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

·        
2 occupational
groups each had over 10% of the total area employment: Office and
Administrative Support (15.0%), and Sales and Related (10.7%)

 

 

 

Example of detailed data available:

 




Major occupational group

Percent of total employment

Average hourly wage

United States

Seattle

United States

Seattle

Total, all
occupations

100.0%

100.0%

 

$21.35

$26.25

Management

4.7

5.4

50.69

58.16

Business and financial operations

4.8

6.6

32.54

35.38

Computer and mathematical

2.6

6.4

37.13

42.94

Architecture and engineering

1.8

3.6

36.32

39.38

Life, physical, and social science

0.8

1.3

31.92

32.86

Community and social service

1.5

1.3

20.76

21.25

Legal

0.8

0.9

46.60

45.68

Education, training, and library

6.7

4.9

24.25

26.25

(cont…)

The 2016 Washington Manufacturing Awards: Legacy Award

The 2016 Washington Manufacturing Awards: Legacy Award

Winner: Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group
| FROM THE PRINT EDITION |
 
 
 
Legacy Award
Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group
Auburn › belshaw-adamatic.com
When it’s time to make doughnuts — or loaves of bread, or sheets of rolls — it could well be a Belshaw Adamatic piece of equipment that’s turning out the baked goods. From a 120,000-square-foot plant in Auburn, Belshaw Adamatic produces the ovens, fryers, conveyors and specialty equipment like jelly injectors used by wholesale and retail bakeries.
 
The firm’s two legacy companies — Belshaw started in 1923, Adamatic in 1962 — combined forces in 2007. Italy’s Ali Group North America is the parent.
 
It it takes work to maintain a legacy. A months-long strike in 2013 damaged morale and forced a leadership change. Frank Chandler was named president and CEO of Belshaw Adamatic in September 2013. The company has since strived to mend workplace relationships while also introducing a stream of new products, such as a convection oven, the BX Eco-touch, with energy saving features and steam injection that can be programmed for precise times in baking. The company energetically describes it as “an oven that saves time, reduces errors, makes an awesome product, and is fun to use and depend on every day!”
 
So far, more than 3,000 have been installed in quick-service restaurants, bakeries, cafés and supermarkets in the United States. They are the legacy of Thomas and Walter Belshaw, former builders of marine engines, who began producing patented manual and automated doughnut-making machines in Seattle 90 years ago. They sold thousands worldwide and, today, Belshaw Adamatic is the nation’s largest maker and distributor of doughnut-making equipment.