Working in Solano County

Solano County has exciting career opportunities in a number of industries, with entry-level to professional opportunities. Understanding labor market information can help you make an informed decision when starting or continuing a career.

Learn about careers in the county’s key industries:

  • Healthcare
  • Advanced Materials
  • Food and Beverage
  • Logistics

TOP OCCUPATIONS

Fastest Growing Occupations in Solano County (2014-2024):

Occupation

Average Annual Growth

Median Hourly Wage

Entry-Level Education

Work Experience Required

1. Home Health Aides

6.9%

$10.32

None

None

2. Construction Laborers

6.6%

$18.41

None

None

3. Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

6.5%

$25.76

None

None

4. Software Developers, Applications

5.8%

$54.76

Bachelor’s

None

5. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

5.7%

$30.44

Bachelor’s

None

6. Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

5.6%

$9.76

None

None

7. Roofers

5.6%

$24.78

None

None

8. Carpenters

5.2%

$27.81

High School

None

9. Sales Representatives, Wholesale

5.0%

$42.13

None

None

10. Painters

5.0%

$22.41

Bachelor’s

None

 

Top Occupations Hiring in Solano County (2014-2024):

Occupation

Number of Jobs

Median Hourly Wage

Entry-Level Education

Work Experience Required

1. Retail Salespersons

2,720

$10.73

None

None

2. Cashiers

2,120

$10.44

None

None

3. Food Preparation and Serving Workers

1,990

$9.74

None

None

4. Registered Nurses

1,540

$64.29

Bachelor’s

None

5. Construction Laborers

1,400

$18.41

None

None

6. Personal Care Aides

1,260

$10.09

None

None

7. Waiters and Waitresses

1,150

$11.01

None

None

8. Laborers and Material Movers

1,130

$12.73

None

None

9. Stock Clerks and Order Fillers

1,030

$12.69

None

None

10. General and Operations Managers

950

$47.22

Bachelor’s

At least 5 years

 

Major Employers by Industry

Food and Beverage

Jelly Belly Candy Company

Mariani Packing Company

Anheuser-Busch

Superior Farms Company

Guittard Chocolate

Valley Fine Food, Inc.

Manufacturing

Valero Refining Company

Meyer Cookware

M&G DuraVent

UTC Aerospace Systems

Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.

Petrochem Insulation

Life Sciences

Genentech

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Novici Biotech

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

Muri Genics

HemoStat Lab

Other

Kaiser Permanente (Vallejo)

Kaiser Permanente (Vacaville)

NorthBay Healthcare System

Sutter Fairfield Medical Campus

Travis Credit Union

Touro University

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