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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Olympia, Washington Metro Area

MSA: Olympia-Tumwater, WA
county: Thurston
Population (2016 estimate): 275,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 4.7%
NFP Employment (2016): 113,000
Average Earnings (2016): $39,440

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 6,430 62.3 1.2 $86,850
Business and Financial Operations 7,490 72.5 1.4 $56,320
IT and Mathematical 4,950 47.9 1.6 $74,480
Architecture and Engineering 1,540 14.9 0.8 $72,680
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 2,010 19.4 2.4 $63,900
Community and Social Services 1,890 18.3 1.3 $50,620
Legal and Judicial 860 8.3 1.1 $81,270
Education, Training, and Library 7,150 69.2 1.1 $46,840
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,790 17.3 1.3 $47,670
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 5,290 51.2 0.9 $76,830
Healthcare Support 2,990 29.0 1.0 $33,070
Protective Services 1,760 17.0 0.7 $50,990
Food Preparation and Serving Related 9,570 92.7 1.0 $24,010
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 2,950 28.5 0.9 $28,800
Personal Care and Services 3,140 30.4 1.0 $24,120
Sales and Related 9,810 94.9 0.9 $28,150
Office and Administrative Support 17,850 172.7 1.1 $36,530
Construction and Extraction 3,510 34.0 0.9 $50,340
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 3,590 34.7 0.9 $44,510
Production 2,780 26.9 0.4 $36,290
Transportation and Material Moving 5,680 54.9 0.8 $30,930

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