Pasadena has a well-educated and experienced workforce.
For Pasadena residents age 25 years and over 79.5% have a high school diploma or higher; 41.3% have a bachelors degree or higher; and 17.8% have a graduate or professional degree. Of those, 13% work in professional, scientific, and technical services; 10% work in educational services; 8% work in the hospitality industry and retail; 7% are employed in construction; 6% work in administrative and support and waste management services; 5% are employed in health care and 5% work in finance and insurance.
Two thirds of working Pasadenans commute to jobs outside the city. Within Pasadena there are estimated to be 110,000 jobs with a median salary of $61, 289.