Oregon tends to be a fun and diverse state with a wide variety of employment opportunities. But did you know that roughly 30% of the population do one of the same 20 jobs?

USA Wage compiled data published last year by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics to determine what jobs are the most popular source of income for residents in Oregon. These are the 20 jobs that the largest number of Oregonians do for a living, along with the percentage of the population employed in each field.

1. Retail Salesperson – 3.67% of population employed

2. Cashier – 2.11%

3. Office Clerk – 1.93%

4. Food Serving Worker (Including fast food) – 1.89%

5. Registered Nurse – 1.74%

6. Customer Service Representative – 1.65%

7. Waiter/Waitress – 1.60%

8. Freight/Stock Worker – 1.54%

9. Professional Janitor/Cleaner – 1.54%

10. Secretary/Administrative Assistant – 1.50%

11. General/Operations Manager – 1.46%

12. Bookkeeping/Accounting/Auditing Clerk – 1.44%

13. Truck Driver – 1.29%

14. Restaurant Cook – 1.24%

15. Personal Care Aide – 1.06%

16. Stock Clerk/Order Filler – 1.02%

17. Teaching Assistant – 0.98%

18. Food Preparation Worker – 0.97%

19. Wholesale/Manufacturing Sales Representative – 0.95%

20. Medical Secretary – 0.91%

The average annual salary across the list is $33,445, with the highest average salary belonging to Registered Nurses ($80,360 annually) and the lowest average salary belonging to Waiters/Waitresses ($19,200 annually). Did your job make the list?

If you want to know which Oregon jobs are the highest paying, click here. You can also find a complete information table on Oregon’s most popular jobs here.

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