Portland Jobs

  • GL Accountant - Small, Innovative Company

    ERGO Depot - Portland, OR

    The basics: We are a small, innovative company looking to add an Accountant to our outstanding Portland team. This is a full-time / salaried position. A little about us: We are a...

    from Ergo Depot - 30+ days ago
  • Driver - Dedicated Truck Driver - Dollar Tree - Class A CDL

    Schneider - Portland, OR

    Dedicated Truck Driver - Dollar Tree - Up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus - Seattle, WA or Portland, OR-120000001S This Dedicated truck driver position on the Dollar Tree account features...

    from Schneider - 3 days ago
  • Pharmacist

    Safeway - Portland, OR

    Safeway pharmacists enjoy working in a community pharmacy setting that provides total health care to their neighborhood customers. Retail pharmacies provide the most accessible...

    from Safeway Inc - 2 days ago
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Portland, Oregon

Portland is a city at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers in the U.S. state of Oregon. With a population of 562,690 it is Oregon's most populous city, and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest, after Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. Approximately two million people live in Portland metropolitan area , the 24th most populous in the United States as of July, 2005. Portland was incorporated in 1851 and is the seat of Multnomah County; it extends slightly into Washington and Clackamas Counties as well. The city and region are noted for strong land-use planning and investment in public transit, supported by Metro, a distinctive regional-government scheme. Portland lies in the Marine West Coast climate region, which is marked by warm summers and rainy but temperate winters. This climate is ideal for growing roses, and for more than a century Portland has been known as "The City of Roses," and has many rose gardens – most...more

Portland Careers

Among the most common occupations in Portland are Management, professional, and related occupations, 39%; Sales and office occupations, 23%; and Service occupations, 15%. Approximately 72 percent of workers in Portland, Oregon work for companies, 12 percent work for the government and 8 percent are self-employed.

Portland Industries

The leading industries in Portland, Oregon are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 20%; Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 12%; and Retail trade, 10%. Simply Hired's Portland job listings indicate that the following industries in Portland are hiring the most workers:

Portland Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Portland, Oregon is $37,980, and the median income of households in Portland was $42,287.

Average Salaries in Portland, OR

Portland, OR


Portland Employment Statistics

Population of Portland
Total population 513,627
Male 49.27%
Female 50.73%
Median age 36.4
Portland Housing
Owner-occupied homes 56.6%
Median cost of a home $225,900
Median mortgage payment $1,008
Renter-occupied homes 43.4%
Vacant housing 7.0%
Median monthly rent $696
Average Income
Median for all workers $27,295
Median for all male full-time $41,801
Median for all female full-time $34,158
Household Income
Less than $10,000 11%
$10,000 to $14,999 7%
$15,000 to $24,999 13%
$25,000 to $34,999 12%
$35,000 to $49,999 15%
$50,000 to $74,999 18%
$75,000 to $99,999 10%
$100,000 to $149,999 9%
$150,000 to $199,999 3%
$200,000 or more 3%
Less than 9th grade 4%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7%
High school graduate 21%
Some college, no degree 24%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 25%
Graduate degree 14%
Marital Status
Never married 34%
Currently married 45%
Separated 2%
Widowed 5%
Divorced 14%
White 83%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 7%
Other 3%
Portland Commute
Carpool 10.4%
Public transportation 13.3%
Average travel time 23 minutes