What kind of jobs are there in Modesto, CA?

Much of Modesto's economy is built around agriculture. Jobs are available with local dairy farms, vegetable patches, fruit tree farms and nut tree ranches. Some of the largest employers in the area include E&J Gallo Winery, Del Monte Foods and a range of vegetable and fruit processing companies. But many agricultural jobs are seasonal.

Other major employers in Modesto are the county and city government and education. Local health care jobs are abundant, with Memorial Medical Center, Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Kaiser Permanente all having facilities in the area.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 4.7 /10

How we calculate this.

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

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2019

of people are without a job

3.0 % higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.