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

Merced, California Metro Area

MSA: Merced, CA
county: Merced
Population (2016 estimate): 269,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 9.4%
NFP Employment (2016): 65,000
Average Earnings (2016): $32,670

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 2,650 40.4 0.8 $89,030
Business and Financial Operations 1,870 28.5 0.6 $63,400
IT and Mathematical 680 10.4 0.4 $58,720
Architecture and Engineering 290 4.5 0.3 $77,000
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 720 11.0 1.3 $48,970
Community and Social Services 1,410 21.6 1.5 $51,320
Legal and Judicial 190 2.8 0.4 $86,500
Education, Training, and Library 8,400 128.2 2.1 $50,550
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 340 5.1 0.4 $49,380
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 2,830 43.1 0.7 $76,220
Healthcare Support 1,800 27.4 1.0 $27,620
Protective Services 1,410 21.5 0.9 $54,750
Food Preparation and Serving Related 5,740 87.5 1.0 $22,120
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 1,940 29.5 0.9 $28,370
Personal Care and Services 1,250 19.1 0.6 $24,270
Sales and Related 5,940 90.7 0.9 $23,800
Office and Administrative Support 8,610 131.4 0.8 $35,100
Construction and Extraction 1,490 22.7 0.6 $42,420
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 2,370 36.2 0.9 $39,780
Production 5,190 79.2 1.2 $30,460
Transportation and Material Moving 5,700 86.9 1.3 $30,010

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