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

Spokane, Washington Metro Area

MSA: Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA
counties: Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens
Population (2016 estimate): 557,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 5.1%
NFP Employment (2016): 241,000
Average Earnings (2016): $42,390

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 9,620 42.6 0.8 $89,580
Business and Financial Operations 10,710 47.4 0.9 $59,180
IT and Mathematical 4,200 18.6 0.6 $67,180
Architecture and Engineering 2,710 12.0 0.7 $67,420
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,470 6.5 0.8 $58,000
Community and Social Services 4,700 20.8 1.5 $43,460
Legal and Judicial 1,200 5.3 0.7 $70,740
Education, Training, and Library 14,260 63.2 1.0 $47,850
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 3,360 14.9 1.1 $39,310
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 15,420 68.3 1.2 $71,410
Healthcare Support 7,650 33.9 1.2 $30,450
Protective Services 4,840 21.4 0.9 $40,430
Food Preparation and Serving Related 20,810 92.2 1.0 $23,470
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 7,960 35.3 1.1 $27,610
Personal Care and Services 8,410 37.3 1.2 $24,670
Sales and Related 25,000 110.7 1.1 $28,390
Office and Administrative Support 37,520 166.2 1.1 $34,770
Construction and Extraction 9,550 42.3 1.1 $48,540
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 8,600 38.1 1.0 $44,690
Production 12,500 55.4 0.9 $35,840
Transportation and Material Moving 14,900 66.0 1.0 $31,860

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