71 Dental Assistants 580 $44300 $21.3 0.2
72 Electricians 580 $72460 $34.83 0.4
73 Management Analysts 570 $86240 $41.46 0.5
74 Sales Managers 560 $78190 $37.59 0.2
75 Helpers--Production Workers 560 $32490 $15.62 0.3
76 Dishwashers 550 $22500 $10.82 0.3
77 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 540 $43120 $20.73 0.3
78 Security Guards 530 $30110 $14.48 0.7
79 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 480 $35430 $17.04 0.35
80 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 480 $78380 $37.68 0.3
81 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 470 $65000 $31.25 0.4
82 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 470 $61670 $29.65 0.1
83 Childcare Workers 450 $26600 $12.79 0.8
84 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 440 $60920 $29.29 0.2
85 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 440 $65660 $31.57 0.3
86 Recreation Workers 440 $26970 $12.97 0.3
87 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 430 $56520 $27.18 0.5
88 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 430 $36430 $17.51 0.2
89 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 420 $23500 $11.3 0.4
90 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 410 $34000 $16.35 0.3
91 Financial Managers 400 $144510 $69.48 0.4
92 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 400 $27650 $13.29 0.3
93 Postal Service Mail Carriers 390 $52460 $25.22 0.15
94 Computer Systems Analysts 390 $92920 $44.67 0.4
95 Bartenders 390 $28430 $13.67 0.4
96 Human Resources Specialists 380 $71320 $34.29 0.3
97 Radiologic Technologists 370 $97560 $46.91 0.1
98 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 360 $73650 $35.41 0.2
99 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 360 $30640 $14.73 0.6
100 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 350 $59500 $28.61 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Vallejo Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 53,230 128,790
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 41,050 17,570
Sales and Related Occupations 35,650 15,740
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 26,940 12,800
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 103,810 9,100
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,550 8,450
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,900 8,260
Construction and Extraction Occupations 57,650 7,290
Production Occupations 42,180 7,230
Management Occupations 112,640 6,570
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 51,270 5,640
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 79,290 5,570
Cashiers 25,910 5,120
Retail Salespersons 27,510 4,870
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,020 4,740
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 24,150 4,190
Protective Service Occupations 68,880 3,500
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 31,360 3,310
Healthcare Support Occupations 38,750 3,260
Registered Nurses 124,380 2,860
Community and Social Service Occupations 54,100 2,480
Office Clerks, General 36,560 2,280
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 31,410 2,120
Waiters and Waitresses 31,230 2,100
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 88,550 2,100
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,600 1,910
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 90,830 1,850
General and Operations Managers 105,920 1,760
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 38,740 1,640
Personal Care Aides 22,530 1,630
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 92,150 1,580
Construction Laborers 41,900 1,410
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,970 1,370
Substitute Teachers 40,140 1,360
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,950 1,360
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 29,110 1,350
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 46,220 1,300
Customer Service Representatives 40,850 1,270
Cooks, Fast Food 22,820 1,170
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 68,810 1,160
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 61,000 1,160
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 88,130 1,140
Carpenters 56,370 1,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 49,720 1,050
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 44,060 990
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 32,230 930
Food Preparation Workers 23,550 910
Medical Assistants 43,470 890
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 36,740 890
Cooks, Restaurant 27,010 880

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 53,230 128,790
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 41,050 17,570
Sales and Related Occupations 35,650 15,740
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 26,940 12,800
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 103,810 9,100
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,550 8,450
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,900 8,260
Construction and Extraction Occupations 57,650 7,290
Production Occupations 42,180 7,230
Management Occupations 112,640 6,570
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 51,270 5,640
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 79,290 5,570
Cashiers 25,910 5,120
Retail Salespersons 27,510 4,870
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,020 4,740
Protective Service Occupations 68,880 3,500
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 31,360 3,310
Healthcare Support Occupations 38,750 3,260
Registered Nurses 124,380 2,860
Community and Social Service Occupations 54,100 2,480
Office Clerks, General 36,560 2,280
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 31,410 2,120
Waiters and Waitresses 31,230 2,100
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 88,550 2,100
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,600 1,910
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 90,830 1,850
General and Operations Managers 105,920 1,760
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 38,740 1,640
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 92,150 1,580
Construction Laborers 41,900 1,410
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,970 1,370
Substitute Teachers 40,140 1,360
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,950 1,360
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 29,110 1,350
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 46,220 1,300
Customer Service Representatives 40,850 1,270
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 68,810 1,160
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 61,000 1,160
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 88,130 1,140
Carpenters 56,370 1,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 49,720 1,050
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 44,060 990
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 32,230 930
Medical Assistants 43,470 890
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 36,740 890
Cooks, Restaurant 27,010 880
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 57,450 860
Nursing Assistants 32,410 860
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,240 850
Packers and Packagers, Hand 25,890 850

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