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Salem Employment

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

Jobs in Salem

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 160640 $45990 $22.11 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 24270 $36610 $17.6 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 15830 $35250 $16.95 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 14380 $24590 $11.82 8.3
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 10350 $55670 $26.76 6.15
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10160 $32610 $15.68 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 9410 $89850 $43.2 5.75
8 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 9020 $65000 $31.25 5.05
9 Management Occupations 8860 $88390 $42.5 6.05
10 Production Occupations 8570 $32440 $15.59 5.85
11 Personal Care and Service Occupations 7310 $27190 $13.07 4.1
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7230 $46980 $22.59 4.4
13 Retail Salespersons 6320 $30310 $14.57 3.1
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 5450 $34440 $16.56 3.05
15 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5130 $45810 $22.02 3.8
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4970 $29070 $13.97 3.7
17 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4270 $22180 $10.67 2.15
18 Community and Social Service Occupations 4240 $47390 $22.78 1.65
19 Office Clerks, General 3900 $33150 $15.94 2
20 Cashiers 3560 $24690 $11.87 2.25
21 Protective Service Occupations 3410 $52820 $25.4 2.25
22 Registered Nurses 3330 $83360 $40.08 1.9
23 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 3210 $27490 $13.21 0.6
24 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 3130 $70350 $33.82 2.8
25 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3100 $37060 $17.82 1.6
26 General and Operations Managers 2870 $95380 $45.85 1.4
27 Personal Care Aides 2700 $24260 $11.66 1.3
28 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 2630 $24630 $11.84 0.3
29 Waiters and Waitresses 2470 $26340 $12.66 1.6
30 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2420 $30180 $14.51 1.6
31 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2360 $28820 $13.85 1.6
32 Customer Service Representatives 2160 $33940 $16.32 1.75
33 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1970 $40300 $19.37 1.1
34 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1760 $29600 $14.23 1.2
35 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1750 $30780 $14.8 0.6
36 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 1740 $29560 $14.21 0.1
37 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1630 $40060 $19.26 1.2
38 Legal Occupations 1560 $84790 $40.77 0.8
39 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1480 $60270 $28.98 0.7
40 Nursing Assistants 1450 $31110 $14.96 1.05
41 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1420 $48740 $23.43 1.7
42 Construction Laborers 1410 $35430 $17.03 0.8
43 Management Analysts 1400 $74040 $35.6 0.5
44 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1390 $64220 $30.87 0.9
45 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1380 $27290 $13.12 0.8
46 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1310 $72910 $35.06 1.65
47 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1300 $57940 $27.86 1
48 Cooks, Restaurant 1290 $25680 $12.35 0.75
49 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1230 $29910 $14.38 0.7
50 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1220 $26640 $12.81 0.3
51 Food Preparation Workers 1190 $23340 $11.22 0.6
52 Computer Occupations, All Other 1180 $74130 $35.64 0.2
53 Medical Secretaries 1150 $37160 $17.87 0.4
54 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1130 $43030 $20.69 1
55 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1090 $55590 $26.73 1
56 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1090 $38650 $18.58 0.9
57 Accountants and Auditors 1050 $66000 $31.73 0.9
58 Carpenters 1040 $41900 $20.15 0.6
59 Medical Assistants 1020 $36660 $17.63 0.45
60 Psychiatric Aides 1010 $37080 $17.83 0.1
61 Managers, All Other 920 $85450 $41.08 0.65
62 Electricians 890 $63500 $30.53 0.4
63 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 890 $25180 $12.11 1
64 Packers and Packagers, Hand 810 $25150 $12.09 0.45
65 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 810 $24710 $11.88 0.25
66 Correctional Officers and Jailers 810 $53310 $25.63 0.3
67 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 770 $30320 $14.58 0.3
68 Social and Human Service Assistants 750 $39110 $18.8 0.3
69 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 750 $32500 $15.63 0.6
70 Lawyers 730 $113890 $54.75 0.5
71 Bartenders 710 $24740 $11.89 0.4
72 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 700 $29420 $14.14 0.1
73 Substitute Teachers 680 $47050 $22.62 0
74 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 670 $27870 $13.4 0.3
75 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 660 $28780 $13.84 0.2
76 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 650 $71760 $34.5 0.45
77 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 640 $31140 $14.97 0.2
78 Food Batchmakers 620 $25470 $12.25 0.1
79 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 610 $49170 $23.64 0.5
80 Compliance Officers 610 $61730 $29.68 0.2
81 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 600 $30580 $14.7 0.35
82 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 590 $40780 $19.61 0.1
83 Driver/Sales Workers 590 $31650 $15.22 0.3
84 Dental Assistants 580 $38330 $18.43 0.2
85 Home Health Aides 580 $22930 $11.02 0.7
86 Training and Development Specialists 570 $57970 $27.87 0.2
87 Childcare Workers 560 $22210 $10.68 0.8
88 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 540 $24640 $11.85 0.2
89 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 540 $32960 $15.85 0.2
90 Human Resources Specialists 530 $58300 $28.03 0.3
91 Financial Managers 520 $95450 $45.89 0.4
92 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 520 $32590 $15.67 0.4
93 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 520 $39080 $18.79 0.5
94 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 510 $46990 $22.59 0.4
95 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 510 $50570 $24.31 0.1
96 Construction Managers 510 $81690 $39.27 0.2
97 Computer User Support Specialists 500 $48200 $23.17 0.4
98 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 500 $24580 $11.82 0.3
99 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 500 $51030 $24.53 0.6
100 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 490 $24450 $11.76 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Salem Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 45,990 160,640
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,610 24,270
Sales and Related Occupations 35,250 15,830
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 24,590 14,380
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 55,670 10,350
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,610 10,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 89,850 9,410
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,000 9,020
Management Occupations 88,390 8,860
Production Occupations 32,440 8,570
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,190 7,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations 46,980 7,230
Retail Salespersons 30,310 6,320
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,440 5,450
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,810 5,130
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 29,070 4,970
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 22,180 4,270
Community and Social Service Occupations 47,390 4,240
Office Clerks, General 33,150 3,900
Cashiers 24,690 3,560
Protective Service Occupations 52,820 3,410
Registered Nurses 83,360 3,330
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 27,490 3,210
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,350 3,130
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 37,060 3,100
General and Operations Managers 95,380 2,870
Personal Care Aides 24,260 2,700
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 24,630 2,630
Waiters and Waitresses 26,340 2,470
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,180 2,420
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,820 2,360
Customer Service Representatives 33,940 2,160
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 40,300 1,970
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,600 1,760
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,780 1,750
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 29,560 1,740
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,060 1,630
Legal Occupations 84,790 1,560
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 60,270 1,480
Nursing Assistants 31,110 1,450
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,740 1,420
Construction Laborers 35,430 1,410
Management Analysts 74,040 1,400
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 64,220 1,390
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,290 1,380
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,910 1,310
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 57,940 1,300
Cooks, Restaurant 25,680 1,290
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,910 1,230
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 26,640 1,220

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 45,990 160,640
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,610 24,270
Sales and Related Occupations 35,250 15,830
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 55,670 10,350
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,610 10,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 89,850 9,410
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,000 9,020
Management Occupations 88,390 8,860
Production Occupations 32,440 8,570
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,190 7,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations 46,980 7,230
Retail Salespersons 30,310 6,320
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,440 5,450
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,810 5,130
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 29,070 4,970
Community and Social Service Occupations 47,390 4,240
Office Clerks, General 33,150 3,900
Protective Service Occupations 52,820 3,410
Registered Nurses 83,360 3,330
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 27,490 3,210
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,350 3,130
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 37,060 3,100
General and Operations Managers 95,380 2,870
Waiters and Waitresses 26,340 2,470
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,180 2,420
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,820 2,360
Customer Service Representatives 33,940 2,160
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 40,300 1,970
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,600 1,760
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,780 1,750
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 29,560 1,740
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,060 1,630
Legal Occupations 84,790 1,560
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 60,270 1,480
Nursing Assistants 31,110 1,450
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,740 1,420
Construction Laborers 35,430 1,410
Management Analysts 74,040 1,400
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 64,220 1,390
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,290 1,380
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,910 1,310
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 57,940 1,300
Cooks, Restaurant 25,680 1,290
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,910 1,230
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 26,640 1,220
Computer Occupations, All Other 74,130 1,180
Medical Secretaries 37,160 1,150
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,030 1,130
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 55,590 1,090
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,650 1,090

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