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Mount Vernon Employment

Employment and Industries in the Mount Vernon, Washington Area

The top industries in Mount Vernon, Washington are educational services, healthcare, manufacturing and agriculture. Jobs are also provided in sectors such as wood products, marine, and aerospace. The region's notable tulip industry also contributes to the economy.

The region's Janicki Industries specializes in producing large milled patterns, plugs, molds and tooling for aerospace, transportation and marine applications and provides numerous jobs. The nearby Dakota Creek Industries is one of the local marine industry's primary companies.

The major employment segments in Mount Vernon, Washington are healthcare, educational services, construction; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; transportation equipment, and accommodation and food services. Sales and office occupations (24% of the workforce). Management, professional and related occupations (23% of the labor force).

The top employers in Mount Vernon, Washington:

  • Public Hospital District
  • Draper Valley Holdings LLC
  • Skagit Valley Medical Center, Inc P S
  • Hulbert Farms Inc
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • Skagit Valley Publishing Company
  • Paccar Inc
  • Dynacare Laboratories Inc
  • Lowe's Home Centers, Inc
  • Alf Christianson Seed Co
  • Dynacare Northwest, Inc
  • Mira Vista Corporation
  • Cascade Ag Services, Inc
  • Life Care Center of Mount Vernon Inc
  • Brown Line, LLC
  • Food Services, Inc
  • Pallet Services, Inc
  • Hansell Mitzel, LLC

Details about Mount Vernon, Washington: Average salary in 2009: $30,000. Cost of living in 2008: 94.1 (U.S. average: 100). Adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or better: 19%.

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Jobs in Mount Vernon

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 44720 $47480 $22.83 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5900 $40320 $19.38 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 5360 $34360 $16.52 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4970 $28990 $13.94 8.3
5 Production Occupations 3720 $47920 $23.04 5.85
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2810 $38900 $18.7 6.45
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2810 $48900 $23.51 6.15
8 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2560 $57130 $27.47 4.4
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2420 $81540 $39.2 5.75
10 Retail Salespersons 2360 $29950 $14.4 3.1
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2270 $48680 $23.41 3.8
12 Management Occupations 1770 $100560 $48.35 6.05
13 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1550 $27780 $13.35 4.1
14 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1540 $66730 $32.08 5.05
15 Cashiers 1370 $26630 $12.8 2.25
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1320 $30250 $14.54 3.7
17 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1310 $24530 $11.79 2.15
18 Healthcare Support Occupations 1270 $34020 $16.35 3.05
19 Office Clerks, General 930 $36280 $17.44 2
20 Protective Service Occupations 900 $55610 $26.73 2.25
21 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 820 $84090 $40.43 1.65
22 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 730 $50790 $24.42 1.2
23 Waiters and Waitresses 720 $36190 $17.4 1.6
24 Community and Social Service Occupations 710 $50280 $24.17 1.65
25 Registered Nurses 680 $71240 $34.25 1.9
26 Personal Care Aides 670 $25100 $12.07 1.3
27 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 620 $44950 $21.61 1.1
28 General and Operations Managers 620 $106240 $51.08 1.4
29 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 620 $44630 $21.45 0.9
30 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 590 $29650 $14.26 1.6
31 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 580 $44910 $21.59 1.7
32 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 550 $40300 $19.37 1.6
33 Construction Laborers 550 $47350 $22.76 0.8
34 Cooks, Restaurant 530 $27130 $13.04 0.75
35 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 520 $72120 $34.68 2.8
36 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 510 $64010 $30.78 0.9
37 Receptionists and Information Clerks 490 $32860 $15.8 0.7
38 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 470 $23680 $11.38 1
39 Nursing Assistants 450 $29210 $14.04 1.05
40 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 440 $34360 $16.52 1.6
41 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 430 $59410 $28.57 1
42 Customer Service Representatives 410 $33210 $15.97 1.75
43 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 410 $45330 $21.8 1
44 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 400 $37620 $18.09 0.6
45 Electricians 390 $62230 $29.92 0.4
46 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 350 $53360 $25.65 0.3
47 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 350 $35270 $16.96 1.2
48 Food Preparation Workers 340 $31210 $15 0.6
49 Substitute Teachers 330 $34560 $16.62 0
50 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 330 $30220 $14.53 0.8
51 Carpenters 330 $50260 $24.16 0.6
52 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 290 $32590 $15.67 0.6
53 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 290 $69040 $33.19 1
54 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 280 $45280 $21.77 0.5
55 Team Assemblers 270 $37430 $18 0.75
56 Packers and Packagers, Hand 270 $26640 $12.81 0.45
57 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 270 $43960 $21.14 0.6
58 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 260 $87620 $42.12 0.4
59 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $23870 $11.48 0.25
60 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 250 $32140 $15.45 0.3
61 Medical Assistants 250 $38140 $18.34 0.45
62 Accountants and Auditors 240 $67170 $32.29 0.9
63 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 240 $87870 $42.24 0.4
64 Machinists 230 $52170 $25.08 0.3
65 Counter and Rental Clerks 230 $27980 $13.45 0.3
66 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 220 $68900 $33.13 0.7
67 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 220 $40920 $19.67 0.3
68 Bartenders 210 $33100 $15.92 0.4
69 Tellers 210 $28200 $13.56 0.3
70 Firefighters 200 $58350 $28.05 0.2
71 Dishwashers 190 $23220 $11.17 0.3
72 Billing and Posting Clerks 190 $42210 $20.29 0.35
73 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 190 $72140 $34.68 0.3
74 Legal Occupations 180 $61050 $29.35 0.8
75 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 180 $75930 $36.5 0.45
76 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 $58190 $27.97 0.3
77 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 170 $29100 $13.99 0.1
78 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 170 $46330 $22.27 0.5
79 Insurance Sales Agents 170 $38010 $18.27 0.3
80 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $25250 $12.14 0.2
81 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 160 $55560 $26.71 0.2
82 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $25870 $12.44 0.2
83 Security Guards 150 $29830 $14.34 0.7
84 Financial Managers 150 $93850 $45.12 0.4
85 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $29900 $14.38 0.3
86 Human Resources Specialists 150 $54840 $26.37 0.3
87 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 130 $59780 $28.74 0.5
88 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 130 $51250 $24.64 0.3
89 Parts Salespersons 130 $40610 $19.52 0.2
90 Construction Managers 130 $95480 $45.9 0.2
91 Loan Officers 120 $65060 $31.28 0.2
92 Childcare Workers 120 $23680 $11.38 0.8
93 Postal Service Mail Carriers 120 $50850 $24.45 0.15
94 Medical Secretaries 120 $38630 $18.57 0.4
95 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $23500 $11.3 0.2
96 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 120 $48660 $23.4 0.2
97 Management Analysts 110 $103570 $49.79 0.5
98 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $118800 $57.11 0.2
99 Dental Hygienists 110 $93570 $44.98 0.1
100 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $50260 $24.16 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Mount Vernon Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 47,480 44,720
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 40,320 5,900
Sales and Related Occupations 34,360 5,360
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 28,990 4,970
Production Occupations 47,920 3,720
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 38,900 2,810
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,900 2,810
Construction and Extraction Occupations 57,130 2,560
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 81,540 2,420
Retail Salespersons 29,950 2,360
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 48,680 2,270
Management Occupations 100,560 1,770
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,780 1,550
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,730 1,540
Cashiers 26,630 1,370
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,250 1,320
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 24,530 1,310
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,020 1,270
Office Clerks, General 36,280 930
Protective Service Occupations 55,610 900
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 84,090 820
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 50,790 730
Waiters and Waitresses 36,190 720
Community and Social Service Occupations 50,280 710
Registered Nurses 71,240 680
Personal Care Aides 25,100 670
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 44,950 620
General and Operations Managers 106,240 620
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 44,630 620
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,650 590
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,910 580
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 40,300 550
Construction Laborers 47,350 550
Cooks, Restaurant 27,130 530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 72,120 520
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 64,010 510
Receptionists and Information Clerks 32,860 490
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,680 470
Nursing Assistants 29,210 450
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 34,360 440
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 59,410 430
Customer Service Representatives 33,210 410
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,330 410
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 37,620 400
Electricians 62,230 390
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 53,360 350
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 35,270 350
Food Preparation Workers 31,210 340
Substitute Teachers 34,560 330
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 30,220 330

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 47,480 44,720
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 40,320 5,900
Sales and Related Occupations 34,360 5,360
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 28,990 4,970
Production Occupations 47,920 3,720
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 38,900 2,810
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,900 2,810
Construction and Extraction Occupations 57,130 2,560
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 81,540 2,420
Retail Salespersons 29,950 2,360
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 48,680 2,270
Management Occupations 100,560 1,770
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,780 1,550
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,730 1,540
Cashiers 26,630 1,370
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,250 1,320
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,020 1,270
Office Clerks, General 36,280 930
Protective Service Occupations 55,610 900
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 84,090 820
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 50,790 730
Waiters and Waitresses 36,190 720
Community and Social Service Occupations 50,280 710
Registered Nurses 71,240 680
Personal Care Aides 25,100 670
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 44,950 620
General and Operations Managers 106,240 620
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 44,630 620
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,650 590
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,910 580
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 40,300 550
Construction Laborers 47,350 550
Cooks, Restaurant 27,130 530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 72,120 520
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 64,010 510
Receptionists and Information Clerks 32,860 490
Nursing Assistants 29,210 450
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 34,360 440
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 59,410 430
Customer Service Representatives 33,210 410
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,330 410
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 37,620 400
Electricians 62,230 390
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 53,360 350
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 35,270 350
Food Preparation Workers 31,210 340
Substitute Teachers 34,560 330
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 30,220 330
Carpenters 50,260 330
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,590 290

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