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Kennewick Employment

Employment and Industries in the Kennewick, Washington Area

The major job providing segments in Kennewick, Washington are professional, scientific and technical services, healthcare, educational services, construction, accommodation and food services and the government. Management, professional and related occupations (30% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (25% of the jobs).

The Kennewick region's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory employs a large number of scientists. Agriculture is an important economic element for Kennewick. The area includes a thriving wine industry. Tourism also contributes to the economy due to the popularity of outdoor activities. Educational, health and social services are major industries in Kennewick.

Noteworthy information about Kennewick, Washington: Adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or better: 22%. Cost of living index in 2008: 84.1 (national average: 100). Average earnings in 2009: $34,000.

Kennewick's major job providers are shown below:

  • Kennewick Public Hospital District
  • American Building Maintenance Co-West
  • JC Penney Corporation, Inc
  • Weston Lamb Sales Inc
  • Cascade Columbia Foods LTD
  • Valley Roz Orchards Inc
  • Public Utility District No 1 of Benton County
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • Home Depot USA, Inc
  • Welch Foods Inc, A Cooperative
  • Columbia Colstor, Inc
  • Neil F Lampson, Inc
  • Kennewick School District 17
  • Macy's Retail Holdings, Inc
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • Kennewick Industrial & Electrical Supply Inc
  • Tisport, LLC

Some of the jobs more popular in Kennewick when compared to most other cities are nuclear engineers, graders and sorters of agricultural products, occupational health and safety specialists, farm equipment mechanics, chemical engineers, civil engineers, environmental scientists and specialists, and chemists.

Local companies are invited to work with organizations including:

The Tri-City Herald is a good resource regarding local business and industry news.

Jobs in Kennewick

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations111340$53,470$25.71100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations14670$39,960$19.2114.35
3Sales and Related Occupations10320$36,770$17.689.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations10020$27,150$13.058.55
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations8450$36,420$17.516.55
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations7310$52,120$25.066.05
7Construction and Extraction Occupations7270$55,920$26.884.45
8Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations6060$84,630$40.695.8
9Management Occupations5280$121,970$58.646.15
10Production Occupations5020$44,710$21.495.7
11Architecture and Engineering Occupations4930$103,710$49.861.7
12Business and Financial Operations Occupations4910$77,850$37.435.25
13Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4490$52,650$25.313.8
14Personal Care and Service Occupations4040$30,480$14.654.3
15Retail Salespersons3750$31,220$15.012.85
16Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food3180$24,920$11.982.3
17Healthcare Support Occupations3050$33,720$16.213
18Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2940$32,260$15.513.65
19Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations2820$89,990$43.270.8
20Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2710$31,070$14.941.7
21Office Clerks, General2650$37,010$17.81.9
22Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations2610$27,760$13.350.65
23Cashiers2590$25,590$12.32.2
24Protective Service Occupations2490$59,610$28.662.2
25Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse1940$25,710$12.360.3
26Personal Care Aides1940$27,720$13.331.5
27Computer and Mathematical Occupations1930$88,350$42.472.9
28Registered Nurses1920$75,320$36.211.95
29Customer Service Representatives1900$39,250$18.871.75
30Waiters and Waitresses1720$28,470$13.691.7
31Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1560$40,640$19.541.5
32General and Operations Managers1450$118,770$57.11.5
33Community and Social Service Occupations1430$50,380$24.221.65
34Construction Laborers1370$41,990$20.190.8
35Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1330$33,220$15.971.55
36Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1320$31,800$15.291.3
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1220$42,500$20.431.05
38Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1220$44,460$21.381.2
39Business Operations Specialists, All Other1100$89,040$42.810.7
40Nursing Assistants1100$28,310$13.611
41Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1080$42,940$20.640.9
42Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1050$51,390$24.711.8
43Carpenters940$42,700$20.530.7
44Cooks, Restaurant860$28,210$13.560.8
45Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers860$40,350$19.40.6
46Packers and Packagers, Hand860$26,520$12.750.45
47First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers840$71,500$34.380.4
48Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers840$30,450$14.640.8
49Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products840$62,380$29.990.9
50First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers830$33,510$16.110.6
51First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers830$48,400$23.271
52Food Preparation Workers810$28,110$13.520.6
53First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers790$60,040$28.860.95
54Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders770$34,820$16.740.2
55Accountants and Auditors760$71,970$34.60.9
56Receptionists and Information Clerks680$31,060$14.930.7
57Electricians670$82,000$39.420.4
58Hazardous Materials Removal Workers630$71,630$34.440
59Architectural and Engineering Managers590$156,000$750.1
60Correctional Officers and Jailers570$50,580$24.320.25
61Substitute Teachers570$35,210$16.930
62Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters560$69,770$33.540.3
63Medical Assistants550$34,170$16.430.45
64Nuclear Engineers520$113,880$54.750
65Dishwashers510$24,760$11.90.3
66Bus Drivers, School or Special Client490$37,170$17.870.3
67First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers490$73,090$35.140.3
68Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators490$54,710$26.30.2
69Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers490$76,300$36.680.4
70Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics480$44,120$21.210.5
71Security Guards470$49,960$24.020.7
72First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers460$75,040$36.080.4
73Sales Representatives, Services, All Other460$50,860$24.450.6
74Occupational Health and Safety Specialists450$84,800$40.770.1
75Bartenders430$27,050$13.010.4
76Environmental Engineers430$108,570$52.20
77Childcare Workers420$24,630$11.840.8
78Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners410$25,420$12.220.9
79Counter and Rental Clerks400$30,550$14.690.3
80Construction Managers390$111,840$53.770.3
81Driver/Sales Workers390$27,070$13.010.3
82Tellers390$31,300$15.050.3
83Human Resources Specialists380$78,630$37.80.35
84Industrial Machinery Mechanics380$56,710$27.260.2
85Parts Salespersons380$34,780$16.720.2
86Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers370$50,030$24.050.3
87Food Batchmakers360$34,410$16.540.1
88Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors360$42,100$20.240
89Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment350$27,100$13.030.2
90Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products350$29,280$14.080
91Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health330$99,120$47.650.1
92Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria320$31,260$15.030.3
93Cost Estimators320$77,720$37.360.1
94Home Health Aides320$25,550$12.280.7
95Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers310$31,630$15.210
96Computer Systems Analysts310$93,250$44.830.4
97Dental Hygienists310$81,920$39.390.1
98First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors310$60,580$29.130
99Mechanical Engineers310$106,020$50.970.2
100Billing and Posting Clerks300$41,280$19.850.3
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Jobs More Common Near Kennewick Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$53,470111,340
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$39,96014,670
Sales and Related Occupations$36,77010,320
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$27,15010,020
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,4208,450
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,1207,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations$55,9207,270
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$84,6306,060
Management Occupations$121,9705,280
Production Occupations$44,7105,020
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$103,7104,930
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$77,8504,910
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$52,6504,490
Personal Care and Service Occupations$30,4804,040
Retail Salespersons$31,2203,750
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$24,9203,180
Healthcare Support Occupations$33,7203,050
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$32,2602,940
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$89,9902,820
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$31,0702,710
Office Clerks, General$37,0102,650
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$27,7602,610
Cashiers$25,5902,590
Protective Service Occupations$59,6102,490
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$25,7101,940
Personal Care Aides$27,7201,940
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$88,3501,930
Registered Nurses$75,3201,920
Customer Service Representatives$39,2501,900
Waiters and Waitresses$28,4701,720
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$40,6401,560
General and Operations Managers$118,7701,450
Community and Social Service Occupations$50,3801,430
Construction Laborers$41,9901,370
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$33,2201,330
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$31,8001,320
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$42,5001,220
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,4601,220
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$89,0401,100
Nursing Assistants$28,3101,100
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$42,9401,080
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$51,3901,050
Carpenters$42,700940
Cooks, Restaurant$28,210860
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$40,350860
Packers and Packagers, Hand$26,520860
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$71,500840
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$30,450840
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$62,380840
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,510830

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$53,470111,340
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$39,96014,670
Sales and Related Occupations$36,77010,320
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$27,15010,020
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,4208,450
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,1207,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations$55,9207,270
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$84,6306,060
Management Occupations$121,9705,280
Production Occupations$44,7105,020
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$103,7104,930
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$77,8504,910
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$52,6504,490
Personal Care and Service Occupations$30,4804,040
Retail Salespersons$31,2203,750
Healthcare Support Occupations$33,7203,050
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$32,2602,940
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$89,9902,820
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$31,0702,710
Office Clerks, General$37,0102,650
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$27,7602,610
Cashiers$25,5902,590
Protective Service Occupations$59,6102,490
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$25,7101,940
Personal Care Aides$27,7201,940
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$88,3501,930
Registered Nurses$75,3201,920
Customer Service Representatives$39,2501,900
Waiters and Waitresses$28,4701,720
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$40,6401,560
General and Operations Managers$118,7701,450
Community and Social Service Occupations$50,3801,430
Construction Laborers$41,9901,370
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$33,2201,330
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$31,8001,320
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$42,5001,220
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,4601,220
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$89,0401,100
Nursing Assistants$28,3101,100
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$42,9401,080
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$51,3901,050
Carpenters$42,700940
Cooks, Restaurant$28,210860
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$40,350860
Packers and Packagers, Hand$26,520860
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$71,500840
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$30,450840
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$62,380840
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,510830
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$48,400830

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