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The average pay for a Cost Analyst in Portland, Oregon is $17.98 per hour.

The average pay for a Cost Analyst in Portland, Oregon is $62,400 per year.

MEDIAN $62,400

Job Description for Cost Analyst

Cost analysts are responsible for analyzing and controlling a company's expenses. Their main tasks include developing standard costs, determining product costs, creating a budget, and analyzing differences in company costs and standard costs. They are also in charge of preparing statements and reports, sharing information with colleagues as needed, supervising audit files, attending meetings and projects requiring financial input, and training certain managers in cost management. Cost analysts should be familiar with accounting and cost-management software, as well as basic computer software such as the Microsoft Office suite. They should have a good understanding of database principles and should be able to communicate well orally and in writing. Some good skills for cost analysts to have include the ability to work in a team as well as alone, organization, resourcefulness, the ability to manage priorities and deadlines, and the ability to solve problems. Cost analysts usually work alone, but they also work with supervisors to explain financial issues and provide other coworkers with any needed training.


Cost Analyst Tasks

  • Perform cost-benefit analyses, and recommend process improvements and unit changes to reduce costs.
  • Maintain pricing and inventory system data quality.
  • Analyze actual compared to standard costs for ongoing expenses, and identify opportunities and risks.
  • Assist in developing annual operations plan and estimating new product costs, including economic analysis.

About Portland, Oregon

Multnomah County, Oregon
313,516 (49.6%)
318,671 (50.4%)
Portland (/ˈpɔːrtlənd/) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is located in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. The city covers 145 square miles (380 square kilometers) and had an estimated population of 632,309 in 2015, making it the 26th most populous city in the United States. Approximately 2,389,228 people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), the 23rd most populous MSA in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area (CSA) ranks 17th with a population of 3,022,178. Roughly 60% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area. Named after the city on the coast of Maine, the Oregon settlement began to be populated in the 1830s near the end of the Oregon Trail. Its water access provided convenient transportation of goods, and the timber industry was a...

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Key Stats for Cost Analyst

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 11%