Ontario Jobs

  • CDL Truck Driver - Team Regional. We Train!

    C.R. England - Notus, ID

    C.R. England is now hiring Team Truck Drivers for our Regional Division As a Regional Team Truck Driver, you can enjoy the life of a truck driver without having to travel across...

    from C.R. England - 30+ days ago
  • M1 Armor Crewman - Part-Time

    Army National Guard - Ontario, OR

    For every tank or amphibious unit in the field, there's a team of highly trained professionals ensuring peak performance. And there's no one better than the Army National Guard at...

    from Army National Guard - 13 days ago
  • Solo Company Truck Driver - CDL-A

    Pride Transport - Ontario, OR

    Solo company drivers can find success with the excellent driving opportunities at Pride Transport!Pride Transport, a family owned and operated refrigerated carrier located in Salt...

    from Pride Transport - 3 days ago
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Ontario, Oregon

Ontario is the largest city in Malheur County, Oregon, United States. It lies along the Snake River at the Idaho border. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 10,985. The 2006 estimate is 11,245 residents. The city is the largest community in the region of far eastern Oregon, also known as the Western Treasure Valley. Ontario is the principal city of the Ontario, OR-ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Malheur County in Oregon and Payette County in Idaho. Ontario is approximately halfway between Portland and Salt Lake City. It is the closest city to the Idaho border along Interstate 84. The city's slogan is "Where Oregon Begins".

Ontario Economy

The region's primary industry is the cultivation of russet potatoes, sugar beets, and onions. The Heinz Frozen Food Company, a subsidiary of H. J. Heinz Company, processes locally grown potatoes, and annually produces over 600 million pounds of 75 different potato products, while employing about 1,000 people. Ontario also has a growing retail-based economy which attracts shoppers from throughout the county and from Idaho's Payette County, particularly from the nearby cities of Payette and Fruitland. Big-box retailers Wal-Mart and Home Depot dominate the retail sector, however, the lack of a sales tax in the state attracts relocating retailers and shoppers from Idaho communities. Ontario also attracts employees, who benefit from a minimum wage that as of 2005 was 40% higher than the one paid in Idaho. The Four Rivers Cultural Center, named after the Snake, Malheur, Owyhee and Payette rivers, has a museum that traces the history of settlement in the area by the Northern Paiutes and...more

Ontario Careers

Among the most common occupations in Ontario are Sales and office occupations, 21%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 20%; and Service occupations, 18%. Approximately 59 percent of workers in Ontario, Oregon work for companies, 18 percent work for the government and 9 percent are self-employed.

Ontario Industries

The leading industries in Ontario, Oregon are Educational, health and social services, 19%; Manufacturing, 12%; and Retail trade, 11%. Simply Hired's Ontario job listings indicate that the following industries in Ontario are hiring the most workers:

Ontario Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Ontario, Oregon is $25,871, and the median income of households in Ontario was $29,173.

Average Salaries in Ontario, OR

Ontario, OR


Ontario Employment Statistics

Population of Ontario
Total population 10,985
Male 47.27%
Female 52.73%
Median age 30.9
Ontario Housing
Owner-occupied homes 54.2%
Median cost of a home $91,800
Median mortgage payment $557
Renter-occupied homes 45.8%
Vacant housing 7.9%
Median monthly rent $453
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $29,775
Median for all female full-time $21,967
Household Income
Less than $10,000 14%
$10,000 to $14,999 10%
$15,000 to $24,999 18%
$25,000 to $34,999 18%
$35,000 to $49,999 14%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 5%
$100,000 to $149,999 3%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 12%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 15%
High school graduate 29%
Some college, no degree 24%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 9%
Graduate degree 5%
Marital Status
Never married 20%
Currently married 57%
Separated 2%
Widowed 9%
Divorced 12%
White 72%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 3%
Other 25%
Ontario Commute
Carpool 14.4%
Public transportation 0.2%
Average travel time 14 minutes