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Minimum Education Competitive Education Occupation (click on name for Oregon profile!) National Average Pathway Level
Bachelor Bachelor** Accountants and Auditors $68,150 Bachelor
Bachelor Bachelor Administrative Services Managers $90,050  
Bachelor Bachelor Advertising and Promotions Managers $100,810  
HS/GED Certificate** Advertising Sales Agents $50,380 27 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $51,850  
HS/GED Certificate** Bill and Account Collectors $35,350 29 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Billing and Posting Clerks $36,150 14 credits
Some College Certificate** Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $38,390 49 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Brokerage Clerks $49,200 49 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Budget Analysts $73,840  
Bachelor Bachelor Business Operations Specialists, All Other $69,040  
Bachelor Bachelor Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products $58,430  
Bachelor Bachelor Chief Executives $181,210  
HS/GED Certificate Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $63,680  
Bachelor Bachelor Compensation and Benefits Managers $116,240  
Bachelor Bachelor Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialis $62,080  
Bachelor Bachelor Compliance Officers $66,540  
Bachelor Bachelor Computer and Information Systems Managers $135,800  
HS/GED Certificate Computer Operators $42,270  
HS/GED Certificate** Correspondence Clerks $36,370 29 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Cost Estimators $61,790  
HS/GED Certificate** Court, Municipal, and License Clerks $36,670 29 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Credit Analysts $69,930  
HS/GED Certificate** Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks $36,930 42 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Credit Counselors $44,380  
HS/GED Certificate** Customer Service Representatives $32,300 29 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Data Entry Keyers $30,100 16 credits
Associate Associate** Desktop Publishers $41,090 AAS
HS/GED Certificate** Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs $43,350 42 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative $55,860 42 credits
HS/GED Certificate** File Clerks $29,090 16 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Financial Analysts $81,760  
HS/GED Certificate** Financial Clerks, All Other $39,540 49 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Financial Examiners $79,280  
Bachelor Bachelor Financial Managers $121,750  
Bachelor Bachelor Financial Specialists, All Other $69,470  
HS/GED Some College First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $60,560  
Credential Credential First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Preven $74,540  
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitor $38,190 19 credits
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Servic $45,740 19 credits
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $73,150 19 credits
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrativ $54,340 19&27 cr
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers $36,700 19 credits
HS/GED Some College First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $84,840  
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating $57,780 19 credits
HS/GED Some College First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Worke $47,820  
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers $39,040 19 credits
HS/GED Certificate** First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Mater $57,270 19 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Fundraisers $54,130  
Bachelor Bachelor** General and Operations Managers $99,310 Articulated
Associate Associate** Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Tim $39,020 AAS
Bachelor Bachelor Human Resources Managers $106,910  
Bachelor Bachelor Human Resources Specialists $59,180  
HS/GED Certificate** Information and Record Clerks, All Other $39,260 42 credits
Credential Credential Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage $63,510  
HS/GED Certificate** Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks $38,430 29 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Insurance Sales Agents $49,990 27 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Insurance Underwriters $67,680  
HS/GED Certificate Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan $32,150  
Bachelor Bachelor Labor Relations Specialists $62,310  
HS/GED Certificate** Legal Secretaries $44,180 42 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Library Assistants, Clerical $25,220 16 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Loan Interviewers and Clerks $38,630 42 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Loan Officers $63,650  
Bachelor Bachelor Logisticians $74,170  
Bachelor Bachelor Management Analysts $81,330  
Bachelor Bachelor Managers, All Other $104,970  
Bachelor Bachelor** Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $62,560 Articulated
Bachelor Bachelor Marketing Managers $131,180  
HS/GED Certificate** Medical Secretaries $33,730 49 credit
Bachelor Bachelor Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners $47,350  
HS/GED Certificate** New Accounts Clerks $34,990 29 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Oth $34,020 29 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Office Clerks, General $30,580 16 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Order Clerks $33,370 29 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks $42,390 49 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Personal Financial Advisors $90,530  
HS/GED Certificate** Procurement Clerks $41,410 49 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $46,760 42 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Proofreaders and Copy Markers $36,960  
Bachelor Bachelor Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $107,320  
Bachelor Bachelor Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and F $63,300  
HS/GED Certificate** Receptionists and Information Clerks $27,920 16 credits
None Certificate** Retail Salespersons $22,680 27 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Sales and Related Workers, All Other $37,190 27 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Sales Engineers $100,000  
Bachelor Bachelor Sales Managers $117,960  
HS/GED Certificate** Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $52,490 27 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing $57,140 27 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing $78,980  
HS/GED Certificate** Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except $34,820 42 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sa $67,310  
HS/GED Certificate** Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks $31,180 16 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Statistical Assistants $46,850  
Bachelor Bachelor Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $52,060  
HS/GED Certificate** Tax Preparers $36,550 14 credits
Bachelor Bachelor Training and Development Specialists $59,020  
Bachelor Bachelor Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $53,340  
HS/GED Certificate** Word Processors and Typists $38,740