2018 Oregon Wage Data

by Anna Johnson

August 15, 2018

The 2018 version of the Oregon Employment Department’s annual summary of occupational wage information is now available. Thanks to survey responses from employers around the state, wage scales for 755 job categories have been calculated. Regional wage information is also available; however, wages are published only for those occupations that meet certain criteria for statistical reliability.

When we throw all the data together, we can compute an all-occupations mean hourly wage in Oregon, which is $25.18. Average hourly wages in 2018 in Oregon range from $11.94 for hosts and hostesses of restaurants, lounges, and coffee shops and to $125.03 for obstetricians and gynecologists.
In addition to compiling average hourly wages, we publish occupational wage ranges. For example, paralegals and legal assistants earn an average of $25.88 per hour. The median (50th percentile) hourly wage for paralegals and legal assistants in Oregon is $24.93. At the low end (10th percentile), they earn $15.66 per hour and at the high end (90th percentile), they earn $37.89 per hour.

Many occupations employ a large share of part-time workers. In those cases, multiplying the hourly wage by 40 hours per week and then by 52 weeks per year could overstate actual annual income.

You can find a wealth of occupational information – including wages – by visiting www.QualityInfo.org>. Go to the Jobs and Careers area and select Occupation and Wage Information.

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