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How this list was compiled 

Minimum Education Competitive Education Occupation (click on name for Oregon profile!) National Average
Some College Some College Actors N/A
Doctorate Doctorate Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Heari $92,110
Bachelor Bachelor Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy T $50,650
Bachelor Bachelor Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performer $62,080
Doctorate Doctorate Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $91,580
Doctorate Doctorate Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondar $81,350
Bachelor Bachelor Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators $59,770
Doctorate Doctorate Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $79,250
Master Master Archivists $50,500
Doctorate Doctorate Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Posts $73,020
Bachelor Bachelor Art Directors $89,820
Master Master Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $68,650
None Some College Artists and Related Workers, All Other $61,360
Doctorate Doctorate Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Tea $85,410
Credential Credential Audio and Video Equipment Technicians $42,230
Bachelor Bachelor Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialist $47,840
Doctorate Doctorate Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $76,650
Bachelor Bachelor Broadcast News Analysts $56,680
Associate Associate Broadcast Technicians $38,550
Doctorate Doctorate Business Teachers, Postsecondary $77,490
Bachelor Bachelor Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Pi $55,080
Bachelor Bachelor Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School $57,560
Bachelor Bachelor Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary Sch $57,320
Doctorate Doctorate Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $76,750
HS/GED Some College Choreographers $48,240
Bachelor Bachelor Clergy $45,740
Bachelor Bachelor Coaches and Scouts $31,460
Bachelor Bachelor Commercial and Industrial Designers $67,790
Doctorate Doctorate Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $65,640
Doctorate Doctorate Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,570
Credential Credential Court Reporters $51,320
None Some College Craft Artists $33,440
Doctorate Doctorate Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Pos $59,590
Master Master Curators $53,360
None Some College Dancers N/A
Bachelor Bachelor Designers, All Other $53,380
Bachelor Bachelor Directors, Religious Activities and Education $38,610
Doctorate Doctorate Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $95,770
Bachelor Bachelor Editors $57,210
Doctorate Doctorate Education Teachers, Postsecondary $62,520
Bachelor Bachelor Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Othe $42,600
Bachelor Bachelor Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Educati $55,800
Doctorate Doctorate Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $97,530
Doctorate Doctorate English Language and Literature Teachers, Postseco $63,730
None Some College Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Wo N/A
Doctorate Doctorate Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $78,340
Master Master Farm and Home Management Advisors $49,490
Bachelor Bachelor Fashion Designers $65,170
Bachelor Bachelor Film and Video Editors $62,760
Bachelor Bachelor Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and I $50,790
Doctorate Doctorate Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postseco $63,500
Doctorate Doctorate Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postse $85,880
Doctorate Doctorate Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $76,810
Bachelor Bachelor Graduate Teaching Assistants $34,240
Bachelor Bachelor** Graphic Designers $47,640
Doctorate Doctorate Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $99,360
Doctorate Doctorate History Teachers, Postsecondary $71,820
Master Master Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $69,190
Master Master Instructional Coordinators $62,460
Bachelor Bachelor Interior Designers $49,810
Bachelor Bachelor Interpreters and Translators $46,120
Doctorate Doctorate Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $125,880
Doctorate Doctorate Judicial Law Clerks $51,760
Bachelor Bachelor Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education $52,620
Doctorate Doctorate Law Teachers, Postsecondary $111,210
Doctorate Doctorate Lawyers $118,160
Master Master Librarians $57,680
Doctorate Doctorate Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $68,410
Credential Credential Library Technicians $32,890
Doctorate Doctorate Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $69,520
HS/GED Certificate Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Oth $75,700
HS/GED Certificate** Media and Communication Workers, All Other $43,600
Bachelor Bachelor Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/ $56,720
None None Models $21,870
Bachelor Bachelor** Multimedia Artists and Animators $65,300
Bachelor Bachelor Museum Technicians and Conservators $40,040
Bachelor Bachelor Music Directors and Composers $50,110
None Some College Musicians and Singers N/A
Master Master Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $69,130
Associate Associate Paralegals and Legal Assistants $49,500
Doctorate Doctorate Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $68,360
HS/GED Some College Photographers $34,070
Doctorate Doctorate Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $84,570
Doctorate Doctorate Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $79,210
Doctorate Doctorate Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $64,400
Associate Associate** Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $28,790
Bachelor Bachelor Producers and Directors $70,950
Doctorate Doctorate Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $73,140
Bachelor Bachelor** Public Relations Specialists $58,020
Bachelor Bachelor Radio and Television Announcers $31,400
Doctorate Doctorate Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecon $59,180
Bachelor Bachelor Religious Workers, All Other $28,820
Bachelor Bachelor Reporters and Correspondents $37,820
Bachelor Bachelor Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Care $58,030
Bachelor Bachelor Set and Exhibit Designers $50,990
Doctorate Doctorate Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $70,740
Doctorate Doctorate Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary $64,030
Doctorate Doctorate Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $71,840
Credential Credential Sound Engineering Technicians $53,680
Bachelor Bachelor Special Education Teachers, All Other $53,860
Bachelor Bachelor Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Eleme $57,040
Bachelor Bachelor Special Education Teachers, Middle School $58,560
Bachelor Bachelor** Special Education Teachers, Preschool $52,460
Bachelor Bachelor Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $59,700
Some College Certificate** Teacher Assistants $25,410
Bachelor Bachelor Teachers And Instructors, All Other, Except Substi $30,110
Bachelor Bachelor Technical Writers $69,850
Bachelor Bachelor Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary $50,660
Bachelor Bachelor Writers and Authors $61,240


About the Author: Jenny Jones has Master's of Science in Mathematics and an MBA. Her writing stems from her research as a TAACCCT grant data analyst and her passion for empowering individuals to greater intellectual heights through life-long learning.