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Wenatchee Employment

Employment and Industries in the Wenatchee, Washington Area

Wenatchee, Washington is a commercial center and a resort. It's known as the "Apple Capital of the World." Apples and a thriving wine industry are important elements of the economy. Due to the scenic outdoors, tourism is a thriving industry. In addition, Central Washington Hospital and Wenatchee Valley Medical Center are major employers.

The Confluence Technology Center includes a Yahoo data center and a number of small to medium size technology companies. Industries in Wenatchee, Washington produce consumer goods, conveyors, processed foods, plastics and sportswear.

The major fields of employment in Wenatchee, Washington are healthcare, educational services; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; grocery and related product merchant wholesalers; professional, scientific and technical services and accommodation and food services. Management, professional and related occupations comprise about 28% of the labor force. About 22% of the workers are employed in sales and office jobs.

Shown below is a list of the major employers in Wenatchee, Washington:

  • Central Washington Health Services Association
  • Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, P S
  • Stemilt Growers, Inc
  • Washington Dept of Transportation
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • Pacific Aerospace & Electronics, Inc
  • Tree Top, Inc
  • Cashmere Valley Bank
  • United States Postal Service
  • Public Utility District 1 of Chelan County
  • Tekni-Plex, Inc
  • Lowe's Home Centers, Inc
  • Home Depot USA, Inc
  • Columbia Marketing International Corporation
  • Glenn Distributor, Inc
  • Northwest Wholesale Inc
  • Leonard Evans, Inc

Facts about Wenatchee, Washington: Average salary in 2009: $31,000. Cost of living in 2008: 88.7 (national average: 100). Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 23%.

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Those interested in Wenatchee business and economic news may want to read the Wenatchee World.

Jobs in Wenatchee

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations45710$44,630$21.46100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations5900$37,460$18.0114.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations5230$27,980$13.458.55
4Sales and Related Occupations5000$39,090$18.799.9
5Education, Training, and Library Occupations3010$48,410$23.276.05
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2770$80,170$38.555.8
7Construction and Extraction Occupations2080$48,820$23.474.45
8Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2010$51,130$24.583.8
9Retail Salespersons1990$30,910$14.862.85
10Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1910$30,940$14.883.65
11Healthcare Support Occupations1800$33,590$16.153
12Production Occupations1790$40,820$19.635.7
13Management Occupations1630$94,830$45.596.15
14Business and Financial Operations Occupations1420$65,340$31.425.25
15Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1360$25,350$12.192.3
16Cashiers1220$26,190$12.592.2
17Personal Care and Service Occupations1210$35,600$17.124.3
18Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations1210$29,760$14.310.65
19Registered Nurses1160$77,690$37.351.95
20Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand980$34,310$16.51.7
21Office Clerks, General910$36,140$17.381.9
22Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners880$26,530$12.750.9
23Waiters and Waitresses870$29,880$14.361.7
24Protective Service Occupations870$55,160$26.522.2
25Maintenance and Repair Workers, General720$40,920$19.670.9
26Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks720$40,480$19.461.05
27Cooks, Restaurant660$28,390$13.650.8
28Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers650$43,670$211.2
29Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations650$50,890$24.470.8
30Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse610$27,350$13.150.3
31Nursing Assistants600$29,020$13.951
32Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive600$39,200$18.851.5
33Stock Clerks and Order Fillers560$27,990$13.461.3
34Community and Social Service Occupations560$47,860$23.011.65
35Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products540$88,520$42.560.9
36Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners540$33,240$15.981.55
37General and Operations Managers530$98,820$47.511.5
38Receptionists and Information Clerks530$30,850$14.830.7
39Architecture and Engineering Occupations510$79,060$38.011.7
40Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations510$40,080$19.271.8
41Computer and Mathematical Occupations500$71,750$34.52.9
42Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers390$34,610$16.640.8
43First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers390$43,580$20.951
44Medical Assistants380$37,440$180.45
45Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators380$40,560$19.50.35
46Bartenders380$26,680$12.830.4
47Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products360$29,690$14.280
48Personal Care Aides360$30,590$14.711.5
49Construction Laborers360$36,830$17.70.8
50Substitute Teachers350$37,300$17.930
51Food Preparation Workers350$26,960$12.960.6
52First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers350$53,410$25.680.95
53Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers340$32,350$15.550.6
54First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers330$41,390$19.90.6
55Customer Service Representatives320$35,670$17.151.75
56Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria300$28,690$13.790.3
57Accountants and Auditors280$71,720$34.480.9
58Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics280$43,120$20.730.5
59Carpenters260$44,610$21.450.7
60Firefighters240$51,810$24.910.2
61Forest and Conservation Technicians230$37,160$17.870
62Electricians230$59,410$28.560.4
63Counter and Rental Clerks220$30,980$14.890.3
64Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education220$31,000$14.90.3
65Business Operations Specialists, All Other210$64,870$31.190.7
66Dishwashers210$25,040$12.040.3
67First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors200$56,130$26.990
68Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks190$26,330$12.660.2
69Tellers190$29,930$14.390.3
70First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers180$60,080$28.880.4
71Bus Drivers, School or Special Client180$39,480$18.980.3
72Helpers--Production Workers180$27,080$13.020.3
73Legal Occupations170$71,790$34.520.8
74Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop170$24,510$11.780.3
75Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks170$35,650$17.140.4
76Medical and Health Services Managers170$95,070$45.710.25
77Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors160$46,030$22.130.2
78Security Guards160$36,530$17.560.7
79Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers160$73,530$35.350.4
80First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers160$71,810$34.530.3
81Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers160$51,630$24.820.3
82Dental Assistants150$42,500$20.430.2
83Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers150$51,640$24.820.1
84Insurance Sales Agents150$53,330$25.640.3
85Civil Engineers140$85,760$41.230.2
86Human Resources Specialists140$58,070$27.920.35
87First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers140$57,850$27.810.4
88Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators140$67,240$32.330.2
89Medical Secretaries140$38,170$18.350.4
90Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters130$53,160$25.560.3
91Machinists130$45,980$22.110.25
92Billing and Posting Clerks120$37,850$18.20.3
93Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment120$27,610$13.280.2
94Self-Enrichment Education Teachers120$46,540$22.370.2
95Loan Officers120$76,110$36.590.2
96Pharmacy Technicians120$41,200$19.810.3
97Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses120$46,750$22.480.5
98Pharmacists110$124,060$59.640.2
99Biological Technicians110$40,020$19.240.1
100Social and Human Service Assistants110$34,190$16.440.25
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Jobs More Common Near Wenatchee Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$44,63045,710
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,4605,900
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$27,9805,230
Sales and Related Occupations$39,0905,000
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$48,4103,010
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$80,1702,770
Construction and Extraction Occupations$48,8202,080
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$51,1302,010
Retail Salespersons$30,9101,990
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,9401,910
Healthcare Support Occupations$33,5901,800
Production Occupations$40,8201,790
Management Occupations$94,8301,630
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,3401,420
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$25,3501,360
Cashiers$26,1901,220
Personal Care and Service Occupations$35,6001,210
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$29,7601,210
Registered Nurses$77,6901,160
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$34,310980
Office Clerks, General$36,140910
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,530880
Waiters and Waitresses$29,880870
Protective Service Occupations$55,160870
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,920720
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,480720
Cooks, Restaurant$28,390660
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,670650
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$50,890650
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$27,350610
Nursing Assistants$29,020600
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$39,200600
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,990560
Community and Social Service Occupations$47,860560
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$88,520540
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$33,240540
General and Operations Managers$98,820530
Receptionists and Information Clerks$30,850530
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$79,060510
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,080510
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,750500
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$34,610390
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,580390
Medical Assistants$37,440380
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$40,560380
Bartenders$26,680380
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products$29,690360
Personal Care Aides$30,590360
Construction Laborers$36,830360
Substitute Teachers$37,300350

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$44,63045,710
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,4605,900
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$27,9805,230
Sales and Related Occupations$39,0905,000
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$48,4103,010
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$80,1702,770
Construction and Extraction Occupations$48,8202,080
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$51,1302,010
Retail Salespersons$30,9101,990
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,9401,910
Healthcare Support Occupations$33,5901,800
Production Occupations$40,8201,790
Management Occupations$94,8301,630
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,3401,420
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$25,3501,360
Cashiers$26,1901,220
Personal Care and Service Occupations$35,6001,210
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$29,7601,210
Registered Nurses$77,6901,160
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$34,310980
Office Clerks, General$36,140910
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,530880
Waiters and Waitresses$29,880870
Protective Service Occupations$55,160870
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,920720
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,480720
Cooks, Restaurant$28,390660
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,670650
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$50,890650
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$27,350610
Nursing Assistants$29,020600
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$39,200600
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,990560
Community and Social Service Occupations$47,860560
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$88,520540
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$33,240540
General and Operations Managers$98,820530
Receptionists and Information Clerks$30,850530
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$79,060510
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,080510
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,750500
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$34,610390
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,580390
Medical Assistants$37,440380
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$40,560380
Bartenders$26,680380
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products$29,690360
Personal Care Aides$30,590360
Construction Laborers$36,830360
Substitute Teachers$37,300350

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