The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Oregon For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Oregon

Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in Oregon. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that General Internal Medicine Physicians are the highest paid people in Oregon.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Oregon:

  1. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  2. Psychiatrists
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. Nurse Anesthetists
  5. Family Medicine Physicians
  6. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Pediatricians, General
  10. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 on the list of highest paid professions in the Beaver State. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Oregon For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 678 job classifications in Oregon in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released data on March 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Oregon

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 General Internal Medicine Physicians $237,910 $103,670 270
2 Psychiatrists $237,540 $118,000 330
3 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $235,450 $173,710 180
4 Nurse Anesthetists $234,750 $167,280 270
5 Family Medicine Physicians $233,490 $137,270 880
6 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $214,100 $86,190 710
7 Chief Executives $212,010 $76,990 1,210
8 Dentists, General $201,680 $132,420 1,620
9 Pediatricians, General $198,630 $113,150 410
10 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $195,930 $59,660 5,580
11 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $147,880 $55,220 3,640
12 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $141,550 $90,040 360
13 Architectural And Engineering Managers $135,790 $89,940 3,720
14 Pharmacists $135,150 $107,300 4,100
15 Computer And Information Research Scientists $134,510 $75,030 220
16 Dentists, All Other Specialists $131,790 $57,620 50
17 Computer And Information Systems Managers $131,410 $80,000 5,630
18 Sales Managers $127,030 $59,150 5,810
19 Sociologists $124,140 $56,850 30
20 Financial Managers $122,380 $62,850 8,050
21 Art Directors $122,280 $66,690 990
22 Medical And Health Services Managers $121,690 $65,040 4,670
23 Marketing Managers $121,630 $59,810 4,670
24 Personal Financial Advisors $118,840 $40,760 2,090
25 Lawyers $116,860 $55,080 6,480
26 Aerospace Engineers $116,580 $70,600 170
27 Physicists $115,500 $52,600 50
28 Sales Engineers $114,870 $65,840 930
29 Computer Hardware Engineers $114,630 $71,810 1,400
30 Physician Assistants $114,320 $77,820 1,570
31 Nurse Midwives $113,580 $59,070 180
32 Nurse Practitioners $113,430 $84,420 2,190
33 Natural Sciences Managers $113,270 $80,700 1,100
34 Computer Network Architects $112,110 $73,380 1,080
35 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $112,010 $47,950 1,220
36 Optometrists $111,180 $66,530 370
37 Veterinarians $110,880 $61,610 1,550
38 Actuaries $109,690 $58,450 210
39 General And Operations Managers $109,300 $38,730 34,050
40 Compensation And Benefits Managers $108,940 $58,500 150
41 Materials Scientists $108,310 $68,600 100
42 Purchasing Managers $108,150 $58,590 1,340
43 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $107,990 $54,840 1,590
44 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $107,500 $53,630 360
45 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $106,360 $68,380 3,540
46 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $105,900 $63,440 430
47 Radiation Therapists $105,810 $73,660 170
48 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $105,440 $48,450 3,100
49 Human Resources Managers $105,070 $57,900 2,390
50 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $104,860 $81,720 1,090
51 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $104,260 $61,800 18,200
52 Advertising And Promotions Managers $103,930 $51,010 260
53 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $103,830 $67,700 140
54 Environmental Engineers $103,260 $69,290 640
55 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $102,960 $47,100 790
56 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $102,050 $46,440 160
57 Training And Development Managers $101,880 $49,130 380
58 Chemical Engineers $101,710 $61,360 340
59 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,650 $51,750 80
60 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,060 $55,280 480
61 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $100,830 $84,640 280
62 Podiatrists $100,610 $43,140 60
63 Construction Managers $100,240 $57,710 5,020
64 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $99,570 $53,980 120
65 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $99,460 $57,470 300
66 Elevator And Escalator Installers And Repairers $99,300 $59,950 230
67 Industrial Production Managers $99,120 $55,380 2,930
68 Information Security Analysts $98,550 $60,500 1,020
69 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $97,560 $47,430 7,840
70 Air Traffic Controllers $97,460 $62,060 180
71 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $96,450 $58,630 150
72 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $96,120 $66,970 5,000
73 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $95,430 $73,900 1,230
74 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $95,400 $39,470 2,990
75 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $95,140 $47,140 1,480
76 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $94,790 $83,670 160
77 Computer Systems Analysts $94,690 $57,210 6,300
78 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $94,590 $61,060 580
79 Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers $94,410 $67,760 290
80 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $94,210 $57,110 4,510
81 Database Administrators And Architects $93,810 $56,640 1,380
82 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,540 $48,450 760
83 Fire Inspectors And Investigators $93,080 $73,340 140
84 Registered Nurses $92,960 $68,160 36,660
85 Materials Engineers $92,900 $63,620 540
86 Occupational Therapists $92,730 $66,550 1,350
87 Industrial Engineers $92,700 $60,980 4,450
88 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $92,600 $53,750 2,090
89 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $92,080 $54,600 150
90 Engineers, All Other $92,060 $52,220 2,700
91 Economists $91,330 $62,980 200
92 Civil Engineers $90,830 $58,480 4,550
93 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $90,690 $47,940 1,810
94 Management Analysts $90,580 $57,250 7,650
95 Mechanical Engineers $90,580 $59,640 3,790
96 Electrical Engineers $90,510 $57,030 2,870
97 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,490 $55,170 80
98 Operations Research Analysts $90,340 $58,680 1,200
99 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $89,600 $68,730 1,050
100 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $89,510 $55,150 60

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