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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

33.07

30.74

40.16

36.54

Administrative Services Managers

41.55

38.13

53.99

54.91

Architect, except Landscape & Naval

39.45

32.34

46.85

36.60

Carpenter

23.47

19.51

27.51

27.81

Chef & Head Cook

22.21

20.77

25.35

25.58

Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologist

44.75

51.96

45.63

34.84

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator

19.64

20.04

20.16

30.26

Computer Programmer

38.89

31.90

46.28

58.17

Computer User Support Specialist

25.30

23.44

30.60

29.62

Computer Systems Analyst

43.55

40.16

49.45

45.42

Customer Service Representative

17.32

15.95

19.50

18.92

Dental Hygienist

39.83

41.57

46.84

43.78

Electrician

33.23

28.28

33.17

31.19

Electrical Engineer

45.53

41.09

54.39

53.06

Financial Manager

56.94

47.33

74.19

63.99

Food Service Manager

24.39

23.38

26.18

32.64

General & Operations Manager

51.52

43.46

65.42

60.10

Graphic Designer

26.88

22.31

28.48

27.80

Industrial Machinery Mechanic

26.80

24.06

27.83

28.33

Industrial Production Manager

44.58

42.16

57.41

60.79

Landscape Architect

29.64

27.26

40.21

34.61

Marketing Manager

57.54

47.19

79.04

73.16

Mechanical Engineer

42.87

35.59

50.01

46.09

Medical Transcriptionist

18.79

19.01

19.87

19.25

Middle School Teacher, except Special Ed

35.39

28.86

35.66

30.33

Multimedia Artist & Animator

37.24

n/a

41.03

42.42

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

39.12

35.61

46.35

43.41

Paralegal

25.49

24.24

28.71

28.98

Physical Therapist

41.05

36.39

45.95

42.49

Police/Sheriff Patrol Officer

32.95

34.50

48.12

37.79

Receptionist/Information Clerks

14.92

15.14

15.68

15.93

Registered Nurse

42.68

43.56

49.37

38.37

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

18.54

17.04

20.19

20.10

Software Developer, Applications

49.43

38.25

60.80

63.19

Software Developer, Systems Software

51.81

43.68

61.17

56.64

Supervisor, Administrative & Office Workers

27.17

26.74

29.51

30.11

Supervisor, Retail Sales Workers

20.01

19.40

21.28

24.43

Truck Driver, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer

21.93

23.42

21.90

22.59

Urban/Regional Planner

38.84

NR*

42.96

38.87

Sources: Beureau of Labor Statistics updated March 2018
* Not Reported