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

Salinas, California Metro Area

MSA: Salinas, CA
county: Monterey
Population (2016 estimate): 435,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 4.7%
NFP Employment (2016): 137,000
Average Earnings (2016): $40,800

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 6,700 40.6 0.8 $93,750
Business and Financial Operations 4,980 30.2 0.6 $70,310
IT and Mathematical 2,100 12.7 0.4 $86,100
Architecture and Engineering 1,040 6.3 0.4 $84,950
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,400 8.5 1.0 $82,150
Community and Social Services 2,010 12.2 0.9 $40,320
Legal and Judicial 780 4.8 0.6 $64,470
Education, Training, and Library 13,430 81.5 1.3 $61,920
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,790 10.9 0.8 $47,880
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 6,580 39.9 0.7 $95,000
Healthcare Support 2,800 17.0 0.6 $34,760
Protective Services 4,470 27.1 1.1 $62,540
Food Preparation and Serving Related 16,850 102.2 1.1 $24,490
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 5,910 35.8 1.1 $30,430
Personal Care and Services 3,770 22.9 0.7 $25,360
Sales and Related 15,030 91.2 0.9 $27,900
Office and Administrative Support 19,360 117.5 0.8 $36,630
Construction and Extraction 4,640 28.2 0.7 $53,160
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 5,850 35.5 0.9 $48,710
Production 4,520 27.4 0.4 $32,480
Transportation and Material Moving 9,500 57.6 0.8 $34,080

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