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Workforce

Yuma is home to Johnson Controls Battery “North American Plant of the Year 2011 & 2012” as well as Associated Materials “2011 West Coast Plant of the Year.”  Our workforce is poised to support automated industrial operations, distribution centers and an aerospace & defense industry that relies on our avionics trained exiting Marines seeking jobs in the sector. Competitive wages rates coupled with an abundant labor pool make Yuma, Arizona an ideal location for your company’s next site location.

Metropolitan Area Industrial Electrician Assembler Machine Tool Operator Machinist Tool & Die Operator Welder
Yuma $42,160.00 $23,835.00 $25,957.00 $39,748.00 $48,837.00 $34,559.00
Albuquerque $52,219.00 $26,981.00 $33,930.00 $44,476.00 $50,606.00 $37,791.00
Las Vegas $57,364.00 $30,751.00 $38,241.00 $49,324.00 $55,690.00 $42,299.00
Phoenix $53,285.00 $28,376.00 $35,310.00 $45,678.00 $51,700.00 $39,106.00
Reno $59,878.00 $31,063.00 $37,987.00 $50,037.00 $58,678.00 $43,599.00
Riverside/San Bern. $58,654.00 $30,558.00 $38,426.00 $50,240.00 $56,904.00 $42,752.00
St. George $44,075.00 $25,126.00 $32,136.00 $38,106.00 $49,338.00 $35,922.00

Source:  Economic Research Institute, 2011; Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011.

Metropolitan Area Forklift Operator Materials Handler Heavy Truck Driver Packer Maintenance Worker Warehouse Worker
Yuma $28,787.00 $20,716.00 $32,099.00 $23,746.00 $35,706.00 $20,417.00
Albuquerque $28,179.00 $27,241.00 $37,437.00 $23,217.00 $32,027.00 $25,808.00
Las Vegas $32,048.00 $31,032.00 $41,926.00 $26,675.00 $36,213.00 $29,480.00
Phoenix $29,575.00 $28,636.00 $38,757.00 $24,610.00 $33,424.00 $27,203.00
Reno $31,633.00 $31,148.00 $44,305.00 $26,232.00 $37,718.00 $29,650.00
Riverside/San Bern. $31,918.00 $30,852.00 $42,354.00 $26,286.00 $36,282.00 $29,226.00
St. George $27,040.00 $25,293.00 $32,510.00 $20,634.00 $30,077.00 $25,293.00
Metropolitan Area Manufacturing Transportation Wholesale Trade Service Information
Yuma $27,403.63 $32,397.50 $47,510.07 $27,055.02 $34,477.99
Albuquerque $48,091.29 $34,218.02 $44,497.56 $34,107.53 40,187.22
Las Vegas $44,102.36 $33,012.01 $52,486.76 $35,506.75  52,389.91
Phoenix $50,280.55 $38,698.21 $54,713.91 $39,265.44 61,406.42
Reno $55,795.98 $38,229.81 $46,909.71 $35,694.50 66,013.42
Riverside/San Bern. $40,260.66 $36,459.30 $44,329.08 $29,901.32 49,166.54
St. George $37,351.15 $36,744.60 $42,906.58 $25,835.15 24,889.36
Metropolitan Area Manufacturing Value Added Unionization Rate Right to Work State
Yuma $122,742.30 3.40% Yes