1. Wages by Year
  2. Wages by Industry

Data Table


Average wages for covered employment in Thurston County have increased steadily over the past decade. When adjusted for inflation, average covered employment wages have increased by about $12,100 since 2002.

Most larger industries have had a similar gain since 2002 in annual real wages.

Covered Employment

“Covered employment” measures all employed persons covered under the Unemployment Insurance Act. The measure accounts for approximately 75% of the total employment in Thurston County, and includes both part-time and temporary positions. Job categories not measured in the count include self-employed workers, proprietors, CEOs, military, and other non-insured workers. If a worker holds more than one job, each position is reported separately.


Employment Security Department