1. Wages by Year
  2. Wages by Industry

Data Table


The average annual wage for covered employment in Thurston County was $65,544 in 2022, and increase of 5.5% from the year before. Information services had the highest average wage, followed by utilities while arts, entertainment, and recreation had the lowest wages, followed by accomodation and food services.

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