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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations152430$41,570$19.99100
2Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations24910$26,640$12.810.65
3Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse23020$25,960$12.480.3
4Office and Administrative Support Occupations19260$35,710$17.1714.35
5Sales and Related Occupations13480$36,170$17.399.9
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations12480$33,510$16.116.55
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations12210$56,310$27.076.05
8Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations11570$26,250$12.628.55
9Production Occupations10100$35,340$16.995.7
10Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations7300$79,150$38.055.8
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations5530$44,880$21.583.8
12Management Occupations5250$102,240$49.166.15
13Personal Care and Service Occupations4660$26,090$12.544.3
14Retail Salespersons4470$28,700$13.82.85
15Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand4450$28,420$13.671.7
16Construction and Extraction Occupations4430$44,860$21.574.45
17Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food3880$24,410$11.742.3
18Cashiers3720$25,080$12.062.2
19Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations3720$30,030$14.443.65
20Healthcare Support Occupations3670$30,440$14.643
21Business and Financial Operations Occupations3650$66,340$31.895.25
22Community and Social Service Occupations3650$44,440$21.371.65
23Substitute Teachers3200$40,740$19.590
24Personal Care Aides2700$23,450$11.271.5
25Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2470$26,520$12.751.3
26Protective Service Occupations2370$61,320$29.482.2
27Office Clerks, General2250$32,270$15.521.9
28Registered Nurses2230$87,310$41.971.95
29Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1960$37,200$17.891.5
30Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1830$45,320$21.791.2
31Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1690$28,780$13.831.55
32Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1660$40,560$19.51.05
33Customer Service Representatives1570$34,540$16.611.75
34General and Operations Managers1560$99,640$47.91.5
35First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1460$42,490$20.431
36Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1410$39,810$19.140.9
37Nursing Assistants1400$26,780$12.881
38Waiters and Waitresses1350$27,510$13.231.7
39Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1330$33,670$16.190.35
40First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1290$51,170$24.60.95
41Packers and Packagers, Hand1140$26,290$12.640.45
42Food Preparation Workers1130$25,380$12.20.6
43Computer and Mathematical Occupations1080$75,170$36.142.9
44Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1010$59,800$28.750.8
45Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1010$74,010$35.580.9
46Medical Assistants1000$31,140$14.970.45
47Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers990$36,350$17.480.6
48Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers920$77,050$37.040.4
49Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks910$30,720$14.770.4
50Cooks, Fast Food900$23,400$11.250.3
51Cooks, Restaurant830$26,800$12.880.8
52Architecture and Engineering Occupations830$74,530$35.831.7
53Construction Laborers800$35,390$17.010.8
54Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics800$38,650$18.580.5
55Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners780$24,180$11.630.9
56Food Batchmakers780$35,600$17.120.1
57First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers780$32,480$15.620.6
58Receptionists and Information Clerks750$27,660$13.30.7
59Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations740$48,120$23.131.8
60Counter and Rental Clerks720$28,990$13.940.3
61Psychiatric Technicians710$53,730$25.830
62First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers670$53,730$25.830.4
63Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks610$38,210$18.370.2
64Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers600$31,200$150.8
65First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers600$38,270$18.40
66Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses570$46,090$22.160.5
67Childcare Workers560$26,340$12.670.8
68Medical Secretaries560$34,410$16.540.4
69Legal Occupations560$77,590$37.30.8
70Industrial Machinery Mechanics560$42,190$20.280.2
71Business Operations Specialists, All Other550$62,200$29.90.7
72Bus Drivers, School or Special Client540$31,910$15.340.3
73Accountants and Auditors540$68,230$32.80.9
74Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers520$33,540$16.120.3
75First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors510$52,450$25.220
76Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products510$23,840$11.460
77Sales Representatives, Services, All Other500$53,600$25.770.6
78Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors490$49,690$23.890.2
79Carpenters490$42,250$20.310.7
80Billing and Posting Clerks480$35,030$16.840.3
81Social and Human Service Assistants470$34,760$16.710.25
82Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment450$25,530$12.270.2
83Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other440$28,980$13.930.2
84Sales Managers440$108,440$52.130.2
85Parts Salespersons440$30,960$14.890.2
86Electricians440$56,190$27.010.4
87Child, Family, and School Social Workers440$43,180$20.760.2
88Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop430$28,780$13.840.3
89Human Resources Specialists430$58,210$27.990.35
90Dishwashers420$23,650$11.370.3
91Tellers410$27,310$13.130.3
92Dental Assistants390$35,110$16.880.2
93Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants390$55,670$26.770.35
94Security Guards390$27,080$13.020.7
95Pharmacy Technicians390$38,590$18.550.3
96Firefighters380$64,930$31.210.2
97First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers380$71,640$34.440.3
98Computer User Support Specialists370$52,900$25.430.4
99Recreation Workers350$24,700$11.870.25
100Financial Managers340$112,550$54.110.4
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Jobs More Common Near Visalia Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,570152,430
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$26,64024,910
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$25,96023,020
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,71019,260
Sales and Related Occupations$36,17013,480
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,51012,480
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$56,31012,210
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,25011,570
Production Occupations$35,34010,100
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$79,1507,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,8805,530
Management Occupations$102,2405,250
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,0904,660
Retail Salespersons$28,7004,470
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,4204,450
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,8604,430
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$24,4103,880
Cashiers$25,0803,720
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,0303,720
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,4403,670
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,3403,650
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,4403,650
Substitute Teachers$40,7403,200
Personal Care Aides$23,4502,700
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,5202,470
Protective Service Occupations$61,3202,370
Office Clerks, General$32,2702,250
Registered Nurses$87,3102,230
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,2001,960
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,3201,830
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$28,7801,690
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,5601,660
Customer Service Representatives$34,5401,570
General and Operations Managers$99,6401,560
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,4901,460
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,8101,410
Nursing Assistants$26,7801,400
Waiters and Waitresses$27,5101,350
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$33,6701,330
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,1701,290
Packers and Packagers, Hand$26,2901,140
Food Preparation Workers$25,3801,130
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$75,1701,080
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$59,8001,010
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$74,0101,010
Medical Assistants$31,1401,000
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$36,350990
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$77,050920
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$30,720910
Cooks, Fast Food$23,400900

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,570152,430
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$26,64024,910
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$25,96023,020
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,71019,260
Sales and Related Occupations$36,17013,480
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,51012,480
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$56,31012,210
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,25011,570
Production Occupations$35,34010,100
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$79,1507,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,8805,530
Management Occupations$102,2405,250
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,0904,660
Retail Salespersons$28,7004,470
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,4204,450
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,8604,430
Cashiers$25,0803,720
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,0303,720
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,4403,670
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,3403,650
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,4403,650
Substitute Teachers$40,7403,200
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,5202,470
Protective Service Occupations$61,3202,370
Office Clerks, General$32,2702,250
Registered Nurses$87,3102,230
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,2001,960
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,3201,830
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$28,7801,690
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,5601,660
Customer Service Representatives$34,5401,570
General and Operations Managers$99,6401,560
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,4901,460
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,8101,410
Nursing Assistants$26,7801,400
Waiters and Waitresses$27,5101,350
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$33,6701,330
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,1701,290
Packers and Packagers, Hand$26,2901,140
Food Preparation Workers$25,3801,130
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$75,1701,080
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$59,8001,010
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$74,0101,010
Medical Assistants$31,1401,000
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$36,350990
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$77,050920
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$30,720910
Cooks, Restaurant$26,800830
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$74,530830
Construction Laborers$35,390800

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