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Visalia Employment

Employment and Industries in the Visalia, California Area

Visalia serves as the region's economic center. Visalia's economy is based on agriculture, especially grapes, olives, cotton, citrus and nursery products. The area is regarded as one of the most productive agricultural regions in the nation. Livestock is also a significant element of the economy.

Visalia's economy is also powered by distribution and manufacturing facilities. Electronics and paper products are a couple of significant manufacturing sectors. In addition, Visalia is home to the region's largest convention center and meeting places.

Visalia and the other cities in Tulare County offer California's Targeted Tax Area. The program's goal is to stimulate business development and job growth. Companies operating in the zone are provided with special state tax credits and streamlined local fees and approval procedures.

The primary areas of employment in Visalia are education, healthcare, government, agriculture, social assistance, manufacturing and accommodation and food services. Management, professional and related occupations provide 32% of the jobs in Visalia. About 20% of the workforce is employed by the government.

Some of the occupations more prevalent in the Visalia area when compared to most other cities are food cooking machine operators and tenders; farm workers and laborers, crop, nursery and greenhouse; agricultural equipment operators; graders and sorters of agricultural products; first-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing and forestry workers; agricultural inspectors and food batch makers.

Notable data about Visalia: In 2009 the average salary in Visalia was approximately $35,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was at 90.9 which is below the nation's average of 100. Approximately 19% of the population over the age of 25 hold a bachelor's degree or higher.

A list of the major employers in Visalia is shown below:

  • College of the Sequoias
  • Josten's Commercial Printing
  • Kaweah Delta Health Care Dist
  • Tulare County Child Care Program
  • Tulare County Parks & Rec Dept
  • Tulare County Resource Management
  • Tulare County Sheriff
  • US Cotton Classing Office

Visalia companies may obtain assistance from business organizations such as:

The Visaliatimesdelta.com offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Visalia.

Jobs in Visalia

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 146020 $40580 $19.51 100
2 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 24680 $24620 $11.84 0.6
3 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 22020 $23980 $11.53 0.3
4 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 18200 $34650 $16.66 14.8
5 Sales and Related Occupations 14250 $33570 $16.14 10.15
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 12270 $54010 $25.97 6.15
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11590 $33220 $15.97 6.45
8 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 10940 $25340 $12.18 8.3
9 Production Occupations 9170 $35910 $17.26 5.85
10 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 7450 $79970 $38.45 5.75
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5790 $44300 $21.3 3.8
12 Retail Salespersons 5180 $26550 $12.76 3.1
13 Management Occupations 5140 $96930 $46.6 6.05
14 Cashiers 4020 $23730 $11.41 2.25
15 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3880 $44240 $21.27 4.4
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3780 $23110 $11.11 2.15
17 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3770 $27060 $13.01 1.6
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3500 $28140 $13.53 3.7
19 Community and Social Service Occupations 3440 $45000 $21.63 1.65
20 Healthcare Support Occupations 3400 $31320 $15.06 3.05
21 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3270 $64800 $31.15 5.05
22 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2880 $25610 $12.31 4.1
23 Substitute Teachers 2800 $39910 $19.19 0
24 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2600 $25350 $12.19 1.2
25 Office Clerks, General 2350 $30100 $14.47 2
26 Protective Service Occupations 2300 $60500 $29.09 2.25
27 Registered Nurses 1990 $77850 $37.43 1.9
28 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1930 $47950 $23.06 1.2
29 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1860 $26910 $12.94 1.6
30 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1790 $37040 $17.81 1.6
31 General and Operations Managers 1700 $95670 $46 1.4
32 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1540 $35630 $17.13 0.25
33 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1520 $40120 $19.29 0.9
34 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1460 $40400 $19.42 1.1
35 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1450 $39950 $19.21 1
36 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1420 $25260 $12.15 0.45
37 Waiters and Waitresses 1380 $27790 $13.36 1.6
38 Customer Service Representatives 1370 $32770 $15.75 1.75
39 Nursing Assistants 1340 $27960 $13.44 1.05
40 Personal Care Aides 1220 $23070 $11.09 1.3
41 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1160 $51040 $24.54 1
42 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1120 $58530 $28.14 0.9
43 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1090 $33950 $16.32 0.35
44 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1000 $68050 $32.72 2.8
45 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 980 $73850 $35.5 1
46 Food Preparation Workers 980 $23780 $11.43 0.6
47 Medical Assistants 960 $31710 $15.25 0.45
48 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 940 $74840 $35.98 0.45
49 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 880 $23340 $11.22 0
50 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 850 $32360 $15.56 0.6
51 Social Workers, All Other 840 $47480 $22.83 0
52 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 820 $30970 $14.89 0.4
53 Team Assemblers 810 $26850 $12.91 0.75
54 Cooks, Fast Food 790 $21820 $10.49 0.3
55 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 790 $36250 $17.43 0.5
56 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 760 $32430 $15.59 0.6
57 Cooks, Restaurant 760 $24640 $11.85 0.75
58 Receptionists and Information Clerks 750 $25960 $12.48 0.7
59 Construction Laborers 730 $36870 $17.73 0.8
60 Counter and Rental Clerks 720 $27600 $13.27 0.3
61 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 690 $72000 $34.61 1.65
62 Agricultural Equipment Operators 690 $23780 $11.43 0
63 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 650 $34800 $16.73 0
64 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 640 $47800 $22.98 0.5
65 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 630 $45590 $21.92 1.7
66 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 610 $56430 $27.13 0.4
67 Psychiatric Technicians 590 $55260 $26.57 0
68 Accountants and Auditors 560 $68130 $32.75 0.9
69 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 560 $30200 $14.52 0.3
70 Medical Secretaries 560 $36060 $17.33 0.4
71 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 540 $59220 $28.47 0.7
72 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 530 $42420 $20.39 0.2
73 Social and Human Service Assistants 530 $31780 $15.28 0.3
74 Childcare Workers 500 $26020 $12.51 0.8
75 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 490 $30120 $14.48 0.8
76 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 490 $44720 $21.5 0.2
77 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 470 $54670 $26.28 0.6
78 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 460 $38010 $18.27 0.2
79 Billing and Posting Clerks 460 $33570 $16.14 0.35
80 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 460 $22770 $10.95 1
81 Sales Managers 430 $94670 $45.52 0.2
82 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 420 $24840 $11.94 0.2
83 Legal Occupations 410 $80070 $38.5 0.8
84 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 410 $67270 $32.34 0.3
85 Computer User Support Specialists 380 $49520 $23.81 0.4
86 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 380 $53290 $25.62 0.2
87 Carpenters 380 $45350 $21.8 0.6
88 Dishwashers 380 $22170 $10.66 0.3
89 Firefighters 370 $64120 $30.83 0.2
90 Tellers 370 $27190 $13.07 0.3
91 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 360 $50070 $24.07 0.5
92 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 360 $29040 $13.96 0.2
93 Pharmacy Technicians 360 $35320 $16.98 0.25
94 Dental Assistants 350 $39870 $19.17 0.2
95 Driver/Sales Workers 350 $36560 $17.58 0.3
96 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 350 $52310 $25.15 0.2
97 Electricians 350 $51450 $24.74 0.4
98 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 350 $22530 $10.83 0.25
99 Human Resources Specialists 330 $56830 $27.32 0.3
100 Recreation Workers 330 $24040 $11.56 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Visalia Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,580 146,020
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 24,620 24,680
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 23,980 22,020
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,650 18,200
Sales and Related Occupations 33,570 14,250
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,010 12,270
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,220 11,590
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,340 10,940
Production Occupations 35,910 9,170
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 79,970 7,450
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,300 5,790
Retail Salespersons 26,550 5,180
Management Occupations 96,930 5,140
Cashiers 23,730 4,020
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,240 3,880
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 23,110 3,780
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,060 3,770
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28,140 3,500
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,000 3,440
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,320 3,400
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,800 3,270
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,610 2,880
Substitute Teachers 39,910 2,800
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,350 2,600
Office Clerks, General 30,100 2,350
Protective Service Occupations 60,500 2,300
Registered Nurses 77,850 1,990
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 47,950 1,930
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,910 1,860
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 37,040 1,790
General and Operations Managers 95,670 1,700
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 35,630 1,540
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,120 1,520
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 40,400 1,460
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,950 1,450
Packers and Packagers, Hand 25,260 1,420
Waiters and Waitresses 27,790 1,380
Customer Service Representatives 32,770 1,370
Nursing Assistants 27,960 1,340
Personal Care Aides 23,070 1,220
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,040 1,160
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 58,530 1,120
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 33,950 1,090
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 68,050 1,000
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 73,850 980
Food Preparation Workers 23,780 980
Medical Assistants 31,710 960
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 74,840 940
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 23,340 880
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,360 850

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,580 146,020
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,650 18,200
Sales and Related Occupations 33,570 14,250
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,010 12,270
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,220 11,590
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,340 10,940
Production Occupations 35,910 9,170
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 79,970 7,450
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,300 5,790
Retail Salespersons 26,550 5,180
Management Occupations 96,930 5,140
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,240 3,880
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,060 3,770
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28,140 3,500
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,000 3,440
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,320 3,400
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,800 3,270
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,610 2,880
Substitute Teachers 39,910 2,800
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,350 2,600
Office Clerks, General 30,100 2,350
Protective Service Occupations 60,500 2,300
Registered Nurses 77,850 1,990
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 47,950 1,930
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,910 1,860
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 37,040 1,790
General and Operations Managers 95,670 1,700
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 35,630 1,540
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,120 1,520
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 40,400 1,460
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,950 1,450
Packers and Packagers, Hand 25,260 1,420
Waiters and Waitresses 27,790 1,380
Customer Service Representatives 32,770 1,370
Nursing Assistants 27,960 1,340
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,040 1,160
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 58,530 1,120
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 33,950 1,090
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 68,050 1,000
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 73,850 980
Medical Assistants 31,710 960
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 74,840 940
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,360 850
Social Workers, All Other 47,480 840
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 30,970 820
Team Assemblers 26,850 810
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,250 790
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,430 760
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,960 750
Construction Laborers 36,870 730

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