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11.7% Jobs Projection
$51,210 Median Salary
180 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Science Technicians in Oregon are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Science Technicians in Oregon is growing faster than average.

  • Science Technicians in Oregon earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Science Technicians Work in Oregon?

In Oregon, there were 1,270 people working as Science Technicians in the year 2018.

There were 1,400 Science Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 130 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Science Technicians in OR Employment Trend

The typical state has 940 Science Technicians working in it, which means Oregon has more Science Technicians than average.

Science Technicians in OR vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Oregon

Jobs for Science Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 11.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.7%.

Job Projections for Science Technicians: Nation vs. OR

Oregon Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 180 annual Science Technicians job openings in Oregon, and 1,530 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,900 annual jobs and 83,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Science Technicians Make in Oregon?

In 2018 wages for Science Technicians ranged from $33,400 to $71,660 with $51,210 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.06 to $34.45. The median hourly rate was $24.62.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.35 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.27.

The median salary in Oregon is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Science Technicians Earnings: OR vs. National Average

Top Oregon Metros for Science Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Science Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 850 $55,030
Eugene, OR 120 $45,150
Medford, OR 70 $42,730
Salem, OR 50 $41,920
Corvallis, OR 30 $43,690

Top States for Science Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states where most Science Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,000 $53,280
New York 6,930 $50,040
Texas 4,980 $52,010
Illinois 3,480 $48,420
Florida 2,970 $41,710
Michigan 2,920 $40,430
Pennsylvania 2,270 $47,500
Georgia 2,020 $50,430
Indiana 1,890 $48,540
Ohio 1,770 $51,970
Virginia 1,760 $49,680
Missouri 1,650 $47,460
Maryland 1,630 $62,950
Massachusetts 1,600 $58,230
Washington 1,600 $53,690
New Jersey 1,440 $56,710
Colorado 1,350 $48,980
Oklahoma 1,290 $52,310
Oregon 1,270 $51,210
Louisiana 1,220 $45,260

Below are the states where Science Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Maryland $62,950
Connecticut $59,960
Rhode Island $59,060
Massachusetts $58,230
Nebraska $58,200
New Hampshire $57,140
New Jersey $56,710
District of Columbia $56,230
Hawaii $55,200
South Carolina $55,140

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