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Lewiston Employment

Employment and Industries in the Lewiston, Idaho Area

The Lewiston region's primary industry is paper and timber products. The Clearwater Paper Corporation is the primary company in the industry. The ports along the river transport goods and are also significant elements of the economy. Other important factors for Lewiston are medical services, agriculture, manufacturing and recreational based businesses.

The major sectors for employment in the Lewiston region are the paper products industry, healthcare, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, education and the government. About 26% of the jobs are in management, professional and related occupations. Approximately 25% of the workforce are employed in sales and office jobs.

Some of the most popular occupations in Lewiston filled by college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, accountants and auditors, financial managers, training and development specialists, community and social service specialists, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives and lawyers.

The Major employers in Lewiston are provided below:

  • St Joseph Regional Medical Center
  • ATK
  • Independent School District 1
  • Alliant Techsystems Inc
  • Regence Blueshield of Idaho Inc
  • Lewis-Clark State College
  • City of Lewiston
  • Clearwater Paper Corporation
  • Happy Day Corporation
  • TPC Holdings Inc
  • Northwest Children's Home Inc
  • Alternative Nursing Services
  • County of Nez Perce
  • Adcope LLC
  • Tribune Publishing
  • Valley Medical Center PLLC
  • Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program Inc

Noteworthy data regarding Lewiston: The cost of living index in 2008 was at 87.3 which is less than the national average of 100. About 20% of the adult population has a bachelor's degree or better. In 2009 the average salary in Lewiston was $29,000.

Lewiston companies have access to helpful business organizations such as:

The Lewiston Tribune offers current information about the business endeavors in Lewiston.

Most Popular Jobs in Lewiston, 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 670 $54,650 $42,640 - 72,330 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 290 $53,480 $43,790 - 66,370 14% 95%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 260 $54,230 $43,930 - 67,500 6% 96%
4 Teachers and instructors, all other 210 $44,990 $22,440 - 67,620 9% 54%
5 Accountants and auditors 160 $53,010 $33,430 - 76,430 18% 79%
6 Financial managers 130 $60,590 $38,860 - 82,530 13% 60%
7 Training and development specialists 100 $0 $ - 18% 56%
8 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 80 $49,310 $26,240 - 74,610 8% 51%
9 Community and social service specialists, all other 80 $37,150 $15,430 - 51,450 25% 58%
10 Mental health counselors 80 $31,770 $17,090 - 55,710 30% 73%
11 Lawyers 70 $124,020 $39,720 - 11% 99%
12 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 70 $38,970 $32,180 - 50,780 5% 58%
13 Chief executives 60 $114,590 $25,420 - 2% 65%
14 Sales managers 60 $84,000 $36,100 - 162,860 10% 69%
15 Social and human service assistants 60 $33,260 $20,520 - 51,260 34% 58%
16 Pharmacists 50 $101,640 $81,980 - 126,290 22% 97%
17 Medical and health services managers 50 $66,900 $33,280 - 98,920 16% 57%
18 Zoologists and wildlife biologists 50 $43,460 $27,610 - 64,480 9% 95%
19 Computer programmers 40 $53,880 $28,970 - 78,880 -4% 73%
20 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 40 $51,130 $38,180 - 65,940 13% 73%
21 Managers, all other 40 $48,550 $14,900 - 96,440 7% 55%
22 Child, family, and school social workers 40 $46,370 $25,360 - 64,730 19% 77%
23 Rehabilitation counselors 40 $45,640 $33,560 - 61,460 23% 73%
24 Computer specialists, all other 40 $40,670 $26,750 - 60,960 15% 68%
25 Legislators 40 $24,270 $14,260 - 48,550 1% 65%
26 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 30 $83,830 $71,610 - 103,730 8% 78%
27 Engineering managers 30 $80,630 $48,830 - 123,970 7% 84%
28 Occupational health and safety specialists 30 $28,930 $21,590 - 44,700 8% 72%

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 1,110 $21,430 $15,080 - 31,120 12% 25%
2 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 790 $20,590 $16,670 - 25,650 18% 7%
3 Office clerks, general 710 $26,210 $15,230 - 39,170 13% 19%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 570 $18,420 $14,590 - 22,770 18% 5%
5 Cashiers 560 $20,090 $14,490 - 30,540 -3% 10%
6 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 420 $24,290 $16,100 - 34,700 15% 4%
7 General and operations managers 390 $78,380 $41,880 - 131,320 2% 48%
8 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 390 $30,300 $18,870 - 41,110 13% 16%
9 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 380 $39,890 $26,850 - 58,710 10% 4%
10 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 380 $23,060 $15,970 - 35,010 2% 5%
11 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 370 $34,200 $21,100 - 53,290 4% 25%
12 Teacher assistants 320 $25,530 $21,530 - 32,080 10% 18%
13 Waiters and waitresses 320 $20,220 $14,340 - 32,190 11% 14%
14 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 310 $47,180 $28,760 - 66,700 6% 29%
15 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 300 $32,440 $19,740 - 49,610 1% 18%
16 Stock clerks and order fillers 290 $23,080 $16,410 - 33,980 -8% 8%
17 Customer service representatives 280 $28,260 $15,910 - 39,820 25% 22%
18 Electricians 260 $52,040 $30,270 - 80,470 7% 7%
19 Maintenance and repair workers, general 240 $32,240 $18,400 - 49,670 10% 6%
20 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 220 $16,820 $14,260 - 20,180 13% 5%
21 Medical secretaries 210 $28,230 $21,850 - 37,400 17% 18%
22 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 200 $38,500 $23,390 - 55,650 14% 4%
23 Construction laborers 200 $27,700 $17,090 - 45,750 11% 5%
24 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 190 $38,040 $27,230 - 56,450 15% 18%
25 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 190 $28,210 $15,070 - 58,160 8% 4%
26 Receptionists and information clerks 180 $21,990 $15,820 - 29,140 17% 13%
27 Cooks, restaurant 170 $19,650 $16,320 - 24,810 12% 5%
28 Tellers 160 $22,130 $17,650 - 27,760 14% 16%
29 Food preparation workers 160 $19,520 $15,680 - 27,250 15% 7%
30 Dishwashers 160 $16,380 $14,230 - 19,300 10% 3%
31 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 140 $53,000 $32,620 - 77,570 -5% 15%
32 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 140 $31,920 $18,780 - 48,720 11% 14%
33 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 140 $26,370 $16,940 - 43,660 18% 6%
34 Bartenders 130 $17,540 $14,260 - 23,620 11% 17%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 120 $48,310 $30,820 - 67,210 7% 13%
36 Carpenters 120 $42,010 $28,330 - 61,710 10% 6%
37 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 120 $37,360 $29,590 - 46,280 14% 7%
38 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 110 $45,640 $33,310 - 60,530 11% 4%
39 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 110 $43,510 $31,610 - 59,340 8% 3%
40 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 110 $26,610 $19,440 - 37,390 4% 6%
41 Counter and rental clerks 110 $26,280 $18,130 - 35,270 23% 16%
42 Child care workers 110 $18,010 $14,240 - 27,560 18% 15%
43 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 100 $51,630 $34,760 - 68,400 9% 10%
44 Recreation workers 100 $23,340 $17,440 - 27,040 13% 47%
45 Home health aides 100 $19,790 $15,610 - 24,950 49% 7%
46 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 100 $18,130 $14,580 - 20,920 12% 6%
47 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 90 $37,660 $25,740 - 49,710 5% 2%
48 Parts salespersons 90 $32,370 $21,470 - 48,830 -2% 6%
49 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 90 $21,170 $16,560 - 31,420 14% 3%
50 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 90 $16,400 $14,190 - 20,470 17% 14%
51 Machinists 80 $51,410 $28,860 - 63,790 -3% 3%
52 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 80 $41,600 $25,960 - 54,640 12% 3%
53 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 80 $29,260 $17,420 - 39,740 14% 8%
54 Preschool teachers, except special education 80 $19,830 $14,800 - 25,890 26% 43%
55 Sales representatives, services, all other 70 $50,990 $15,090 - 125,200 28% 48%
56 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 70 $45,470 $28,490 - 70,500 10% 17%
57 Business operations specialists, all other 70 $44,740 $19,550 - 66,990 21% 49%
58 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 70 $31,340 $23,900 - 40,500 4% 15%
59 Dental assistants 70 $29,310 $22,400 - 37,780 29% 9%
60 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 70 $22,740 $15,920 - 31,530 11% 5%
61 Postal service mail carriers 70 $0 $ - 1% 11%
62 Medical transcriptionists 60 $34,330 $24,850 - 40,550 14% 10%
63 Legal secretaries 60 $30,070 $22,430 - 42,600 12% 18%
64 Bus drivers, school 60 $29,960 $22,700 - 39,120 9% 4%
65 File clerks 60 $26,160 $15,250 - 35,430 -41% 20%
66 Food preparation and serving related workers, all other 60 $24,740 $18,630 - 32,200 13% 6%
67 Logging equipment operators 60 $0 $ - -1% 2%
68 Administrative services managers 50 $69,580 $36,650 - 105,220 12% 40%
69 Loan officers 50 $44,070 $23,140 - 78,750 12% 49%
70 Correctional officers and jailers 50 $35,870 $25,660 - 53,140 17% 11%
71 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 50 $35,450 $21,620 - 47,990 -7% 14%
72 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 50 $32,480 $18,720 - 41,430 -9% 5%
73 Protective service workers, all other 50 $31,670 $21,890 - 55,050 13% 31%
74 Production workers, all other 50 $30,950 $26,150 - 38,020 2% 5%
75 Painters, construction and maintenance 50 $29,760 $19,790 - 40,340 12% 6%
76 Medical assistants 50 $28,260 $22,750 - 33,860 35% 10%
77 Security guards 50 $24,240 $15,190 - 31,500 17% 13%
78 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 50 $20,570 $15,820 - 28,690 10% 17%
79 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 50 $18,190 $14,530 - 23,700 10% 5%
80 Dental hygienists 40 $76,940 $68,390 - 88,730 30% 33%
81 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 40 $57,420 $34,290 - 93,460 4% 38%
82 Civil engineering technicians 40 $44,240 $34,230 - 58,070 10% 18%
83 Computer support specialists 40 $32,990 $18,180 - 51,630 13% 43%
84 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 40 $32,080 $21,920 - 39,670 7% 3%
85 Pharmacy technicians 40 $26,670 $19,290 - 37,650 32% 16%
86 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 40 $17,220 $14,170 - 20,030 12% 6%
87 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 40 $0 $ - 13% 17%
88 Bill and account collectors 30 $46,590 $26,050 - 84,170 23% 13%
89 Eligibility interviewers, government programs 30 $37,380 $27,480 - 49,550 3% 38%
90 Bakers 30 $25,540 $17,760 - 36,800 10% 8%
91 Tire repairers and changers 30 $19,770 $14,480 - 25,620 20% 6%
92 Health technologists and technicians, all other 30 $0 $ - 15% 27%
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Jobs More Common Near Lewiston Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 20,590 790 4.2
Training and development specialists 0 100 3.3
Medical secretaries 28,230 210 3.3
Teachers and instructors, all other 44,990 210 3.1
Electricians 52,040 260 2.9
Recreation workers 23,340 100 2.7
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 34,200 370 2.3
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 43,510 110 2.3
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 38,500 200 2.2
Dishwashers 16,380 160 2.2
Tellers 22,130 160 2
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 48,310 120 2
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 54,230 260 2
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 18,130 100 2
Teacher assistants 25,530 320 2
Bartenders 17,540 130 1.9
Registered nurses 54,650 670 1.9
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 16,820 220 1.8
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 45,640 110 1.8
Retail salespersons 21,430 1,110 1.8
Financial managers 60,590 130 1.8
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 39,890 380 1.8
Office clerks, general 26,210 710 1.8
Counter and rental clerks 26,280 110 1.7
General and operations managers 78,380 390 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 53,000 140 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 47,180 310 1.5
Elementary school teachers, except special education 53,480 290 1.5
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 30,300 390 1.5
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,420 570 1.5
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 28,210 190 1.5
Construction laborers 27,700 200 1.4
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,290 420 1.4
Maintenance and repair workers, general 32,240 240 1.4
Child care workers 18,010 110 1.4
Cooks, restaurant 19,650 170 1.4
Food preparation workers 19,520 160 1.3
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 37,360 120 1.3
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 31,920 140 1.3
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 51,630 100 1.2
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,060 380 1.2
Cashiers 20,090 560 1.2
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 32,440 300 1.2
Receptionists and information clerks 21,990 180 1.1
Stock clerks and order fillers 23,080 290 1.1
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 26,370 140 1.1
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 26,610 110 1
Carpenters 42,010 120 1
Waiters and waitresses 20,220 320 1
Accountants and auditors 53,010 160 1

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Teachers and instructors, all other 44,990 1.18 210
Teacher assistants 25,530 1.15 320
Counter and rental clerks 26,280 1.13 110
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 32,440 1.11 300
Electricians 52,040 1.11 260
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 26,370 1.09 140
Cashiers 20,090 1.08 560
Waiters and waitresses 20,220 1.08 320
Elementary school teachers, except special education 53,480 1.07 290
Carpenters 42,010 1.07 120
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,420 1.07 570
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 39,890 1.06 380
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 38,500 1.06 200
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 54,230 1.06 260
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,290 1.06 420
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 31,920 1.06 140
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 47,180 1.05 310
Office clerks, general 26,210 1.03 710
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 43,510 1.02 110
Food preparation workers 19,520 1.02 160
Stock clerks and order fillers 23,080 1.01 290
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 53,000 1 140
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 45,640 0.99 110
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 38,040 0.98 190
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 28,210 0.97 190
Medical secretaries 28,230 0.97 210
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,060 0.96 380
Customer service representatives 28,260 0.95 280
Dishwashers 16,380 0.95 160
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 30,300 0.95 390
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 37,360 0.94 120
Maintenance and repair workers, general 32,240 0.94 240
Tellers 22,130 0.93 160
Child care workers 18,010 0.93 110
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 26,610 0.93 110
Receptionists and information clerks 21,990 0.92 180
Cooks, restaurant 19,650 0.91 170
Bartenders 17,540 0.9 130
Construction laborers 27,700 0.89 200
Accountants and auditors 53,010 0.89 160
Registered nurses 54,650 0.89 670
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 34,200 0.88 370
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 16,820 0.88 220
Retail salespersons 21,430 0.88 1,110
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 20,590 0.86 790
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 48,310 0.85 120
General and operations managers 78,380 0.81 390
Financial managers 60,590 0.65 130

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