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Below are average hourly wages in Oregon, Washington, and California. Deschutes County wages are typically around 6% below those of Oregon. Wages in Washington and California are typically higher than those in Oregon; with California wages at least 10-15% higher than those in Deschutes County

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

35.18

32.78

40.34

39.41

Administrative Services Managers

45.29

40.33

55.31

58.61

Architect, except Landscape & Naval

40.67

33.42

47.14

40.14

Carpenter

25.96

22.65

29.70

30.58

Chef & Head Cook

24.58

25.36

29.35

28.94

Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologist

53.85

37.72

53.73

37.36

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator

21.69

23.97

21.89

32.12

Computer Programmer

38.83

36.52

49.90

79.14

Computer User Support Specialist

27.34

24.14

33.68

30.08

Computer Systems Analyst

45.52

47.87

53.28

48.78

Customer Service Representative

18.47

17.52

20.50

20.40

Dental Hygienist

41.96

39.58

51.08

44.81

Electrician

36.02

32.03

33.87

34.21

Electrical Engineer

43.52

38.99

56.29

55.76

Financial Manager

58.84

51.96

75.24

66.41

Food Service Manager

25.82

25.63

29.25

36.91

General & Operations Manager

52.55

46.79

65.89

61.38

Graphic Designer

27.08

21.47

30.63

34.71

Industrial Machinery Mechanic

27.83

29.39

29.83

30.60

Industrial Production Manager

47.66

42.28

59.67

61.30

Landscape Architect

31.58

25.29

43.72

35.71

Marketing Manager

58.48

58.39

81.34

78.88

Mechanical Engineer

43.55

38.38

51.88

47.49

Medical Transcriptionist

18.03

24.10

19.02

17.53

Middle School Teacher, except Special Ed

33.97

40.39

38.53

34.12

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

41.04

36.74

47.83

45.16

Paralegal

27.87

23.87

29.72

29.25

Physical Therapist

41.92

38.71

48.04

42.31

Police/Sheriff Patrol Officer

35.24

35.63

50.58

38.56

Receptionist/Information Clerks

15.62

15.73

16.70

17.00

Registered Nurse

44.69

42.96

54.44

41.43

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

19.83

18.89

21.58

21.32

Software Developer, and Software Quality Assurance Analysts

50.13

41.33

64.60

63.40

Special Effects Artist and Animator

39.93

n/a

48.40

43.65

Supervisor, Administrative & Office Workers

28.01

27.13

30.67

32.80

Supervisor, Retail Sales Workers

21.48

21.55

22.32

24.91

Truck Driver, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer

23.04

20.67

23.29

24.70

Urban/Regional Planner

40.59

NR*

45.70

40.33

Sources: Beureau of Labor Statistics updated May 2019
* Not Reported