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Bend Employment

Employment and Industries in the Bend, Oregon Area

The tables here illustrate essential information about work and employment in the area. Information includes:

  • A table of the most numerous types of work found here, both for jobs generally requiring college degrees and jobs not requiring college degrees.
  • A table listing those careers significantly more common in Bend than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Bend.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Bend.
  • A list of any large public companies in Bend.

Most Popular Jobs in Bend, Oregon Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 1,260 $71,780 $52,620 - 89,610 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 580 $50,530 $22,430 - 92,060 8% 51%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 490 $46,050 $33,580 - 63,090 6% 96%
4 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 470 $49,270 $35,720 - 64,090 11% 95%
5 Elementary school teachers, except special education 410 $49,190 $31,030 - 70,490 14% 95%
6 Accountants and auditors 290 $70,910 $37,640 - 127,350 18% 79%
7 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 280 $0 $ - 25% 67%
8 Lawyers 220 $79,680 $30,230 - 145,870 11% 99%
9 Coaches and scouts 220 $33,730 $18,950 - 52,470 15% 60%
10 Managers, all other 200 $72,670 $44,650 - 107,580 7% 55%
11 Social and human service assistants 200 $28,660 $18,720 - 39,390 34% 58%
12 Teachers and instructors, all other 170 $50,320 $20,840 - 93,570 9% 54%
13 Physical therapists 160 $66,230 $54,610 - 83,210 27% 89%
14 Civil engineers 140 $64,880 $38,230 - 95,960 18% 87%
15 Clergy 140 $46,660 $33,030 - 68,870 19% 75%
16 Graphic designers 140 $38,440 $27,500 - 50,950 10% 55%
17 Computer software engineers, applications 130 $77,410 $47,740 - 115,080 45% 85%
18 Sales managers 120 $121,100 $56,110 - 10% 69%
19 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 120 $78,070 $47,010 - 104,110 8% 78%
20 Sales and related workers, all other 120 $64,170 $19,150 - 14% 62%
21 Advertising sales agents 120 $52,060 $28,520 - 84,420 20% 56%
22 Self-enrichment education teachers 120 $39,470 $18,740 - 63,430 23% 54%
23 Pharmacists 110 $116,610 $89,450 - 22% 97%
24 Medical and health services managers 110 $92,490 $53,370 - 133,910 16% 57%
25 Child, family, and school social workers 110 $44,700 $27,460 - 63,490 19% 77%
26 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 100 $61,940 $36,850 - 93,590 17% 56%
27 Training and development specialists 100 $59,260 $29,360 - 76,760 18% 56%
28 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 100 $25,070 $19,460 - 31,290 11% 55%
29 Chemical engineers 80 $94,140 $58,260 - 131,650 8% 91%
30 Computer specialists, all other 80 $71,330 $45,140 - 98,340 15% 68%
31 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 80 $49,860 $34,090 - 65,400 13% 73%
32 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 80 $48,640 $35,300 - 64,140 20% 87%
33 Financial managers 70 $118,980 $61,350 - 13% 60%
34 Architects, except landscape and naval 70 $70,290 $42,310 - 107,460 18% 88%
35 Computer programmers 70 $63,100 $34,930 - 100,130 -4% 73%
36 Veterinarians 70 $62,250 $38,590 - 81,540 35% 100%
37 Network and computer systems administrators 70 $59,150 $36,320 - 82,340 27% 50%
38 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 70 $57,960 $45,480 - 68,460 12% 51%
39 Chemists 70 $57,170 $30,400 - 82,070 9% 93%
40 Instructional coordinators 70 $54,270 $38,600 - 92,380 23% 79%
41 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 70 $46,770 $30,690 - 65,200 5% 58%
42 Marketing managers 60 $89,270 $50,490 - 132,360 14% 69%
43 Mechanical engineers 60 $69,080 $48,230 - 88,530 4% 78%
44 Computer systems analysts 60 $68,660 $39,660 - 91,680 29% 68%
45 Occupational therapists 60 $63,320 $45,040 - 81,510 23% 90%
46 Urban and regional planners 60 $62,870 $45,910 - 82,620 15% 92%
47 Special education teachers, secondary school 60 $47,050 $34,890 - 62,440 9% 87%
48 Floral designers 60 $22,880 $17,980 - 29,920 -9% 55%
49 Umpires, referees, and other sports officials 60 $0 $ - 16% 60%
50 Electronics engineers, except computer 50 $84,010 $52,290 - 121,310 4% 81%
51 Art directors 50 $68,890 $47,780 - 109,660 9% 58%
52 Social and community service managers 50 $57,050 $32,970 - 80,890 25% 72%
53 Management analysts 50 $56,920 $40,560 - 78,820 22% 78%
54 Medical and public health social workers 50 $56,240 $31,420 - 79,650 24% 77%
55 Reporters and correspondents 50 $35,140 $22,900 - 48,850 1% 85%
56 Community and social service specialists, all other 50 $32,090 $18,610 - 44,850 25% 58%
57 Chief executives 40 $156,610 $79,600 - 2% 65%
58 Computer and information systems managers 40 $102,530 $74,780 - 137,440 16% 73%
59 Computer hardware engineers 40 $98,940 $76,020 - 128,250 5% 70%
60 Industrial engineers 40 $77,530 $44,270 - 103,600 20% 74%
61 Electrical engineers 40 $75,530 $46,930 - 116,140 6% 81%
62 Engineers, all other 40 $71,090 $37,730 - 104,540 6% 82%
63 Surveyors 40 $70,370 $57,060 - 82,880 24% 82%
64 Speech-language pathologists 40 $64,520 $53,780 - 81,660 11% 98%
65 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 40 $60,770 $43,230 - 78,450 25% 93%
66 Zoologists and wildlife biologists 40 $57,740 $44,270 - 70,300 9% 95%
67 Network systems and data communications analysts 40 $52,870 $33,890 - 77,190 53% 57%
68 Librarians 40 $51,090 $25,500 - 68,750 4% 85%
69 Public relations managers 40 $50,190 $33,990 - 72,820 17% 75%
70 Health educators 40 $47,650 $33,070 - 60,740 26% 58%
71 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 40 $45,080 $34,440 - 59,830 18% 56%
72 Editors 40 $43,020 $30,200 - 58,220 2% 81%
73 Directors, religious activities and education 40 $34,780 $27,880 - 45,510 20% 64%
74 Dentists, general 30 $142,010 $110,990 - 9% 100%
75 Natural sciences managers 30 $102,410 $64,650 - 11% 93%
76 Meeting and convention planners 30 $41,660 $28,940 - 54,090 20% 67%
77 Producers and directors 30 $37,780 $26,700 - 54,880 11% 75%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 3,690 $26,210 $17,400 - 37,450 12% 25%
2 Customer service representatives 1,740 $28,770 $21,960 - 37,120 25% 22%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,630 $19,060 $16,960 - 21,420 18% 5%
4 Cashiers 1,600 $22,080 $16,990 - 30,360 -3% 10%
5 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 1,490 $33,760 $22,060 - 47,070 13% 16%
6 Office clerks, general 1,460 $30,170 $20,210 - 43,130 13% 19%
7 Waiters and waitresses 1,420 $24,460 $17,290 - 37,560 11% 14%
8 Carpenters 1,090 $37,680 $24,200 - 52,980 10% 6%
9 General and operations managers 910 $86,970 $36,890 - 2% 48%
10 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 880 $20,620 $17,220 - 26,140 13% 5%
11 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 830 $29,770 $19,440 - 39,370 1% 18%
12 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 800 $39,470 $22,070 - 59,890 4% 25%
13 Cooks, restaurant 770 $24,730 $19,450 - 31,310 12% 5%
14 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 740 $26,860 $18,850 - 37,700 18% 6%
15 Teacher assistants 690 $25,270 $18,040 - 36,510 10% 18%
16 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 680 $44,750 $28,940 - 62,020 6% 29%
17 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 670 $28,750 $19,150 - 45,660 15% 4%
18 Receptionists and information clerks 600 $25,510 $18,110 - 34,570 17% 13%
19 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 600 $24,970 $18,190 - 34,530 2% 5%
20 Construction laborers 580 $34,930 $23,900 - 48,300 11% 5%
21 Maintenance and repair workers, general 530 $36,550 $23,550 - 51,370 10% 6%
22 Medical secretaries 510 $31,520 $22,320 - 40,490 17% 18%
23 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 510 $20,260 $17,160 - 24,620 10% 8%
24 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 480 $37,450 $28,250 - 49,090 10% 4%
25 Food preparation workers 470 $21,720 $17,400 - 29,240 15% 7%
26 Stock clerks and order fillers 460 $24,510 $17,800 - 34,440 -8% 8%
27 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 450 $58,810 $37,160 - 83,270 9% 10%
28 Home health aides 450 $21,990 $17,480 - 26,710 49% 7%
29 Counter and rental clerks 440 $23,000 $17,440 - 32,660 23% 16%
30 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 420 $30,670 $21,530 - 42,120 11% 14%
31 Dishwashers 420 $19,140 $17,140 - 21,740 10% 3%
32 Electricians 410 $59,140 $35,000 - 82,290 7% 7%
33 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 410 $37,840 $25,820 - 50,450 8% 3%
34 Painters, construction and maintenance 410 $30,870 $22,790 - 43,680 12% 6%
35 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 400 $32,770 $21,250 - 58,800 8% 4%
36 Office and administrative support workers, all other 400 $26,810 $17,850 - 39,050 -9% 32%
37 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 370 $41,000 $27,600 - 59,190 15% 18%
38 Cement masons and concrete finishers 370 $36,240 $27,020 - 48,390 11% 2%
39 Bartenders 370 $21,210 $17,190 - 28,740 11% 17%
40 Construction managers 360 $78,030 $38,780 - 109,190 16% 29%
41 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 350 $47,030 $27,760 - 68,680 11% 4%
42 Service station attendants 350 $19,740 $16,820 - 23,950 13% 6%
43 Medical assistants 320 $30,470 $22,900 - 38,830 35% 10%
44 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 320 $19,200 $17,050 - 21,100 10% 17%
45 Business operations specialists, all other 310 $52,080 $28,910 - 76,170 21% 49%
46 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 310 $44,380 $23,110 - 67,310 14% 4%
47 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 300 $30,450 $20,940 - 42,270 4% 6%
48 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 300 $27,070 $21,490 - 33,170 18% 7%
49 Preschool teachers, except special education 300 $23,360 $18,150 - 30,280 26% 43%
50 Computer support specialists 290 $43,880 $24,600 - 62,290 13% 43%
51 Team assemblers 290 $28,640 $21,440 - 37,890 0% 5%
52 Sales representatives, services, all other 270 $50,870 $23,260 - 81,620 28% 48%
53 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 270 $40,710 $28,450 - 53,450 27% 47%
54 Driver/sales workers 270 $30,210 $20,130 - 45,550 -5% 4%
55 Tellers 270 $25,490 $19,290 - 31,650 14% 16%
56 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 260 $49,120 $32,430 - 68,960 -5% 15%
57 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 260 $28,570 $21,560 - 34,010 -9% 5%
58 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 250 $33,490 $26,520 - 42,390 4% 15%
59 Industrial truck and tractor operators 250 $32,150 $23,070 - 44,230 -2% 2%
60 Packers and packagers, hand 250 $20,170 $16,750 - 25,250 -12% 3%
61 Cooks, fast food 250 $19,610 $17,240 - 23,360 8% 5%
62 Cost estimators 240 $51,460 $32,290 - 79,580 19% 32%
63 All other information and record clerks 240 $28,440 $18,190 - 42,290 -13% 21%
64 Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 230 $31,490 $22,160 - 39,900 3% 4%
65 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 230 $20,490 $16,840 - 25,280 17% 14%
66 Recreation workers 220 $25,190 $17,720 - 36,860 13% 47%
67 Security guards 220 $23,000 $17,680 - 31,260 17% 13%
68 Property, real estate, and community association managers 210 $50,480 $26,220 - 99,030 15% 36%
69 Dental assistants 210 $36,670 $31,870 - 44,920 29% 9%
70 Child care workers 210 $22,490 $17,170 - 28,910 18% 15%
71 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 210 $22,060 $17,620 - 28,390 14% 3%
72 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 200 $87,060 $31,580 - 4% 38%
73 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 200 $36,610 $23,450 - 51,000 -7% 14%
74 Production workers, all other 200 $31,740 $17,650 - 74,520 2% 5%
75 Machine feeders and offbearers 200 $27,510 $18,000 - 40,590 -15% 0%
76 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 190 $57,740 $40,110 - 79,030 11% 33%
77 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 190 $20,390 $16,950 - 25,260 12% 6%
78 Fire fighters 180 $56,970 $36,470 - 79,890 12% 18%
79 Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 180 $27,080 $19,360 - 36,240 4% 0%
80 Insurance sales agents 170 $53,510 $25,030 - 80,800 13% 45%
81 Legal secretaries 160 $36,650 $27,920 - 47,800 12% 18%
82 Parts salespersons 160 $34,180 $23,670 - 48,010 -2% 6%
83 Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 150 $40,370 $29,000 - 51,590 12% 3%
84 Sheet metal workers 150 $38,100 $27,350 - 51,810 7% 4%
85 Pharmacy technicians 150 $33,860 $24,520 - 42,810 32% 16%
86 Healthcare support workers, all other 150 $30,210 $16,540 - 41,300 16% 10%
87 Amusement and recreation attendants 150 $22,300 $17,690 - 27,310 24% 22%
88 Loan officers 140 $81,110 $28,300 - 12% 49%
89 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 140 $56,380 $40,360 - 79,000 7% 13%
90 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 140 $24,150 $17,490 - 36,080 11% 5%
91 Nonfarm animal caretakers 140 $23,010 $17,710 - 30,610 18% 16%
92 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 140 $21,180 $17,270 - 27,870 10% 5%
93 Food service managers 130 $50,970 $29,570 - 81,360 5% 24%
94 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 130 $49,980 $32,660 - 64,290 14% 8%
95 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 130 $38,610 $27,870 - 49,350 -3% 6%
96 Medical records and health information technicians 130 $32,030 $21,710 - 48,340 18% 12%
97 Telemarketers 130 $30,020 $17,770 - 48,970 -10% 14%
98 Food servers, nonrestaurant 130 $27,940 $17,870 - 38,760 16% 9%
99 Postal service mail carriers 130 $0 $ - 1% 11%
100 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 120 $38,210 $27,970 - 51,890 4% 30%
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Jobs More Common Near Bend Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 27,080 180 17.3
Service station attendants 19,740 350 11.7
Clergy 46,660 140 7.7
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 31,490 230 4.8
Machine feeders and offbearers 27,510 200 4.4
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 25,070 100 4.3
Cement masons and concrete finishers 36,240 370 4
Office and administrative support workers, all other 26,810 400 3.5
Painters, construction and maintenance 30,870 410 3.4
Motor vehicle operators, all other 23,130 110 3.4
Construction managers 78,030 360 3.3
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 49,980 130 3.1
Veterinary technologists and technicians 31,530 110 3.1
Coaches and scouts 33,730 220 2.9
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 40,370 150 2.8
Property, real estate, and community association managers 50,480 210 2.8
Carpenters 37,680 1,090 2.7
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 37,840 410 2.5
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 40,710 270 2.5
Medical secretaries 31,520 510 2.4
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 20,490 230 2.4
All other information and record clerks 28,440 240 2.4
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 38,610 130 2.3
Nonfarm animal caretakers 23,010 140 2.3
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 28,570 260 2.3
Cost estimators 51,460 240 2.2
Roofers 30,320 120 2.2
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,620 880 2.2
Sheet metal workers 38,100 150 2.1
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 20,260 510 2.1
Counter and rental clerks 23,000 440 2.1
Physical therapists 66,230 160 2
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 0 280 2
Production workers, all other 31,740 200 2
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 35,830 120 2
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 19,200 320 1.9
Cooks, restaurant 24,730 770 1.8
Sales and related workers, all other 64,170 120 1.8
Healthcare support workers, all other 30,210 150 1.8
Retail salespersons 26,210 3,690 1.8
Recreation workers 25,190 220 1.8
Bakers 28,020 110 1.7
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 33,760 1,490 1.7
Dishwashers 19,140 420 1.7
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 26,860 740 1.7
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 47,030 350 1.7
Medical records and health information technicians 32,030 130 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 58,810 450 1.7
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 49,270 470 1.7
Preschool teachers, except special education 23,360 300 1.6

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Bend, Oregon Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Sales and related workers, all other 64,170 1.63 120
Food servers, nonrestaurant 27,940 1.39 130
Loan officers 81,110 1.37 140
Fire fighters 56,970 1.35 180
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 40,710 1.35 270
Teachers and instructors, all other 50,320 1.32 170
Waiters and waitresses 24,460 1.31 1,420
Electricians 59,140 1.26 410
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 28,750 1.26 670
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 87,060 1.25 200
Sales managers 121,100 1.23 120
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 49,980 1.23 130
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 44,380 1.22 310
Telemarketers 30,020 1.21 130
Amusement and recreation attendants 22,300 1.21 150
Pharmacy technicians 33,860 1.2 150
Cashiers 22,080 1.19 1,600
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 57,740 1.19 190
Accountants and auditors 70,910 1.19 290
Office clerks, general 30,170 1.19 1,460
Radiologic technologists and technicians 60,080 1.18 110
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 20,390 1.17 190
Child care workers 22,490 1.17 210
Bakers 28,020 1.17 110
Registered nurses 71,780 1.16 1,260
Driver/sales workers 30,210 1.15 270
Cooks, restaurant 24,730 1.14 770
Dental assistants 36,670 1.14 210
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 32,250 1.14 110
Teacher assistants 25,270 1.14 690
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 20,260 1.13 510
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 32,770 1.13 400
Food preparation workers 21,720 1.13 470
Cooks, fast food 19,610 1.13 250
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 27,070 1.13 300
Construction laborers 34,930 1.12 580
Parts salespersons 34,180 1.12 160
Nonfarm animal caretakers 23,010 1.11 140
Advertising sales agents 52,060 1.11 120
Pharmacists 116,610 1.11 110
Dishwashers 19,140 1.11 420
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 38,610 1.11 130
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 26,860 1.11 740
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 19,060 1.11 1,630
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 33,490 1.11 250
Child, family, and school social workers 44,700 1.1 110
Veterinary technologists and technicians 31,530 1.1 110
Production workers, all other 31,740 1.1 200
Bartenders 21,210 1.09 370
Medical and health services managers 92,490 1.09 110

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