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Longview Employment

Employment and Industries in the Longview, Washington Area

Longview's manufacturing base includes industries such as paper, wood, paint, aluminum and food processing. The timber products sector is a major economic asset. Some of the major manufacturing employers are Weyerhaeuser, Longview Fibre Paper & Packaging Inc., NORPAC, Solvay Chemicals, Pacific Lamination and Equa-Chlor.

Some of the smaller manufacturing operations are Northwest Hardwoods, Epson Toyocom, Peterson Manufacturing, Caffall, Simpson Timber Company, Specialty Minerals and JM Huber. In addition, educational services and healthcare are major economic sectors.

The significant employment segments in Longview, Washington include paper, healthcare, manufacturing, construction; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; metal and metal products, educational services, accommodation and food services, and professional, scientific and technical services.

Management, professional and related occupations comprise about 22% of the labor force. About 21% of the labor force consists of sales and office workers. Approximately 19% of the workers are employed in production, transportation and material moving jobs.

The largest employers in Longview, Washington:

  • PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Longview Fibre Company
  • Longview School District
  • Kelso School District
  • Foster Farms
  • Lower Columbia College
  • J.H. Kelly
  • Safeway
  • Cowlitz County
  • City of Longview
  • NORPAC
  • Steelscape
  • Walmart
  • Fred Meyer
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Community Home Health and Hospice
  • RSG Forest Products
  • PNE Corporation
  • Koelsch Senior Communities
  • Emerald Kalamada Chemicals

In Longview, Washington there are a number of occupations that are mostly filled by those with college degrees including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives; coaches and scouts; human resources, training and labor relations specialists; social and human service assistants, and financial managers.

Facts regarding Longview, Washington: Cost of living index in 2008: 87.0 (national average: 100). Average salary in 2009: $33,000. Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or better: 15%.

Longview businesses have access to useful organizations including:

The Daily News Online offers details about local business and industry.

Jobs in Longview

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 35740 $46600 $22.41 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 4730 $38780 $18.65 14.8
3 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3710 $39970 $19.22 6.45
4 Sales and Related Occupations 3700 $35620 $17.13 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3480 $25150 $12.09 8.3
6 Production Occupations 3070 $48930 $23.53 5.85
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2330 $45390 $21.82 6.15
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2110 $56490 $27.16 3.8
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2010 $77070 $37.05 5.75
10 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1910 $55640 $26.75 4.4
11 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1530 $24060 $11.57 2.15
12 Management Occupations 1400 $97530 $46.89 6.05
13 Retail Salespersons 1340 $28040 $13.48 3.1
14 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1180 $34690 $16.68 1.6
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 1160 $32400 $15.58 3.05
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1070 $30970 $14.89 3.7
17 Cashiers 1030 $25090 $12.06 2.25
18 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 970 $65770 $31.62 5.05
19 Personal Care and Service Occupations 950 $28010 $13.47 4.1
20 Office Clerks, General 740 $33540 $16.12 2
21 Community and Social Service Occupations 680 $45440 $21.85 1.65
22 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 650 $44740 $21.51 1.2
23 Nursing Assistants 600 $27180 $13.07 1.05
24 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 580 $50260 $24.16 0.6
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 540 $30630 $14.73 1.6
26 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 530 $46510 $22.36 0.9
27 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 500 $38270 $18.4 1.6
28 Protective Service Occupations 480 $56320 $27.08 2.25
29 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 460 $41510 $19.96 1.1
30 Personal Care Aides 430 $24470 $11.77 1.3
31 General and Operations Managers 410 $104200 $50.1 1.4
32 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 400 $81780 $39.32 1.65
33 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 390 $72670 $34.94 1
34 Packers and Packagers, Hand 390 $24960 $12 0.45
35 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 370 $30370 $14.6 1.2
36 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 350 $54560 $26.23 0.1
37 Customer Service Representatives 340 $31770 $15.28 1.75
38 Waiters and Waitresses 340 $26300 $12.64 1.6
39 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 330 $45990 $22.11 0.35
40 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 330 $55050 $26.47 0.9
41 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 310 $46440 $22.33 1
42 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 300 $70730 $34.01 2.8
43 Cooks, Restaurant 300 $24590 $11.82 0.75
44 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 300 $74820 $35.97 0.4
45 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 290 $58930 $28.33 1
46 Logging Equipment Operators 270 $51210 $24.62 0
47 Substitute Teachers 270 $41750 $20.07 0
48 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 270 $35250 $16.95 0.3
49 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 260 $32330 $15.54 0.6
50 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 $46430 $22.32 0.4
51 Receptionists and Information Clerks 240 $31940 $15.36 0.7
52 Construction Laborers 230 $47030 $22.61 0.8
53 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 230 $83280 $40.04 0.3
54 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 230 $46240 $22.23 1.7
55 Bartenders 230 $24300 $11.69 0.4
56 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 210 $26070 $12.53 1
57 Millwrights 210 $66850 $32.14 0
58 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 210 $64620 $31.07 0.2
59 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 200 $56790 $27.3 0.2
60 Team Assemblers 190 $33240 $15.98 0.75
61 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 190 $42500 $20.43 0.6
62 Food Preparation Workers 190 $24830 $11.94 0.6
63 Carpenters 190 $63020 $30.3 0.6
64 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 180 $29660 $14.26 0.8
65 Machinists 180 $48870 $23.49 0.3
66 Tellers 180 $30820 $14.82 0.3
67 Counter and Rental Clerks 170 $28440 $13.67 0.3
68 Accountants and Auditors 170 $66350 $31.9 0.9
69 Roofers 170 $44000 $21.15 0.1
70 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 160 $59480 $28.59 0.1
71 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 150 $28590 $13.75 0.4
72 Parts Salespersons 150 $31980 $15.37 0.2
73 Legal Occupations 150 $74410 $35.77 0.8
74 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 150 $43050 $20.7 0.5
75 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $40670 $19.55 0.25
76 Medical Assistants 140 $36880 $17.73 0.45
77 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 130 $46790 $22.49 0
78 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 130 $67620 $32.51 0.45
79 Dishwashers 130 $22500 $10.82 0.3
80 Human Resources Specialists 130 $63960 $30.75 0.3
81 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 130 $69120 $33.23 0.7
82 Dental Assistants 130 $39970 $19.22 0.2
83 Electricians 130 $61760 $29.69 0.4
84 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 120 $71880 $34.56 0.4
85 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 120 $30920 $14.86 0.3
86 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 120 $48300 $23.22 0.1
87 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 120 $48090 $23.12 0.5
88 Helpers--Production Workers 120 $41920 $20.15 0.3
89 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $38610 $18.56 0.1
90 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $71830 $34.53 0.6
91 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 $24240 $11.65 0.2
92 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 110 $27970 $13.45 0.3
93 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $64920 $31.21 0.1
94 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $48490 $23.31 0.2
95 Order Clerks 100 $37840 $18.19 0.1
96 Billing and Posting Clerks 100 $41790 $20.09 0.35
97 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 100 $43890 $21.1 0.3
98 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 $51430 $24.73 0.2
99 Managers, All Other 100 $103090 $49.56 0.65
100 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $54030 $25.97 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Longview Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,600 35,740
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 38,780 4,730
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 39,970 3,710
Sales and Related Occupations 35,620 3,700
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,150 3,480
Production Occupations 48,930 3,070
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,390 2,330
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 56,490 2,110
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 77,070 2,010
Construction and Extraction Occupations 55,640 1,910
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 24,060 1,530
Management Occupations 97,530 1,400
Retail Salespersons 28,040 1,340
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 34,690 1,180
Healthcare Support Occupations 32,400 1,160
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,970 1,070
Cashiers 25,090 1,030
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,770 970
Personal Care and Service Occupations 28,010 950
Office Clerks, General 33,540 740
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,440 680
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,740 650
Nursing Assistants 27,180 600
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 50,260 580
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 30,630 540
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 46,510 530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 38,270 500
Protective Service Occupations 56,320 480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 41,510 460
Personal Care Aides 24,470 430
General and Operations Managers 104,200 410
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 81,780 400
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 72,670 390
Packers and Packagers, Hand 24,960 390
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 30,370 370
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 54,560 350
Customer Service Representatives 31,770 340
Waiters and Waitresses 26,300 340
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 45,990 330
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 55,050 330
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,440 310
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,730 300
Cooks, Restaurant 24,590 300
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 74,820 300
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,930 290
Logging Equipment Operators 51,210 270
Substitute Teachers 41,750 270
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 35,250 270
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,330 260
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 46,430 250

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,600 35,740
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 38,780 4,730
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 39,970 3,710
Sales and Related Occupations 35,620 3,700
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,150 3,480
Production Occupations 48,930 3,070
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,390 2,330
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 56,490 2,110
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 77,070 2,010
Construction and Extraction Occupations 55,640 1,910
Management Occupations 97,530 1,400
Retail Salespersons 28,040 1,340
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 34,690 1,180
Healthcare Support Occupations 32,400 1,160
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,970 1,070
Cashiers 25,090 1,030
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,770 970
Personal Care and Service Occupations 28,010 950
Office Clerks, General 33,540 740
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,440 680
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,740 650
Nursing Assistants 27,180 600
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 50,260 580
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 30,630 540
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 46,510 530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 38,270 500
Protective Service Occupations 56,320 480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 41,510 460
General and Operations Managers 104,200 410
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 81,780 400
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 72,670 390
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 30,370 370
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 54,560 350
Customer Service Representatives 31,770 340
Waiters and Waitresses 26,300 340
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 45,990 330
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 55,050 330
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,440 310
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,730 300
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 74,820 300
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,930 290
Logging Equipment Operators 51,210 270
Substitute Teachers 41,750 270
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 35,250 270
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,330 260
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 46,430 250
Receptionists and Information Clerks 31,940 240
Construction Laborers 47,030 230
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 83,280 230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 46,240 230

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