Largest Occupations in Spokane

With its strong base of research and academic resources, Spokane is concentrated on becoming a burgeoning center for information technology and telecommunications.

Let’s play “Spot the booming high tech and bio science sector in Spokane!

Before you get too excited (you are excited, aren’t you?) with the booming “Computer and Mathematical Science” sector be aware that this sector also includes computer support specialists and network admins. You can sense the excitement from the enormous number of jobs available (not!) and great pay ($17.85 per hour!).

Most of the “information” category workers are not high paid – according to Greater Spokane, Inc, the average wage for “Information” workers in Spokane is $17.85 per hour as of 2009 which is the third lowest pay scale shown on their chart and lower than the average pay for an “experienced order clerk“.

That is also $7 per hour lower than the “Arts, Entertainment and Recreation” category – a category that is traditionally known for low wages.  Most of the work in the “Information” category here is low level network admin, PC tech and support.

Wages are higher in the high skilled categories but there are many fewer workers.

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