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How this list was compiled 

Minimum Education Competitive Education Occupation (click on name for Oregon profile!) National Average
Bachelor Bachelor** Accountants and Auditors $68,150
Bachelor Bachelor Administrative Services Managers $90,050
Bachelor Bachelor Advertising and Promotions Managers $100,810
HS/GED Certificate** Advertising Sales Agents $50,380
Bachelor Bachelor Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $51,850
HS/GED Certificate** Bill and Account Collectors $35,350
HS/GED Certificate** Billing and Posting Clerks $36,150
Some College Certificate** Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $38,390
HS/GED Certificate** Brokerage Clerks $49,200
Bachelor Bachelor Budget Analysts $73,840
Bachelor Bachelor Business Operations Specialists, All Other $69,040
Doctorate Doctorate Business Teachers, Postsecondary $77,490
Bachelor Bachelor Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products $58,430
Bachelor Bachelor Chief Executives $181,210
HS/GED Certificate Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $63,680
Bachelor Bachelor Compensation and Benefits Managers $116,240
Bachelor Bachelor Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialis $62,080
Bachelor Bachelor Compliance Officers $66,540
Bachelor Bachelor Computer and Information Systems Managers $135,800
HS/GED Certificate Computer Operators $42,270
HS/GED Certificate** Correspondence Clerks $36,370
Bachelor Bachelor Cost Estimators $61,790
HS/GED Certificate** Court, Municipal, and License Clerks $36,670
Bachelor Bachelor Credit Analysts $69,930
HS/GED Certificate** Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks $36,930
Bachelor Bachelor Credit Counselors $44,380
HS/GED Certificate** Customer Service Representatives $32,300
HS/GED Certificate** Data Entry Keyers $30,100
Associate Associate** Desktop Publishers $41,090
HS/GED Certificate** Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs $43,350
HS/GED Certificate** Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative $55,860
HS/GED Certificate** File Clerks $29,090
Bachelor Bachelor Financial Analysts $81,760
HS/GED Certificate** Financial Clerks, All Other $39,540
Bachelor Bachelor Financial Examiners $79,280
Bachelor Bachelor Financial Managers $121,750
Bachelor Bachelor Financial Specialists, All Other $69,470
HS/GED Some College First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $60,560
Credential Credential First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Preven $74,540
HS/GED Certificate First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Ser $31,480
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitor $38,190
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Servic $45,740
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $73,150
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrativ $54,340
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers $36,700
HS/GED Some College First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $84,840
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating $57,780
HS/GED Some College First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Worke $47,820
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers $39,040
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Mater $57,270
Bachelor Bachelor Fundraisers $54,130
Bachelor Bachelor** General and Operations Managers $99,310
Associate Associate** Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Tim $39,020
Bachelor Bachelor Human Resources Managers $106,910
Bachelor Bachelor Human Resources Specialists $59,180
HS/GED Certificate** Information and Record Clerks, All Other $39,260
Credential Credential Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage $63,510
HS/GED Certificate** Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks $38,430
HS/GED Certificate** Insurance Sales Agents $49,990
Bachelor Bachelor Insurance Underwriters $67,680
HS/GED Certificate Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan $32,150
Bachelor Bachelor Labor Relations Specialists $62,310
HS/GED Certificate** Legal Secretaries $44,180
HS/GED Certificate** Library Assistants, Clerical $25,220
HS/GED Certificate** Loan Interviewers and Clerks $38,630
Bachelor Bachelor Loan Officers $63,650
Bachelor Bachelor Logisticians $74,170
Bachelor Bachelor Management Analysts $81,330
Bachelor Bachelor Managers, All Other $104,970
Bachelor Bachelor** Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $62,560
Bachelor Bachelor Marketing Managers $131,180
HS/GED Certificate** Medical Secretaries $33,730
Bachelor Bachelor Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners $47,350
HS/GED Certificate** New Accounts Clerks $34,990
HS/GED Certificate** Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Oth $34,020
HS/GED Certificate** Office Clerks, General $30,580
HS/GED Certificate** Order Clerks $33,370
HS/GED Certificate** Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks $42,390
Bachelor Bachelor Personal Financial Advisors $90,530
HS/GED Certificate** Procurement Clerks $41,410
HS/GED Certificate** Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $46,760
Bachelor Bachelor Proofreaders and Copy Markers $36,960
Bachelor Bachelor Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $107,320
Bachelor Bachelor Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and F $63,300
HS/GED Certificate** Receptionists and Information Clerks $27,920
None Certificate** Retail Salespersons $22,680
HS/GED Certificate** Sales and Related Workers, All Other $37,190
Bachelor Bachelor Sales Engineers $100,000
Bachelor Bachelor Sales Managers $117,960
HS/GED Certificate** Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $52,490
HS/GED Certificate** Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing $57,140
Bachelor Bachelor Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing $78,980
HS/GED Certificate** Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except $34,820
Bachelor Bachelor Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sa $67,310
HS/GED Certificate** Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks $31,180
Bachelor Bachelor Statistical Assistants $46,850
Bachelor Bachelor Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $52,060
HS/GED Certificate** Tax Preparers $36,550
Bachelor Bachelor Training and Development Specialists $59,020
Bachelor Bachelor Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $53,340
HS/GED Certificate** Word Processors and Typists $38,740


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.