Operating Costs

taxes, fees, mean wages, utility rates, and other costs.


Tax Rate
Property Tax 8.62476251
Leasehold Tax 12.84%
Inventory Tax (none)
Income Tax (none)
Corporate Tax (none)
Unitary Tax (none)
Capital Gains (none)
State Sales/Use Tax* 6.5%
County Sales/Use Tax* 0.5%
State Business Tax Based on Type
General manufacturing/wholesaling: 0.484%
Airplane component manufacturing: 0.2904%
Wood products manufacturing: 0.3424%
Other classifications

*State and county sales taxes may be deducted from federal income taxes.

Sample 2009 Mean Wages

More Information: Report.

43-6011Administrative Assistant$20.47
43-3031Bookkeeper/Accounting Clerk$15.37
15-1041Computer Support Specialist$19.58
43-4051Customer Service Rep.$15.08
11-3031Financial Manager$40.32
11-1021General/Operations Manager$49.70
51-9198Helpers–Production Worker$12.27
49-9041Industrial Mechanic$22.03
53-7062Laborer/Freight or Stock Mover$11.12
43-9061Office Clerk$12.86
51-1011Production Manager$24.11
41-4012Sales Rep.$22.76
43-5071Shipping/Receiving Clerk$14.75
51-4121Welder, Cutter, or Solderer$19.24

For additonal Work Force related information and statistics please see:
Labor Area Summary, regional data for the Columbia River Gorge area from the Washington Employment Security Deparment and the Oregon Employment Department Klickitat, Skamania, Hood River, Sherman and Wasco counties. To find the summary, click on the link above and go to Other Areas and select "Columbia Gorge".

Utility Rates

Current utility rates may be viewed by selecting the link to the appropriate service provider listed below.

Bingen Point Business Park
Electric PowerKlickitat PUD
Potable WaterCity of Bingen
WastewaterCity of Bingen
Natural GasNorthwest Natural
Dallesport Industrial Park
Electric Power Single-phase under 15,000KWh: $22.10/mo plus $0.0711/KWh
Three-phase under 180,000KWh: $36.05/mo plus $0.0504/KWh
Small Service: $22.10/mo plus $0.0711/KWh
See additionalkitat PUD
Potable Water Klickitat PUD
WastewaterKlickitat PUD
Natural GasNorthwest Natural

Note: Various companies provide cellular, Internet, and other communications services to the area.

Sample 2009 Fees