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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

34.35

33.50

40.59

37.97

Administrative Services Managers

44.08

40.34

56.17

58.93

Architect, except Landscape & Naval

40.59

32.03

45.70

37.99

Carpenter

23.40

20.10

28.78

29.23

Chef & Head Cook

22.50

22.18

24.71

27.73

Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologist

49.94

57.20

52.09

35.50

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator

20.94

22.32

20.64

30.91

Computer Programmer

38.21

33.33

46.86

61.02

Computer User Support Specialist

25.66

24.99

31.90

29.89

Computer Systems Analyst

43.00

46.31

49.97

46.57

Customer Service Representative

18.06

16.74

20.12

19.62

Dental Hygienist

41.00

41.73

48.48

43.60

Electrician

33.33

31.09

33.33

33.00

Electrical Engineer

43.34

37.97

54.89

54.59

Financial Manager

57.06

49.27

75.71

65.62

Food Service Manager

25.05

23.71

27.84

37.49

General & Operations Manager

51.76

43.86

66.17

60.01

Graphic Designer

27.25

21.34

29.37

29.10

Industrial Machinery Mechanic

27.14

28.68

28.43

29.75

Industrial Production Manager

46.00

44.78

59.19

61.83

Landscape Architect

28.46

24.68

43.06

32.89

Marketing Manager

55.78

51.20

80.72

74.80

Mechanical Engineer

41.30

34.59

51.62

46.57

Medical Transcriptionist

18.88

21.86

19.46

18.87

Middle School Teacher, except Special Ed

36.19

39.81

36.37

31.55

Multimedia Artist & Animator

34.71

n/a

42.29

43.61

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

39.44

36.41

47.02

44.59

Paralegal

26.85

23.59

29.44

29.30

Physical Therapist

41.30

37.50

46.69

41.31

Police/Sheriff Patrol Officer

33.83

34.89

48.74

37.74

Receptionist/Information Clerks

15.23

15.60

15.96

16.34

Registered Nurse

43.72

42.35

51.42

39.75

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

18.97

18.14

20.99

20.80

Software Developer, Applications

49.01

38.95

61.51

63.36

Software Developer, Systems Software

50.36

40.39

63.32

58.29

Supervisor, Administrative & Office Workers

27.69

27.86

30.08

31.34

Supervisor, Retail Sales Workers

21.27

21.10

21.79

25.12

Truck Driver, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer

22.79

23.93

22.74

23.37

Urban/Regional Planner

39.23

NR*

45.09

39.06

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