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 Occupations47100$45,720$21.98100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations5610$39,350$18.9213.75
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations5470$29,050$13.978.7
4Transportation and Material Moving Occupations5090$33,900$16.36.7
5Sales and Related Occupations4900$39,650$19.069.5
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3130$86,390$41.535.85
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations3040$48,760$23.446
8Construction and Extraction Occupations2300$51,130$24.584.6
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2110$52,590$25.293.75
10Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2010$30,450$14.643.6
11Packers and Packagers, Hand1970$28,880$13.880.4
12Production Occupations1970$40,310$19.385.6
13Healthcare Support Occupations1930$34,180$16.432.85
14Retail Salespersons1860$34,290$16.482.7
15Management Occupations1590$95,990$46.156.35
16Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations1560$30,580$14.70.65
17Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1550$26,800$12.882.45
18Personal Care and Service Occupations1430$33,880$16.294.65
19Registered Nurses1340$80,650$38.781.95
20Cashiers1330$28,810$13.852.2
21Business and Financial Operations Occupations1290$65,590$31.535.35
22Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1230$32,670$15.711.8
23Waiters and Waitresses940$29,580$14.221.65
24Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners920$26,570$12.770.9
25Office Clerks, General920$38,410$18.471.9
26Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse820$28,140$13.530.3
27Protective Service Occupations780$57,790$27.792.2
28Maintenance and Repair Workers, General760$40,670$19.560.9
29Cooks, Restaurant720$29,480$14.180.9
30Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations650$53,730$25.830.8
31Nursing Assistants630$30,190$14.520.95
32Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners580$31,880$15.321.5
33Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks560$43,660$20.991.05
34Architecture and Engineering Occupations550$80,740$38.821.7
35Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations550$40,170$19.311.8
36Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive550$40,800$19.611.4
37General and Operations Managers530$100,890$48.51.5
38Community and Social Service Occupations510$51,880$24.941.75
39Construction Laborers510$42,210$20.290.9
40Personal Care Aides460$30,760$14.791.7
41Stock Clerks and Order Fillers450$29,540$14.21.25
42Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers440$42,980$20.661.2
43Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products440$79,880$38.40.85
44Computer and Mathematical Occupations430$72,080$34.653
45Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers410$34,360$16.520.75
46Medical Assistants410$36,380$17.490.45
47Receptionists and Information Clerks400$31,460$15.130.7
48Customer Service Representatives390$37,570$18.061.75
49First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers390$40,930$19.680.6
50Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products390$29,560$14.210
51Bartenders380$26,920$12.940.4
52First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers380$47,120$22.650.95
53Substitute Teachers380$37,670$18.110.4
54Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators360$42,270$20.320.4
55First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers350$57,100$27.450.95
56Electricians320$66,030$31.740.45
57Accountants and Auditors290$70,380$33.840.9
58Carpenters290$42,940$20.640.6
59Food Preparation Workers290$27,900$13.410.5
60Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers280$35,110$16.880.6
61Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics270$45,950$22.090.5
62Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers270$44,020$21.160.35
63Business Operations Specialists, All Other260$64,720$31.120.7
64Dishwashers250$25,190$12.110.3
65Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors240$37,460$18.010.2
66Agricultural Equipment Operators220$31,200$150
67Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education220$28,050$13.490.3
68Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria210$32,060$15.410.3
69Forest and Conservation Technicians210$38,320$18.420
70Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks210$35,140$16.890.4
71Bus Drivers, School or Special Client200$40,860$19.640.3
72Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks200$27,340$13.140.15
73Legal Occupations200$83,760$40.270.8
74Medical Secretaries200$38,200$18.370.4
75Tellers200$31,530$15.160.25
76Counter and Rental Clerks190$32,740$15.740.3
77First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers190$56,420$27.130.4
78Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment180$28,280$13.60.3
79Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers180$76,160$36.620.4
80First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers170$63,980$30.760.4
81First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers170$75,310$36.20.3
82Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators170$64,910$31.210.25
83Pharmacy Technicians170$43,020$20.680.3
84Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers160$25,780$12.40.3
85Firefighters160$47,580$22.880.2
86First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors160$56,780$27.30.3
87Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop160$29,110$140.3
88Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders160$30,580$14.70.2
89Civil Engineers150$89,550$43.060.2
90Pharmacists150$127,420$61.260.2
91Machinists140$43,830$21.070.2
92Parts Salespersons140$36,010$17.310.2
93Sales Representatives, Services, All Other140$56,090$26.970.7
94Security Guards140$38,940$18.720.7
95Billing and Posting Clerks130$39,650$19.060.3
96Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers130$50,480$24.270.1
97Dental Assistants130$42,920$20.630.2
98Insurance Sales Agents130$49,100$23.610.3
99Self-Enrichment Education Teachers130$40,260$19.360.2
100Computer User Support Specialists120$46,280$22.250.4
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov
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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$45,72047,100
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$39,3505,610
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$29,0505,470
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,9005,090
Sales and Related Occupations$39,6504,900
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$86,3903,130
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$48,7603,040
Construction and Extraction Occupations$51,1302,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$52,5902,110
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,4502,010
Packers and Packagers, Hand$28,8801,970
Production Occupations$40,3101,970
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,1801,930
Retail Salespersons$34,2901,860
Management Occupations$95,9901,590
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$30,5801,560
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$26,8001,550
Personal Care and Service Occupations$33,8801,430
Registered Nurses$80,6501,340
Cashiers$28,8101,330
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,5901,290
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$32,6701,230
Waiters and Waitresses$29,580940
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,570920
Office Clerks, General$38,410920
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$28,140820
Protective Service Occupations$57,790780
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,670760
Cooks, Restaurant$29,480720
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$53,730650
Nursing Assistants$30,190630
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$31,880580
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$43,660560
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,740550
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,170550
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$40,800550
General and Operations Managers$100,890530
Community and Social Service Occupations$51,880510
Construction Laborers$42,210510
Personal Care Aides$30,760460
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,540450
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,980440
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$79,880440
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$72,080430
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$34,360410
Medical Assistants$36,380410
Receptionists and Information Clerks$31,460400
Customer Service Representatives$37,570390
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$40,930390
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products$29,560390

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$45,72047,100
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$39,3505,610
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$29,0505,470
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,9005,090
Sales and Related Occupations$39,6504,900
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$86,3903,130
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$48,7603,040
Construction and Extraction Occupations$51,1302,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$52,5902,110
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,4502,010
Packers and Packagers, Hand$28,8801,970
Production Occupations$40,3101,970
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,1801,930
Retail Salespersons$34,2901,860
Management Occupations$95,9901,590
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$30,5801,560
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$26,8001,550
Personal Care and Service Occupations$33,8801,430
Registered Nurses$80,6501,340
Cashiers$28,8101,330
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,5901,290
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$32,6701,230
Waiters and Waitresses$29,580940
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,570920
Office Clerks, General$38,410920
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse$28,140820
Protective Service Occupations$57,790780
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,670760
Cooks, Restaurant$29,480720
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$53,730650
Nursing Assistants$30,190630
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$31,880580
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$43,660560
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,740550
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,170550
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$40,800550
General and Operations Managers$100,890530
Community and Social Service Occupations$51,880510
Construction Laborers$42,210510
Personal Care Aides$30,760460
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,540450
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,980440
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$79,880440
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$72,080430
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$34,360410
Medical Assistants$36,380410
Receptionists and Information Clerks$31,460400
Customer Service Representatives$37,570390
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$40,930390
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products$29,560390

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