Portland Metro Area Pay Trends

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The largest city in Oregon, roughly 60 percent of the state’s residents live in Portland. Noted for its liberal political values, the city has earned a reputation as a bastion of counterculture, as made famous by the hit TV comedy “Portlandia.” Technology is a major component of the city’s economy, with more than 1,200 technology companies existing within the metro, leading to the nickname, “The Silicon Forest.”

Wage Growth for Portland Metro Area, Q1 2019

0.0%

since last quarter

1.0%

year over year

16.9%

since 2006

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The PayScale Index: Portland Metro Area20172018% Change Since 200612.0%12.5%13.0%13.5%14.0%14.5%15.0%15.5%16.0%16.5%17.0%) Portland Metro Area© 2019 PayScale, Inc.

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Methodology for The PayScale Index: Trends in Compensation

The PayScale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees and education professionals in the United States. In addition to a national index, it includes separate indices for specific industries, metropolitan areas, job categories, and company sizes. The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.

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