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 Memorial Hospital and UC Davis Medical Center employ a large number of residents. The government sector — the region's largest employer — also continues to remain stable. Unemployment is close to the national average and the lowest it has been for more than a decade.

Another industry fueling Sacramento's job growth is leisure and hospitality. The uptick in tourism is largely related to the Sacramento's ability to host conventions and professional sporting events, like the yearly cycling competition, the Amgen Tour of California 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 2018

of people are without a job

0.2% 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: $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