Tacoma, WA Jobs


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Tacoma, WA is a great place to find work with a projected job growth of 27.78%, which is slightly lower than the US' rate of 30.54%. The unemployment rate in Tacoma, WA is 5.6%, which is also lower than the US' rate of 4.1%. In addition, Tacoma offers many employment opportunities due to its diverse economy and bustling downtown area. With its relatively low unemployment rate and growing job market, Tacoma is an ideal city for those looking for employment opportunities.

The unemployment rate in Tacoma is 7.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%)

You Should Know

- That Job Growth in Tacoma has been Negative.
- Jobs have Decreased by 2.9% over the past year.
- The average salary in Tacoma is $69,956.
- The median home cost in Tacoma is $454,100

Job Helpful Resources

- Best paying jobs in Tacoma? Architecture, Engineering ($82,798)
- Worst paying jobs? Personal Care ($16,534)
- Highest paying industry jobs? Utilities ($90,062)
- Lowest paying industry jobs? Accommodation and Food Services ($24,176)
- Average Income of Residents in Tacoma ($37,263) compared to USA ($37,638)
- The Unemployment Rate in Tacoma (7.3) is higher than USA (6)

Process of Job Search

View jobs in occupation categories below. It is important to join a job site search that offers legally protected status, inclusive workplace, and diverse and inclusive workplace if you're looking for work in Tacoma. A team that respects gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, and other legally protected status are important to look for.

Diverse and inclusive employers are looking for job seekers with a wide range of skills and experience. You can find jobs in Tacoma, Washington that match your qualifications.

     JobsTacoma, WashingtonUnited States
  Average Salary by OccupationTacoma, WashingtonUnited States
  Business, Financial$67,870$68,299
  Computer, Math$65,617$87,306
  Architecture, Engineering$82,798$86,023
  Social Service$43,181$44,925
  Arts, Entertainment$42,664$43,591
  Health Practitioners$82,246$75,327
  Health Technicians$44,459$41,524
  Healthcare Support$27,621$25,441
  Fire Fighters$44,403$35,516
  Law Enforcement$69,615$64,941
  Food Prep, Serving$22,021$16,379
  Cleaning, Maintenance$30,438$23,378
  Personal Care$16,534$15,351
  Sales, Related$34,103$33,178
  Office Admin, Support$40,341$35,058
  Farming, Fishing, Forestry$25,962$25,716
  Construction, Extraction$54,139$41,315
  Maintence, Repair$51,364$48,436
  Material Moving$30,723$25,906
  Average Salary by IndustryTacoma, WashingtonUnited States
  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting$25,229$31,273
  Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction$56,944$74,432
  Wholesale Trade$50,254$51,301
  Retail Trade$31,284$26,757
  Transportation and Warehousing$45,870$43,256
  Finance and Insurance$55,938$65,016
  Real Estate and Rental and Leasing$45,701$46,406
  Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services$62,063$73,907
  Management of Companies and Enterprises$60,000$75,118
  Administrative and Support and Waste Services$32,579$30,687
  Educational Services$45,366$44,708
  Health Care and Social Assistance$45,456$40,852
  Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation$31,796$25,861
  Accommodation and Food Services$24,176$18,154
  Other Services$34,457$29,481
  Public Administration$69,878$61,644
Unemployment by Year (Years 1990 to 2021)
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I've lived in Tacoma for 3.5 years and love it! It's not a perfect city, nowhere is perfect and Tacoma does have its' share of problems, but overall have found T-Town  More

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Over 3 years ago

We LOVE tacoma. Grew up in Seattle, and tacoma is so much better! Easy access to the water, hiking, and Mt Rainier and the Olympics. We love the coffee shops and  More

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Over 4 years ago

Having lived over half my life here I can tell you real friends are few and far between. You will go through many and only have a handful who stick with you. Your  More

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