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Mount Vernon Employment

Employment and Industries in the Mount Vernon, Washington Area

The top industries in Mount Vernon, Washington are educational services, healthcare, manufacturing and agriculture. Jobs are also provided in sectors such as wood products, marine, and aerospace. The region's notable tulip industry also contributes to the economy.

The region's Janicki Industries specializes in producing large milled patterns, plugs, molds and tooling for aerospace, transportation and marine applications and provides numerous jobs. The nearby Dakota Creek Industries is one of the local marine industry's primary companies.

The major employment segments in Mount Vernon, Washington are healthcare, educational services, construction; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; transportation equipment, and accommodation and food services. Sales and office occupations (24% of the workforce). Management, professional and related occupations (23% of the labor force).

The top employers in Mount Vernon, Washington:

  • Public Hospital District
  • Draper Valley Holdings LLC
  • Skagit Valley Medical Center, Inc P S
  • Hulbert Farms Inc
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • Skagit Valley Publishing Company
  • Paccar Inc
  • Dynacare Laboratories Inc
  • Lowe's Home Centers, Inc
  • Alf Christianson Seed Co
  • Dynacare Northwest, Inc
  • Mira Vista Corporation
  • Cascade Ag Services, Inc
  • Life Care Center of Mount Vernon Inc
  • Brown Line, LLC
  • Food Services, Inc
  • Pallet Services, Inc
  • Hansell Mitzel, LLC

Details about Mount Vernon, Washington: Average salary in 2009: $30,000. Cost of living in 2008: 94.1 (U.S. average: 100). Adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or better: 19%.

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Most Popular Jobs in Mount Vernon, Washington 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 960 $68,780 $48,240 - 86,640 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 420 $55,090 $41,380 - 71,780 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 360 $46,370 $18,800 - 77,660 8% 51%
4 Teachers and instructors, all other 360 $34,780 $27,010 - 42,980 9% 54%
5 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 230 $54,790 $39,370 - 74,590 6% 96%
6 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 220 $53,830 $37,460 - 68,740 11% 95%
7 Accountants and auditors 210 $60,420 $36,590 - 81,150 18% 79%
8 Mechanical engineers 150 $74,220 $47,750 - 102,180 4% 78%
9 Child, family, and school social workers 130 $40,590 $22,180 - 60,800 19% 77%
10 Financial managers 120 $92,900 $56,300 - 147,470 13% 60%
11 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 120 $54,500 $43,930 - 67,620 12% 51%
12 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 120 $53,610 $43,930 - 70,960 13% 73%
13 Rehabilitation counselors 120 $38,880 $21,450 - 61,510 23% 73%
14 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 110 $79,650 $24,090 - 25% 67%
15 Coaches and scouts 110 $35,360 $18,570 - 56,970 15% 60%
16 Biological technicians 110 $35,120 $26,920 - 46,640 16% 60%
17 Pharmacists 100 $118,820 $92,010 - 22% 97%
18 Civil engineers 100 $67,870 $53,920 - 87,120 18% 87%
19 Instructional coordinators 100 $64,200 $35,570 - 86,400 23% 79%
20 Self-enrichment education teachers 90 $39,200 $23,100 - 60,820 23% 54%
21 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 80 $93,450 $75,800 - 108,670 8% 78%
22 Physical therapists 80 $68,300 $57,810 - 82,550 27% 89%
23 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 70 $55,890 $45,550 - 76,140 16% 99%
24 Training and development specialists 70 $50,480 $29,350 - 77,250 18% 56%
25 Graphic designers 70 $35,790 $22,340 - 57,060 10% 55%
26 Engineering managers 60 $117,000 $77,450 - 162,850 7% 84%
27 Medical and health services managers 60 $95,520 $73,860 - 114,960 16% 57%
28 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 60 $59,640 $43,070 - 79,260 -5% 96%
29 Public relations specialists 60 $58,630 $32,100 - 81,580 18% 81%
30 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 60 $52,720 $36,280 - 72,080 20% 87%
31 Social and human service assistants 60 $34,890 $19,020 - 51,180 34% 58%
32 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 60 $33,640 $25,500 - 44,690 30% 77%
33 Sales managers 50 $109,830 $53,690 - 10% 69%
34 Physician assistants 50 $82,310 $66,750 - 102,020 27% 67%
35 Network and computer systems administrators 50 $70,710 $51,350 - 95,320 27% 50%
36 Education, training, and library workers, all other 50 $63,220 $45,610 - 81,860 11% 79%
37 Sales and related workers, all other 50 $61,210 $30,300 - 97,680 14% 62%
38 Dietitians and nutritionists 50 $57,560 $42,500 - 73,600 9% 72%
39 Speech-language pathologists 50 $57,260 $45,110 - 72,520 11% 98%
40 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 50 $50,210 $30,440 - 68,170 17% 56%
41 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 50 $48,780 $30,360 - 66,830 34% 73%
42 Chief executives 40 $103,850 $64,650 - 139,950 2% 65%
43 Electrical engineers 40 $84,390 $65,990 - 133,170 6% 81%
44 Database administrators 40 $69,040 $54,760 - 84,610 29% 72%
45 Computer systems analysts 40 $64,530 $51,430 - 88,720 29% 68%
46 Librarians 40 $64,260 $48,280 - 80,760 4% 85%
47 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 40 $59,750 $40,600 - 79,720 5% 58%
48 Conservation scientists 40 $55,480 $41,690 - 78,330 5% 86%
49 Dentists, general 40 $0 $ - 9% 100%
50 Occupational therapists 30 $64,660 $44,620 - 96,600 23% 90%
51 Computer programmers 30 $58,920 $29,590 - 84,880 -4% 73%

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 1,930 $30,070 $17,600 - 55,910 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 1,790 $23,630 $17,550 - 35,510 -3% 10%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,100 $20,830 $17,050 - 28,430 18% 5%
4 Office clerks, general 1,010 $26,940 $18,320 - 37,230 13% 19%
5 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 850 $34,460 $23,520 - 47,320 13% 16%
6 Waiters and waitresses 840 $29,690 $18,990 - 39,960 11% 14%
7 Teacher assistants 780 $28,060 $22,000 - 32,780 10% 18%
8 Stock clerks and order fillers 690 $24,780 $17,780 - 35,560 -8% 8%
9 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 660 $46,850 $28,470 - 76,040 10% 4%
10 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 600 $28,960 $19,520 - 40,540 15% 4%
11 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 580 $19,760 $17,350 - 22,790 10% 8%
12 Electricians 570 $54,570 $28,730 - 81,770 7% 7%
13 Cooks, restaurant 550 $24,550 $19,440 - 30,850 12% 5%
14 Carpenters 530 $44,790 $29,850 - 62,170 10% 6%
15 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 500 $34,040 $25,630 - 42,100 1% 18%
16 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 500 $27,180 $19,890 - 37,780 2% 5%
17 Receptionists and information clerks 470 $25,830 $19,600 - 32,130 17% 13%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 460 $43,200 $28,140 - 56,290 4% 25%
19 Construction laborers 430 $30,040 $20,410 - 42,210 11% 5%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 410 $52,770 $35,200 - 78,460 6% 29%
21 Maintenance and repair workers, general 390 $41,830 $25,500 - 58,990 10% 6%
22 Packers and packagers, hand 390 $23,500 $17,100 - 34,900 -12% 3%
23 Medical secretaries 380 $37,250 $24,280 - 55,810 17% 18%
24 Food preparation workers 350 $21,910 $17,680 - 28,550 15% 7%
25 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 350 $20,570 $17,360 - 25,600 13% 5%
26 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 330 $34,760 $19,270 - 57,100 8% 4%
27 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 320 $42,250 $26,290 - 62,530 14% 4%
28 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 320 $27,630 $22,070 - 33,450 18% 7%
29 Customer service representatives 300 $30,760 $22,870 - 41,500 25% 22%
30 Counter and rental clerks 300 $25,960 $17,740 - 37,520 23% 16%
31 Dishwashers 300 $19,020 $17,260 - 20,590 10% 3%
32 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 290 $67,000 $52,180 - 94,240 9% 10%
33 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 290 $30,150 $22,340 - 38,940 4% 15%
34 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 280 $61,650 $34,700 - 101,090 -5% 15%
35 Bartenders 280 $27,540 $17,900 - 38,840 11% 17%
36 General and operations managers 270 $106,910 $57,200 - 2% 48%
37 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 260 $27,270 $18,700 - 44,160 18% 6%
38 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 250 $53,200 $26,800 - 82,890 11% 4%
39 Medical assistants 250 $31,640 $25,240 - 40,130 35% 10%
40 Machine feeders and offbearers 230 $28,220 $20,670 - 37,800 -15% 0%
41 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 220 $65,550 $39,100 - 93,120 7% 13%
42 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 220 $36,120 $26,340 - 51,020 11% 14%
43 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 220 $24,890 $18,580 - 32,750 11% 5%
44 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 210 $28,230 $18,780 - 37,930 -1% 22%
45 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 210 $19,020 $17,420 - 20,460 12% 6%
46 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 200 $38,280 $28,330 - 50,550 14% 7%
47 Industrial truck and tractor operators 200 $32,540 $24,390 - 42,790 -2% 2%
48 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 200 $28,590 $18,440 - 41,940 4% 6%
49 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 190 $42,880 $28,380 - 54,370 15% 18%
50 Fiberglass laminators and fabricators 190 $30,320 $23,830 - 38,220 6% 5%
51 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 180 $40,480 $29,340 - 51,790 5% 2%
52 Bus drivers, school 180 $35,190 $28,900 - 40,400 9% 4%
53 Industrial machinery mechanics 170 $50,670 $38,670 - 65,840 9% 5%
54 Dental assistants 170 $39,740 $28,450 - 52,570 29% 9%
55 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 170 $23,440 $18,020 - 31,020 14% 3%
56 Parts salespersons 160 $34,440 $21,110 - 49,090 -2% 6%
57 Business operations specialists, all other 150 $65,970 $41,690 - 108,790 21% 49%
58 Pharmacy technicians 140 $36,930 $28,960 - 46,370 32% 16%
59 Helpers--production workers 140 $25,680 $18,670 - 31,970 -1% 4%
60 Tellers 140 $24,530 $18,440 - 31,640 14% 16%
61 Amusement and recreation attendants 140 $19,710 $17,190 - 23,260 24% 22%
62 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 140 $0 $ - 27% 47%
63 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 130 $64,130 $53,920 - 77,980 11% 33%
64 Fire fighters 130 $49,900 $23,110 - 78,550 12% 18%
65 Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 120 $50,740 $28,920 - 75,850 0% 0%
66 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 120 $45,200 $34,190 - 59,880 12% 3%
67 Medical records and health information technicians 120 $36,930 $26,750 - 74,160 18% 12%
68 Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 120 $35,620 $26,280 - 48,690 3% 4%
69 Healthcare support workers, all other 120 $28,660 $22,300 - 37,960 16% 10%
70 Postal service mail carriers 120 $0 $ - 1% 11%
71 Library technicians 110 $33,770 $26,530 - 40,300 9% 27%
72 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 100 $66,740 $36,130 - 124,820 0% 42%
73 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 100 $58,320 $36,180 - 79,280 10% 17%
74 Painters, construction and maintenance 100 $37,220 $25,520 - 51,890 12% 6%
75 Security guards 100 $27,420 $18,210 - 45,780 17% 13%
76 Office and administrative support workers, all other 100 $27,270 $21,550 - 38,020 -9% 32%
77 Preschool teachers, except special education 100 $25,010 $18,130 - 40,750 26% 43%
78 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 100 $24,490 $17,770 - 30,560 12% 0%
79 Child care workers 100 $20,500 $17,360 - 25,130 18% 15%
80 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 100 $19,600 $17,320 - 22,310 10% 17%
81 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 100 $0 $ - 12% 6%
82 Loan officers 90 $71,030 $32,290 - 117,550 12% 49%
83 Radiologic technologists and technicians 90 $53,030 $30,720 - 68,130 15% 25%
84 Sales representatives, services, all other 90 $51,710 $33,040 - 70,130 28% 48%
85 Computer support specialists 90 $46,870 $26,940 - 66,900 13% 43%
86 Driver/sales workers 90 $39,920 $22,210 - 63,860 -5% 4%
87 Dental hygienists 80 $86,210 $69,350 - 105,320 30% 33%
88 Butchers and meat cutters 80 $43,430 $34,890 - 51,530 2% 2%
89 Motorboat mechanics 80 $39,790 $29,800 - 52,380 19% 5%
90 Legal secretaries 80 $34,050 $26,980 - 44,280 12% 18%
91 Demonstrators and product promoters 80 $19,620 $17,270 - 20,130 18% 26%
92 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 70 $57,670 $44,310 - 77,810 8% 3%
93 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 70 $47,780 $30,650 - 62,440 5% 8%
94 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 70 $47,270 $27,600 - 61,740 14% 8%
95 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 70 $42,980 $25,030 - 84,170 -7% 14%
96 Automotive body and related repairers 70 $41,140 $26,030 - 62,520 12% 3%
97 Roofers 70 $39,590 $28,050 - 58,860 14% 3%
98 Recreational vehicle service technicians 70 $35,540 $21,520 - 56,310 18% 6%
99 Painters, transportation equipment 70 $34,220 $26,410 - 47,200 8% 4%
100 Nonfarm animal caretakers 70 $26,100 $18,510 - 34,790 18% 16%
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Jobs More Common Near Mount Vernon Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators 30,320 190 48.1
Machine feeders and offbearers 28,220 230 8.1
Biological technicians 35,120 110 6.8
Rehabilitation counselors 38,880 120 4.5
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 50,740 120 4.3
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 35,620 120 4
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 19,760 580 3.8
Library technicians 33,770 110 3.7
Electricians 54,570 570 3.1
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 28,230 210 3
Medical secretaries 37,250 380 2.8
Instructional coordinators 64,200 100 2.8
Parts salespersons 34,440 160 2.6
Teachers and instructors, all other 34,780 360 2.6
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 54,500 120 2.5
Medical records and health information technicians 36,930 120 2.5
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 24,490 100 2.4
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 24,890 220 2.4
Industrial machinery mechanics 50,670 170 2.3
Coaches and scouts 35,360 110 2.3
Mechanical engineers 74,220 150 2.3
Teacher assistants 28,060 780 2.3
Counter and rental clerks 25,960 300 2.3
Healthcare support workers, all other 28,660 120 2.3
Cooks, restaurant 24,550 550 2.1
Carpenters 44,790 530 2.1
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 0 140 2.1
Amusement and recreation attendants 19,710 140 2.1
Dishwashers 19,020 300 2
Dental assistants 39,740 170 2
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 53,200 250 1.9
Bartenders 27,540 280 1.9
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 30,150 290 1.9
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 40,480 180 1.8
Packers and packagers, hand 23,500 390 1.8
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 23,440 170 1.8
Fire fighters 49,900 130 1.8
Cashiers 23,630 1,790 1.8
Medical assistants 31,640 250 1.8
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 45,200 120 1.8
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 53,610 120 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 65,550 220 1.7
Child, family, and school social workers 40,590 130 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 67,000 290 1.7
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 42,250 320 1.7
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 19,020 210 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 58,320 100 1.6
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 34,460 850 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 61,650 280 1.6
Bus drivers, school 35,190 180 1.6

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Mount Vernon, Washington Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Waiters and waitresses 29,690 1.59 840
Bartenders 27,540 1.42 280
Bus drivers, school 35,190 1.35 180
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 64,130 1.32 130
Pharmacy technicians 36,930 1.31 140
Medical secretaries 37,250 1.28 380
Cashiers 23,630 1.27 1,790
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 28,960 1.26 600
Teacher assistants 28,060 1.26 780
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 46,850 1.25 660
Dental assistants 39,740 1.23 170
Retail salespersons 30,070 1.23 1,930
Maintenance and repair workers, general 41,830 1.22 390
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 20,830 1.21 1,100
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 34,760 1.2 330
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 36,120 1.19 220
Fire fighters 49,900 1.18 130
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 52,770 1.17 410
Medical records and health information technicians 36,930 1.17 120
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 34,040 1.17 500
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 61,650 1.16 280
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 42,250 1.16 320
Electricians 54,570 1.16 570
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 35,620 1.16 120
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 53,200 1.15 250
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 67,000 1.15 290
Packers and packagers, hand 23,500 1.15 390
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 65,550 1.15 220
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 27,630 1.15 320
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 40,480 1.15 180
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 45,200 1.15 120
Library technicians 33,770 1.14 110
Carpenters 44,790 1.14 530
Food preparation workers 21,910 1.14 350
Industrial machinery mechanics 50,670 1.14 170
Cooks, restaurant 24,550 1.13 550
Parts salespersons 34,440 1.13 160
Medical assistants 31,640 1.13 250
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 27,180 1.13 500
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 27,270 1.12 260
Business operations specialists, all other 65,970 1.12 150
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 23,440 1.12 170
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 43,200 1.12 460
Registered nurses 68,780 1.12 960
Counter and rental clerks 25,960 1.11 300
General and operations managers 106,910 1.11 270
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 19,760 1.11 580
Elementary school teachers, except special education 55,090 1.11 420
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 42,880 1.11 190
Dishwashers 19,020 1.1 300

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