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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%.

Companies situated in Wenatchee, Washington can work with helpful organizations including:

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

Jobs in Wenatchee

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 42790 $44020 $21.17 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5670 $36580 $17.59 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 5180 $39000 $18.75 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4850 $26590 $12.78 8.3
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2880 $47610 $22.89 6.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2820 $78500 $37.74 5.75
7 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2030 $47930 $23.04 4.4
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1980 $50100 $24.09 3.8
9 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1730 $29710 $14.28 3.7
10 Retail Salespersons 1690 $29190 $14.03 3.1
11 Cashiers 1640 $24950 $12 2.25
12 Management Occupations 1450 $91900 $44.18 6.05
13 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 1350 $30400 $14.62 0.6
14 Production Occupations 1340 $40110 $19.28 5.85
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 1310 $34910 $16.78 3.05
16 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1290 $64020 $30.78 5.05
17 Registered Nurses 1110 $75970 $36.52 1.9
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 930 $23550 $11.32 2.15
19 Personal Care and Service Occupations 920 $30890 $14.85 4.1
20 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 880 $30830 $14.82 1.6
21 Waiters and Waitresses 870 $28940 $13.91 1.6
22 Protective Service Occupations 850 $51250 $24.64 2.25
23 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 790 $25010 $12.02 1
24 Office Clerks, General 770 $34330 $16.5 2
25 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 750 $43500 $20.91 1.2
26 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 680 $38950 $18.73 1.1
27 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 670 $38500 $18.51 1.6
28 Cooks, Restaurant 640 $26600 $12.79 0.75
29 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 630 $88970 $42.78 1
30 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 630 $41550 $19.98 0.9
31 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 610 $50650 $24.35 0.9
32 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 580 $28740 $13.82 0
33 Receptionists and Information Clerks 550 $30760 $14.79 0.7
34 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 530 $32160 $15.46 1.6
35 Community and Social Service Occupations 510 $47730 $22.95 1.65
36 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 480 $40410 $19.43 1.7
37 Food Preparation Workers 480 $25040 $12.04 0.6
38 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 480 $77140 $37.08 1.65
39 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 470 $39740 $19.11 0.35
40 Nursing Assistants 460 $29070 $13.98 1.05
41 General and Operations Managers 450 $95890 $46.1 1.4
42 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 430 $71150 $34.2 2.8
43 Medical Assistants 400 $35920 $17.27 0.45
44 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 390 $27390 $13.17 1.2
45 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 370 $55270 $26.57 1
46 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 340 $44470 $21.38 1
47 Carpenters 340 $45070 $21.67 0.6
48 Substitute Teachers 330 $35880 $17.25 0
49 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 330 $38450 $18.49 0.6
50 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 320 $39530 $19.01 0.6
51 Construction Laborers 310 $37480 $18.02 0.8
52 Customer Service Representatives 310 $32050 $15.41 1.75
53 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 300 $33640 $16.17 0.8
54 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 $26910 $12.94 0.3
55 Accountants and Auditors 280 $67230 $32.32 0.9
56 Bartenders 280 $25480 $12.25 0.4
57 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 260 $40720 $19.58 0.5
58 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $25100 $12.07 0.2
59 Firefighters 230 $48070 $23.11 0.2
60 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 230 $32130 $15.45 0.3
61 Tellers 220 $27880 $13.4 0.3
62 Forest and Conservation Technicians 210 $36670 $17.63 0
63 Counter and Rental Clerks 200 $35490 $17.06 0.3
64 Dishwashers 200 $23660 $11.38 0.3
65 Legal Occupations 190 $67830 $32.61 0.8
66 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 190 $37830 $18.19 0.3
67 Security Guards 190 $36800 $17.69 0.7
68 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 $57410 $27.6 0.6
69 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 $48010 $23.08 0.1
70 Electricians 180 $59460 $28.59 0.4
71 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $69030 $33.19 0.3
72 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 160 $72350 $34.78 0.7
73 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 160 $60220 $28.95 0.2
74 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 150 $60930 $29.29 0.4
75 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $39600 $19.04 0.25
76 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 150 $34200 $16.44 0.4
77 Civil Engineers 140 $82720 $39.77 0.2
78 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $86180 $41.44 0.2
79 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 140 $39300 $18.89 0.1
80 Dental Assistants 130 $41640 $20.02 0.2
81 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 130 $60950 $29.3 0.1
82 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 130 $38400 $18.46 0.3
83 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 120 $64940 $31.22 0.4
84 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 $31320 $15.06 0.3
85 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $49290 $23.7 0.1
86 Pharmacists 120 $126800 $60.96 0.2
87 Human Resources Specialists 120 $56280 $27.06 0.3
88 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $42940 $20.65 0.2
89 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 120 $24680 $11.86 0.2
90 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 120 $70530 $33.91 0.45
91 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 120 $22970 $11.04 0.25
92 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 110 $44460 $21.38 0.5
93 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $50880 $24.46 0.3
94 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $58660 $28.2 0.1
95 Driver/Sales Workers 100 $24890 $11.97 0.3
96 Medical Secretaries 100 $39990 $19.23 0.4
97 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $81480 $39.17 0.3
98 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 100 $88780 $42.68 0.1
99 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $58040 $27.9 0.2
100 Radiologic Technologists 100 $64320 $30.92 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Wenatchee Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,020 42,790
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,580 5,670
Sales and Related Occupations 39,000 5,180
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 26,590 4,850
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,610 2,880
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 78,500 2,820
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,930 2,030
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 50,100 1,980
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 29,710 1,730
Retail Salespersons 29,190 1,690
Cashiers 24,950 1,640
Management Occupations 91,900 1,450
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 30,400 1,350
Production Occupations 40,110 1,340
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,910 1,310
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,020 1,290
Registered Nurses 75,970 1,110
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 23,550 930
Personal Care and Service Occupations 30,890 920
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,830 880
Waiters and Waitresses 28,940 870
Protective Service Occupations 51,250 850
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,010 790
Office Clerks, General 34,330 770
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,500 750
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,950 680
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 38,500 670
Cooks, Restaurant 26,600 640
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 88,970 630
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,550 630
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 50,650 610
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 28,740 580
Receptionists and Information Clerks 30,760 550
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 32,160 530
Community and Social Service Occupations 47,730 510
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,410 480
Food Preparation Workers 25,040 480
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 77,140 480
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 39,740 470
Nursing Assistants 29,070 460
General and Operations Managers 95,890 450
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 71,150 430
Medical Assistants 35,920 400
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,390 390
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,270 370
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,470 340
Carpenters 45,070 340
Substitute Teachers 35,880 330
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 38,450 330
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 39,530 320

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,020 42,790
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,580 5,670
Sales and Related Occupations 39,000 5,180
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 26,590 4,850
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,610 2,880
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 78,500 2,820
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,930 2,030
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 50,100 1,980
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 29,710 1,730
Retail Salespersons 29,190 1,690
Management Occupations 91,900 1,450
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 30,400 1,350
Production Occupations 40,110 1,340
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,910 1,310
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,020 1,290
Registered Nurses 75,970 1,110
Personal Care and Service Occupations 30,890 920
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,830 880
Waiters and Waitresses 28,940 870
Protective Service Occupations 51,250 850
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,010 790
Office Clerks, General 34,330 770
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,500 750
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,950 680
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 38,500 670
Cooks, Restaurant 26,600 640
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 88,970 630
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,550 630
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 50,650 610
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 28,740 580
Receptionists and Information Clerks 30,760 550
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 32,160 530
Community and Social Service Occupations 47,730 510
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,410 480
Food Preparation Workers 25,040 480
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 77,140 480
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 39,740 470
Nursing Assistants 29,070 460
General and Operations Managers 95,890 450
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 71,150 430
Medical Assistants 35,920 400
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,390 390
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,270 370
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,470 340
Carpenters 45,070 340
Substitute Teachers 35,880 330
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 38,450 330
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 39,530 320
Construction Laborers 37,480 310
Customer Service Representatives 32,050 310

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