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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 26180 $41260 $19.84 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 3640 $34190 $16.44 14.8
3 Production Occupations 3290 $40620 $19.53 5.85
4 Sales and Related Occupations 2690 $31280 $15.04 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 2340 $21780 $10.47 8.3
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 1860 $79050 $38.01 5.75
7 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1570 $42950 $20.65 3.8
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1560 $37190 $17.88 6.45
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 1470 $40410 $19.43 6.15
10 Management Occupations 1170 $69580 $33.45 6.05
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1070 $45110 $21.69 4.4
12 Retail Salespersons 1010 $30250 $14.54 3.1
13 Healthcare Support Occupations 980 $29640 $14.25 3.05
14 Cashiers 930 $22330 $10.74 2.25
15 Personal Care and Service Occupations 860 $24110 $11.59 4.1
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 850 $25730 $12.37 3.7
17 Registered Nurses 770 $67780 $32.58 1.9
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 750 $20880 $10.04 2.15
19 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 730 $59180 $28.45 5.05
20 Office Clerks, General 630 $28320 $13.61 2
21 Nursing Assistants 510 $25880 $12.44 1.05
22 Protective Service Occupations 490 $51720 $24.86 2.25
23 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 480 $41930 $20.16 1.2
24 Waiters and Waitresses 440 $21650 $10.41 1.6
25 Community and Social Service Occupations 420 $43500 $20.91 1.65
26 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 420 $25480 $12.25 1.6
27 Personal Care Aides 420 $23650 $11.37 1.3
28 General and Operations Managers 400 $67570 $32.49 1.4
29 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 340 $40750 $19.59 1.1
30 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 330 $36630 $17.61 0.9
31 Customer Service Representatives 320 $32930 $15.83 1.75
32 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 310 $30400 $14.62 1.6
33 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 280 $27670 $13.31 1.2
34 Receptionists and Information Clerks 250 $29360 $14.12 0.7
35 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 250 $30460 $14.65 1.6
36 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 250 $71760 $34.5 1.65
37 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 240 $38450 $18.49 1.7
38 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 230 $40090 $19.27 1
39 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 230 $61680 $29.65 2.8
40 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 230 $48650 $23.39 1
41 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 220 $20980 $10.09 1
42 Food Preparation Workers 220 $19700 $9.47 0.6
43 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 200 $52450 $25.22 0.9
44 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 200 $59350 $28.53 0.4
45 Substitute Teachers 200 $22800 $10.96 0
46 Medical Assistants 190 $30700 $14.76 0.45
47 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 180 $33880 $16.29 0.35
48 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 170 $42650 $20.5 0.6
49 Electricians 170 $58390 $28.07 0.4
50 Carpenters 160 $43540 $20.93 0.6
51 Construction Laborers 160 $37040 $17.81 0.8
52 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 160 $19650 $9.45 0.3
53 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 160 $48890 $23.5 0.2
54 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $51570 $24.79 0.3
55 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 150 $28280 $13.6 0.8
56 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 140 $35450 $17.05 0.6
57 Accountants and Auditors 130 $64130 $30.83 0.9
58 Tellers 130 $27310 $13.13 0.3
59 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 130 $52280 $25.14 1
60 Cooks, Restaurant 130 $24290 $11.68 0.75
61 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 120 $30490 $14.66 0.6
62 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 120 $28120 $13.52 0.3
63 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 110 $34310 $16.49 0.5
64 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 110 $51420 $24.72 0.45
65 Legal Occupations 100 $80400 $38.66 0.8
66 Pharmacy Technicians 100 $33860 $16.28 0.25
67 Billing and Posting Clerks 90 $36490 $17.54 0.35
68 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 90 $32450 $15.6 0.4
69 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 90 $24900 $11.97 0.3
70 Physical Therapists 90 $73490 $35.33 0.15
71 Driver/Sales Workers 90 $40140 $19.3 0.3
72 Bartenders 90 $20500 $9.86 0.4
73 Pharmacists 80 $122920 $59.1 0.2
74 Insurance Sales Agents 80 $52910 $25.44 0.3
75 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 80 $41610 $20.01 0.5
76 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 80 $42790 $20.57 0.2
77 Bakers 80 $27900 $13.41 0.1
78 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 80 $25820 $12.41 0.3
79 Social and Human Service Assistants 80 $35610 $17.12 0.3
80 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 80 $42420 $20.4 0.5
81 Childcare Workers 80 $22120 $10.64 0.8
82 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $45910 $22.07 0.1
83 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 70 $36160 $17.38 0.3
84 Industrial Engineers 70 $83110 $39.96 0.2
85 Dental Assistants 70 $38490 $18.51 0.2
86 Parts Salespersons 70 $33440 $16.08 0.2
87 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 70 $24070 $11.57 0.2
88 Financial Managers 70 $72600 $34.91 0.4
89 File Clerks 70 $27450 $13.2 0.1
90 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $39440 $18.96 0.1
91 Loan Officers 60 $52340 $25.16 0.2
92 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 60 $58320 $28.04 0.4
93 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $29950 $14.4 0.2
94 Lawyers 60 $100890 $48.51 0.5
95 Postal Service Mail Carriers 60 $50640 $24.35 0.15
96 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 60 $48550 $23.34 0.7
97 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 60 $37710 $18.13 0.3
98 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 60 $38670 $18.59 0.2
99 Food Service Managers 60 $35500 $17.07 0.2
100 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 $42580 $20.47 0.1
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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
All Occupations 41,260 26,180
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,190 3,640
Production Occupations 40,620 3,290
Sales and Related Occupations 31,280 2,690
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,780 2,340
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 79,050 1,860
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,950 1,570
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,190 1,560
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 40,410 1,470
Management Occupations 69,580 1,170
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,110 1,070
Retail Salespersons 30,250 1,010
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,640 980
Cashiers 22,330 930
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,110 860
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,730 850
Registered Nurses 67,780 770
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,880 750
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,180 730
Office Clerks, General 28,320 630
Nursing Assistants 25,880 510
Protective Service Occupations 51,720 490
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,930 480
Waiters and Waitresses 21,650 440
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,500 420
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,480 420
Personal Care Aides 23,650 420
General and Operations Managers 67,570 400
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 40,750 340
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,630 330
Customer Service Representatives 32,930 320
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,400 310
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,670 280
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,360 250
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,460 250
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 71,760 250
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,450 240
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,090 230
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,680 230
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,650 230
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,980 220
Food Preparation Workers 19,700 220
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 52,450 200
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 59,350 200
Substitute Teachers 22,800 200
Medical Assistants 30,700 190
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 33,880 180
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 42,650 170
Electricians 58,390 170
Carpenters 43,540 160

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,260 26,180
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,190 3,640
Production Occupations 40,620 3,290
Sales and Related Occupations 31,280 2,690
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 79,050 1,860
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,950 1,570
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,190 1,560
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 40,410 1,470
Management Occupations 69,580 1,170
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,110 1,070
Retail Salespersons 30,250 1,010
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,640 980
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,730 850
Registered Nurses 67,780 770
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,180 730
Office Clerks, General 28,320 630
Nursing Assistants 25,880 510
Protective Service Occupations 51,720 490
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,930 480
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,500 420
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,480 420
General and Operations Managers 67,570 400
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 40,750 340
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,630 330
Customer Service Representatives 32,930 320
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,400 310
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,670 280
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,360 250
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,460 250
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 71,760 250
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,450 240
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,090 230
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,680 230
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,650 230
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 52,450 200
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 59,350 200
Medical Assistants 30,700 190
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 33,880 180
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 42,650 170
Electricians 58,390 170
Carpenters 43,540 160
Construction Laborers 37,040 160
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 48,890 160
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 51,570 160
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 28,280 150
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,450 140
Accountants and Auditors 64,130 130
Tellers 27,310 130
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 52,280 130
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,490 120

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