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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 107300 $52580 $25.28 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 14940 $38960 $18.73 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 10190 $35720 $17.18 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9420 $25410 $12.21 8.3
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8410 $36170 $17.39 6.45
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 7070 $50080 $24.08 6.15
7 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6690 $57140 $27.47 4.4
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5430 $86150 $41.42 5.75
9 Management Occupations 5150 $119250 $57.33 6.05
10 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 5070 $102070 $49.07 1.65
11 Production Occupations 5060 $42670 $20.52 5.85
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4730 $78210 $37.6 5.05
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4300 $52050 $25.02 3.8
14 Retail Salespersons 3930 $29710 $14.28 3.1
15 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3260 $29410 $14.14 4.1
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3190 $23440 $11.27 2.15
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3130 $30600 $14.71 3.7
18 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 2610 $27330 $13.14 0.6
19 Protective Service Occupations 2590 $56360 $27.1 2.25
20 Office Clerks, General 2560 $36150 $17.38 2
21 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2430 $88520 $42.56 0.9
22 Healthcare Support Occupations 2380 $34320 $16.5 3.05
23 Cashiers 2350 $25120 $12.08 2.25
24 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2350 $31320 $15.06 1.6
25 Customer Service Representatives 1990 $37120 $17.85 1.75
26 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1920 $86530 $41.6 2.8
27 Waiters and Waitresses 1600 $25340 $12.18 1.6
28 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1580 $39670 $19.07 1.6
29 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1440 $31460 $15.12 1.6
30 Registered Nurses 1410 $64870 $31.19 1.9
31 General and Operations Managers 1410 $121130 $58.24 1.4
32 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1390 $30550 $14.69 1.2
33 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1260 $47100 $22.64 0.9
34 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1250 $46610 $22.41 1.2
35 Construction Laborers 1220 $45030 $21.65 0.8
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1210 $42110 $20.24 1.1
37 Community and Social Service Occupations 1200 $48470 $23.3 1.65
38 Personal Care Aides 1190 $25270 $12.15 1.3
39 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1030 $92110 $44.29 0.7
40 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1010 $34040 $16.36 0.25
41 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1010 $49850 $23.96 1.7
42 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 890 $48640 $23.39 1
43 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 880 $39130 $18.81 0.6
44 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 860 $59110 $28.42 1
45 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 830 $58560 $28.15 1
46 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 810 $29720 $14.29 0.8
47 Carpenters 770 $41530 $19.97 0.6
48 Packers and Packagers, Hand 760 $27280 $13.12 0.45
49 Cooks, Restaurant 760 $25650 $12.33 0.75
50 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 760 $30780 $14.8 0
51 Electricians 730 $78380 $37.68 0.4
52 Accountants and Auditors 710 $70280 $33.79 0.9
53 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 680 $35150 $16.9 0.6
54 Receptionists and Information Clerks 680 $29630 $14.25 0.7
55 Nursing Assistants 680 $29470 $14.17 1.05
56 Security Guards 670 $39040 $18.77 0.7
57 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 670 $75470 $36.28 0.4
58 Food Preparation Workers 650 $26000 $12.5 0.6
59 Substitute Teachers 630 $35360 $17 0
60 Architectural and Engineering Managers 590 $153150 $73.63 0.1
61 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 590 $71180 $34.22 0
62 Driver/Sales Workers 550 $25150 $12.09 0.3
63 Nuclear Engineers 540 $112250 $53.96 0
64 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 530 $34260 $16.47 0.35
65 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 520 $24740 $11.89 1
66 Medical Assistants 520 $32590 $15.67 0.45
67 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 510 $77730 $37.37 0.45
68 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 500 $44210 $21.25 0.5
69 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 470 $35360 $17 0.3
70 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 470 $72230 $34.73 0.3
71 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 460 $56240 $27.04 0.2
72 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 440 $49490 $23.8 0.6
73 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 430 $74200 $35.67 0.3
74 Correctional Officers and Jailers 430 $47640 $22.9 0.3
75 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 420 $22740 $10.94 0.3
76 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 410 $77000 $37.02 0.2
77 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 410 $30930 $14.87 0.4
78 Parts Salespersons 400 $33720 $16.21 0.2
79 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 400 $70860 $34.07 0.4
80 Mechanical Engineers 400 $98090 $47.16 0.2
81 Human Resources Specialists 390 $75400 $36.25 0.3
82 Counter and Rental Clerks 390 $29140 $14.01 0.3
83 Medical Secretaries 390 $35770 $17.2 0.4
84 Dishwashers 390 $22870 $10.99 0.3
85 Tellers 380 $30080 $14.46 0.3
86 Bartenders 380 $24230 $11.65 0.4
87 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 370 $26310 $12.65 0.2
88 Food Batchmakers 370 $34550 $16.61 0.1
89 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 360 $22880 $11 0.25
90 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 350 $92090 $44.28 0
91 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 350 $56430 $27.13 0.5
92 Cost Estimators 350 $81300 $39.09 0.1
93 Engineers, All Other 350 $112200 $53.94 0.1
94 Construction Managers 350 $110740 $53.24 0.2
95 Dental Assistants 330 $42040 $20.21 0.2
96 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 330 $33490 $16.1 0.4
97 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 320 $48420 $23.28 0.3
98 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 310 $49050 $23.58 0.2
99 Environmental Engineers 310 $110690 $53.22 0
100 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 310 $29620 $14.24 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Kennewick Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 52,580 107,300
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 38,960 14,940
Sales and Related Occupations 35,720 10,190
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,410 9,420
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 36,170 8,410
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,080 7,070
Construction and Extraction Occupations 57,140 6,690
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 86,150 5,430
Management Occupations 119,250 5,150
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 102,070 5,070
Production Occupations 42,670 5,060
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 78,210 4,730
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 52,050 4,300
Retail Salespersons 29,710 3,930
Personal Care and Service Occupations 29,410 3,260
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 23,440 3,190
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,600 3,130
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 27,330 2,610
Protective Service Occupations 56,360 2,590
Office Clerks, General 36,150 2,560
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 88,520 2,430
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,320 2,380
Cashiers 25,120 2,350
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,320 2,350
Customer Service Representatives 37,120 1,990
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 86,530 1,920
Waiters and Waitresses 25,340 1,600
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 39,670 1,580
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 31,460 1,440
Registered Nurses 64,870 1,410
General and Operations Managers 121,130 1,410
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 30,550 1,390
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 47,100 1,260
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,610 1,250
Construction Laborers 45,030 1,220
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 42,110 1,210
Community and Social Service Occupations 48,470 1,200
Personal Care Aides 25,270 1,190
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 92,110 1,030
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 34,040 1,010
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 49,850 1,010
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 48,640 890
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 39,130 880
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 59,110 860
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,560 830
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 29,720 810
Carpenters 41,530 770
Packers and Packagers, Hand 27,280 760
Cooks, Restaurant 25,650 760
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 30,780 760

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 52,580 107,300
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 38,960 14,940
Sales and Related Occupations 35,720 10,190
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,410 9,420
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 36,170 8,410
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,080 7,070
Construction and Extraction Occupations 57,140 6,690
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 86,150 5,430
Management Occupations 119,250 5,150
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 102,070 5,070
Production Occupations 42,670 5,060
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 78,210 4,730
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 52,050 4,300
Retail Salespersons 29,710 3,930
Personal Care and Service Occupations 29,410 3,260
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,600 3,130
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 27,330 2,610
Protective Service Occupations 56,360 2,590
Office Clerks, General 36,150 2,560
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 88,520 2,430
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,320 2,380
Cashiers 25,120 2,350
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,320 2,350
Customer Service Representatives 37,120 1,990
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 86,530 1,920
Waiters and Waitresses 25,340 1,600
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 39,670 1,580
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 31,460 1,440
Registered Nurses 64,870 1,410
General and Operations Managers 121,130 1,410
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 30,550 1,390
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 47,100 1,260
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,610 1,250
Construction Laborers 45,030 1,220
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 42,110 1,210
Community and Social Service Occupations 48,470 1,200
Personal Care Aides 25,270 1,190
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 92,110 1,030
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 34,040 1,010
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 49,850 1,010
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 48,640 890
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 39,130 880
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 59,110 860
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,560 830
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 29,720 810
Carpenters 41,530 770
Packers and Packagers, Hand 27,280 760
Cooks, Restaurant 25,650 760
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 30,780 760
Electricians 78,380 730

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