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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Washington

What professions have the highest employment in Washington? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Washington. We note that the total employment in Washington is 2,898,350. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 102,910 people (3.55 percent of the total employment in Washington). The second most common job is the cashier profession which employs 66,350 people (2.29 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Washington is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Washington

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
2,898,350
100.00% $41,090
2 Retail Salespersons
102,910
3.55% $24,080
3 Cashiers
66,350
2.29% $23,310
4 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
60,610
2.09% $20,790
5 Registered Nurses
51,600
1.78% $77,520
6 Applications Software Developers
48,890
1.69% $114,210
7 Customer Service Representatives
47,660
1.64% $34,960
8 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
45,860
1.58% $27,900
9 Waiters and Waitresses
44,170
1.52% $21,690
10 Office Clerks, General
43,800
1.51% $30,900
11 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
40,120
1.38% $27,900
12 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
38,320
1.32% $37,630
13 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
37,770
1.30% $39,410
14 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
37,420
1.29% $27,710
15 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
36,390
1.26% $59,540
16 Teacher Assistants
34,220
1.18% $30,240
17 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
30,060
1.04% $42,260
18 Other Business Operations Specialists
28,570
0.99% $69,540
19 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
28,520
0.98% $39,700
20 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
27,340
0.94% $62,190
21 Personal Care Aides
25,450
0.88% $23,230
22 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
25,430
0.88% $51,430
23 Accountants and Auditors
24,900
0.86% $66,380
24 Nursing Assistants
23,810
0.82% $28,150
25 Restaurant Cooks
23,490
0.81% $25,850
26 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
21,870
0.75% $41,250
27 Receptionists and Information Clerks
21,390
0.74% $29,710
28 Food Preparation Workers
21,290
0.73% $22,340
29 Carpenters
20,360
0.70% $48,580
30 Construction Laborers
19,310
0.67% $38,170
31 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
18,960
0.65% $28,200
32 Security Guards
17,890
0.62% $28,650
33 Packers and Packagers
17,680
0.61% $23,390
34 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
17,030
0.59% $33,020
35 Substitute Teachers
16,670
0.58% $36,240
36 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
16,650
0.57% $22,430
37 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
16,210
0.56% $32,580
38 Computer Systems Analysts
15,890
0.55% $88,820
39 Other Sales Representatives
15,340
0.53% $52,390
40 Management Analysts
14,750
0.51% $91,550
41 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
14,640
0.51% $69,270
42 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
14,630
0.50% $20,710
43 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
14,610
0.50% $34,160
44 Counter and Rental Clerks
14,400
0.50% $28,270
45 Bartenders
13,940
0.48% $24,070
46 Computer User Support Specialists
13,860
0.48% $51,290
47 Computer Programmers
13,670
0.47% $116,190
48 Electricians
12,900
0.45% $64,470
49 Medical Assistants
12,850
0.44% $35,280
50 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
12,690
0.44% $64,060
51 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
12,660
0.44% $37,070
52 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
12,450
0.43% $62,500
53 Dishwashers
12,050
0.42% $21,510
54 Human Resources Specialists
11,900
0.41% $61,990
55 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
11,880
0.41% $41,580
56 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
11,630
0.40% $74,760
57 Team Assemblers
11,470
0.40% $30,160
58 Civil Engineers
11,390
0.39% $83,130
59 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
11,340
0.39% $47,600
60 Financial Managers
11,310
0.39% $102,890
61 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
11,210
0.39% $52,800
62 Billing and Posting Clerks
10,940
0.38% $37,770
63 Lawyers
10,690
0.37% $105,860
64 Medical Secretaries
10,610
0.37% $39,610
65 Tellers
10,380
0.36% $28,380
66 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
9,980
0.34% $66,790
67 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
9,870
0.34% $29,560
68 Dental Assistants
9,790
0.34% $40,080
69 Systems Software Developers
9,780
0.34% $113,490
70 Social and Human Service Assistants
9,530
0.33% $27,860
71 Coaches and Scouts
9,520
0.33% $31,120
72 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
9,320
0.32% $68,730
73 Computer and Information Systems Managers
9,220
0.32% $137,570
74 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
9,210
0.32% $62,660
75 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
8,990
0.31% $35,520
76 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
8,600
0.30% $28,660
77 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
8,560
0.30% $20,390
78 Aerospace Engineers
8,540
0.29% $107,440
79 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
8,410
0.29% $23,260
80 Fast Food Cooks
8,340
0.29% $20,980
81 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
8,240
0.28% $47,070
82 Home Health Aides
8,240
0.28% $24,970
83 Machinists
8,180
0.28% $45,000
84 Insurance Sales Agents
8,140
0.28% $41,020
85 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
8,120
0.28% $38,480
86 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
8,080
0.28% $60,570
87 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
8,030
0.28% $72,690
88 Driver/Sales Workers
7,870
0.27% $24,190
89 Sales Managers
7,820
0.27% $106,430
90 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
7,690
0.27% $27,420
91 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
7,550
0.26% $48,020
92 Firefighters
7,480
0.26% $69,200
93 Childcare Workers
7,400
0.26% $22,130
94 All Other Managers
7,370
0.25% $104,040
95 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
7,360
0.25% $83,630
96 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
7,210
0.25% $58,320
97 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
7,190
0.25% $34,670
98 Pharmacy Technicians
7,180
0.25% $40,140
99 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
7,030
0.24% $24,680
100 Industrial Engineers
6,900
0.24% $96,780
101 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
6,890
0.24% $33,150
102 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
6,870
0.24% $21,970
103 Medical and Health Services Managers
6,750
0.23% $100,310
104 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
6,730
0.23% $26,610
105 Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
6,670
0.23% $49,150
106 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
6,590
0.23% $55,810
107 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
6,540
0.23% $42,660
108 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
6,470
0.22% $51,070
109 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
6,460
0.22% $53,700
110 Loan Officers
6,450
0.22% $62,070
111 Mechanical Engineers
6,420
0.22% $87,920
112 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
6,400
0.22% $44,100
113 Rehabilitation Counselors
6,320
0.22% $35,400
114 Correctional Officers and Jailers
6,300
0.22% $46,700
115 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
6,160
0.21% $63,110
116 Postal Service Mail Carriers
6,000
0.21% $57,200
117 Dental Hygienists
5,780
0.20% $91,220
118 Logisticians
5,750
0.20% n/a
119 Helpers--Production Workers
5,740
0.20% $25,300
120 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
5,710
0.20% $38,760
121 Gaming Dealers
5,710
0.20% $19,580
122 Electrical Engineers
5,690
0.20% $99,880
123 Pharmacists
5,670
0.20% $121,110
124 Telemarketers
5,630
0.19% $23,250
125 Bakers
5,580
0.19% $24,540
126 Cost Estimators
5,580
0.19% $67,260
127 Recreation Workers
5,530
0.19% $24,520
128 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
5,450
0.19% $52,970
129 Parts Salespersons
5,410
0.19% $31,140
130 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
5,350
0.18% $55,390
131 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
5,280
0.18% $78,810
132 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
5,220
0.18% $37,150
133 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
5,160
0.18% $21,410
134 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
5,090
0.18% $52,520
135 Construction Managers
5,090
0.18% $92,710
136 Bill and Account Collectors
5,060
0.17% $35,650
137 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
5,000
0.17% $62,440
138 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
5,000
0.17% $68,880
139 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
4,960
0.17% $65,050
140 Order Clerks
4,900
0.17% $35,240
141 Computer Network Architects
4,870
0.17% $96,990
142 Web Developers
4,810
0.17% $78,810
143 Marketing Managers
4,810
0.17% $129,680
144 Physical Therapists
4,750
0.16% $83,190
145 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
4,720
0.16% $52,430
146 Administrative Services Managers
4,690
0.16% $88,730
147 Training and Development Specialists
4,660
0.16% $64,830
148 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
4,640
0.16% $38,750
149 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
4,640
0.16% $58,790
150 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
4,620
0.16% $22,840
151 Other Physicians and Surgeons
4,580
0.16% n/a
152 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
4,560
0.16% $23,140
153 Other Computer Occupations
4,550
0.16% $70,070
154 Public Relations Specialists
4,430
0.15% $61,710
155 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
4,390
0.15% $21,910
156 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
4,360
0.15% $33,400
157 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
4,340
0.15% $35,330
158 Massage Therapists
4,330
0.15% $48,600
159 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
4,280
0.15% $27,970
160 Short Order Cooks
4,270
0.15% $22,940
161 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
4,260
0.15% $59,830
162 Graphic Designers
4,250
0.15% $52,170
163 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
4,220
0.15% $105,940
164 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
4,200
0.14% $27,250
165 Chief Executives
4,160
0.14% n/a
166 Legal Secretaries
4,060
0.14% $44,350
167 Unknown
4,050
0.14% $39,160
168 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
4,050
0.14% $54,080
169 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
4,040
0.14% $62,490
170 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
4,020
0.14% $53,460
171 Radiologic Technologists
3,980
0.14% $66,920
172 Other Healthcare Support Workers
3,930
0.14% $35,280
173 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
3,930
0.14% $70,710
174 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
3,920
0.14% $42,200
175 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
3,920
0.14% $66,320
176 Sheet Metal Workers
3,810
0.13% $50,860
177 Personal Financial Advisors
3,800
0.13% $93,930
178 Computer Network Support Specialists
3,730
0.13% $67,610
179 Engineers, All Other
3,720
0.13% $90,830
180 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
3,680
0.13% $23,460
181 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
3,590
0.12% $43,260
182 Sewing Machine Operators
3,480
0.12% $27,790
183 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
3,480
0.12% $37,780
184 Other Health Technologists and Technicians
3,480
0.12% $46,860
185 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
3,480
0.12% $49,690
186 Manicurists and Pedicurists
3,470
0.12% $24,130
187 Property, Real Estate Managers
3,430
0.12% $64,720
188 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
3,360
0.12% $124,290
189 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
3,320
0.11% $38,860
190 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
3,290
0.11% $22,950
191 Roofers
3,260
0.11% $42,190
192 Librarians
3,160
0.11% $66,370
193 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
3,150
0.11% $51,470
194 Butchers and Meat Cutters
3,150
0.11% $34,120
195 Tire Repairers and Changers
3,150
0.11% $28,460
196 Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
3,150
0.11% $45,970
197 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
3,110
0.11% $43,620
198 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
3,090
0.11% $51,230
199 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
3,060
0.11% $23,990
200 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
3,060
0.11% $59,000

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