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Employment and Wages

Occupational employment and wages by major occupational group, United States and the Yakima Metropolitan Statistical Area, and measures of statistical significance, May 2014.

Major occupational group
Percent of total employment
Mean hourly wage
Percent difference
  United States Yakima United States Yakima  
Total, all occupations 100% 100% $22.71 $19.40* -15
Management 5.0 3.2* 54.08 45.08* -17
Business and financial operations 5.1 2.9* 34.81 28.80* -17
Computer and
mathematical
2.8 0.8* 40.37 31.67* -22
Architecture and engineering 1.8 0.7* 39.19 30.41* -22
Life, physical, and social science 0.8 0.8 33.69 26.14* -22
Community and social services 1.4 2.3* 21.79 20.14* -8
Legal 0.8 0.6 48.61 28.98* -40
Education, training, and library 6.2 8.4* 25.10 22.50* -10
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media 1.3 0.7* 26.82 20.01* -25
Healthcare
practitioner and
technical
5.8 6.0 36.54 34.97 -4
Healthcare support 2.9 3.0 13.86 14.53* 5
Protective service 2.4 2.1* 21.14 22.80 8
Food preparation
and serving related
9.1 8,.4* 10.57 11.38* 8
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance 3.2 3.1 12.68 13.66* 8
Personal care and service 3.1 2.2* 12.01 13.49* 12
Sales and related 10.5 10.0 18.59 17.44* -6
Office and administrative
support
16.0 13.5* 17.08 16.85 -1
Farming, fishing, and forestry 0.3 5.4* 12,09 12.81 6
Construction and
extraction
3.9 3.3* 22.40 21.33* -5
Installation, maintenance, and
repair
3.9 4.5* 21.74 20.12* -7
Production 6.6 8.4* 17.06 15.73* -8
Transportation and material moving 6.8 9.6* 16.57 14.87* -10
Footnotes:
(1) A positive percent difference measures how much the mean wage in Yakima is above the national mean wage, while a negative difference reflects a lower wage.
* The percent share of employment or mean hourly wage for this area is significantly different from the national average of all areas at the 90-percent confidence level. 

Five Largest Industry Groups Yakima County 2014

Sector Number of jobs Share of employment
1. Agriculture, forestry and fishing 29,331 27.5%
2. Health Services 15,456 14.5%
3. Local government 12,896 12.1%
4. Retail trade 10,103 9.5%
5. Manufacturing 8,216 7.7%
Total covered employment 106,613 100%
All other industries 30,611 28.7%

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