Sacramento firefighters, clergy, CEOs, childcare attendants -- they all typically work far more than the traditional 40-hour work week.
Full-time, year-round firefighters, with shifts often lasting 48 hours or more, put in more hours per week on average than any other profession in the Sacramento region, according to the latest census data. They're followed closely by farmers, who regularly work from sunrise to sunset. Full-time, year-round doctors, CEO's and emergency medical technicians also average more than 50 hours a week.
More broadly, Sacramento residents who are self employed in full-time jobs work, on average, 48 hours a week, compared to an average of 43 hours a week for everyone else.
Local residents with a college degree tend to work two more hours a week, on average, than those with only a high school diploma. Private sector workers average more time on the job than public sector workers - but only an hour more a week.
This chart shows the 25 occupations with the highest average hours per week on the job in the Sacramento region. Click the link below the chart to see a broader list of occupations.
|Physicians and Surgeons||4206||55.1|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||768||54.6|
|Supervisors of Personal Service Workers||1186||50.0|
|Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers||703||49.7|
|General and Operations Managers||5207||49.3|
|Food Service Managers||4769||49.2|
|Personal Care Aides||5217||49.1|
|Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers||12831||48.1|
|Industrial Production Managers||797||47.9|
|First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics||1545||47.9|
|Automotive Body and Related Repairers||621||47.6|
|Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents||4981||47.3|
|Sales Reps, Wholesale and Manufacturing||7523||47.3|
|Chefs and Head Cooks||1568||46.9|
|First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers||16108||46.8|
|First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales||7407||46.6|
Notes: Includes only workers who typically spend more than 35 hours a week on the job, at least 48 weeks per year. In other words, part-time workers do not figure into the above averages.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey via the Minnesota Population Center