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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 Occupations153660$42,700$20.53100
2Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations26710$28,200$13.560.65
3Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse24890$27,670$13.30.3
4Office and Administrative Support Occupations18760$37,900$18.2214.35
5Sales and Related Occupations14680$37,040$17.819.9
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations12510$58,730$28.246.05
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations12290$33,160$15.946.55
8Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations11290$26,520$12.758.55
9Production Occupations9030$37,090$17.835.7
10Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations6580$85,580$41.145.8
11Personal Care and Service Occupations6160$27,040$134.3
12Management Occupations5240$102,720$49.386.15
13Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations5120$45,140$21.73.8
14Cashiers4890$25,810$12.412.2
15Retail Salespersons4690$29,920$14.392.85
16Construction and Extraction Occupations4640$47,080$22.644.45
17Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food4090$24,810$11.932.3
18Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations3940$30,740$14.783.65
19Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand3930$30,300$14.571.7
20Business and Financial Operations Occupations3770$68,520$32.945.25
21Substitute Teachers3560$43,820$21.070
22Personal Care Aides3430$24,400$11.731.5
23Healthcare Support Occupations3420$32,360$15.563
24Community and Social Service Occupations3260$50,010$24.041.65
25Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2420$27,910$13.421.3
26Protective Service Occupations2360$53,310$25.632.2
27Office Clerks, General2230$37,940$18.241.9
28Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2180$38,670$18.591.5
29Registered Nurses2050$89,080$42.831.95
30Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers2030$37,540$18.051.2
31Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1710$30,560$14.691.55
32Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1600$43,380$20.861.05
33Packers and Packagers, Hand1540$25,930$12.470.45
34General and Operations Managers1520$104,390$50.191.5
35First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1510$47,430$22.81
36Customer Service Representatives1490$35,580$17.111.75
37Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1330$39,270$18.880.9
38First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1290$51,760$24.890.95
39Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1280$36,950$17.760.35
40Nursing Assistants1280$28,270$13.591
41Waiters and Waitresses1270$26,740$12.861.7
42Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders1210$36,400$17.50.2
43Childcare Workers1190$26,550$12.760.8
44Food Batchmakers1190$35,010$16.830.1
45Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1050$36,470$17.530.6
46Computer and Mathematical Occupations1010$84,080$40.422.9
47Cooks, Restaurant1010$27,400$13.170.8
48Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1010$65,920$31.690.8
49Construction Laborers1000$38,510$18.510.8
50Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products980$68,820$33.090.9
51Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners930$25,110$12.070.9
52Medical Assistants920$32,640$15.690.45
53Cooks, Fast Food890$24,730$11.890.3
54Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks860$31,980$15.380.4
55First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers810$38,560$18.540
56Architecture and Engineering Occupations800$76,000$36.541.7
57Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers800$28,810$13.850
58Receptionists and Information Clerks780$30,100$14.470.7
59First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers770$33,260$15.990.6
60Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics700$36,390$17.50.5
61Business Operations Specialists, All Other660$68,140$32.760.7
62Food Preparation Workers660$27,960$13.440.6
63Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers660$68,940$33.140.4
64Accountants and Auditors640$68,780$33.070.9
65Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers630$30,950$14.880.8
66First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers610$57,580$27.680.4
67Industrial Machinery Mechanics590$48,120$23.140.2
68Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses580$46,460$22.330.5
69Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations560$51,130$24.581.8
70Carpenters550$41,990$20.190.7
71Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment540$27,080$13.020.2
72Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers540$35,820$17.220.3
73Legal Occupations520$78,070$37.540.8
74Medical Secretaries520$35,310$16.970.4
75Rehabilitation Counselors520$35,850$17.230.1
76Counter and Rental Clerks490$34,040$16.360.3
77Sales Representatives, Services, All Other490$54,070$25.990.6
78Social and Human Service Assistants490$45,560$21.90.25
79Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop470$30,160$14.50.3
80Agricultural Equipment Operators460$31,770$15.270
81Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors460$49,220$23.660
82First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors450$52,520$25.250
83Pharmacy Technicians450$38,230$18.380.3
84Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks430$38,440$18.480.2
85Security Guards430$27,600$13.270.7
86Dental Assistants420$34,150$16.420.2
87Dishwashers420$24,520$11.790.3
88Sales Managers410$102,610$49.330.2
89Billing and Posting Clerks400$35,270$16.960.3
90Electricians400$62,790$30.190.4
91Bus Drivers, School or Special Client390$33,650$16.180.3
92Financial Managers380$120,220$57.80.4
93Tellers380$29,230$14.050.3
94Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers380$38,490$18.50.3
95Firefighters370$66,410$31.930.2
96Human Resources Specialists370$59,680$28.690.35
97Parts Salespersons370$31,840$15.310.2
98Insurance Sales Agents360$57,940$27.860.3
99Child, Family, and School Social Workers350$60,760$29.210.2
100First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers350$70,030$33.670.3
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov
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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$42,700153,660
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$28,20026,710
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$27,67024,890
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,90018,760
Sales and Related Occupations$37,04014,680
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$58,73012,510
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,16012,290
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,52011,290
Production Occupations$37,0909,030
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$85,5806,580
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,0406,160
Management Occupations$102,7205,240
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,1405,120
Cashiers$25,8104,890
Retail Salespersons$29,9204,690
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,0804,640
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$24,8104,090
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,7403,940
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,3003,930
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$68,5203,770
Substitute Teachers$43,8203,560
Personal Care Aides$24,4003,430
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,3603,420
Community and Social Service Occupations$50,0103,260
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,9102,420
Protective Service Occupations$53,3102,360
Office Clerks, General$37,9402,230
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$38,6702,180
Registered Nurses$89,0802,050
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$37,5402,030
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,5601,710
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$43,3801,600
Packers and Packagers, Hand$25,9301,540
General and Operations Managers$104,3901,520
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$47,4301,510
Customer Service Representatives$35,5801,490
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,2701,330
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,7601,290
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$36,9501,280
Nursing Assistants$28,2701,280
Waiters and Waitresses$26,7401,270
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$36,4001,210
Childcare Workers$26,5501,190
Food Batchmakers$35,0101,190
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$36,4701,050
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$84,0801,010
Cooks, Restaurant$27,4001,010
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$65,9201,010
Construction Laborers$38,5101,000
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$68,820980

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$42,700153,660
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$28,20026,710
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$27,67024,890
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,90018,760
Sales and Related Occupations$37,04014,680
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$58,73012,510
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,16012,290
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,52011,290
Production Occupations$37,0909,030
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$85,5806,580
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,0406,160
Management Occupations$102,7205,240
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,1405,120
Cashiers$25,8104,890
Retail Salespersons$29,9204,690
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,0804,640
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,7403,940
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,3003,930
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$68,5203,770
Substitute Teachers$43,8203,560
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,3603,420
Community and Social Service Occupations$50,0103,260
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,9102,420
Protective Service Occupations$53,3102,360
Office Clerks, General$37,9402,230
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$38,6702,180
Registered Nurses$89,0802,050
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$37,5402,030
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,5601,710
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$43,3801,600
Packers and Packagers, Hand$25,9301,540
General and Operations Managers$104,3901,520
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$47,4301,510
Customer Service Representatives$35,5801,490
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,2701,330
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,7601,290
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$36,9501,280
Nursing Assistants$28,2701,280
Waiters and Waitresses$26,7401,270
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$36,4001,210
Childcare Workers$26,5501,190
Food Batchmakers$35,0101,190
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$36,4701,050
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$84,0801,010
Cooks, Restaurant$27,4001,010
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$65,9201,010
Construction Laborers$38,5101,000
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$68,820980
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,110930
Medical Assistants$32,640920

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