Occupations in Science & Math

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How this list was compiled

Minimum Education Competitive Education Occupation (click to see this job's Oregon profile!) National Average
Bachelor Bachelor Actuaries $100,000
Associate Associate Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians $68,000
Bachelor Bachelor Aerospace Engineers $109,000
Associate Associate Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $37,000
Bachelor Bachelor Agricultural Engineers $73,000
Doctorate Doctorate Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $91,000
Bachelor Bachelor Animal Scientists $60,000
Bachelor Bachelor Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $76,000
Associate Associate Architectural and Civil Drafters $51,000
Bachelor Bachelor Architectural and Engineering Managers $134,000
Doctorate Doctorate Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $79,000
Doctorate Doctorate Astronomers $104,000
Bachelor Bachelor Atmospheric and Space Scientists $92,000
Doctorate Doctorate Atmospheric/Earth/Marine/Space Sciences Teachers, Post2nd $85,000
Doctorate Doctorate Biochemists and Biophysicists $82,000
Doctorate Doctorate Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $76,000
Bachelor Bachelor Biological Scientists, All Other $74,000
Bachelor Bachelor Biological Technicians $42,000
Bachelor Bachelor Biomedical Engineers $85,000
Bachelor Bachelor Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $62,000
Bachelor Bachelor Chemical Engineers $98,000
Associate Associate Chemical Technicians $45,000
Doctorate Doctorate Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $76,000
Bachelor Bachelor Chemists $73,000
Associate Associate Civil Engineering Technicians $49,000
Bachelor Bachelor Civil Engineers $83,000
Bachelor Bachelor Computer Hardware Engineers $115,000
Bachelor Bachelor Conservation Scientists $61,000
Associate Associate Drafters, All Other $50,000
Associate Associate Electrical and Electronics Drafters $59,000
Associate Associate Electrical And Electronics Engineering Technicians $62,000
Bachelor Bachelor Electrical Engineers $94,000
Associate Associate Electro-Mechanical Technicians $55,000
Bachelor Bachelor Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $99,000
Doctorate Doctorate Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $97,000
Associate Associate Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $62,000
Bachelor Bachelor Engineers, All Other $97,000
Associate Associate Environmental Engineering Technicians $49,000
Bachelor Bachelor Environmental Engineers $84,000
Associate Associate Environmental Science and Protection Technicians $44,000
Doctorate Doctorate Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $78,000
Bachelor Bachelor Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $68,000
Master Master Epidemiologists $70,000
Bachelor Bachelor Food Scientists and Technologists $63,000
Bachelor Bachelor Forensic Science Technicians $56,000
Associate Associate** Forest and Conservation Technicians $35,000
Bachelor Bachelor** Foresters $58,000
Doctorate Doctorate Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,000
Doctorate Doctorate Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $76,000
Associate Associate Geological and Petroleum Technicians $56,000
Bachelor Bachelor Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $89,000
Bachelor Bachelor Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining $86,000
Bachelor Bachelor Hydrologists $80,000
Associate Associate Industrial Engineering Technicians $53,000
Bachelor Bachelor Industrial Engineers $84,000
Bachelor Bachelor Landscape Architects $63,000
Bachelor Bachelor Life Scientists, All Other $73,000
Associate Associate Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $46,000
Bachelor Bachelor Marine Engineers and Naval Architects $93,000
Bachelor Bachelor Materials Engineers $93,000
Bachelor Bachelor Materials Scientists $99,000
Bachelor Bachelor Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $65,000
Doctorate Doctorate Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $69,000
Bachelor Bachelor Mathematical Technicians $49,000
Master Master Mathematicians $105,000
Associate Associate Mechanical Drafters $54,000
Associate Associate Mechanical Engineering Technicians $54,000
Bachelor Bachelor Mechanical Engineers $84,000
Bachelor Bachelor Medical and Health Services Managers $96,000
Doctorate Doctorate Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $80,000
Bachelor Bachelor Microbiologists $66,000
Bachelor Bachelor Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety $93,000
Bachelor Bachelor Natural Sciences Managers $119,000
Bachelor Bachelor Nuclear Engineers $102,000
Associate Associate Nuclear Technicians $79,000
Bachelor Bachelor Operations Research Analysts $79,000
Bachelor Bachelor Petroleum Engineers $128,000
Bachelor Bachelor Physical Scientists, All Other $96,000
Doctorate Doctorate Physicists $115,000
Doctorate Doctorate Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $84,000
Bachelor Bachelor Social Science Research Assistants $43,000
Bachelor Bachelor Soil and Plant Scientists $62,000
Master Master Statisticians $80,000
HS/GED Certificate** Surveying and Mapping Technicians $42,000
Bachelor Bachelor Surveyors $59,000
Bachelor Bachelor Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $60,000


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.