What kind of jobs are there in Spokane, WA?

While industries relying on natural resources (agriculture and mining) have traditionally represented a large sector of the local economy, today's Spokane is diversifying, providing more jobs in a variety of industries, including technology and finance. Meanwhile, the University of Washington Medical School and a growing medical community with several major hospitals secure Spokane's foothold in the health services sector. Fairchild Air Force Base is also a large employer in the Spokane area.

Spokane's unemployment rate is still higher than the national average, although the area has experienced a fair amount of job creation over the past few years. This growth is expected to continue, and the majority of new jobs will likely be in health care.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 5.5 /10

How we calculate this.


Spokane has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Spokane
$47,320

USA
$50,620

Unemployment Rate 2018

5.5%
of people are without a job

1.6 % higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.