Salinas, CA Jobs


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Salinas, CA has seen tremendous job growth with a current rate of 18.90%, which is higher than the US average of 30.54%. Despite the positive job growth, Salinas still has an unemployment rate that's above the national average of 4.1%, standing at 7.6%. This suggests that while jobs are becoming available in Salinas, there are still more people looking for work than can be accommodated. The city is looking to increase its employment opportunities by working on initiatives such as providing training and resources for those looking to enter or re-enter the workforce. With this in mind, it looks like Salinas will be able to provide even more jobs in the near future as long as these initiatives remain a priority for local businesses and organizations.

The unemployment rate in Salinas is 14.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%)

You Should Know

- That Job Growth in Salinas has been Negative.
- Jobs have Decreased by 8.1% over the past year.
- The average salary in Salinas is $75,747.
- The median home cost in Salinas is $665,400

Job Helpful Resources

- Best paying jobs in Salinas? Health Practitioners ($102,361)
- Worst paying jobs? Personal Care ($15,632)
- Highest paying industry jobs? Utilities ($82,616)
- Lowest paying industry jobs? Accommodation and Food Services ($22,929)
- Average Income of Residents in Salinas ($25,061) compared to USA ($37,638)
- The Unemployment Rate in Salinas (14.3) is lower than USA (6)

Process of Job Search

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Diverse and inclusive employers are looking for job seekers with a wide range of skills and experience. You can find jobs in Salinas, California that match your qualifications.

     JobsSalinas, CaliforniaUnited States
  Average Salary by OccupationSalinas, CaliforniaUnited States
  Business, Financial$61,936$68,299
  Computer, Math$73,972$87,306
  Architecture, Engineering$78,750$86,023
  Social Service$59,250$44,925
  Arts, Entertainment$43,914$43,591
  Health Practitioners$102,361$75,327
  Health Technicians$39,444$41,524
  Healthcare Support$27,406$25,441
  Fire Fighters$34,974$35,516
  Law Enforcement$93,190$64,941
  Food Prep, Serving$22,886$16,379
  Cleaning, Maintenance$29,896$23,378
  Personal Care$15,632$15,351
  Sales, Related$27,014$33,178
  Office Admin, Support$39,577$35,058
  Farming, Fishing, Forestry$22,489$25,716
  Construction, Extraction$42,155$41,315
  Maintence, Repair$45,482$48,436
  Material Moving$28,253$25,906
  Average Salary by IndustrySalinas, CaliforniaUnited States
  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting$24,987$31,273
  Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $74,432
  Wholesale Trade$38,280$51,301
  Retail Trade$26,525$26,757
  Transportation and Warehousing$42,566$43,256
  Finance and Insurance$51,820$65,016
  Real Estate and Rental and Leasing$43,594$46,406
  Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services$42,512$73,907
  Management of Companies and Enterprises $75,118
  Administrative and Support and Waste Services$32,313$30,687
  Educational Services$45,511$44,708
  Health Care and Social Assistance$40,402$40,852
  Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation$31,437$25,861
  Accommodation and Food Services$22,929$18,154
  Other Services$28,363$29,481
  Public Administration$67,250$61,644
Unemployment by Year (Years 1990 to 2021)
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Over 10 years ago

Sacred Heart School is a fine Catholic school in the heart of Salinas, Ca. Victoria Torcolini was principal of this PK-8 school from 2006-2009. Under her leadership, SHS  More

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Over 12 years ago

I Was born and raise in salinas. In 2006 my family moved to the central valley. I moved back to salinas in 2011. I moved back Because I got a better job in Carmel. I  More

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Salinas, California has some of the best weather in Central California. I love looking out at the mountain ranges that line the Salinas River Valley. It's a shame that  More

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