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Corvallis Employment

Employment and Industries in the Corvallis, 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 Corvallis than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Corvallis.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Corvallis.
  • A list of any large public companies in Corvallis.

Most Popular Jobs in Corvallis, 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 Education, training, and library workers, all other 2,050 $25,460 $17,800 - 42,580 11% 79%
2 Registered nurses 710 $73,410 $56,390 - 90,230 24% 56%
3 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 460 $50,270 $35,680 - 66,930 11% 95%
4 Civil engineers 200 $65,310 $47,070 - 86,010 18% 87%
5 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 200 $46,470 $29,370 - 63,640 6% 96%
6 Accountants and auditors 170 $58,870 $36,030 - 80,640 18% 79%
7 Computer software engineers, applications 140 $82,440 $51,680 - 129,950 45% 85%
8 Zoologists and wildlife biologists 140 $50,600 $29,200 - 86,950 9% 95%
9 Computer programmers 100 $73,570 $35,940 - 115,690 -4% 73%
10 Child, family, and school social workers 100 $27,120 $17,800 - 44,610 19% 77%
11 Pharmacists 90 $104,720 $58,030 - 133,570 22% 97%
12 Medical and health services managers 90 $97,220 $57,950 - 138,440 16% 57%
13 Musicians and singers 90 $0 $ - 10% 53%
14 Financial managers 80 $90,610 $54,110 - 132,670 13% 60%
15 Managers, all other 80 $68,870 $31,850 - 103,320 7% 55%
16 Network and computer systems administrators 80 $56,110 $28,860 - 85,140 27% 50%
17 Electronics engineers, except computer 70 $103,060 $79,740 - 134,040 4% 81%
18 Marketing managers 70 $93,540 $47,520 - 137,400 14% 69%
19 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 70 $74,450 $31,410 - 127,910 8% 51%
20 Teachers and instructors, all other 70 $48,920 $34,330 - 64,920 9% 54%
21 Clergy 70 $45,280 $22,870 - 71,840 19% 75%
22 Natural sciences managers 60 $115,230 $82,200 - 158,720 11% 93%
23 Computer and information systems managers 60 $95,620 $63,670 - 132,530 16% 73%
24 Librarians 60 $57,890 $41,440 - 72,490 4% 85%
25 Engineering managers 50 $131,450 $87,560 - 7% 84%
26 Computer hardware engineers 50 $104,940 $88,490 - 134,380 5% 70%
27 Mechanical engineers 50 $79,220 $53,420 - 104,500 4% 78%
28 Physical therapists 50 $70,390 $58,030 - 83,020 27% 89%
29 Computer systems analysts 50 $67,510 $44,890 - 96,910 29% 68%
30 Music directors and composers 50 $59,060 $27,080 - 66,020 13% 53%
31 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 50 $58,920 $43,370 - 79,380 12% 51%
32 Special education teachers, middle school 50 $55,760 $42,100 - 74,270 16% 87%
33 Social and community service managers 50 $51,240 $33,980 - 67,970 25% 72%
34 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 50 $47,600 $32,090 - 64,100 17% 56%
35 Financial specialists, all other 50 $45,090 $33,360 - 68,700 12% 50%
36 Graphic designers 50 $39,140 $26,550 - 57,450 10% 55%
37 Directors, religious activities and education 50 $31,320 $16,760 - 45,910 20% 64%
38 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 50 $0 $ - 13% 73%
39 Lawyers 40 $90,070 $44,230 - 156,940 11% 99%
40 Computer software engineers, systems software 40 $83,670 $60,790 - 118,030 28% 85%
41 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 40 $78,290 $57,960 - 99,190 8% 78%
42 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 40 $72,630 $44,840 - 103,530 25% 93%
43 Coaches and scouts 40 $62,390 $23,470 - 134,490 15% 60%
44 Training and development specialists 40 $56,400 $29,550 - 85,010 18% 56%
45 Sales and related workers, all other 40 $0 $ - 14% 62%
46 Dentists, general 30 $176,590 $79,420 - 9% 100%
47 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 30 $89,720 $49,320 - 161,540 12% 51%
48 Soil and plant scientists 30 $81,440 $32,530 - 124,090 8% 82%
49 Surveyors 30 $57,540 $51,520 - 66,550 24% 82%
50 Tax preparers 30 $0 $ - -8% 54%

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 1,120 $23,270 $16,920 - 33,240 12% 25%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,060 $19,330 $16,960 - 22,620 18% 5%
3 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 750 $40,440 $29,180 - 53,050 -27% 6%
4 Office clerks, general 680 $28,570 $19,310 - 38,790 13% 19%
5 Cashiers 600 $20,170 $16,710 - 27,780 -3% 10%
6 Waiters and waitresses 540 $21,320 $17,280 - 30,010 11% 14%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 480 $24,040 $17,720 - 32,280 15% 4%
8 Food preparation workers 430 $19,660 $17,200 - 23,790 15% 7%
9 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 410 $30,930 $20,560 - 41,610 13% 16%
10 Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 390 $60,660 $49,150 - 75,740 2% 18%
11 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 380 $31,500 $20,720 - 45,560 1% 18%
12 Office and administrative support workers, all other 380 $21,740 $17,460 - 29,810 -9% 32%
13 Teacher assistants 360 $26,770 $19,490 - 33,540 10% 18%
14 Personal care and service workers, all other 350 $0 $ - -13% 21%
15 Medical secretaries 330 $32,230 $21,910 - 50,980 17% 18%
16 Cooks, restaurant 320 $21,850 $17,630 - 28,900 12% 5%
17 General and operations managers 290 $90,440 $37,050 - 2% 48%
18 Receptionists and information clerks 270 $22,230 $17,030 - 29,980 17% 13%
19 Business operations specialists, all other 260 $48,280 $29,260 - 75,810 21% 49%
20 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 260 $40,040 $27,440 - 53,340 15% 18%
21 Personal and home care aides 260 $19,800 $17,150 - 24,200 51% 10%
22 Order clerks 250 $19,840 $17,190 - 23,720 -24% 16%
23 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 240 $24,140 $21,220 - 29,140 18% 7%
24 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 230 $35,870 $26,600 - 49,350 10% 4%
25 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 220 $39,010 $26,060 - 56,220 4% 25%
26 Medical assistants 220 $31,700 $24,170 - 39,940 35% 10%
27 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 220 $27,310 $17,990 - 40,250 18% 6%
28 Child care workers 220 $21,950 $16,960 - 32,150 18% 15%
29 Home health aides 220 $20,730 $17,400 - 25,510 49% 7%
30 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 210 $48,540 $30,230 - 74,270 6% 29%
31 Carpenters 180 $42,070 $27,630 - 60,780 10% 6%
32 Maintenance and repair workers, general 180 $32,190 $19,450 - 48,220 10% 6%
33 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 180 $22,640 $17,050 - 31,640 2% 5%
34 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 170 $33,380 $22,210 - 45,920 11% 14%
35 Customer service representatives 170 $29,840 $21,220 - 40,450 25% 22%
36 Counter and rental clerks 170 $22,750 $16,690 - 35,870 23% 16%
37 Dishwashers 160 $18,460 $16,840 - 20,390 10% 3%
38 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 150 $68,030 $39,770 - 96,710 -5% 15%
39 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 130 $32,230 $18,960 - 41,830 12% 6%
40 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 130 $28,400 $18,520 - 47,780 27% 47%
41 Construction laborers 130 $27,520 $20,940 - 33,350 11% 5%
42 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 130 $25,420 $17,390 - 36,040 -5% 5%
43 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 130 $23,600 $17,940 - 30,310 11% 5%
44 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 130 $19,460 $17,120 - 23,190 13% 5%
45 Tellers 120 $23,010 $18,070 - 30,180 14% 16%
46 Logging equipment operators 110 $43,460 $34,030 - 61,550 -1% 2%
47 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 110 $27,510 $20,000 - 40,490 8% 4%
48 Preschool teachers, except special education 110 $21,030 $17,490 - 26,100 26% 43%
49 Service station attendants 110 $18,950 $16,750 - 20,910 13% 6%
50 Dental hygienists 100 $75,160 $67,850 - 84,230 30% 33%
51 Recreation workers 100 $22,400 $17,670 - 28,690 13% 47%
52 Postal service mail carriers 100 $0 $ - 1% 11%
53 Electricians 90 $60,010 $38,890 - 79,100 7% 7%
54 Radiologic technologists and technicians 90 $56,850 $36,960 - 78,800 15% 25%
55 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 90 $55,120 $31,550 - 97,230 11% 4%
56 Loan officers 90 $47,050 $23,030 - 75,390 12% 49%
57 Computer support specialists 90 $44,980 $28,330 - 64,130 13% 43%
58 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 90 $41,700 $25,120 - 68,080 14% 4%
59 Logging workers, all other 90 $33,590 $27,290 - 40,330 -6% 2%
60 Medical records and health information technicians 90 $30,050 $21,140 - 41,760 18% 12%
61 All other information and record clerks 90 $29,860 $19,790 - 43,500 -13% 21%
62 Healthcare support workers, all other 90 $28,330 $21,050 - 38,610 16% 10%
63 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 90 $27,420 $17,320 - 39,620 4% 6%
64 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 80 $53,730 $32,290 - 75,640 9% 10%
65 Dental assistants 80 $37,100 $32,550 - 42,020 29% 9%
66 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 80 $32,750 $21,260 - 47,230 -7% 14%
67 Pharmacy technicians 70 $31,330 $24,180 - 39,590 32% 16%
68 Stock clerks and order fillers 70 $20,920 $16,750 - 31,580 -8% 8%
69 Packers and packagers, hand 70 $18,860 $17,030 - 20,740 -12% 3%
70 Cooks, fast food 70 $18,270 $16,820 - 20,040 8% 5%
71 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 60 $55,470 $39,780 - 80,230 7% 13%
72 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 60 $54,090 $43,190 - 65,960 4% 18%
73 Food service managers 60 $47,070 $27,410 - 79,080 5% 24%
74 Forest and conservation technicians 60 $43,470 $28,230 - 58,160 -2% 46%
75 Industrial machinery mechanics 60 $40,010 $28,400 - 56,200 9% 5%
76 Surveying and mapping technicians 60 $36,500 $24,340 - 49,170 19% 7%
77 First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 60 $36,050 $26,680 - 51,710 16% 26%
78 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 60 $27,050 $21,460 - 36,790 -5% 4%
79 Industrial truck and tractor operators 60 $26,350 $18,840 - 36,770 -2% 2%
80 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 60 $20,310 $17,250 - 27,850 12% 6%
81 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 60 $19,970 $17,020 - 25,060 14% 3%
82 Construction and building inspectors 50 $51,760 $33,920 - 72,220 18% 23%
83 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 50 $44,740 $30,730 - 62,500 0% 42%
84 Sales representatives, services, all other 50 $42,120 $22,920 - 75,170 28% 48%
85 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 50 $36,500 $26,290 - 47,670 5% 2%
86 Court, municipal, and license clerks 50 $35,750 $27,920 - 43,080 9% 24%
87 Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 50 $33,070 $26,350 - 40,120 4% 0%
88 Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 50 $30,280 $19,100 - 40,630 -0% 36%
89 Painters, construction and maintenance 50 $29,600 $21,670 - 38,910 12% 6%
90 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 50 $29,360 $24,390 - 36,460 4% 15%
91 Bartenders 50 $22,670 $19,480 - 25,890 11% 17%
92 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 50 $19,310 $17,170 - 22,510 17% 14%
93 First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives 40 $65,710 $23,330 - 104,220 9% 33%
94 Administrative services managers 40 $57,720 $41,010 - 91,400 12% 40%
95 Architectural and civil drafters 40 $49,770 $31,530 - 81,700 6% 25%
96 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 40 $45,410 $40,100 - 51,330 14% 7%
97 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 40 $42,850 $31,510 - 57,800 9% 3%
98 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 40 $39,020 $24,640 - 61,780 4% 30%
99 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 40 $37,390 $28,230 - 51,890 3% 18%
100 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 40 $36,670 $26,470 - 44,630 8% 3%
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Jobs More Common Near Corvallis Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Education, training, and library workers, all other 25,460 2,050 146.4
Logging equipment operators 43,460 110 83.3
Zoologists and wildlife biologists 50,600 140 82.6
Personal care and service workers, all other 0 350 33.3
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 60,660 390 32.8
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 40,440 750 19.2
Service station attendants 18,950 110 8.8
Office and administrative support workers, all other 21,740 380 7.9
Order clerks 19,840 250 5.3
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 50,270 460 3.9
Civil engineers 65,310 200 3.7
Medical secretaries 32,230 330 3.7
Personal and home care aides 19,800 260 3
Dental hygienists 75,160 100 2.9
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 28,400 130 2.9
Food preparation workers 19,660 430 2.6
Medical assistants 31,700 220 2.3
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 25,420 130 2.1
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 23,600 130 2.1
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 19,330 1,060 2
Child, family, and school social workers 27,120 100 2
Child care workers 21,950 220 2
Counter and rental clerks 22,750 170 1.9
Recreation workers 22,400 100 1.9
Cooks, restaurant 21,850 320 1.8
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 32,230 130 1.8
Dishwashers 18,460 160 1.6
Teacher assistants 26,770 360 1.6
Postal service mail carriers 0 100 1.5
Preschool teachers, except special education 21,030 110 1.4
Registered nurses 73,410 710 1.4
Home health aides 20,730 220 1.3
Computer software engineers, applications 82,440 140 1.3
Retail salespersons 23,270 1,120 1.3
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 68,030 150 1.3
Business operations specialists, all other 48,280 260 1.2
Receptionists and information clerks 22,230 270 1.2
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 27,310 220 1.2
Office clerks, general 28,570 680 1.2
Computer programmers 73,570 100 1.2
Waiters and waitresses 21,320 540 1.2
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 30,930 410 1.1
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,040 480 1.1
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 33,380 170 1.1
Tellers 23,010 120 1.1
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 46,470 200 1.1
Carpenters 42,070 180 1.1
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 31,500 380 1.1
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 39,010 220 1
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 24,140 240 0.9

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 40,440 1.37 750
Logging equipment operators 43,460 1.3 110
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 68,030 1.29 150
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 32,230 1.28 130
Teacher assistants 26,770 1.2 360
Registered nurses 73,410 1.19 710
Waiters and waitresses 21,320 1.14 540
Child care workers 21,950 1.14 220
Medical assistants 31,700 1.13 220
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 27,310 1.13 220
Office clerks, general 28,570 1.12 680
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 60,660 1.12 390
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 19,330 1.12 1,060
Medical secretaries 32,230 1.11 330
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 33,380 1.1 170
Cashiers 20,170 1.09 600
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 31,500 1.08 380
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 48,540 1.08 210
Carpenters 42,070 1.07 180
Dishwashers 18,460 1.07 160
Computer software engineers, applications 82,440 1.07 140
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,040 1.05 480
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 40,040 1.03 260
Food preparation workers 19,660 1.02 430
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,460 1.02 130
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 39,010 1.01 220
Cooks, restaurant 21,850 1.01 320
Customer service representatives 29,840 1.01 170
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 24,140 1.01 240
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 23,600 1 130
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 50,270 1 460
Personal and home care aides 19,800 0.99 260
Accountants and auditors 58,870 0.99 170
Counter and rental clerks 22,750 0.98 170
Home health aides 20,730 0.98 220
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 25,420 0.97 130
Tellers 23,010 0.97 120
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 30,930 0.97 410
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 35,870 0.96 230
Retail salespersons 23,270 0.95 1,120
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 27,510 0.95 110
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 28,400 0.94 130
General and operations managers 90,440 0.94 290
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,640 0.94 180
Maintenance and repair workers, general 32,190 0.94 180
Receptionists and information clerks 22,230 0.93 270
Service station attendants 18,950 0.92 110
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 46,470 0.91 200
Civil engineers 65,310 0.89 200
Construction laborers 27,520 0.89 130

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