What kind of jobs are there in Fresno, CA?

Fresno is surrounded by more than 1.9 million acres of land that support 250 different crops worth $4 billion a year. This agricultural magnet has created distribution and manufacturing businesses throughout the region, such as Cargill and Foster Farms. This growth of support industries has created a multifaceted economy, with jobs opening up in business, health care and education (Aetna, Community Regional Medical Center and California State University are all major employers). The Internal Revenue Service also has a regional center, which hires many seasonal, part-time and full-time employees.

The unemployment rate is higher than the national average but has been steadily dropping.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 4.3 /10

How we calculate this.

Fresno has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2018

of people are without a job

3.5 % higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Fresno

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
Nursing Aide
Salary: $23.33k - $32.22k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.69k - $27.67k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $20.92k - $32.28k