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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Bakersfield, California Metro Area

MSA: Bakersfield, CA
county: Kern
Population (2016 estimate): 885,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 8.1%
NFP Employment (2016): 256,000
Average Earnings (2016): $45,300

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 11,270 38.3 0.8 $98,310
Business and Financial Operations 10,240 34.8 0.7 $68,210
IT and Mathematical 4,030 13.7 0.5 $85,820
Architecture and Engineering 7,750 26.3 1.5 $96,350
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 2,770 9.4 1.2 $72,230
Community and Social Services 4,800 16.3 1.1 $48,730
Legal and Judicial 870 3.0 0.4 $104,550
Education, Training, and Library 22,960 78.1 1.3 $49,880
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,970 6.7 0.5 $39,750
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 13,390 45.5 0.8 $74,940
Healthcare Support 6,210 21.1 0.7 $29,070
Protective Services 9,820 33.4 1.4 $71,700
Food Preparation and Serving Related 22,890 77.8 0.8 $22,870
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 7,500 25.5 0.8 $25,520
Personal Care and Services 5,180 17.6 0.6 $23,690
Sales and Related 25,850 87.9 0.9 $24,950
Office and Administrative Support 34,340 116.8 0.7 $34,090
Construction and Extraction 15,660 53.3 1.3 $48,080
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 12,810 43.6 1.1 $47,360
Production 12,170 41.4 0.6 $33,470
Transportation and Material Moving 20,640 70.2 1.0 $33,960

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