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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.

Jobs in Lewiston

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations26820$42,550$20.46100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations3740$34,480$16.5814.35
3Production Occupations3430$40,540$19.495.7
4Sales and Related Occupations2850$31,480$15.149.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations2430$22,740$10.938.55
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations1990$80,370$38.645.8
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations1630$37,460$18.016.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations1530$42,330$20.356.05
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1360$44,040$21.173.8
10Management Occupations1170$74,880$366.15
11Construction and Extraction Occupations1070$48,510$23.324.45
12Cashiers1010$21,540$10.352.2
13Personal Care and Service Occupations970$26,500$12.744.3
14Retail Salespersons960$31,590$15.192.85
15Healthcare Support Occupations840$32,900$15.823
16Registered Nurses830$65,930$31.71.95
17Business and Financial Operations Occupations800$62,430$30.025.25
18Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations770$27,820$13.383.65
19Office Clerks, General610$28,370$13.641.9
20Personal Care Aides600$23,750$11.421.5
21Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food550$21,270$10.222.3
22Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers550$42,040$20.211.2
23Community and Social Service Occupations520$44,580$21.431.65
24Protective Service Occupations520$54,310$26.112.2
25Waiters and Waitresses490$23,190$11.151.7
26General and Operations Managers400$72,590$34.91.5
27Customer Service Representatives390$33,920$16.311.75
28Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners360$27,420$13.181.55
29Nursing Assistants360$28,020$13.471
30Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive340$31,130$14.971.5
31Architecture and Engineering Occupations310$67,990$32.691.7
32Maintenance and Repair Workers, General310$35,730$17.180.9
33Stock Clerks and Order Fillers310$27,680$13.311.3
34Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks300$39,260$18.881.05
35Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop300$20,930$10.060.3
36Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand300$31,460$15.121.7
37Receptionists and Information Clerks270$28,820$13.860.7
38Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations260$39,150$18.821.8
39First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers260$39,110$18.81
40First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers250$49,920$240.95
41Computer and Mathematical Occupations240$63,980$30.762.9
42Construction Laborers230$37,980$18.260.8
43Cooks, Restaurant230$24,800$11.920.8
44Food Preparation Workers230$20,750$9.970.6
45Substitute Teachers230$22,740$10.940
46First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers220$58,640$28.190.4
47Electricians190$68,630$330.4
48Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics180$39,260$18.870.5
49Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators180$34,600$16.630.35
50Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations180$49,580$23.840.8
51Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners180$23,350$11.220.9
52Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood160$40,930$19.680
53Tellers160$29,670$14.260.3
54Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers150$28,660$13.780.8
55Medical Assistants150$33,220$15.970.45
56Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products150$57,470$27.630.9
57Accountants and Auditors140$70,750$34.010.9
58Carpenters140$45,610$21.930.7
59First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers140$59,460$28.590.3
60Helpers--Production Workers140$28,530$13.720.3
61Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers140$35,500$17.070.3
62Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment130$63,310$30.440
63Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations130$47,980$23.070.65
64Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators130$49,820$23.950.2
65Pharmacy Technicians130$33,210$15.970.3
66First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers120$31,340$15.070.6
67Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers120$29,710$14.280.6
68Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers120$56,760$27.290.4
69Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment110$23,800$11.440.2
70Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education110$27,230$13.090.3
71Billing and Posting Clerks100$37,810$18.180.3
72Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria100$25,320$12.170.3
73Parts Salespersons100$37,250$17.910.2
74Rehabilitation Counselors100$41,450$19.930.1
75Bartenders90$20,050$9.640.4
76Insurance Sales Agents90$45,830$22.030.3
77Legal Occupations90$75,760$36.420.8
78Pharmacists90$122,970$59.120.2
79Physical Therapists90$75,250$36.180.2
80Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks90$32,790$15.770.4
81Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators90$46,470$22.340.1
82Child, Family, and School Social Workers80$41,510$19.960.2
83Loan Officers80$62,000$29.810.2
84Social and Human Service Assistants80$33,990$16.340.25
85Business Operations Specialists, All Other70$55,660$26.760.7
86Chief Executives70$123,010$59.140.2
87Dental Assistants70$38,730$18.620.2
88Driver/Sales Workers70$37,980$18.260.3
89Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants70$44,120$21.210.35
90File Clerks70$28,390$13.650.1
91Financial Managers70$84,010$40.390.4
92First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers70$54,330$26.120.4
93Industrial Engineers70$80,570$38.740.2
94Bus Drivers, School or Special Client60$38,020$18.280.3
95Computer User Support Specialists60$39,390$18.940.4
96Court, Municipal, and License Clerks60$43,060$20.70.1
97Dental Hygienists60$80,400$38.660.1
98Human Resources Specialists60$53,690$25.810.35
99Legal Secretaries60$32,340$15.550.1
100Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses60$43,800$21.060.5
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Jobs More Common Near Lewiston Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,55026,820
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,4803,740
Production Occupations$40,5403,430
Sales and Related Occupations$31,4802,850
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,7402,430
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$80,3701,990
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,4601,630
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$42,3301,530
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,0401,360
Management Occupations$74,8801,170
Construction and Extraction Occupations$48,5101,070
Cashiers$21,5401,010
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,500970
Retail Salespersons$31,590960
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,900840
Registered Nurses$65,930830
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$62,430800
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,820770
Office Clerks, General$28,370610
Personal Care Aides$23,750600
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$21,270550
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,040550
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,580520
Protective Service Occupations$54,310520
Waiters and Waitresses$23,190490
General and Operations Managers$72,590400
Customer Service Representatives$33,920390
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,420360
Nursing Assistants$28,020360
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,130340
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$67,990310
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,730310
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,680310
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,260300
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop$20,930300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$31,460300
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,820270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$39,150260
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,110260
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,920250
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$63,980240
Construction Laborers$37,980230
Cooks, Restaurant$24,800230
Food Preparation Workers$20,750230
Substitute Teachers$22,740230
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$58,640220
Electricians$68,630190
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$39,260180
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$34,600180
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$49,580180

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,55026,820
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,4803,740
Production Occupations$40,5403,430
Sales and Related Occupations$31,4802,850
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$80,3701,990
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,4601,630
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$42,3301,530
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,0401,360
Management Occupations$74,8801,170
Construction and Extraction Occupations$48,5101,070
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,500970
Retail Salespersons$31,590960
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,900840
Registered Nurses$65,930830
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$62,430800
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,820770
Office Clerks, General$28,370610
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,040550
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,580520
Protective Service Occupations$54,310520
General and Operations Managers$72,590400
Customer Service Representatives$33,920390
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,420360
Nursing Assistants$28,020360
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,130340
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$67,990310
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,730310
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,680310
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,260300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$31,460300
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,820270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$39,150260
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,110260
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,920250
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$63,980240
Construction Laborers$37,980230
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$58,640220
Electricians$68,630190
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$39,260180
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$34,600180
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$49,580180
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood$40,930160
Tellers$29,670160
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,660150
Medical Assistants$33,220150
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$57,470150
Accountants and Auditors$70,750140
Carpenters$45,610140
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$59,460140
Helpers--Production Workers$28,530140

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