Oregon Labor Market Information System
Wages and Income
Where Women Work and How Much They Earn Women hold 49 percent of Oregon jobs, and the average woman brings home nearly $1,500 a month less than the average man.
Current Statistics
Consumer Price Index
for All Urban Consumers

U.S. City Average
March 2014March 2013% Change
236.293232.7731.5 %
1st Half 20131st Half 2012% Change
233.735228.7462.2 %
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Find out how much the value of the dollar has changed over time. The Consumer Price Index Calculator allows you to enter a dollar amount, then find out how its purchasing power has changed over a time period of your specification.
Here is your one-stop source for a wide variety of occupational information. Wages, employment projections, employment by industry, skill sets, educational requirements, and training providers are all accessible from one convenient location.
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Wages are quoted as an hourly, weekly, monthly, or yearly amount. Frequently employers and workers want to know what a wage is in a different time frame. The Wage and Salary Conversion Calculator will allow you to enter a wage and a time period and the wage will be converted to the amount for the other three time frames.
Thinking of relocating to another city? This Salary Relocation Calculator can help you determine the difference in cost of living between cities.
Helpful Links
Information that used to be available only once every ten years will soon be available each year from the Census Bureau. This site has demographic and income data for several pilot counties across the country, including Multnomah County in Oregon.
The BEA produces a wide variety of economic data, including personal income data for the U.S., all states and counties.
The Wage and Hour Division enforces laws covering state minimum wage and overtime requirements, working conditions, child labor, farm and forest labor contracting, wage collection, and prevailing wages for public works contracts.
The Family Budget Calculator lets you determine the income needed for particular types of families to make ends meet.
Current federal pay ranges are available from the Federal Employees News Digest.
Create graphic trend analysis of local economic indicators, generate shift-share analysis of local employment growth, and download tabulations of economic data for Oregon regions and counties.
The Office of Economic Analysis serves as the main forecasting unit for the State of Oregon.
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After a sharp decline through the recent Great Recession, Oregon workers were holding more jobs by the middle of 2013.
Two Oregon counties reached the population threshold of 50,000 to qualify as metropolitan statistical areas, as of the 2010 Census.
People with more than one job seem to have been hit harder by the Great Recession than those with a single job.
The minimum wage will increase on January 1. Oregon will continue to have the second-highest minimum wage in the country.
In 2012, less than 1 percent (0.7%) of Oregon private-sector workers made $250,000 or more.
Many economic indicators measure wages and income to gauge the relative prosperity of Oregon's individuals and households.
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The 2013 edition of Oregon Wage Information provides wage data for hundreds of occupations. It offers a broad spectrum of wage rates from many sectors of Oregon's economy, and is designed to assist job seekers, employers, career planners, industrial developers, and others needing Oregon wage rates for specific occupations.

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about Oregon wage information data.

Provides a wide range of information related to Oregon's workforce including the degree of churning in the workforce and wage distributions for the state's firms and employees. For more information regarding these tables, see UI Wage File Reports.
What are the average wages for auto mechanics? What are beginning wages for accounting clerks? What are the going wages for experienced cooks? These tables provide answers to questions like these for occupational wages for the state and each region of Oregon.

The full publication, Oregon Wage Information 2013, can be viewed online.

This data table shows year-to-date CPI data for the U.S. and Portland, plus annual average data back to 1970.
Presents a variety of data elements the Oregon Employment Department gathers in the course of taking requests for workers from employers.
How does household income and per capita personal income differ?
Statewide, regional, and county income measures from a variety of sources.
These tables contain per capita personal income data compiled by the Bureau of Economic Analysis for the U.S., Oregon, and each labor market area.
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