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: 7.0 /10

How we calculate this.


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

Average Annual Salary


Sacramento
$54,690

USA
$49,630

Unemployment Rate this Year

4.6%
of people are without a job

0.2% higher 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
138,100
Nursing Aide
Salary: $22k - $31k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
86,200
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18k - $26k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
61,900
Janitor
Salary: $20k - $31k

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