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Bremerton Employment

Employment and Industries in the Bremerton, Washington Area

Bremerton, Washington has a strong military presence. The economy is centered on the military. The Naval Base Kitsap and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard are the two largest employers in the Bremerton region. They both employ a large number of civilians. A variety of U.S. Vessels are built and repaired in the area. The majority of the workforce is employed by the U.S. government. Tourism, wood products and logging also add to the economy.

The top fields of employment in Bremerton, Washington are government, healthcare, transportation equipment, accommodation and food services, educational services, and professional, scientific and technical services.

There are numerous jobs that are more common in Bremerton, Washington than most other cities including installation, maintenance and repair workers; commercial and industrial equipment, electrical and electronics repairers; occupational health and safety specialists; logisticians, painters, construction and maintenance workers, mechanical engineers, library assistants, clerical; and welders, cutters, solderers and brazers.

Notable data about Bremerton, Washington: Adult residents which have earned a bachelor's degree or higher: 15%. Cost of living index in 2008: 111.6 (U.S. average: 100). Average salary in 2009: $26,000.

Major employers in the Bremerton region:

  • Naval Base Kitsap
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center
  • Harrison Medical Center
  • Naval Hospital Bremerton
  • Central Kitsap School District
  • Kitsap County
  • South Kitsap School District
  • Olympic College
  • North Kitsap School District
  • Port Madison
  • IAP World Services
  • City of Bremerton
  • TeleTech
  • Safeway, Inc
  • Albertsons
  • Walmart
  • Ostrom Management
  • AMSEC LLC
  • Lockheed Martin Bangor-Space Systems
  • The Doctors Clinic

Bremerton companies may collaborate with organizations including:

Information regarding Bremerton business and industry is provided by kitsapsun.com.

Jobs in Bremerton

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 83880 $51600 $24.81 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10530 $40940 $19.69 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9360 $28620 $13.76 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 8420 $35870 $17.24 10.15
5 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5900 $53500 $25.72 4.4
6 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5770 $57070 $27.44 3.8
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5170 $50870 $24.46 6.15
8 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4630 $74960 $36.04 5.05
9 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4200 $38470 $18.5 6.45
10 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4190 $80750 $38.82 5.75
11 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4180 $83720 $40.25 1.65
12 Production Occupations 4050 $51340 $24.68 5.85
13 Retail Salespersons 3600 $29880 $14.37 3.1
14 Management Occupations 2940 $110770 $53.25 6.05
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 2930 $33910 $16.3 3.05
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2760 $23750 $11.42 2.15
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2490 $31850 $15.31 3.7
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2290 $30240 $14.54 4.1
19 Cashiers 1970 $29420 $14.14 2.25
20 Protective Service Occupations 1660 $63670 $30.61 2.25
21 Office Clerks, General 1600 $34590 $16.63 2
22 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1580 $33310 $16.01 1.6
23 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1560 $81360 $39.12 2.8
24 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1550 $77570 $37.29 0.7
25 Waiters and Waitresses 1310 $33620 $16.16 1.6
26 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1240 $54830 $26.36 0.1
27 Nursing Assistants 1220 $29340 $14.11 1.05
28 Community and Social Service Occupations 1200 $47750 $22.96 1.65
29 General and Operations Managers 1190 $116450 $55.98 1.4
30 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1120 $40800 $19.61 1.6
31 Cooks, Restaurant 1050 $29020 $13.95 0.75
32 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1040 $68300 $32.84 0.9
33 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1030 $31600 $15.19 1.6
34 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 940 $82110 $39.47 0.3
35 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 890 $54980 $26.43 0.3
36 Electricians 880 $56690 $27.25 0.4
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 870 $42830 $20.59 1.1
38 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 860 $36920 $17.75 1.2
39 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 830 $49720 $23.9 1.7
40 Carpenters 810 $54060 $25.99 0.6
41 Customer Service Representatives 760 $33970 $16.33 1.75
42 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 750 $62360 $29.98 1
43 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 750 $31740 $15.26 0.8
44 Receptionists and Information Clerks 750 $30790 $14.81 0.7
45 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 730 $47920 $23.04 0.2
46 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 730 $33280 $16 0.6
47 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 710 $45220 $21.74 0.9
48 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 700 $44460 $21.37 1
49 Construction Laborers 650 $36230 $17.42 0.8
50 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 640 $53700 $25.82 0.3
51 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 610 $77730 $37.37 0.4
52 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 590 $24110 $11.59 0.3
53 Personal Care Aides 580 $25470 $12.24 1.3
54 Mechanical Engineers 560 $86240 $41.46 0.2
55 Bartenders 540 $30990 $14.9 0.4
56 Human Resources Specialists 530 $66670 $32.06 0.3
57 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 530 $62930 $30.25 1
58 Machinists 470 $51550 $24.78 0.3
59 Management Analysts 450 $80070 $38.49 0.5
60 Accountants and Auditors 450 $67660 $32.53 0.9
61 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 450 $25270 $12.15 1
62 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 440 $47970 $23.06 0.5
63 Computer Occupations, All Other 440 $83690 $40.24 0.2
64 Dental Assistants 430 $42660 $20.51 0.2
65 Substitute Teachers 430 $36350 $17.48 0
66 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 430 $78060 $37.53 0.4
67 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 420 $41240 $19.83 0.3
68 Legal Occupations 420 $77270 $37.15 0.8
69 Medical Assistants 410 $36910 $17.75 0.45
70 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 400 $49990 $24.04 0.5
71 Packers and Packagers, Hand 390 $29000 $13.94 0.45
72 Counter and Rental Clerks 390 $33570 $16.14 0.3
73 Security Guards 370 $44740 $21.51 0.7
74 Dishwashers 340 $23490 $11.29 0.3
75 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 340 $45460 $21.86 1.2
76 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 330 $63120 $30.35 0.45
77 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 320 $32540 $15.64 0.3
78 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 310 $55160 $26.52 0.6
79 Firefighters 310 $74450 $35.79 0.2
80 Billing and Posting Clerks 300 $38910 $18.7 0.35
81 Engineers, All Other 300 $104320 $50.15 0.1
82 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 270 $32290 $15.52 0.3
83 Recreation Workers 270 $29160 $14.02 0.3
84 Logisticians 270 $77380 $37.2 0.1
85 Tellers 260 $30160 $14.5 0.3
86 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $58140 $27.95 0.2
87 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 250 $33340 $16.03 0.6
88 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 250 $71810 $34.53 0.2
89 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 240 $33980 $16.34 0.2
90 Sheet Metal Workers 240 $57760 $27.77 0.1
91 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 240 $40670 $19.55 0.4
92 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 240 $28440 $13.67 0.2
93 Software Developers, Applications 240 $103100 $49.57 0.5
94 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 230 $24050 $11.56 0.3
95 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 230 $24070 $11.57 0.2
96 Postal Service Mail Carriers 220 $50790 $24.42 0.15
97 Driver/Sales Workers 220 $37480 $18.02 0.3
98 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $42210 $20.29 0.2
99 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $44360 $21.33 0.25
100 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 190 $45480 $21.86 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Bremerton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 51,600 83,880
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 40,940 10,530
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 28,620 9,360
Sales and Related Occupations 35,870 8,420
Construction and Extraction Occupations 53,500 5,900
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 57,070 5,770
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,870 5,170
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 74,960 4,630
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 38,470 4,200
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 80,750 4,190
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 83,720 4,180
Production Occupations 51,340 4,050
Retail Salespersons 29,880 3,600
Management Occupations 110,770 2,940
Healthcare Support Occupations 33,910 2,930
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 23,750 2,760
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 31,850 2,490
Personal Care and Service Occupations 30,240 2,290
Cashiers 29,420 1,970
Protective Service Occupations 63,670 1,660
Office Clerks, General 34,590 1,600
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 33,310 1,580
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 81,360 1,560
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 77,570 1,550
Waiters and Waitresses 33,620 1,310
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 54,830 1,240
Nursing Assistants 29,340 1,220
Community and Social Service Occupations 47,750 1,200
General and Operations Managers 116,450 1,190
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 40,800 1,120
Cooks, Restaurant 29,020 1,050
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 68,300 1,040
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 31,600 1,030
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 82,110 940
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 54,980 890
Electricians 56,690 880
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 42,830 870
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 36,920 860
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 49,720 830
Carpenters 54,060 810
Customer Service Representatives 33,970 760
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 62,360 750
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 31,740 750
Receptionists and Information Clerks 30,790 750
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 47,920 730
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,280 730
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 45,220 710
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,460 700
Construction Laborers 36,230 650
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 53,700 640

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 51,600 83,880
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 40,940 10,530
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 28,620 9,360
Sales and Related Occupations 35,870 8,420
Construction and Extraction Occupations 53,500 5,900
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 57,070 5,770
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,870 5,170
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 74,960 4,630
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 38,470 4,200
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 80,750 4,190
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 83,720 4,180
Production Occupations 51,340 4,050
Retail Salespersons 29,880 3,600
Management Occupations 110,770 2,940
Healthcare Support Occupations 33,910 2,930
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 31,850 2,490
Personal Care and Service Occupations 30,240 2,290
Cashiers 29,420 1,970
Protective Service Occupations 63,670 1,660
Office Clerks, General 34,590 1,600
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 33,310 1,580
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 81,360 1,560
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 77,570 1,550
Waiters and Waitresses 33,620 1,310
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 54,830 1,240
Nursing Assistants 29,340 1,220
Community and Social Service Occupations 47,750 1,200
General and Operations Managers 116,450 1,190
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 40,800 1,120
Cooks, Restaurant 29,020 1,050
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 68,300 1,040
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 31,600 1,030
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 82,110 940
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 54,980 890
Electricians 56,690 880
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 42,830 870
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 36,920 860
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 49,720 830
Carpenters 54,060 810
Customer Service Representatives 33,970 760
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 62,360 750
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 31,740 750
Receptionists and Information Clerks 30,790 750
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 47,920 730
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,280 730
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 45,220 710
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,460 700
Construction Laborers 36,230 650
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 53,700 640
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 77,730 610

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