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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Oregon

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Oregon (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Oregon are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Oregon is general pediatricians with an average annual salary of $176,000. The second highest paying job is family and general practitioners (average salary $174,380). The salary and the employment information in Oregon is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Oregon

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Pediatricians
$176,000
540
2 Family and General Practitioners
$174,380
1,440
3 Chief Executives
$167,130
2,650
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$166,590
210
5 Podiatrists
$157,090
40
6 General Dentists
$151,240
1,210
7 Physicists
$140,470
60
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$132,150
2,970
9 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$130,830
160
10 Pharmacists
$126,440
3,590
11 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$124,770
340
12 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$119,770
2,300
13 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$115,620
380
14 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$115,600
260
15 Nurse Midwives
$113,070
100
16 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$111,830
140
17 Computer Network Architects
$110,950
1,170
18 Sales Engineers
$109,470
940
19 Nurse Practitioners
$108,900
1,360
20 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$108,370
4,380
21 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$104,890
130
22 Lawyers
$104,310
6,490
23 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$104,260
0
24 Other Physical Scientists
$102,440
500
25 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$102,430
90
26 Systems Software Developers
$102,280
4,690
27 Physician Assistants
$101,970
1,100
28 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$100,910
1,850
29 Natural Sciences Managers
$99,920
1,050
30 Industrial Engineers
$98,480
3,500
31 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$98,010
2,890
32 Training and Development Managers
$97,420
360
33 Sales Managers
$96,480
5,560
34 Medical and Health Services Managers
$96,320
3,850
35 Optometrists
$95,750
500
36 Financial Managers
$95,350
6,130
37 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$94,680
120
38 Marketing Managers
$94,250
3,970
39 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$93,980
80
40 Engineers, All Other
$93,270
2,170
41 Radiation Therapists
$92,050
160
42 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$91,580
200
43 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$91,080
100
44 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$89,970
0
45 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$89,590
460
46 Applications Software Developers
$89,240
7,350
47 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$89,160
1,160
48 Database Administrators
$88,350
1,090
49 Human Resources Managers
$88,220
1,940
50 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$88,100
140
51 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$88,040
1,430
52 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$87,760
270
53 Materials Scientists
$87,560
50
54 Materials Engineers
$87,430
440
55 Chemical Engineers
$87,280
240
56 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$87,270
920
57 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$87,150
530
58 All Other Managers
$86,470
6,990
59 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$86,010
130
60 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$85,360
230
61 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$85,140
170
62 Construction Managers
$84,900
4,300
63 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$84,630
110
64 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$84,300
270
65 Purchasing Managers
$83,970
0
66 Registered Nurses
$83,650
31,050
67 Information Security Analysts
$83,560
380
68 Industrial Production Managers
$82,870
2,640
69 Computer Systems Analysts
$82,650
4,660
70 Actuaries
$82,470
190
71 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$82,290
90
72 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$82,250
1,230
73 Hydrologists
$82,130
220
74 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$82,110
480
75 Postsecondary History Teachers
$82,040
190
76 Environmental Engineers
$81,770
640
77 Occupational Therapists
$81,550
1,080
78 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$81,450
140
79 Biomedical Engineers
$81,250
260
80 Electrical Engineers
$80,610
1,500
81 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$80,050
220
82 Physical Therapists
$79,890
2,550
83 Financial Analysts
$79,730
2,160
84 General and Operations Managers
$79,410
27,020
85 Mechanical Engineers
$79,170
2,680
86 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$78,970
1,840
87 Economists
$78,760
240
88 Aerospace Engineers
$78,460
160
89 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$78,430
690
90 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$78,200
340
91 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$77,740
130
92 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$77,250
1,270
93 Veterinarians
$76,780
1,150
94 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$76,750
170
95 Dental Hygienists
$76,680
3,930
96 Audiologists
$76,290
160
97 Civil Engineers
$75,960
4,340
98 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$75,720
680
99 Other Computer Occupations
$75,700
5,460
100 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$75,340
80
101 Technical Writers
$75,150
600
102 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$75,110
560
103 Geographers
$74,820
40
104 Emergency Management Directors
$74,490
80
105 Urban and Regional Planners
$74,170
930
106 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$74,040
370
107 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$73,660
210
108 Management Analysts
$73,590
5,000
109 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$72,830
1,890
110 Administrative Services Managers
$72,780
3,150
111 Speech-Language Pathologists
$72,460
1,220
112 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$72,450
340
113 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$71,690
4,870
114 Power Plant Operators
$71,630
300
115 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$71,600
1,110
116 Historians
$71,590
40
117 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$71,310
350
118 Environmental Science Teachers
$71,120
50
119 Operations Research Analysts
$70,870
800
120 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$70,400
100
121 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$70,260
220
122 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$70,240
30
123 All Other Special Education Teachers
$70,020
1,100
124 Computer Programmers
$69,960
2,840
125 Pile-Driver Operators
$69,750
40
126 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$69,740
3,730
127 Electricians
$69,340
7,940
128 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$69,250
3,150
129 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$69,160
1,260
130 Credit Analysts
$69,120
730
131 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$69,010
4,460
132 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$68,880
590
133 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$68,220
0
134 Financial Examiners
$68,220
370
135 Surveyors
$68,000
520
136 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$67,920
390
137 Conservation Scientists
$67,650
610
138 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$67,570
2,070
139 Budget Analysts
$67,290
770
140 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$67,160
60
141 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$67,130
790
142 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$67,040
230
143 Instructional Coordinators
$66,850
1,280
144 Loan Officers
$66,800
3,630
145 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$66,510
250
146 Art Directors
$66,010
600
147 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$65,970
4,910
148 Logisticians
$65,820
970
149 Other Biological Scientists
$65,730
790
150 Radiologic Technologists
$65,600
1,950
151 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$65,270
1,570
152 Other Therapists
$65,230
110
153 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$65,070
250
154 Chemists
$64,740
580
155 Statisticians
$64,730
520
156 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$64,720
70
157 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$64,620
860
158 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$64,590
0
159 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$64,540
4,370
160 Food Scientists and Technologists
$64,130
230
161 Other Financial Specialists
$63,850
1,420
162 Personal Financial Advisors
$63,850
1,140
163 Airfield Operations Specialists
$63,800
50
164 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$63,760
580
165 Respiratory Therapists
$63,700
1,170
166 Firefighters
$63,630
3,220
167 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
$63,530
40
168 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$63,480
510
169 Other Education Administrators
$63,480
630
170 Web Developers
$63,060
2,880
171 Medical Equipment Repairers
$63,010
410
172 Forensic Science Technicians
$62,980
200
173 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$62,860
150
174 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$62,790
2,690
175 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$62,500
620
176 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$62,450
1,070
177 Foresters
$62,300
560
178 Compliance Officers
$62,150
2,620
179 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$62,080
510
180 Fallers
$61,930
360
181 Insurance Underwriters
$61,910
540
182 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$61,850
70
183 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$61,590
680
184 Construction and Building Inspectors
$61,510
1,090
185 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$61,440
960
186 Labor Relations Specialists
$61,260
1,580
187 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$61,220
1,030
188 Accountants and Auditors
$61,140
11,120
189 Other Life Scientists
$61,040
150
190 Healthcare Social Workers
$60,900
1,310
191 Survey Researchers
$60,890
110
192 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$60,880
200
193 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$60,330
2,850
194 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$60,020
310
195 Writers and Authors
$59,940
700
196 Civil Engineering Technicians
$59,630
920
197 Transportation Inspectors
$59,410
330
198 Cost Estimators
$59,380
3,660
199 Other Business Operations Specialists
$59,210
13,630
200 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$59,100
1,100

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