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Medford Employment

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

Most Popular Jobs in Medford, 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 1,750 $68,790 $52,840 - 84,310 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 1,000 $44,380 $23,940 - 72,780 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 700 $50,370 $35,390 - 66,710 14% 95%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 690 $52,410 $36,800 - 71,550 6% 96%
5 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 540 $54,400 $37,010 - 72,280 11% 95%
6 Managers, all other 430 $84,030 $45,900 - 138,120 7% 55%
7 Accountants and auditors 420 $54,030 $33,390 - 78,080 18% 79%
8 Education, training, and library workers, all other 350 $22,890 $16,980 - 31,190 11% 79%
9 Social and human service assistants 320 $26,170 $17,860 - 38,820 34% 58%
10 Child, family, and school social workers 280 $36,860 $22,660 - 58,580 19% 77%
11 Teachers and instructors, all other 270 $42,470 $33,200 - 62,440 9% 54%
12 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 180 $80,710 $28,020 - 25% 67%
13 Clergy 180 $49,020 $22,330 - 69,650 19% 75%
14 Graphic designers 170 $44,040 $27,540 - 67,810 10% 55%
15 Self-enrichment education teachers 170 $35,530 $19,960 - 61,740 23% 54%
16 Pharmacists 160 $111,790 $93,590 - 131,390 22% 97%
17 Sales managers 160 $81,430 $47,100 - 142,400 10% 69%
18 Medical and health services managers 150 $94,200 $53,560 - 134,790 16% 57%
19 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 150 $51,350 $34,350 - 69,690 17% 56%
20 Computer specialists, all other 140 $55,570 $25,110 - 86,680 15% 68%
21 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 140 $48,850 $28,180 - 79,810 5% 58%
22 Training and development specialists 140 $48,430 $24,780 - 89,620 18% 56%
23 Computer software engineers, applications 130 $65,340 $37,100 - 87,880 45% 85%
24 Financial managers 120 $86,480 $57,140 - 123,530 13% 60%
25 Marketing managers 120 $76,840 $38,300 - 130,070 14% 69%
26 Producers and directors 120 $72,940 $22,820 - 137,710 11% 75%
27 Physical therapists 120 $70,440 $57,050 - 83,420 27% 89%
28 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 110 $86,990 $53,100 - 130,490 12% 51%
29 Computer and information systems managers 110 $79,380 $52,570 - 108,820 16% 73%
30 Network and computer systems administrators 110 $58,470 $36,220 - 84,860 27% 50%
31 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 110 $53,540 $33,430 - 74,390 13% 73%
32 Social and community service managers 110 $44,790 $31,050 - 67,860 25% 72%
33 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 110 $27,010 $19,790 - 33,860 34% 73%
34 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 100 $90,760 $66,030 - 107,510 8% 78%
35 Lawyers 100 $82,670 $41,090 - 153,710 11% 99%
36 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 100 $60,270 $45,470 - 78,230 12% 51%
37 Computer programmers 100 $58,680 $38,260 - 81,140 -4% 73%
38 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 100 $42,260 $26,380 - 68,400 15% 72%
39 Rehabilitation counselors 100 $34,290 $26,700 - 43,550 23% 73%
40 Chief executives 90 $136,160 $50,120 - 2% 65%
41 Civil engineers 90 $63,700 $29,910 - 94,990 18% 87%
42 Editors 90 $52,720 $26,530 - 82,660 2% 81%
43 Coaches and scouts 90 $43,380 $22,660 - 70,790 15% 60%
44 Dentists, general 80 $209,790 $142,390 - 9% 100%
45 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 80 $54,430 $30,600 - 79,230 20% 87%
46 Urban and regional planners 80 $47,300 $34,400 - 65,470 15% 92%
47 Special education teachers, middle school 80 $46,670 $34,820 - 63,020 16% 87%
48 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 80 $38,150 $25,500 - 53,600 30% 77%
49 Management analysts 70 $90,990 $43,020 - 22% 78%
50 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 70 $59,290 $44,380 - 76,430 16% 99%
51 Social workers, all other 70 $49,650 $34,050 - 71,840 18% 77%
52 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 70 $42,540 $31,700 - 56,910 18% 56%
53 Community and social service specialists, all other 70 $32,190 $19,830 - 46,500 25% 58%
54 Computer systems analysts 60 $60,860 $43,130 - 81,130 29% 68%
55 Librarians 60 $58,080 $40,720 - 77,990 4% 85%
56 Special education teachers, secondary school 60 $53,510 $38,420 - 65,990 9% 87%
57 Financial specialists, all other 60 $49,500 $32,490 - 65,420 12% 50%
58 Public relations specialists 60 $41,590 $25,140 - 64,100 18% 81%
59 Network systems and data communications analysts 60 $39,360 $27,610 - 52,790 53% 57%
60 Biological technicians 60 $31,910 $25,600 - 39,750 16% 60%
61 Reporters and correspondents 60 $31,630 $22,210 - 46,910 1% 85%
62 Veterinarians 50 $104,770 $64,540 - 35% 100%
63 Instructional coordinators 50 $61,340 $33,190 - 93,610 23% 79%
64 Foresters 50 $59,000 $40,610 - 78,270 5% 86%
65 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 50 $27,100 $18,560 - 39,400 11% 55%
66 Occupational therapists 40 $64,280 $45,390 - 80,840 23% 90%
67 Public relations managers 40 $54,350 $32,450 - 83,000 17% 75%
68 Writers and authors 40 $53,150 $27,380 - 71,370 13% 84%
69 Medical and public health social workers 40 $52,090 $34,130 - 78,030 24% 77%
70 Advertising sales agents 40 $50,410 $26,830 - 84,050 20% 56%
71 Credit analysts 40 $40,200 $26,030 - 52,540 2% 60%
72 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 40 $39,670 $25,890 - 55,890 24% 78%
73 Musicians and singers 40 $0 $ - 10% 53%
74 Computer software engineers, systems software 30 $71,860 $44,100 - 108,030 28% 85%
75 Electrical engineers 30 $68,520 $44,840 - 99,360 6% 81%
76 Mechanical engineers 30 $63,290 $43,080 - 83,280 4% 78%
77 Market research analysts 30 $62,920 $36,180 - 109,240 20% 82%
78 Budget analysts 30 $55,000 $37,640 - 75,630 7% 78%
79 Music directors and composers 30 $47,780 $42,110 - 55,760 13% 53%
80 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 30 $47,120 $30,040 - 67,750 18% 56%

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 2,990 $27,020 $17,790 - 40,840 12% 25%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 2,320 $19,020 $16,910 - 20,990 18% 5%
3 Cashiers 2,190 $21,970 $17,160 - 30,060 -3% 10%
4 Office clerks, general 1,970 $26,850 $18,100 - 38,310 13% 19%
5 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 1,830 $23,220 $17,540 - 31,500 2% 5%
6 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 1,590 $35,450 $26,510 - 49,520 10% 4%
7 Customer service representatives 1,510 $25,970 $18,640 - 33,760 25% 22%
8 Waiters and waitresses 1,500 $23,140 $17,140 - 32,880 11% 14%
9 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 1,330 $32,940 $21,560 - 48,300 13% 16%
10 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,230 $28,940 $20,990 - 38,700 1% 18%
11 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,030 $24,210 $17,790 - 33,110 15% 4%
12 General and operations managers 980 $94,290 $45,470 - 2% 48%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 930 $39,830 $25,160 - 63,410 4% 25%
14 Teacher assistants 890 $24,380 $17,940 - 32,530 10% 18%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 790 $47,360 $29,680 - 72,120 6% 29%
16 Cooks, restaurant 770 $22,990 $17,720 - 30,900 12% 5%
17 Receptionists and information clerks 740 $23,880 $18,010 - 31,120 17% 13%
18 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 730 $19,730 $17,210 - 23,860 13% 5%
19 Stock clerks and order fillers 680 $24,750 $18,180 - 32,840 -8% 8%
20 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 670 $25,980 $21,010 - 31,920 18% 7%
21 Medical secretaries 660 $28,970 $21,670 - 38,260 17% 18%
22 Production workers, all other 610 $23,410 $17,700 - 30,780 2% 5%
23 Maintenance and repair workers, general 590 $32,700 $20,680 - 46,350 10% 6%
24 Construction laborers 580 $30,430 $20,560 - 42,350 11% 5%
25 Medical assistants 580 $29,850 $23,100 - 37,680 35% 10%
26 Telemarketers 580 $22,900 $17,500 - 29,300 -10% 14%
27 Home health aides 580 $20,710 $17,340 - 25,760 49% 7%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 570 $34,260 $18,860 - 59,790 11% 14%
29 Industrial truck and tractor operators 570 $29,400 $21,240 - 39,600 -2% 2%
30 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 560 $27,380 $17,990 - 39,420 18% 6%
31 Personal care and service workers, all other 560 $22,160 $17,350 - 26,230 -13% 21%
32 Carpenters 540 $38,630 $27,230 - 53,240 10% 6%
33 Food preparation workers 540 $21,380 $17,340 - 29,500 15% 7%
34 Electricians 510 $51,620 $30,570 - 65,390 7% 7%
35 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 510 $28,610 $18,220 - 50,140 8% 4%
36 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 510 $27,990 $20,490 - 38,260 4% 6%
37 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 450 $37,540 $27,190 - 49,860 15% 18%
38 Machine feeders and offbearers 450 $28,320 $20,410 - 38,920 -15% 0%
39 Office and administrative support workers, all other 440 $26,140 $19,080 - 34,570 -9% 32%
40 Tellers 440 $23,920 $20,540 - 29,500 14% 16%
41 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 420 $39,380 $25,100 - 60,780 14% 4%
42 Counter and rental clerks 410 $23,870 $17,250 - 31,830 23% 16%
43 Bartenders 410 $20,530 $17,340 - 24,160 11% 17%
44 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 400 $30,290 $22,090 - 40,430 4% 15%
45 Service station attendants 400 $22,000 $16,750 - 28,370 13% 6%
46 Packers and packagers, hand 400 $19,990 $16,960 - 24,480 -12% 3%
47 Sales representatives, services, all other 390 $56,270 $22,480 - 143,080 28% 48%
48 Dishwashers 390 $18,880 $17,140 - 20,800 10% 3%
49 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 380 $41,050 $31,740 - 50,700 8% 3%
50 Business operations specialists, all other 370 $49,790 $24,500 - 85,180 21% 49%
51 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 370 $46,420 $33,040 - 64,020 -5% 15%
52 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 360 $20,630 $17,240 - 25,060 10% 8%
53 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 350 $0 $ - 9% 10%
54 All other information and record clerks 300 $30,030 $19,080 - 46,210 -13% 21%
55 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 290 $30,920 $18,650 - 46,310 -7% 14%
56 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 290 $27,920 $21,510 - 37,330 -1% 22%
57 Security guards 290 $23,150 $17,550 - 31,130 17% 13%
58 Cooks, fast food 290 $19,680 $16,990 - 23,630 8% 5%
59 Dental assistants 280 $34,280 $19,730 - 41,890 29% 9%
60 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 280 $23,890 $18,070 - 31,360 11% 5%
61 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 270 $52,980 $36,050 - 67,150 11% 33%
62 Driver/sales workers 270 $25,810 $17,250 - 34,920 -5% 4%
63 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 260 $18,610 $17,000 - 20,270 17% 14%
64 Computer support specialists 250 $39,690 $27,790 - 55,290 13% 43%
65 Preschool teachers, except special education 250 $22,560 $17,760 - 29,900 26% 43%
66 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 250 $22,070 $17,090 - 29,970 14% 3%
67 Amusement and recreation attendants 250 $18,590 $16,850 - 20,170 24% 22%
68 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 240 $31,040 $23,480 - 40,170 5% 2%
69 Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 240 $30,650 $21,960 - 39,630 6% 0%
70 Healthcare support workers, all other 240 $29,120 $21,960 - 38,310 16% 10%
71 Team assemblers 240 $26,260 $18,880 - 32,890 0% 5%
72 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 230 $40,120 $32,280 - 50,810 12% 3%
73 Parts salespersons 230 $30,850 $19,800 - 41,840 -2% 6%
74 Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 230 $25,710 $18,530 - 35,490 3% 4%
75 Child care workers 230 $21,500 $17,300 - 28,010 18% 15%
76 Physicians and surgeons, all other 220 $214,450 $147,620 - 0% 0%
77 Cement masons and concrete finishers 220 $40,730 $23,790 - 57,380 11% 2%
78 Personal and home care aides 220 $21,600 $17,690 - 25,950 51% 10%
79 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 210 $58,250 $37,190 - 80,400 11% 4%
80 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 210 $51,360 $35,220 - 69,300 7% 13%
81 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 210 $19,380 $17,130 - 22,770 12% 6%
82 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 210 $18,950 $17,200 - 20,810 10% 17%
83 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 200 $54,810 $25,980 - 85,230 4% 38%
84 Cost estimators 200 $51,910 $34,410 - 87,060 19% 32%
85 Fire fighters 200 $51,650 $20,970 - 78,460 12% 18%
86 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 200 $47,790 $35,850 - 61,940 16% 43%
87 Pharmacy technicians 200 $33,250 $26,020 - 40,820 32% 16%
88 Painters, construction and maintenance 200 $31,850 $23,830 - 40,530 12% 6%
89 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 190 $45,560 $24,660 - 71,200 10% 17%
90 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 190 $26,600 $18,050 - 37,540 -9% 5%
91 Postal service mail carriers 190 $0 $ - 1% 11%
92 Loan officers 180 $65,030 $32,910 - 99,590 12% 49%
93 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 170 $41,410 $33,280 - 50,190 14% 7%
94 Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 170 $28,160 $20,910 - 37,980 4% 0%
95 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 170 $22,910 $17,340 - 32,980 12% 6%
96 Dental hygienists 160 $73,650 $67,330 - 82,440 30% 33%
97 Radiologic technologists and technicians 160 $54,820 $35,070 - 77,620 15% 25%
98 Legal secretaries 160 $34,470 $25,910 - 47,350 12% 18%
99 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 160 $27,150 $17,870 - 40,430 2% 11%
100 Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 150 $44,130 $26,370 - 71,150 -0% 36%
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Jobs More Common Near Medford Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Forest and conservation technicians 40,470 130 35
Personal care and service workers, all other 22,160 560 17.7
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 28,160 170 13
Service station attendants 22,000 400 10.6
Education, training, and library workers, all other 22,890 350 8.3
Clergy 49,020 180 7.9
Machine feeders and offbearers 28,320 450 7.9
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 30,650 240 7.8
Food preparation and serving related workers, all other 21,210 150 6.5
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 30,840 120 4.8
Production workers, all other 23,410 610 4.8
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 25,710 230 3.8
Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 42,260 100 3.5
Producers and directors 72,940 120 3.2
Telemarketers 22,900 580 3.1
Office and administrative support workers, all other 26,140 440 3
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 27,010 110 2.8
Medical secretaries 28,970 660 2.5
All other information and record clerks 30,030 300 2.4
Court, municipal, and license clerks 35,920 120 2.3
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 23,830 110 2.3
Healthcare support workers, all other 29,120 240 2.3
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 20,360 130 2.2
Library technicians 30,320 130 2.2
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 47,790 200 2.2
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 18,610 260 2.1
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 27,920 290 2.1
Medical assistants 29,850 580 2
Managers, all other 84,030 430 2
Cement masons and concrete finishers 40,730 220 1.9
Bakers 25,780 150 1.9
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 44,130 150 1.9
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 41,050 380 1.9
Child, family, and school social workers 36,860 280 1.9
Rehabilitation counselors 34,290 100 1.8
Parts salespersons 30,850 230 1.8
Amusement and recreation attendants 18,590 250 1.8
Self-enrichment education teachers 35,530 170 1.8
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 43,260 120 1.8
Social and human service assistants 26,170 320 1.8
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 35,450 1,590 1.8
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 40,120 230 1.7
Industrial truck and tractor operators 29,400 570 1.7
Social and community service managers 44,790 110 1.6
Dental assistants 34,280 280 1.6
Dental hygienists 73,650 160 1.6
Counter and rental clerks 23,870 410 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 45,560 190 1.5
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 54,400 540 1.5
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 23,890 280 1.5

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Producers and directors 72,940 1.29 120
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 58,250 1.26 210
Construction managers 105,720 1.26 140
Waiters and waitresses 23,140 1.24 1,500
Fire fighters 51,650 1.23 200
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 42,120 1.2 110
Physicians and surgeons, all other 214,450 1.2 220
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 86,990 1.19 110
Cashiers 21,970 1.19 2,190
Pharmacy technicians 33,250 1.18 200
Dental hygienists 73,650 1.16 160
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 30,650 1.16 240
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 20,630 1.16 360
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 34,260 1.13 570
Cooks, fast food 19,680 1.13 290
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 27,380 1.13 560
Teachers and instructors, all other 42,470 1.12 270
Registered nurses 68,790 1.12 1,750
Child care workers 21,500 1.12 230
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 19,380 1.11 210
Medical and health services managers 94,200 1.11 150
Food preparation workers 21,380 1.11 540
Retail salespersons 27,020 1.11 2,990
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 19,020 1.1 2,320
Forest and conservation technicians 40,470 1.1 130
Electricians 51,620 1.1 510
Cement masons and concrete finishers 40,730 1.1 220
Loan officers 65,030 1.1 180
Dishwashers 18,880 1.1 390
Teacher assistants 24,380 1.1 890
Graphic designers 44,040 1.09 170
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 52,980 1.09 270
Machine feeders and offbearers 28,320 1.09 450
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 39,380 1.09 420
Sales representatives, services, all other 56,270 1.08 390
Stock clerks and order fillers 24,750 1.08 680
Court, municipal, and license clerks 35,920 1.08 120
Clergy 49,020 1.08 180
Personal and home care aides 21,600 1.08 220
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,980 1.08 670
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 54,400 1.08 540
Bakers 25,780 1.07 150
Service station attendants 22,000 1.07 400
Radiologic technologists and technicians 54,820 1.07 160
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 18,950 1.07 210
Pharmacists 111,790 1.07 160
Dental assistants 34,280 1.06 280
Medical assistants 29,850 1.06 580
Cooks, restaurant 22,990 1.06 770
Bartenders 20,530 1.06 410

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