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August 17, 2017   

 
The 2014 Fresno County Employment Study
Home :: Studies & Reports :: The 2014 Fresno County Employment Study


This Study documents the results of the first phase of data analysis including information about labor force requirements, such as criminal screening, drug testing, wage rates and projections for future hiring. It also explores important business and industry driven projections based on a specific set of workforce indicators, including projected growth and expansion.

Our inclusive survey design has captured the full spectrum of employment needs and will prove useful in designing training programs to ensure a quality workforce is available for future employment demands. The regions economic potential and job growth is substantial in the following high-growth, high wage industries:
  • Agribusiness
  • Automotive Technology
  • Construction/Trades
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics/Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional/Technical
  • Renewable Energy

The study also serves to heighten the awareness of the wide-spread workforce shortages across multiple sectors in the Central Valley.

Sharing up-to-date and reliable information about the region’s labor market with businesses, education and training providers and community and government leaders ensures more informed decisions can be made about staffing strategies, educational programs and curricula, workforce policy and career choices.

Special Features

Utilize the Occupational Data Comparison feature by clicking on various occupations of interest to capture a snapshot of each of the occupations wages, requirements and projections.

Click on Order to list the data largest to smallest for each category.

Occupation
Current Number of Positions Needed
Projected Number of Positions-Yr. 1
(based on the sample size surveyed in each industry)
Projected Number of Positions-Yr. 3
(based on the sample size surveyed in each industry)
Drug Testing Required
(Percentage of companies surveyed)
Background Check Required
(Percentage of companies surveyed)
DMV Report Required
(Percentage of companies surveyed)
Physical Exam Required
(Percentage of companies surveyed)
High School Diploma Required
(Percentage of companies surveyed)
Certification Required
(Percentage of companies surveyed)
Salary Estimate (Low)
Salary Estimate (High)
  Order by Alphabetical Order Order Order             Order Order
Accountants and Auditors 1 6 6 52% 50% 27% 19% 54% 17% $17.29 $28.14
Administrative Services Managers 0 -3 -3 56% 73% 35% 42% 71% 35% $16.59 $20.72
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 0 -3 -3 80% 80% 17% 17% 90% 17% $19.35 $33.88
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 2 3 3 80% 80% 100% 100% 50% 100% $8.00 $8.00
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 0 3 3 63% 31% 31% 19% 50% 25% $12.50 $19.33
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists 1 5 5 25% 25% 25% 25% 80% 0% $10.00 $10.00
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 5 31 59 23% 31% 69% 23% 31% 54% $15.73 $27.15
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 5 70 88 46% 52% 59% 21% 36% 52% $15.63 $21.51
Automotive Specialty Technicians 0 23 27 100% 67% 67% 0% 0% 33% $12.89 $16.52
Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 0 11 11 39% 50% 28% 33% 83% 33% $14.19 $18.13
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Biochemists and Biophysicists 0 3 3 90% 90% 100% 13% 100% 25% $21.90 $56.76
Biological Technicians 2 11 11 100% 100% 0% 50% 100% 0% $15.25 $20.25
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2 -1 5 47% 50% 34% 17% 49% 11% $16.31 $24.26
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 3 8 8 79% 63% 46% 54% 38% 29% $13.54 $21.31
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 2 26 26 100% 100% 100% 100% 80% 100% $12.00 $15.54
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1 -3 -3 0% 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% $8.25 $8.25
Carpenters 2 193 233 58% 25% 67% 0% 25% 33% $19.49 $32.29
Cashiers 2 16 22 53% 80% 20% 0% 27% 7% $8.99 $10.78
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 0 3 3 71% 14% 43% 29% 29% 14% $18.45 $21.88
Chief Executives 1 -10 -10 42% 41% 36% 25% 43% 19% $31.99 $51.51
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Civil Engineers 1 4 4 42% 63% 58% 26% 95% 79% $28.51 $39.54
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 3 32 48 63% 63% 88% 0% 25% 38% $9.48 $12.50
Clergy 1 3 3 50% 13% 50% 0% 100% 33% $20.00 $23.00
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 0 0 31 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% $8.00 $12.00
Commercial Pilots 1 3 3 100% 100% 100% 100% 0% 100% $37.38 $40.87
Computer and Information Systems Managers 0 1 3 36% 57% 29% 18% 71% 39% $33.48 $44.74
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 1 2 2 75% 0% 25% 25% 50% 0% $16.12 $17.62
Computer Programmers 1 -6 3 41% 59% 41% 18% 53% 35% $24.05 $38.95
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 0 0 16 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% $21.39 $59.95
Computer User Support Specialists 2 4 4 54% 68% 54% 27% 78% 35% $19.59 $26.03
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Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 3 6 6 83% 33% 17% 17% 67% 0% $12.25 $17.00
Construction Laborers 7 44 -18 47% 37% 73% 27% 17% 30% $15.26 $21.58
Cooks, Restaurant 0 -5 -5 64% 39% 7% 14% 61% 32% $10.07 $11.23
Cost Estimators 1 15 31 49% 35% 63% 19% 30% 28% $21.48 $30.99
Crane and Tower Operators 0 2 2 100% 100% 50% 0% 50% 100% $19.00 $20.50
Customer Service Representatives 15 216 216 55% 68% 26% 19% 65% 13% $12.37 $26.52
Data Entry Keyers 0 16 16 50% 69% 19% 25% 75% 19% $13.12 $16.92
Data Warehousing Specialists 1 5 5 50% 100% 50% 50% 100% 50% $18.52 $59.58
Dental Assistants 1 9 14 21% 46% 25% 29% 92% 96% $13.18 $18.99
Dental Hygienists 0 6 6 27% 47% 20% 27% 87% 80% $25.12 $34.11
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Dentists, General 0 23 23 29% 43% 21% 43% 100% 100% $39.26 $68.91
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1 3 3 25% 14% 0% 0% 100% 38% $25.00 $33.00
Dietetic Technicians 10 5 5 76% 94% 29% 100% 65% 29% $9.56 $11.28
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1 -5 23 69% 82% 56% 28% 62% 8% $16.76 $21.51
Driver/Sales Workers 0 5 10 100% 80% 100% 60% 60% 40% $10.69 $15.36
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 0 123 132 75% 25% 50% 25% 75% 50% $11.31 $23.58
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 3 2 4 100% 33% 67% 33% 17% 67% $15.84 $29.87
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 0 3 3 80% 20% 20% 20% 80% 0% $8.00 $12.00
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 0 8 8 0% 0% 100% 0% 100% 0% $9.00 $21.00
Electrical Engineering Technicians 0 3 3 75% 50% 25% 25% 75% 0% $23.00 $30.50
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Electrical Engineers 1 4 4 67% 50% 25% 25% 67% 17% $22.65 $39.57
Electricians 11 45 94 62% 46% 54% 46% 23% 46% $19.02 $29.18
Electronics Engineering Technicians 0 8 8 71% 86% 57% 43% 71% 57% $11.67 $25.08
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 26 21 21 100% 100% 50% 100% 100% 100% $15.74 $20.61
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 0 3 3 100% 100% 50% 50% 100% 100% $25.00 $30.00
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 4 9 9 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% $8.00 $9.00
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 1 1 1 50% 100% 100% 0% 50% 100% $13.86 $21.11
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 1 2 2 57% 86% 43% 86% 71% 57% $33.31 $37.72
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 0 -1 -1 58% 61% 29% 23% 58% 10% $16.03 $22.20
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 1 3 3 100% 100% 0% 100% 0% 0% $10.00 $15.00
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Family and General Practitioners 0 3 8 72% 46% 34% 10% 100% 27% $105.37 $166.26
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 2 3 8 38% 38% 13% 13% 13% 13% $18.37 $22.51
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop 204 1097 1097 42% 19% 27% 15% 15% 8% $11.18 $17.10
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 0 0 27 26% 16% 26% 11% 16% 11% $8.54 $11.23
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 4 10 21 57% 40% 80% 23% 47% 30% $22.26 $30.98
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1 -5 -5 40% 20% 60% 0% 20% 20% $16.70 $20.77
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 0 9 9 62% 72% 57% 33% 48% 25% $19.69 $27.48
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 0 10 21 42% 51% 40% 22% 55% 16% $17.37 $24.33
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1 1 6 66% 58% 34% 33% 55% 20% $21.05 $27.05
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 3 11 11 72% 74% 42% 21% 47% 2% $16.09 $26.73
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Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 1 3 3 50% 0% 0% 0% 100% 50% $9.16 $29.99
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 0 18 18 25% 50% 25% 0% 25% 0% $8.50 $12.75
Food Science Technicians 0 3 3 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 0% $14.00 $19.00
General and Operations Managers 2 -6 -3 52% 58% 40% 26% 55% 15% $27.65 $38.09
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 1 2 2 50% 50% 50% 100% 100% 100% $31.00 $35.16
Graphic Designers 1 8 8 35% 53% 24% 18% 76% 12% $16.63 $27.74
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 0 -3 -3 50% 25% 50% 50% 25% 0% $9.12 $11.62
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 0 3 3 100% 100% 0% 22% 100% 100% $19.00 $31.50
Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers 2 49 49 83% 67% 100% 0% 67% 83% $18.82 $23.40
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 0 28 28 67% 100% 100% 67% 33% 67% $10.17 $21.00
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Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 8 162 180 92% 67% 100% 62% 32% 48% $14.31 $19.40
Helpers--Carpenters 0 15 15 67% 67% 67% 0% 0% 0% $9.00 $13.00
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 0 6 6 80% 80% 100% 40% 20% 20% $10.92 $22.18
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 0 32 37 40% 60% 60% 20% 40% 40% $15.08 $21.46
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 0 33 49 67% 44% 67% 0% 0% 33% $11.00 $15.22
Helpers--Production Workers 20 156 239 67% 62% 24% 29% 40% 16% $10.83 $14.63
Home Health Aides 12 144 144 47% 95% 58% 95% 53% 42% $9.03 $10.05
Human Resources Managers 1 -5 -5 61% 75% 39% 27% 64% 16% $31.21 $37.51
Hydrologists 2 4 4 67% 100% 67% 67% 100% 33% $48.56 $58.00
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1 4 4 73% 45% 55% 36% 55% 18% $15.34 $19.66
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Industrial Production Managers 0 -2 -2 79% 60% 35% 43% 52% 10% $32.16 $39.14
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 4 27 30 71% 57% 31% 29% 31% 31% $10.99 $14.91
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2 2 2 71% 71% 29% 43% 57% 29% $11.22 $12.18
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1 21 21 89% 58% 79% 42% 26% 26% $14.21 $22.34
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 0 -3 -3 0% 50% 50% 0% 50% 50% $20.00 $30.00
Internists, General 1 0 -3 100% 51% 16% 100% 84% 100% $19.23 $20.68
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1 7 7 70% 74% 26% 48% 61% 0% $11.73 $13.14
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25 73 73 69% 59% 34% 38% 22% 0% $12.49 $14.56
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 3 21 21 40% 20% 40% 40% 20% 25% $12.69 $15.68
Lawyers 1 2 2 25% 25% 0% 0% 100% 75% $56.57 $76.60
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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 0 5 5 100% 97% 26% 100% 82% 100% $21.73 $27.68
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 15 96 99 71% 75% 90% 25% 31% 100% $12.15 $15.75
Logistics Managers 0 -3 -3 30% 60% 10% 20% 50% 10% $28.85 $28.85
Machinists 5 26 34 64% 45% 23% 23% 18% 18% $11.75 $17.93
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10 13 34 69% 88% 43% 52% 48% 17% $13.25 $19.76
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialistss 0 0 3 62% 58% 33% 11% 73% 28% $16.77 $28.16
Mechanical Engineers 0 2 2 62% 23% 23% 8% 69% 23% $19.28 $26.84
Medical and Health Services Managers 5 34 30 59% 86% 35% 61% 83% 47% $22.11 $28.71
Medical Assistants 12 42 60 100% 58% 22% 100% 82% 100% $12.17 $19.36
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 0 8 8 51% 64% 36% 44% 76% 100% $12.05 $23.44
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Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 11 21 21 83% 67% 43% 60% 50% 35% $14.40 $18.13
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 0 3 3 60% 60% 40% 60% 40% 40% $17.73 $23.28
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 0 8 8 83% 48% 13% 30% 65% 17% $14.48 $21.01
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 0 5 11 22% 67% 39% 0% 67% 50% $16.50 $29.83
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 1 3 3 30% 40% 20% 10% 40% 10% $8.19 $8.82
Nurse Practitioners 1 3 5 100% 61% 13% 100% 100% 100% $40.45 $55.99
Nursing Assistants 2 90 90 75% 100% 15% 100% 55% 100% $10.62 $14.13
Office Clerks, General 11 2 9 50% 53% 35% 25% 51% 14% $11.24 $15.68
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 0 4 4 75% 56% 88% 63% 38% 63% $17.25 $30.01
Packers and Packagers, Hand 0 20 20 44% 33% 6% 11% 11% 11% $9.72 $11.52
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Painters, Construction and Maintenance 0 28 30 40% 40% 80% 0% 60% 40% $10.50 $19.17
Painters, Transportation Equipment 0 -1 -1 0% 33% 50% 0% 33% 50% $13.54 $21.22
Parts Salespersons 1 18 28 63% 53% 70% 30% 47% 7% $13.07 $19.68
Personal Care Aides 4 16 16 63% 83% 25% 0% 63% 50% $8.38 $8.94
Petroleum Engineers 0 0 2 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% $24.04 $50.00
Pharmacy Technicians 0 -6 -6 100% 100% 14% 14% 75% 100% $12.16 $18.38
Physical Therapist Aides 0 -10 -10 43% 29% 0% 14% 57% 83% $9.33 $12.33
Physical Therapists 0 3 0 100% 100% 35% 100% 87% 100% $28.14 $36.78
Physician Assistants 0 3 3 40% 60% 30% 40% 90% 100% $33.46 $38.48
Plumbers 4 51 78 71% 50% 86% 14% 14% 86% $18.21 $27.34
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Print Binding and Finishing Workers 1 11 11 20% 60% 0% 20% 40% 20% $11.88 $18.00
Printing Press Operators 1 8 8 14% 57% 14% 14% 43% 29% $13.68 $18.78
Production Workers, All Other 0 13 18 81% 57% 19% 43% 48% 10% $15.72 $22.60
Program Directors 3 17 19 46% 70% 43% 27% 76% 41% $20.53 $29.18
Purchasing Managers 1 2 2 88% 88% 56% 63% 54% 31% $27.64 $33.65
Quality Control Analysts 1 3 3 89% 74% 0% 42% 68% 5% $20.36 $24.76
Radiologic Technicians 0 5 5 62% 92% 15% 31% 85% 92% $20.60 $24.16
Real Estate Sales Agents 0 13 13 20% 60% 60% 0% 60% 40% $24.32 $65.95
Receptionists and Information Clerks 8 23 34 43% 56% 27% 22% 65% 24% $11.96 $15.81
Recycling and Reclamation Workers 1 8 8 50% 60% 40% 10% 30% 20% $10.47 $14.15
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Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 1 44 54 0% 0% 0% 0% 33% 67% $13.63 $24.37
Registered Nurses 8 52 52 100% 100% 25% 100% 83% 100% $29.90 $38.47
Retail Salespersons 62 161 178 54% 62% 45% 18% 42% 6% $15.19 $22.78
Roofers 0 0 19 33% 33% 100% 0% 0% 33% $13.41 $24.28
Rough Carpenters 0 2 2 0% 0% 50% 0% 50% 50% $14.90 $17.65
Sales Managers 1 3 3 65% 76% 37% 15% 50% 16% $27.78 $34.00
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1 33 35 65% 65% 35% 15% 30% 0% $20.37 $29.65
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 2 32 32 66% 51% 56% 26% 45% 6% $20.29 $27.05
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5 8 13 39% 57% 35% 18% 49% 10% $13.18 $18.31
Security Guards 150 345 345 82% 100% 73% 36% 73% 100% $8.71 $10.75
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Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs 0 289 289 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% $26.98 $46.64
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 0 6 6 75% 58% 36% 31% 42% 8% $11.58 $13.69
Social and Human Service Assistants 1 3 3 64% 91% 41% 73% 73% 50% $12.71 $16.62
Software Developers, Applications 0 2 2 38% 75% 33% 0% 75% 71% $31.50 $43.25
Software Developers, Systems Software 0 9 9 53% 83% 63% 0% 100% 100% $29.67 $38.33
Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors 8 14 14 100% 100% 75% 0% 63% 0% $13.21 $38.85
Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians 0 7 14 100% 100% 25% 0% 50% 0% $12.00 $20.00
Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard 0 32 40 53% 59% 39% 33% 30% 7% $10.43 $15.68
Surgical Technologists 4 25 25 67% 67% 0% 50% 100% 100% $13.50 $20.00
Tile and Marble Setters 0 41 46 50% 75% 100% 50% 25% 25% $16.35 $22.30
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Tire Repairers and Changers 3 20 34 69% 77% 54% 8% 31% 23% $9.56 $15.29
Training and Development Managers 2 5 5 50% 86% 36% 57% 71% 29% $18.84 $22.33
Transportation Managers 0 -7 -7 57% 86% 57% 57% 29% 14% $48.08 $48.08
Upholsterers 10 25 25 0% 33% 33% 33% 67% 0% $10.00 $16.00
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 0 -3 -3 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% $8.25 $8.25
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 0 31 31 14% 57% 0% 0% 43% 43% $9.50 $14.00
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 1 3 3 13% 25% 0% 0% 75% 75% $19.25 $23.75
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 3 9 33 75% 69% 50% 75% 75% 75% $19.81 $24.98
Weatherization Installers and Technicians 0 8 8 67% 67% 100% 33% 67% 100% $14.42 $28.84
Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters 25 127 127 70% 30% 24% 24% 36% 27% $13.78 $20.16
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Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2 4 4 100% 100% 0% 0% 100% 0% $13.00 $19.00
Total: 818 4874 5522  
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