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.
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):
The US Department of Labor provides a detailed salary analysis of international business professionals in Oregon (2014):
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):
- 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
- 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):
The US Department of Labor provides a highly detailed breakdown of the salaries for key international relations occupations in Oregon (2014):