Major Employers

Private Sector Employers

Company Name
Number of Employees
Applied Medical
1,304 Medical Supply Manufacturing
Control Components, Inc. (CCI)
200 Valve Manufacturing
PADI International
180 Driving Instructor Training
Santa Margarita Catholic High School
175 Private Education
Serra Catholic School
140 Private Education
Pavillions 136 Grocery Store
St. John's Episcopal School
130 Private Education
Lowe's 129 Home Improvement Store
Toastmasters 120 Leadership and Speaker Training
Melissa Data
105 Data Services and Mailing Lists
Dove Canyon Country Club
100 Golf Course
Park Terrace Senior Living
98 Assisted Living Facility
Gish Biomedical
97 Medical Device Manufacturing
Tijeras Creek Golf Club
95 Golf Course
Orchid MPS
95 Micro-Precision Manufacturing
Albertson's 86 Grocery Store
Realty Executives
80 Real Estate Sales
Beverage Concepts, Inc.
80 Beverage Manufacturing
24-Hour Fitness
75 Fitness Center

Public Sector Employers

Company Name
Saddleback Valley Unified School District
Capistrano Unified School District
Trabuco Canyon Water District Treatment
Water/Sewer Provider
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Local Government
Leading Industries
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the leading industries in Rancho Santa Margarita were:
  • Educational services, health care, and social assistance (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, management and administrative services (14%)
Common Occupations
Among the most common occupations were:
  • Management, professional, and related occupations (52%)
  • Sales and office occupations (27%)
  • Service occupations (12%)
  • Production, transportation, and material moving occupations (5%)
  • Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%).
Wage & Employer Type
  • 80% of the people were private wage and salary workers
  • 12% were federal, state or local government workers
  • 9% were self-employed