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Oregon Government Pay Charts Oregon General Schedule Payscales

1,065 federal employees †
$78,720 average yearly pay
+5% salary raise this year

Federal employees in Oregon are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the two General Schedule localities that cover Oregon in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Oregon include Portland and Rest of U.S..

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Oregon where Federal employees work. Each city lists the GS Locality in which it is located, and the current Locality Adjustment applicable to that locality. Click on any city or locality to see the adjusted pay tables for that region.

City / Base Locality Type Federal Employee Count † GS Locality Name Locality Adjustment
Eugene   Civilian 328 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Gresham   Civilian 9 Portland 25.66%
Portland   Civilian 4,535 Portland 25.66%
Salem   Civilian 289 Portland 25.66%
Umatilla Chemical Depot   Army 3 Rest of U.S. 16.82%

Employee count includes only Non-DoD Employees in the GS Pay Scale. However, these rates apply to all General Schedule (GS) employees, including those in the Department of Defense (DoD).

Oregon Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Oregon, including most common occupations, agencies with the most local employees, and the average paygrade and salary rates of general schedule employees in the area. All data in this section is derived from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s most recent available listings of federal employees in Oregon.

Common Occupations in Oregon

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Medical Support Assistance 325 $44,443.00 $0.00
Contact Representative 207 $54,301.00 $5.00
Veterans Claims Examining 165 $80,403.00 $0.00
Public Utilities Specialist 143 $118,672.00 $1,159.00
Information Technology Management 122 $121,649.00 $1,159.00
General Health Science 103 $87,132.00 $6.00

This table lists the top six occupations held by the approximately 1,065 federal employees working in Oregon, Oregon, as well as average yearly compensation for Oregon based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Oregon

Agency Oregon Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Health Administration 428 $58,673.00 $2.00
Department Of Energy 265 $120,161.00 $1,159.00
Internal Revenue Service 207 $54,301.00 $5.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 165 $80,403.00 $0.00

There are four Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Oregon. General Schedule employees at all of the agencies listed below will be paid according to the locality-adjusted GS payscale listed on this page.

Distribution of GS Employees in Oregon

There are approximately 1,065 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Oregon. The average federal employee in Oregon earns $78,720 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $333.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Oregon is Medical Support Assistance. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Oregon is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 428 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Oregon by paygrade, from GS-1 to GS-15. To learn more about how paygrades are determined and how they affect a federal employee's salary, see how to calculate GS Pay.

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