These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Portland, OR For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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 the Portland area. 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 Internists, General are the highest paid people in Portland.

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

  1. Internists, General
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Nurse Anesthetists
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  7. Family and General Practitioners
  8. Pediatricians, General
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 9 on the list of highest paid professions in Portland. 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.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Portland and Oregon job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Portland For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 644 job classifications in Portland 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 BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Portland

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $210,640 $138,370 320
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $210,150 $157,310 110
3 Nurse Anesthetists $200,700 $140,700 160
4 Psychiatrists $197,360 $136,270 240
5 Chief Executives $189,090 $85,080 1,880
6 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $184,640 $55,270 3,210
7 Family and General Practitioners $171,950 $115,450 560
8 Pediatricians, General $171,910 $101,170 360
9 Dentists, General $171,650 $59,280 690
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers $160,970 $97,080 3,330
11 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $151,470 $54,990 2,070
12 Computer and Information Research Scientists $145,800 $101,250 410
13 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $143,410 $41,670 680
14 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $130,100 $79,070 170
15 Physicists $129,200 $57,080 40
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers $126,850 $72,770 3,570
17 Nurse Midwives $125,910 $88,810 50
18 Natural Sciences Managers $125,220 $76,470 600
19 Lawyers $124,970 $60,450 4,750
20 Computer Network Architects $122,080 $72,360 900
21 Pharmacists $121,770 $100,770 2,610
22 Medical and Health Services Managers $120,800 $56,750 2,310
23 Marketing Managers $120,600 $57,030 3,550
24 Sales Engineers $117,700 $66,460 810
25 Financial Managers $116,870 $58,790 4,900
26 Sales Managers $116,220 $54,800 4,590
27 General and Operations Managers $111,620 $42,750 19,290
28 Nurse Practitioners $111,590 $83,260 860
29 Physician Assistants $109,080 $75,330 580
30 Optometrists $107,650 $68,810 250
31 Elevator Installers and Repairers $105,940 $86,820 40
32 Human Resources Managers $105,260 $53,260 1,580
33 Training and Development Managers $104,530 $59,580 330
34 Personal Financial Advisors $104,260 $28,360 1,220
35 Software Developers, Systems Software $103,160 $68,230 3,830
36 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $102,580 $65,380 50
37 Software Developers, Applications $101,930 $60,620 9,750
38 Industrial Engineers $101,130 $66,300 3,100
39 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $101,070 $53,920 900
40 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $100,230 $46,980 150
41 Compensation and Benefits Managers $98,620 $62,880 110
42 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $98,450 $60,470 1,850
43 Information Security Analysts $97,890 $61,370 560
44 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $97,850 $78,740 180
45 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $97,790 $80,870 710
46 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,770 $39,400 110
47 Managers, All Other $97,370 $49,930 5,160
48 Engineers, All Other $97,270 $55,390 2,030
49 Radio and Television Announcers $97,260 $27,700 130
50 Chemical Engineers $96,250 $55,660 130
51 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $95,860 $54,680 1,090
52 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $95,710 $46,890 60
53 Radiation Therapists $94,900 $72,640 130
54 Construction Managers $94,220 $56,890 2,880
55 Industrial Production Managers $93,900 $55,300 1,920
56 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $93,640 $71,520 660
57 Electrical Engineers $92,980 $58,300 2,280
58 Financial Analysts $92,850 $53,120 2,140
59 Hydrologists $92,840 $65,860 130
60 Physical Scientists, All Other $92,540 $54,030 230
61 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $92,220 $41,940 1,220
62 Biomedical Engineers $91,680 $65,360 360
63 Computer Occupations, All Other $90,050 $44,820 4,130
64 Audiologists $89,730 $63,610 90
65 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $89,610 $47,150 250
66 Management Analysts $89,400 $51,040 3,840
67 Computer Systems Analysts $89,270 $57,370 4,390
68 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $88,850 $70,900 400
69 Aerospace Engineers $88,780 $58,980 80
70 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $88,410 $72,900 400
71 Environmental Engineers $87,960 $54,390 510
72 Fire Inspectors and Investigators $87,960 $69,320 80
73 Mechanical Engineers $87,460 $57,710 3,430
74 Economists $87,110 $55,550 120
75 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $87,080 $64,610 50
76 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $86,200 $51,360 1,090
77 Database Administrators $85,740 $47,750 790
78 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $85,450 $50,940 500
79 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $85,410 $56,060 390
80 Art Directors $85,260 $39,960 700
81 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $85,230 $67,770 80
82 Registered Nurses $85,170 $58,970 20,140
83 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $84,960 $45,990 80
84 Psychologists, All Other $84,890 $44,520 100
85 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $84,860 $52,170 100
86 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $84,800 $48,220 160
87 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $84,780 $36,470 580
88 Biochemists and Biophysicists $84,750 $43,740 80
89 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $84,110 $42,890 240
90 Emergency Management Directors $84,000 $54,070 40
91 Physical Therapists $83,780 $65,260 1,450
92 Urban and Regional Planners $83,680 $62,080 560
93 Civil Engineers $83,600 $54,660 3,380
94 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $83,530 $32,640 3,280
95 Administrative Services Managers $83,300 $45,580 2,170
96 Special Education Teachers, All Other $82,920 $58,500 570
97 Occupational Therapists $82,910 $65,550 600
98 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $82,810 $63,240 190
99 Loan Officers $82,770 $41,720 2,900
100 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects $82,150 $54,440 30