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Oregon Jobs and Career Information

RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Oregon Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in Oregon, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Logging workers$32,94029040.6
2Power distributors and dispatchers$76,21019018.8
3Logging equipment operators$36,72184014.0
4Foresters$61,10233012.0
5Directors, religious activities and education$32,8101,00011.0
6Fence erectors$30,4603709.2
7Musical instrument repairers and tuners$33,4201208.1
8Soil and plant scientists$64,8432808.1
9Bicycle repairers$22,6601208.0
10Forest and conservation technicians$36,0667107.5
11Fiberglass laminators and fabricators$25,8908206.9
12Service station attendants$17,5535,1306.6
13Music directors and composers$46,1002806.4
14Coil winders, tapers, and finishers$19,8405606.1
15Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood$27,9841,5505.8
16Tank car, truck, and ship loaders$41,6504105.5
17Education, training, and library workers$25,4252,5505.1
18Precision instrument and equipment repairers$51,5503004.9
19Stonemasons$38,6503604.9
20Recreational vehicle service technicians$36,7552104.8
21Etchers and engravers$35,8001104.7
22Foundry mold and coremakers$31,7702404.6
23Conservation scientists$60,7452904.1
24Machine feeders and offbearers$23,9904,4004.1
25Earth drillers, except oil and gas$35,5851704.0
26Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers$25,8837,2603.9
27Urban and regional planners$55,6001,0503.8
28Graduate teaching assistants$33,8507603.7
29Tree trimmers and pruners$40,1902903.7
30Entertainment attendants and related workers$18,3655603.6
31Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing$29,2562,0803.6
32Zoologists and wildlife biologists$54,3102503.5
33Engine and other machine assemblers$34,0504203.3
34Millwrights$41,4061,0003.3
35Computer specialists$45,6504,0703.3
36Agricultural inspectors$36,3601403.1
37Psychologists$70,0301303.0
38Cartographers and photogrammetrists$46,5262603.0
39Metal workers and plastic workers$31,6206303.0
40Statisticians$50,1304903.0
41Occupational health and safety technicians$46,4651302.9
42Social workers$38,1151,4802.8
43Assemblers and fabricators$24,5374,9102.7
44Materials engineers$73,6603602.7
45Umpires, referees, and other sports officials$22,4401202.6
46Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles$26,9652202.5
47Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators$36,4901,1602.5
48First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers$42,9522802.5
49Transportation workers$37,8507702.5
50Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment$40,3901002.4
51Internists, general$164,7107702.4
52Hydrologists$73,9001202.4
53Material moving workers$31,5708302.4
54Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders$28,1373102.4
55Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists$46,3551,3002.4
56Gaming and sports book writers and runners$19,0602002.3
57Biological technicians$33,1251,2302.3
58Clergy$48,0867302.3
59Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters$26,8722,4502.3
60Landscape architects$51,1403502.2
61Structural metal fabricators and fitters$33,2421,7502.2
62Office and administrative support workers$25,9356,0702.1
63Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers$65,3102402.1
64Numerical tool and process control programmers$43,5152702.1
65Painting, coating, and decorating workers$27,1033402.1
66Dental laboratory technicians$35,3037702.1
67Rehabilitation counselors$28,7502,0802.1
68Graders and sorters, agricultural products$17,7105502.1
69Pourers and casters, metal$28,1301302.1
70Social science research assistants$33,8751602.0
71Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles$41,0601302.0
72Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders$43,0701,5902.0
73Farm equipment mechanics$34,5432302.0
74Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders$35,9701601.9
75First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers$68,7455901.9
76Production workers$25,2634,7401.9
77Biological scientists$64,0763901.9
78Commercial pilots$49,3052601.9
79Managers$64,4666,9001.9
80Medical secretaries$30,8926,2801.9
81Forensic science technicians$54,8901301.9
82Merchandise displayers and window trimmers$25,8601,1201.9
83Home appliance repairers$26,4405401.9
84Court, municipal, and license clerks$31,4051,3101.9
85Demonstrators and product promoters$22,9051,2501.9
86Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers$32,2404301.8
87Obstetricians and gynecologists$180,7102201.8
88Mental health counselors$43,0021,4301.8
89Designers$56,8001601.8
90Surgeons$162,1656201.8
91Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary$49,4801401.8
92Installation, maintenance, and repair workers$30,1382,3101.8
93Tax preparers$35,9757301.8
94Helpers--roofers$22,1202201.8
95Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders$33,8254201.8
96Survey researchers$35,1602501.8
97Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors$32,3401,0901.8
98Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay$60,3301101.8
99Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators$43,0101001.7
100Electrical and electronic engineering technicians$44,8732,9801.7

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Oregon

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Oregon are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons51,210$24,3051.1
2Office clerks, general36,310$25,1951.1
3Cashiers31,240$20,2830.9
4Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food26,790$17,3001.1
5Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks23,340$29,5761.2
6Waiters and waitresses23,070$19,5481.0
7Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand20,830$22,8760.8
8Registered nurses20,320$59,1500.8
9Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners19,930$22,1060.9
10Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer19,000$33,2151.2
11Customer service representatives18,430$27,5020.8
12General and operations managers16,800$84,4860.9
13Stock clerks and order fillers16,010$24,2500.9
14Teacher assistants15,650$24,0621.3
15Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products15,630$47,5611.0
16Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive14,210$27,9150.8
17Carpenters13,660$35,5341.4
18Executive secretaries and administrative assistants13,460$34,6000.8
19Receptionists and information clerks13,120$23,7851.1
20First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers13,020$42,8530.9
21Elementary school teachers, except special education12,810$46,8520.9
22Business operations specialists12,660$46,1911.3
23First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers11,370$36,2761.0
24Food preparation workers11,210$19,0511.2
25Accountants and auditors10,870$51,9030.9
26Cooks, restaurant10,600$21,1731.3
27Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants10,330$23,0200.8
28Maintenance and repair workers, general10,270$31,3010.8
29Landscaping and groundskeeping workers9,140$23,0551.0
30Truck drivers, light or delivery services9,050$25,8400.9
31Construction laborers8,780$29,0350.9
32First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers8,340$29,2201.1
33Industrial truck and tractor operators8,230$28,8461.3
34Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks8,210$25,9751.0
35Maids and housekeeping cleaners8,100$18,3530.9
36Cooks, fast food7,780$17,3351.2
37First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers7,590$47,5161.1
38Team assemblers7,550$23,8420.7
39Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers7,260$25,8833.9
40Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education6,940$46,8820.8
41Managers6,900$64,4661.9
42Home health aides6,560$19,5181.0
43Packers and packagers, hand6,380$18,5240.8
44Medical secretaries6,280$30,8921.9
45Counter and rental clerks6,180$21,0201.3
46Driver/sales workers6,130$23,8531.5
47Automotive service technicians and mechanics6,100$35,7020.9
48Office and administrative support workers6,070$25,9352.1
49Sales representatives, services5,960$43,8871.3
50Security guards5,940$21,8580.5
51Electricians5,920$51,2600.9
52Bartenders5,830$20,1951.2
53Telemarketers5,790$19,8071.5
54Helpers--production workers5,780$24,2321.2
55Dishwashers5,640$17,2011.1
56Computer software engineers, applications5,590$74,9001.1
57Computer support specialists5,410$38,0551.0
58Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers5,190$29,8101.1
59Service station attendants5,130$17,5536.6
60Teachers and instructors5,100$36,6761.2
61Tellers5,060$22,3660.9
62Billing and posting clerks and machine operators4,980$28,7450.9
63Assemblers and fabricators4,910$24,5372.7
64Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education4,810$46,5700.9
65First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers4,810$54,7860.8
66Bus drivers, school4,770$25,1641.2
67Medical assistants4,770$28,4301.1
68Production workers4,740$25,2631.9
69Loan officers4,650$56,6701.3
70Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers4,590$30,6211.4
71Machine feeders and offbearers4,400$23,9904.1
72Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop4,360$18,0520.8
73Social and human service assistants4,220$26,1351.4
74Child care workers4,190$18,5080.7
75Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters4,170$50,0760.9
76Preschool teachers, except special education4,130$22,6601.2
77First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers4,090$52,7400.9
78Computer specialists4,070$45,6503.3
79All other information and record clerks4,070$32,2951.3
80Cleaners of vehicles and equipment4,060$19,4031.1
81Police and sheriff's patrol officers4,010$49,1480.8
82Bill and account collectors3,980$29,5380.9
83Dental assistants3,920$33,3881.4
84Lawyers3,820$91,8050.6
85Recreation workers3,760$23,5761.5
86Computer systems analysts3,760$60,8000.7
87First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers3,650$69,3731.1
88Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers3,600$16,9180.8
89Cooks, institution and cafeteria3,520$22,2061.0
90Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists3,520$22,6361.0
91Painters, construction and maintenance3,400$29,0141.2
92Postal service mail carriers3,390$45,0511.0
93Civil engineers3,380$61,4481.3
94Financial managers3,350$86,2280.6
95Personal and home care aides3,260$20,3220.6
96Loan interviewers and clerks3,250$32,9821.7
97Industrial machinery mechanics3,230$39,1261.5
98Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists3,200$50,0961.7
99Computer programmers3,150$53,8760.7
100Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators3,120$40,0030.9

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