What kind of jobs are there in Sacramento, CA?

For the Sacramento-area economy, job growth is evident in industries like technology, construction and health care; Sutter Medical Center and UC Davis Medical Center employ a large number of residents.

As California's state capital, Sacramento is also home to government jobs. 

Leisure and hospitality is another industry in Sacramento's economy. Tourism is largely related to the Sacramento's ability to host conventions and events like the Amgen Tour of California cycling competition and the California International Marathon. 

Job Market Index

Index Score: 7.3 /10

How we calculate this.

Sacramento has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2019

of people are without a job

0.1% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Sacramento

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
Nursing Aide
Salary: $24.34k - $33.58k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.82k - $28.28k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $21.99k - $33.49k