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Oregon wages are below California and Washington, and Central Oregon wages are typically 10% to 20% below those of Oregon. This has made the region attractive to new employers seeking a skilled workforce.

The table below shows average hourly wages in Oregon, Washington, and California.

Wage Comparison for Select Occupations  (annual average, $ per hour)

Occupation

OR

Central Oregon

CA

WA

Accountant/Auditor

31.65

29.24

34.71

35.56

Architect, except Landscape & Naval

33.26

36.32

41.45

36.61

Carpenter

20.77

20.39

24.16

25.04

Chef & Head Cook

19.49

19.03

19.60

24.93

Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologist

34.57

29.06

39.25

34.16

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator

18.90

18.74

18.02

25.47

Computer Programmer

34.69

36.49

41.93

56.27

Computer User Support Specialist

23.37

23.53

27.20

27.54

Computer Systems Analyst

40.21

37.61

43.62

46.58

Customer Service Representative

16.64

13.93

17.92

17.77

Dental Hygienist

36.98

37.20

48.31

44.54

Electrician

33.02

27.71

29.91

31.96

Electrical Engineer

41.81

36.49

54.97

50.09

Financial Manager

50.66

46.90

62.48

54.83

Food Service Manager

23.56

21.35

23.20

25.88

General & Operations Manager

46.81

38.10

50.75

57.92

Graphic Designer

23.33

21.57

26.18

26.83

Industrial Machinery Mechanic

26.39

25.97

27.27

27.20

Industrial Production Manager

43.02

39.84

48.24

49.86

Landscape Architect

27.92

23.66

38.52

31.09

Marketing Manager

49.52

43.95

72.90

66.67

Mechanical Engineer

39.01

41.42

46.77

44.53

Medical Transcriptionist

18.52

17.43

23.19

21.09

Middle School Teacher, except Special Ed

28.22

26.92

n/a

n/a

Multimedia Artist & Animator

30.39

n/a

38.90

36.92

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

33.96

29.87

41.68

40.70

Paralegal

26.67

22.46

27.91

27.59

Physical Therapist

38.17

36.26

44.57

40.79

Police/Sheriff Patrol Officer

30.60

28.18

43.60

35.49

Receptionist/Information Clerks

13.53

12.98

14.20

15.06

Registered Nurse

39.87

39.24

47.03

38.29

Secretary/Administrative Assistant, except Legal, Medical, & Executive

16.64

14.89

18.29

18.80

Software Developer, Applications

42.82

34.21

56.35

56.24

Software Developer, Systems Software

49.23

40.26

58.71

55.38

Supervisor, Administrative & Office Workers

24.33

22.25

27.22

n/a

Supervisor, Retail Sales Workers

18.57

18.54

19.72

n/a

Truck Driver, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer

19.34

19.09

20.23

21.54

Urban/Regional Planner

36.48

32.72

38.86

37.44

Sources: Oregon Employment Department, Washington State Employment Security Department, and California Employment Development Department. The data used to create these estimates came from the Occupational Employment Survey. Data is for Q1 2015– the most recent data available.