WASHINGTON'S LEADING BUSINESS MAGAZINE

Seattle workers earn 23 percent more than national average, labor department says


New
BLS Data: Seattle workers earn 23% more than national average


 


The latest BLS News Release showing employment and wage data
for occupations in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division is
now available online at
http://www.bls.gov/ro9/oesseat.pdf.


Employment counts and average hourly rates of pay are
available for all jobs in the area.  Items of note include:


 


·        
The average
worker in the Seattle area earned $26.25/hr in May 2010, roughly 23% above the
U.S. average of $21.35/hr


·        
Management
occupations in the area were highest paid at $58.16/hr, followed by Legal
occupations at $45.68/hr


·        
Computer and
Mathematical occupations accounted for 6.4% of local employment, compared to
2.6% nationally


·        
The Seattle area
had the 8
th highest concentration of Computer and Mathematical jobs
out of 400+ metro areas nationwide


·        
Software
Application Developers averaged $46.49/hr locally, and had a total employment
count of 23,630

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