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Coeur D'Alene Employment

Employment and Industries in the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Area

The lumber industry, healthcare and tourism related businesses are the primary economic factors in Coeur Dalene. Manufacturing is also a significant sector for employment. The county is home to more than 250 manufacturing companies. Flexcel is the county's largest manufacturing firm. Hagadone Corporation and the Kootenai Medical Center are two of the largest employers in the county. The local meat processing plants also provide jobs. Mining also provides employment in the region.

Customer service centers also provide employment, including Verizon Communications' order processing centers, Center Partners, U.S. Bank customer service center and Coldwater Creek center.

Shown below is a list of the largest employers in the Coeur Dalene area:

  • Hagadone Corporation - Tourism & Publishing
  • Kootenai Medical Center - Hospital
  • Cd'A School District - Education
  • Center Partners - Call centers
  • North Idaho College - Community College
  • State of Idaho - Government
  • KC Government - County Government
  • Cd 'A Tribal Casino - Amusement
  • US Government - Federal government
  • Post Falls School District - Education
  • Lakewood School District - Education
  • Verizon Communications - Telephone and call centers
  • Walmart - Retail
  • Silverwood - Theme park
  • Kimball Office - Furniture manufacturer
  • City of Coeur Dalene
  • US Bank - Banking & call center
  • Coldwater Creek - Catalog company
  • Buck Knives - Hunting knives MFG
  • Advanced Input Systems - Control panels & keyboards

The major employment sectors in Coeur Dalene are:

  • Healthcare
  • Tourism
  • Construction
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Education
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Social assistance
  • Customer service

Noteworthy information about Coeur Dalene: In 2008 the cost of living index was at 94.3 which is less than the national average of 100. About 20% of the adult population has a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $41,000.

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The Coeur Dalene Press offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Coeur Dalene.

Most Popular Jobs in Coeur Dalene, Idaho Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 820 $0 $ - 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 560 $41,740 $26,960 - 53,690 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 430 $45,680 $23,580 - 76,610 8% 51%
4 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 280 $75,200 $32,190 - 117,220 12% 51%
5 Chief executives 260 $111,000 $32,740 - 2% 65%
6 Financial managers 220 $67,240 $35,270 - 118,790 13% 60%
7 Lawyers 210 $73,110 $18,660 - 112,040 11% 99%
8 Accountants and auditors 210 $47,180 $27,140 - 68,330 18% 79%
9 Sales managers 190 $61,230 $26,100 - 114,540 10% 69%
10 Medical and health services managers 140 $67,750 $28,040 - 111,080 16% 57%
11 Training and development specialists 120 $44,850 $31,540 - 55,340 18% 56%
12 Computer and information systems managers 110 $51,740 $19,100 - 96,530 16% 73%
13 Graphic designers 110 $36,930 $23,060 - 57,370 10% 55%
14 Pharmacists 100 $96,140 $76,230 - 121,340 22% 97%
15 Computer software engineers, applications 100 $84,450 $38,550 - 143,500 45% 85%
16 Managers, all other 100 $70,240 $30,860 - 120,210 7% 55%
17 Mechanical engineers 100 $69,220 $40,280 - 98,650 4% 78%
18 Civil engineers 100 $63,900 $37,870 - 95,000 18% 87%
19 Rehabilitation counselors 100 $41,820 $22,880 - 64,190 23% 73%
20 Advertising sales agents 100 $41,040 $22,690 - 62,230 20% 56%
21 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 100 $33,160 $14,740 - 67,090 18% 56%
22 Physical therapists 90 $72,990 $60,820 - 85,450 27% 89%
23 Marketing managers 90 $67,480 $31,500 - 130,630 14% 69%
24 Market research analysts 90 $56,000 $23,630 - 110,900 20% 82%
25 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 90 $0 $ - 25% 67%
26 Sales engineers 80 $72,120 $45,140 - 105,060 9% 79%
27 Community and social service specialists, all other 80 $44,400 $24,160 - 59,710 25% 58%
28 Electrical engineers 70 $68,410 $48,420 - 95,830 6% 81%
29 Surveyors 70 $49,250 $31,170 - 64,790 24% 82%
30 Management analysts 60 $59,460 $36,500 - 68,350 22% 78%
31 Social and community service managers 60 $46,050 $22,540 - 64,050 25% 72%
32 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 50 $61,090 $55,970 - 68,900 13% 73%
33 Computer systems analysts 50 $60,430 $41,670 - 86,450 29% 68%
34 Financial analysts 50 $56,230 $25,040 - 81,340 34% 87%
35 Computer specialists, all other 50 $54,110 $28,670 - 116,780 15% 68%
36 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 50 $50,140 $32,600 - 66,620 5% 58%
37 Medical and public health social workers 50 $42,000 $26,930 - 61,310 24% 77%
38 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 50 $38,620 $27,140 - 60,430 34% 73%
39 Electronics engineers, except computer 40 $87,070 $58,350 - 106,500 4% 81%
40 Engineering managers 40 $83,330 $53,390 - 112,150 7% 84%
41 Network systems and data communications analysts 40 $49,850 $27,000 - 88,530 53% 57%
42 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 40 $49,200 $28,900 - 69,260 25% 93%
43 Legislators 40 $33,660 $14,280 - 95,760 1% 65%
44 Mental health counselors 40 $28,300 $21,020 - 45,490 30% 73%
45 Dentists, general 40 $0 $ - 9% 100%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 2,930 $23,290 $14,960 - 34,370 12% 25%
2 Office clerks, general 1,570 $24,340 $14,900 - 35,170 13% 19%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,510 $17,870 $14,890 - 20,100 18% 5%
4 General and operations managers 1,400 $80,860 $35,110 - 154,080 2% 48%
5 Customer service representatives 1,350 $25,180 $20,130 - 32,230 25% 22%
6 Cashiers 1,230 $19,100 $14,610 - 24,930 -3% 10%
7 Waiters and waitresses 1,040 $17,880 $14,170 - 25,840 11% 14%
8 Carpenters 930 $34,520 $21,850 - 50,810 10% 6%
9 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 860 $41,110 $26,410 - 63,930 6% 29%
10 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 860 $29,890 $16,160 - 43,200 13% 16%
11 Construction laborers 810 $27,710 $19,400 - 35,900 11% 5%
12 Cooks, restaurant 760 $22,810 $17,320 - 31,010 12% 5%
13 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 730 $21,690 $16,240 - 30,050 15% 4%
14 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 700 $34,480 $26,220 - 44,050 10% 4%
15 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 690 $33,400 $21,410 - 51,220 15% 18%
16 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 670 $39,390 $21,650 - 61,680 4% 25%
17 Team assemblers 660 $22,690 $17,250 - 30,840 0% 5%
18 Computer support specialists 620 $40,080 $28,150 - 53,210 13% 43%
19 Stock clerks and order fillers 600 $23,680 $16,380 - 32,440 -8% 8%
20 Food preparation workers 590 $18,710 $14,900 - 24,020 15% 7%
21 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 570 $22,550 $15,430 - 32,020 2% 5%
22 Maintenance and repair workers, general 560 $30,250 $18,890 - 45,850 10% 6%
23 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 550 $25,850 $17,490 - 39,240 11% 14%
24 Receptionists and information clerks 550 $24,060 $16,330 - 34,150 17% 13%
25 Teacher assistants 550 $22,190 $17,570 - 26,360 10% 18%
26 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 520 $48,140 $29,300 - 71,390 9% 10%
27 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 500 $18,040 $14,320 - 25,280 13% 5%
28 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 490 $27,310 $17,650 - 38,010 18% 6%
29 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 460 $28,930 $18,470 - 39,800 1% 18%
30 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 450 $22,760 $17,360 - 30,540 18% 7%
31 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 420 $26,620 $20,620 - 38,110 4% 6%
32 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 380 $32,730 $19,320 - 48,400 14% 4%
33 Electricians 350 $43,830 $26,480 - 61,970 7% 7%
34 Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 330 $27,300 $18,490 - 37,350 3% 4%
35 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 320 $30,210 $19,540 - 39,860 4% 15%
36 Bartenders 320 $18,570 $14,390 - 24,180 11% 17%
37 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 310 $44,670 $26,010 - 73,080 -5% 15%
38 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 310 $39,460 $30,320 - 50,790 8% 3%
39 Telemarketers 280 $29,600 $14,310 - 42,150 -10% 14%
40 Sales representatives, services, all other 270 $54,170 $28,780 - 92,160 28% 48%
41 Cement masons and concrete finishers 270 $40,570 $27,100 - 61,210 11% 2%
42 Tellers 270 $22,570 $17,860 - 28,840 14% 16%
43 Child care workers 270 $20,540 $14,890 - 31,240 18% 15%
44 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 260 $29,140 $18,280 - 48,220 8% 4%
45 Business operations specialists, all other 240 $57,970 $31,960 - 86,690 21% 49%
46 Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 220 $41,060 $30,640 - 53,130 8% 4%
47 Driver/sales workers 220 $30,170 $17,360 - 40,190 -5% 4%
48 Bus drivers, school 220 $29,540 $26,060 - 33,980 9% 4%
49 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 220 $16,770 $14,350 - 19,780 10% 17%
50 Dishwashers 220 $16,190 $14,200 - 19,630 10% 3%
51 Administrative services managers 210 $45,330 $22,080 - 82,490 12% 40%
52 Painters, construction and maintenance 210 $31,060 $21,990 - 42,030 12% 6%
53 Security guards 210 $25,420 $17,840 - 32,550 17% 13%
54 Food service managers 200 $40,200 $22,450 - 59,600 5% 24%
55 Medical secretaries 200 $28,270 $19,200 - 38,000 17% 18%
56 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 190 $35,800 $27,660 - 43,090 14% 7%
57 Industrial truck and tractor operators 180 $27,270 $19,320 - 38,060 -2% 2%
58 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 180 $25,030 $14,790 - 41,590 12% 6%
59 Packers and packagers, hand 180 $20,980 $14,590 - 30,350 -12% 3%
60 Loan officers 170 $51,630 $24,090 - 89,100 12% 49%
61 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 170 $16,790 $14,200 - 20,150 12% 6%
62 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 160 $41,400 $25,730 - 63,280 7% 13%
63 Counter and rental clerks 160 $21,980 $14,360 - 33,250 23% 16%
64 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 160 $19,230 $15,920 - 24,350 11% 5%
65 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 160 $16,980 $14,340 - 20,400 17% 14%
66 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 160 $15,540 $14,090 - 17,080 10% 8%
67 Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 150 $31,140 $20,510 - 39,800 4% 0%
68 Dental assistants 150 $29,090 $24,220 - 34,640 29% 9%
69 Postal service mail carriers 150 $0 $ - 1% 11%
70 Cost estimators 140 $46,280 $26,940 - 76,810 19% 32%
71 Drywall and ceiling tile installers 140 $38,870 $25,200 - 57,670 7% 2%
72 Parts salespersons 140 $32,600 $22,150 - 41,650 -2% 6%
73 Pharmacy technicians 140 $31,080 $21,560 - 42,580 32% 16%
74 Amusement and recreation attendants 140 $16,450 $14,060 - 19,780 24% 22%
75 Construction managers 130 $67,050 $46,490 - 88,670 16% 29%
76 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 130 $65,170 $30,750 - 115,240 4% 38%
77 Surveying and mapping technicians 130 $38,150 $27,490 - 52,510 19% 7%
78 Order clerks 130 $33,850 $18,110 - 43,330 -24% 16%
79 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 130 $26,880 $14,070 - 57,770 27% 47%
80 Appraisers and assessors of real estate 120 $38,230 $29,430 - 49,380 17% 44%
81 Medical transcriptionists 120 $36,030 $23,030 - 49,830 14% 10%
82 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 120 $18,500 $14,380 - 24,840 14% 3%
83 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 110 $32,360 $20,950 - 49,240 5% 2%
84 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 110 $30,220 $22,020 - 39,660 3% 18%
85 Medical assistants 110 $30,110 $24,990 - 37,620 35% 10%
86 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 110 $26,460 $17,640 - 36,660 13% 11%
87 Bus drivers, transit and intercity 110 $21,760 $14,720 - 24,670 13% 4%
88 Property, real estate, and community association managers 100 $34,060 $20,990 - 48,600 15% 36%
89 File clerks 100 $24,010 $15,160 - 35,250 -41% 20%
90 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 100 $23,150 $18,070 - 28,450 -16% 0%
91 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 90 $43,020 $26,420 - 64,250 10% 17%
92 Logging equipment operators 90 $37,200 $22,330 - 55,380 -1% 2%
93 Machinists 90 $30,010 $17,730 - 39,800 -3% 3%
94 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 90 $28,800 $19,210 - 45,080 -15% 0%
95 Preschool teachers, except special education 90 $17,400 $15,080 - 19,780 26% 43%
96 Dental hygienists 80 $67,720 $55,830 - 80,940 30% 33%
97 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 80 $48,920 $22,950 - 72,330 9% 47%
98 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 80 $45,390 $30,000 - 64,500 0% 42%
99 Roofers 80 $32,910 $18,540 - 42,590 14% 3%
100 Medical records and health information technicians 80 $27,970 $18,620 - 42,160 18% 12%
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Jobs More Common Near Coeur Dalene Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 31,140 150 18.3
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 41,060 220 14.1
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 27,300 330 8.7
Appraisers and assessors of real estate 38,230 120 5.7
Surveying and mapping technicians 38,150 130 5.2
Medical transcriptionists 36,030 120 4.2
Cement masons and concrete finishers 40,570 270 3.7
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 23,150 100 3.6
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 38,870 140 3.2
Rehabilitation counselors 41,820 100 3
Carpenters 34,520 930 2.9
Computer support specialists 40,080 620 2.9
Food service managers 40,200 200 2.8
Chief executives 111,000 260 2.5
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 48,140 520 2.5
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 39,460 310 2.4
Telemarketers 29,600 280 2.4
General and operations managers 80,860 1,400 2.3
Cooks, restaurant 22,810 760 2.3
Administrative services managers 45,330 210 2.2
Construction laborers 27,710 810 2.2
Painters, construction and maintenance 31,060 210 2.2
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 16,980 160 2.1
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 21,760 110 2
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 25,850 550 1.9
Food preparation workers 18,710 590 1.9
Team assemblers 22,690 660 1.8
Parts salespersons 32,600 140 1.8
Retail salespersons 23,290 2,930 1.8
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 75,200 280 1.8
Bartenders 18,570 320 1.8
Property, real estate, and community association managers 34,060 100 1.7
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 30,210 320 1.7
Cost estimators 46,280 140 1.7
Driver/sales workers 30,170 220 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 26,460 110 1.6
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 16,770 220 1.6
Advertising sales agents 41,040 100 1.6
Amusement and recreation attendants 16,450 140 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 41,110 860 1.6
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 32,730 380 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 39,390 670 1.6
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 18,040 500 1.6
Customer service representatives 25,180 1,350 1.6
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 17,870 1,510 1.5
Construction managers 67,050 130 1.5
Training and development specialists 44,850 120 1.5
Payroll and timekeeping clerks 30,220 110 1.5
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 26,880 130 1.5
Bus drivers, school 29,540 220 1.5

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Coeur Dalene, Idaho Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Order clerks 33,850 1.2 130
Telemarketers 29,600 1.2 280
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 31,140 1.17 150
Driver/sales workers 30,170 1.15 220
Bus drivers, school 29,540 1.13 220
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 27,310 1.13 490
Medical transcriptionists 36,030 1.12 120
Pharmacy technicians 31,080 1.11 140
Cement masons and concrete finishers 40,570 1.1 270
Medical assistants 30,110 1.07 110
Parts salespersons 32,600 1.07 140
Child care workers 20,540 1.07 270
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 41,060 1.06 220
Cooks, restaurant 22,810 1.05 760
Sales representatives, services, all other 54,170 1.04 270
Stock clerks and order fillers 23,680 1.04 600
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 17,870 1.04 1,510
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 75,200 1.03 280
Cashiers 19,100 1.03 1,230
Packers and packagers, hand 20,980 1.03 180
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 39,390 1.02 670
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 38,870 1.01 140
Security guards 25,420 1.01 210
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 29,140 1.01 260
Receptionists and information clerks 24,060 1.01 550
Surveying and mapping technicians 38,150 1.01 130
Teacher assistants 22,190 1 550
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 30,210 1 320
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 25,030 1 180
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 28,930 0.99 460
Business operations specialists, all other 57,970 0.98 240
Medical secretaries 28,270 0.97 200
Food preparation workers 18,710 0.97 590
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 16,790 0.97 170
Office clerks, general 24,340 0.96 1,570
Bartenders 18,570 0.96 320
Waiters and waitresses 17,880 0.96 1,040
Computer support specialists 40,080 0.95 620
Retail salespersons 23,290 0.95 2,930
Tellers 22,570 0.95 270
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 22,760 0.95 450
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 21,690 0.95 730
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 16,770 0.95 220
Counter and rental clerks 21,980 0.94 160
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 18,040 0.94 500
Dishwashers 16,190 0.94 220
Electricians 43,830 0.93 350
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,550 0.93 570
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 29,890 0.93 860
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 26,620 0.93 420

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