Oakland Jobs

  • Administrative Analyst II (Insurance/Risk Management)

    City of Oakland - Oakland, CA

    Your City. Your Career. Living in the Bay Area can enrich your life. Now it can do the same for your career. As one of Northern California’s most powerful economic forces, the...

    from City of Oakland - 1 day ago
  • Family Partner - Wraparound Program

    Lincoln Child Center - Oakland, CA

    LINCOLN CHILD CENTER Lincoln Child Center enables vulnerable and emotionally troubled children and their families to lead independent and fulfilling lives. JOB DESCRIPTION: Family...

    from Lincoln Child Center - 1 day ago
  • Substitute Teacher

    Teachers On Reserve - Oakland, CA

    And the award for Best Guest Teacher goes to... YOU. ...for the role of Substitute Teacher at Teachers On Reserve! Like guest stars on your favorite show, schools and students...

    from Teachers On Reserve - 30+ days ago
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Oakland, California

Oakland , founded in 1852, is the eighth-largest city in the U.S. state of California and the county seat of Alameda County. It lies on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, nestled against the Berkeley Hills and bordering five of the East Bay Regional Parks. To Oakland's north is Berkeley, home to the renowned University of California, Berkeley, and to its west across the Bay Bridge is San Francisco. Oakland is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the sixth most populated metropolitan area in the United States. The Bay Area has a population of over 7 million. As of 2007, Oakland's population was 415,492, making it the third-largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, after San Jose and San Francisco]. Major employers in Oakland include the local, state, and federal governments, United States Postal Service, the Port of Oakland and carriers associated with the port, regional transportation and utility authorities, Kaiser Permanente, Clorox and Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream.

Oakland Careers

Among the most common occupations in Oakland are Management, professional, and related occupations, 35%; Sales and office occupations, 20%; and Service occupations, 16%. Approximately 67 percent of workers in Oakland, California work for companies, 14 percent work for the government and 8 percent are self-employed.

Oakland Industries

The leading industries in Oakland, California are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 22%; Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 14%; and Retail trade, 9%. Simply Hired's Oakland job listings indicate that the following industries in Oakland are hiring the most workers:

Oakland Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Oakland, California is $41,613, and the median income of households in Oakland was $44,124.

Average Salaries in Oakland, CA

Oakland, CA


According to our Oakland Trends data, the number of Oakland, California jobs has increased by 125% since October 2013.
Oakland job trends

Oakland Employment Statistics

Population of Oakland
Total population 373,910
Male 47.50%
Female 52.50%
Median age 35.2
Oakland Housing
Owner-occupied homes 46.2%
Median cost of a home $487,300
Median mortgage payment $1,603
Renter-occupied homes 53.8%
Vacant housing 9.4%
Median monthly rent $889
Average Income
Median for all workers $30,423
Median for all male full-time $41,801
Median for all female full-time $41,425
Household Income
Less than $10,000 12%
$10,000 to $14,999 7%
$15,000 to $24,999 13%
$25,000 to $34,999 9%
$35,000 to $49,999 15%
$50,000 to $74,999 15%
$75,000 to $99,999 11%
$100,000 to $149,999 11%
$150,000 to $199,999 4%
$200,000 or more 3%
Less than 9th grade 12%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9%
High school graduate 20%
Some college, no degree 18%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 20%
Graduate degree 14%
Marital Status
Never married 39%
Currently married 41%
Separated 3%
Widowed 6%
Divorced 11%
White 34%
Black or African American 33%
Asian 17%
Other 16%
Oakland Commute
Carpool 11.7%
Public transportation 16.5%
Average travel time 27 minutes

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