What kind of jobs are there in Portland, OR?

Portland's unemployment rate is below the national average, and residents of Portland earn more than the national average salary.

The tech industry has a solid foundation in the area, thanks in part to Intel Corporation, which has numerous campuses and continues to expand in the area. Careers in the medical field are also numerous through large employers such as the Oregon Health & Science University and Providence Health & Services. Meanwhile, athletics giant Nike calls Beaverton – located about 7 miles west of Portland – its home and employs about 12,000 people in Washington County.  

Job Market Index

Index Score: 7.3 /10

How we calculate this.


Portland has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Portland
$53,960

USA
$49,630

Unemployment Rate this Year

3.8%
of people are without a job

0.6% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Portland

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
140,500
Nursing Aide
Salary: $22k - $31k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
102,200
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18k - $26k

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Total Employment
74,900
Accountant
Salary: $53k - $90k

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