Yakima Jobs

  • CDL Truck Driver - Company Dedicated. We Train!

    C.R. England - Yakima, WA

    C.R. England is now hiring Dedicated Truck Drivers. C.R. Englands Dedicated division is growing at a rapid pace and we need Company Truck Drivers to fill the need As a Dedicated...

    from C.R. England - 30+ days ago
  • CDL-A Truck Drivers (Canadian Runs) Up to .54CPM & $5K Bonus

    Gordon Trucking - Yakima, WA

    Better Carrier. Better Career! Can you do Canada? Do you want to get home weekly? Quality Drivers Needed for Canadian Runs Up to $5,000 sign-on Bonus! Gordon Trucking is...

    from Gordon Trucking Inc - 5 days ago
  • CDL-A Owner Operator Truck Drivers

    Hub Group Trucking - Yakima, WA

    Seattle/Eastern WA Area Intermodal Independent Contractor Position Immediate need for Independent Contractors in Seattle/Tacoma & Eastern, WA. Dedicated Lane - Year round volume!...

    from Hub Group Trucking - 12 days ago
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Yakima, Washington

:For the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, or simply Yakama Nation see Yakama. Yakima is a city in central Washington and the county seat of Yakima County, USA. As of the 2000, the city had a total population of 71,845 and a metropolitan population of 229,094. Yakima is situated in the Yakima Valley, which is noted for being one of the best apple-producing areas in the world, as well as a prime location for the production of hops. The name originates from the Yakama Nation. The Yakama Indian Reservation is located to the south and southeast of the city of Yakima.

Yakima Economy

Yakima's growth in the 20th century was fueled primarily by agriculture. The Yakima Valley produces many fruit crops, including apples, peaches, pears, cherries, and melons. Many vegetables are also produced, including peppers, corn and beans. Many of the city's residents have come to the Valley out of economic necessity and to participate in the picking, processing, marketing and support services for the agricultural economy. While jobs in agriculture have decreased, the population growth has continued, increasing unemployment, crime rates, and poverty. While city officials have attempted to lure new businesses to Yakima, they have largely failed to do so. The abandonment by retailers and other businesses of Yakima's downtown core is symbolic of the city's overall economic downturn. In the last five years, three major department stores and an entire shopping mall have closed for business. While several theories to "revitalize" the city's downtown have been put forth by civic leaders,...more

Yakima Careers

Among the most common occupations in Yakima are Sales and office occupations, 20%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 20%; and Service occupations, 18%. Approximately 75 percent of workers in Yakima, Washington work for companies, 10 percent work for the government and 4 percent are self-employed.

Yakima Industries

The leading industries in Yakima, Washington are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 21%; Retail trade, 12%; and Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services, 11%. Simply Hired's Yakima job listings indicate that the following industries in Yakima are hiring the most workers:

Yakima Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Yakima, Washington is $27,043, and the median income of households in Yakima was $29,428.

Average Salaries in Yakima, WA

Yakima, WA


According to our Yakima Trends data, the number of Yakima, Washington jobs has decreased by 3% since August 2013.
Yakima job trends

Yakima Employment Statistics

Population of Yakima
Total population 79,517
Male 49.85%
Female 50.15%
Median age 31.8
Yakima Housing
Owner-occupied homes 54.3%
Median cost of a home $114,800
Median mortgage payment $641
Renter-occupied homes 45.7%
Vacant housing 7.4%
Median monthly rent $540
Average Income
Median for all workers $17,021
Median for all male full-time $29,491
Median for all female full-time $24,595
Household Income
Less than $10,000 13%
$10,000 to $14,999 11%
$15,000 to $24,999 19%
$25,000 to $34,999 15%
$35,000 to $49,999 13%
$50,000 to $74,999 15%
$75,000 to $99,999 7%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 16%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11%
High school graduate 30%
Some college, no degree 21%
Associate's degree 5%
Bachelor's degree 11%
Graduate degree 6%
Marital Status
Never married 29%
Currently married 49%
Separated 2%
Widowed 7%
Divorced 13%
White 73%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 1%
Other 24%
Yakima Commute
Carpool 0.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Average travel time 18 minutes