Salaries in Oregon for Professionals in International Business and Affairs

With Oregon being home to major manufacturing companies like Intel, technology from the state is exported around the world. The Department of Commerce International Trade Administration reported that Oregon exported $20.9 billion worth of goods and services to foreign markets in 2014 alone. This level of international trade supported 86,157 jobs—many of them high-paying corporate positions for such international business professionals as multinational executives, logistics managers, trade analysts and more.

While Oregon’s international business professionals ring in billion dollar deals, foreign policy advisors, NGO directors, foreign outreach workers and other international relations specialists that hold influential positions in the state help lay the groundwork for strong trade relationships, and are well compensated for their expertise.

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Compensation for Oregon’s International Business Professionals

Shown here are salary values for corporate management and specialist professionals involved in international trade and commerce (US Department of Labor, 2014):

Oregon Area
Profession
90th Percentile Annual Salary
Eugene
Industrial production managers
$141140
Eugene
Purchasing managers
$112790
Eugene
Transportation / storage and distribution managers
$106500
Eugene
Management analysts
$111460
Eugene
Compliance officers
$82740
Eugene
Market research analysts
$77920
Portland
Purchasing managers
$146510
Portland
Industrial production managers
$145310
Portland
Transportation / storage and distribution managers
$142790
Portland
Management analysts
$141850
Portland
Logisticians
$112240
Portland
Compliance officers
$98740
Portland
Market research analysts
$109240
Salem
Industrial production managers
$138580
Salem
Transportation / storage and distribution managers
$124180
Salem
Management analysts
$86480
Salem
Market research analysts
$91110
Salem
Compliance officers
$75130
Salem
Logisticians
$91170

The US Department of Labor provides a detailed salary analysis of international business professionals in Oregon (2014):

Occupation
Employment
Annual mean wage
Industrial Production Managers
2640
89490
Purchasing Managers
Not Available
89790
Transportation Storage and Distribution Managers
1840
87560
Compliance Officers
2620
63450
Logisticians
970
70190
Management Analysts
5000
81650
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
4510
64330

Compensation for Oregon’s International Relations Specialists

Nongovernmental organizations, nonprofits such as the World Affairs Council of Oregon, and state and federal agencies rely on specialists who have a thorough knowledge of international relations.

Over 22,000 registered nonprofits are active in Oregon, many of which are involved in international outreach. Salaries of highly paid executives in the state’s nonprofits were furnished by the Oregon Department of Justice (2011):

   Executive Directors

  • Carpe Diem Foundation, Inc. – Arthur Mack: $273,686
  • James F and Marion L Miller Foundation – Martha Richards: $205,000
  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization – Sokhom Tauch: $154,183

   Directors

  • Mercy Corps – Kenneth McLean: $172,040
  • Mercy Corps – Christine Mulligan: $166,906
  • Mercy Corps – Matthew Lovick: $156,507
  • Mercy Corps – David Brigham: $152,253
  • Education Northwest – Steve Nelson: $168,370

Shown are salary values for specialists involved in international relations (US Department of Labor, 2014):

Oregon Area
Profession
90th Percentile Annual Salary
Eugene
Urban and regional planners
$88200
Eugene
Fundraisers
$64690
Eugene
Interpreters and translators
$63020
Portland
Economists
$119670
Portland
Urban and regional planners
$112170
Portland
Professors-Area / ethnic and cultural studies
$116970
Portland
Professors-Political science
$130500
Portland
Fundraisers
$75680
Portland
Interpreters and translators
$54670
Salem
Urban and regional planners
$88090
Salem
Interpreters and translators
$78740

The US Department of Labor provides a highly detailed breakdown of the salaries for key international relations occupations in Oregon (2014):

Occupation
Employment
Annual mean wage
Fundraisers
780
49260
Economists
240
82790
Urban and Regional Planners
930
75870
Area Ethnic and Cultural Studies Teachers Postsecondary
90
81620
Psychology Teachers Postsecondary
270
94440
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary
580
60770
Interpreters and Translators
1000
40510

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