Labor Market

Major Private and Public Sector Employers

        Private Company      
Industry   Number of Employees
Community Medical Regional Center  Healthcare  4,090
Saint Agnes Medical Center Healthcare  2,745
Kaiser Permanente Fresno Healthcare 1,934
Wawona Frozen Foods   Frozen Fruit Processing 1,420
Pelco by Schneider Electric Manufacturing - Video Security 1,200
Clovis Community Medical Center Healthcare 889
Lyons Magnus Food Processing  600
Guarantee Real Estate  Real Estate Sales  504
Eye-Q Vision Care Ophthamology & Optometry 413
Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant Restaurant & Lodging 407
The Nelson Group Automotive Sales 405
Educational Employees Credit Union Financial Institution 398
Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital Healthcare 342
Producer's Dairy Foods, Inc.  Dairy Product Processing  340
Turner Security Systems Inc. Security Services and Alarm Response 320
Grundfos Pumps Manufacturing Water Pump Manufacturer 275
Geil Enterprises, Inc; d.b.a. CIS Security Security Services and Alarm Response 250
McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte and Carruth LLP Law Firm 210
Janitorial Inc. Commercial and Industrial Janitorial Services 189
La Tapatia Tortilleria, Inc. Food Processing 181
iLoveToCreate, a Duncan Enterprises Company Manufacturing 169
Pactiv LLC Food Package Manufacturing 135
Manco Abbott, Inc. Real Estate Sales 135
Fresno Oxygen/Barnes Welding Supply Welding and Industrial Supply 109
Rex Moore Electrical Contractors and Engineers Electrical & Low Voltage Design & Construction 108
Payroll People Inc. Human Resource Management and Payroll Services 100
Public Company  Industry   Number of Employees
Fresno Unified School District   Education  11,500†
County of Fresno   County Government  6,194
 City of Fresno    Municipal Government  3,100
Clovis Unified School District   Education  3,370 
 California State University, Fresno Education 2,034
State Center Community College District  Education 1,155 
VA Central California Health Care System   Health Care 1,085
 Fresno County Office of Education Education  759 
 San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District  Air Quality Regulation  306
Data Sources: 2013 Book of Lists, The Business Journal; †FUSD Human Resources Department

Mean Hourly and Annual Wage Rates

  Occupational Category 
 Occupation Mean Hourly Wage* Mean Annual Wage*
 Management Financial Managers  $53.16 $110,570
Human Resources Managers  $44.60  $92,761
Industrial Production Managers  $39.50  $82,176
Transportation, Storage and Distribution Managers  $39.85  $82,892
Medical and Health Services Managers  $50.67  $105,398
 Professional Accountants and Auditors  $31.89  $66,333
Civil Engineers  $44.79  $93,164
Computer Programmers  $34.14  $71,002
Industrial Engineers  $39.19  $81,528
 Sales and Related Cashiers  $11.55  $24,006
Retail Salespersons  $11.77  $24,481
Telemarketers  $11.57  $24,056
Office and Administrative Support Accounting Clerks  $17.88  $37,181
Customer Service Representatives  $17.85  $37,121
Receptionists and Information Clerks  $12.72  $26,471
Executive Secretaries & Admin. Assistants  $21.27  $44,246
Construction and Maintenance Carpenters  $21.83  $45,414
Electricians  $28.35  $58,954
Plumbers  $25.23  $52,494
Industrial Machinery Mechanics  $21.55  $44,812
 Production Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators  $15.64  $32,534
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, Tenders  $16.17  $33,649
Welders  $18.33  $38,125
Packaging & Filling Machine Operators  $12.27  $25,536
 Transportation and Material Moving Truck Drivers, Heavy  $17.84  $37,101
Truck Drivers, Light  $16.07  $33,427
Conveyor Operators and Tenders  $13.69  $28,481
Hand Packers and Packagers  $9.60  $19,976
*Calculated for first quarter of 2012
Data Source: California Employment Development Department,  Accessed March 22 2013.

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment Rates

Category  Total*
Fresno County Civilian Labor Force 442,500
Fresno County Civilian Employment 375,000
Fresno County Civilian Unemployment 67,400 
 Fresno County Civilian Unemployment Rate 15.2% 
CA Unemployment Rate  10.5%
 U.S. Unemployment Rate 8.1%
*2012 Annual Average for Fresno MSA (Fresno County)
Data Source: California Employment Development Department,  Accessed March22, 2013.

Major Employment Industries



Industry   Total*
 Total Farm  48,900
 Total Nonfarm  282,900
 Mining and Logging  200
 Construction 12,100
 Manufacturing  23,400 
Trade, Transportation & Utilities   57,500 
 Information  3,500
 Financial Activities
Professional & Business Services   27,900
 Educational & Health Services  42,900 
 Leisure & Hospitality  28,000
 Other Services  10,500
 Government  64,100

*2012 Annual Average for Fresno MSA (Fresno County)
Data Source: California Employment Development Department,  Accessed March 22, 2013. 

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