It’s no surprise that the country is in a tight spot economically. Many people are looking for work, and many more places are hiring. Add to that the fact that so many people are moving for various reasons; everyone has the same goal, to strive for a better life.

With so many people moving to Portland, Oregon, I thought I’d take a look at what the work compared to pay is for that area and those fields in particular. Of course, looking at the list, it’s not surprising that jobs in the medical field are the highest paid. In fact, 9 of the top 10 jobs with the highest pay rate are all medical. CEO is up there (big surprise), but number 12 surprised me, especially with that career taking you away from Portland all the time… FOR YOUR JOB.

The Top 21 Highest-Paying Jobs in Portland, Oregon!

The fine folks at Zippia.com compiled a list of the highest-paid jobs in Portland by looking at the most recent BLS (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) data for all 653 job classifications.
21 – Medical & Health Services Managers – Average Salary = $137,410 / Entry Level Salary = $76,880
20 – Pharmacists – Average Salary = $138,390 / Entry Level Salary = $100,660
19 – Financial Managers – Average Salary = $140,590 / Entry Level Salary = $77,910
18 – Computer & Info Systems Managers – Average Salary = $146,450 / Entry Level Salary = $100,010
17 – Lawyers – Average Salary = $147,890 / Entry Level Salary = $78,400

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16 – Architectural & Engineering Managers – Average Salary = $151,960 / Entry Level Salary = $100,010
15 – Judges, Magistrate – Average Salary = $152,440 / Entry Level Salary = $99,830
14 – Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary – Average Salary = $166,480 / Entry Level Salary = $78,680

13 – Computer & Info Research Scientists – Average Salary = $169,180 / Entry Level Salary = $102,350
12 – Airline Pilots, Copilots, & Flight Engineers – Average Salary = $169,820 / Entry Level Salary = $83,390

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11 – Pediatricians, General – Average Salary = $192,280 / Entry Level Salary = $128,380
10 – Physicians, All Other – Average Salary = $195,370 / Entry Level Salary = $62,850
9 – Podiatrists – Average Salary = $205,040 / Entry Level Salary = $80,550
8 – Physicians, Pathologists – Average Salary = $210,770 / Entry Level Salary = $60,020
7 – Dentists – Average Salary = $216,330 / Entry Level Salary = $128,690

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6 – Chief Executives (CEO) – Average Salary = $283,080 / Entry Level Salary = $127,510
5 – Psychiatrists – Average Salary = $291,110 / Entry Level Salary = $154,490
4 – Ophthalmologists (Non Pediatric) – Average Salary = $306,730 / Entry Level Salary = $66,300
3 – Surgeons – Average Salary = $306,100 / Entry Level Salary = $101,070
2 – General Internal Medicine Physicians – Average Salary = $308,310 / Entry Level Salary = $165,070
1 – Obstetricians & Gynecologists – Average Salary = $332,890 / Entry Level Salary = $154,490

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How does your job stack up? Do you think those prices are fair? Too high? Not high enough? What job do you think should be in the top 21? Tap the app and let us know! To check out Zippia's full list, click here.

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