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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Salem, Oregon Metro Area

MSA: Salem, OR
counties: Marion, Polk
Population (2016 estimate): 418,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 4.7%
NFP Employment (2016): 161,000
Average Earnings (2016): $37,960

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 8,860 55.1 1.1 $82,470
Business and Financial Operations 9,020 56.2 1.1 $62,000
IT and Mathematical 3,130 19.5 0.7 $70,810
Architecture and Engineering 1,310 8.2 0.5 $69,090
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,390 8.6 1.1 $65,000
Community and Social Services 4,240 26.4 1.8 $45,550
Legal and Judicial 1,560 9.7 1.3 $65,400
Education, Training, and Library 10,350 64.4 1.1 $49,900
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,420 8.9 0.7 $41,630
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 9,410 58.6 1.0 $76,060
Healthcare Support 5,450 33.9 1.2 $33,710
Protective Services 3,410 21.2 0.9 $50,890
Food Preparation and Serving Related 14,380 89.5 1.0 $22,510
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 4,970 31.0 1.0 $26,420
Personal Care and Services 7,310 45.5 1.4 $24,980
Sales and Related 15,830 98.5 1.0 $27,970
Office and Administrative Support 24,270 151.1 1.0 $34,710
Construction and Extraction 7,230 45.0 1.1 $41,800
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 5,130 32.0 0.8 $43,300
Production 8,570 53.3 0.8 $29,090
Transportation and Material Moving 10,160 63.3 0.9 $28,750

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