Oregon Computer Science Degree Salary

By Henry R. Steele - July 4, 2018
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The following article discusses the salary and career outlook for graduates with a MBA, Graduate or Undergraduate Computer Science degree in Oregon. Learn about the demand, salary outlook, top employers, job titles, as well as education options for campus and online Computer science degree programs for Oregon graduates.

Computer Science Snapshot

Avg US Salary

$101,878

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Avg Oregon Salary

$101,878

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State vs National

Ranked 6th

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Total Job Postings

2,472

Job Type

Full-Time

Min Education Level

Bachelor’s Degree

Recommended Degree

Masters or MBA

Most Common Degree

Comp Sci/Engineering

Desired Experience Level

Mid Level

*Data based on job title of Software Engineer

Oregon Computer Science Demand

Employment in the technology and computer science field grew by 2.3% in 2017, and that sector contributed $24 billion to the economy of Oregon. With nearly 160,000 workers in the technology field, Oregon currently ranks #23 among all states in net technology employment. It also placed #18 in the total new net jobs in technology from the year before, according to CompTIA.

The technology workforce now makes up 7.6% of the total workforce in the state, and the technology sector is now responsible for 13% of the state economy. There are approximately 7,000 total technology businesses based in Oregon. The biggest year over year job growth in Oregon is occurring in custom software services, IT services, R&D and engineering services.

National Computer Science Salary Outlook

The national average estimate for Software Engineer was $101,878. This number is estimated from over 57,009 salaries and job advertisements from Indeed.com. This equates to an hourly salary of $53.060 and monthly of $8,490.

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$32,000

$210,000

Salary Distribution

Oregon Computer Science Salaries by Career

The following Computer Science career paths show the average salary derived from job postings in Oregon.

Database Administrator$98,921 Rank: 1st
The average salary ranks 1st among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $51.520 and monthly of $8,243. There were job openings from employers like Gresham-Barlow SD 10J, K12 Inc, Crook County SD, and XPO Logistics. Further, 78% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Temporary, Commission, Part-time, Contract were also available. Most jobs for Database Administrator required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$35,000

$194,000

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Application Developer$84,064 Rank: 15th
The average salary ranks 15th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $43.780 and monthly of $7,005. There were job openings from employers like PacificSource Health Plans, Esri, Touchmark, and AltSource. Further, 80% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Commission, Internship, Part-time, Contract, Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Application Developer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$27,000

$171,000

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Information Security Analyst$81,835 Rank: 18th
The average salary ranks 18th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $42.620 and monthly of $6,820. There were job openings from employers like PacificSource Health Plans, University of Oregon, Salem Health, and Oregon State University. Further, 86% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Commission, Temporary, Part-time, Contract, Internship were also available. Most jobs for Information Security Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$28,000

$163,000

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Network Administrator$62,282 Rank: 17th
The average salary ranks 17th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $32.440 and monthly of $5,190. There were job openings from employers like Providence Health & Services, Belden, Oregon Health Sciences University, and Convergence Networks. Further, 84% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Temporary, Contract, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Network Administrator required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$21,000

$125,000

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Network Analyst$49,206 Rank: 36th
The average salary ranks 36th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $25.630 and monthly of $4,101. There were job openings from employers like State of Oregon, Daimler, Oregon Health & Science University, and OCHIN. Further, 84% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Temporary, Commission, Internship, Contract, Part-time were also available. Most jobs for Network Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$22,000

$86,000

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Network Security Engineer$120,990 Rank: 5th
The average salary ranks 5th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $63.020 and monthly of $10,083. There were job openings from employers like Providence Health & Services, Infogroup NW, Belden, and Umpqua Bank. Further, 94% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Contract, Commission, Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Network Security Engineer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$184,000

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Software Engineer$101,878 Rank: 6th
The average salary ranks 6th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $53.060 and monthly of $8,490. There were job openings from employers like VanderHouwen, Info Group NW, Providence Health & Services, and Amazon.com. Further, 86% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Commission, Part-time, Temporary, Internship, Contract were also available. Most jobs for Software Engineer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$210,000

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Full Stack Developer$96,418 Rank: 21st
The average salary ranks 21st among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $50.220 and monthly of $8,035. There were job openings from employers like Info Group NW, Google, FCR, and XPO Logistics. Further, 84% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Temporary, Contract were also available. Most jobs for Full Stack Developer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$41,000

$174,000

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Security Analyst$66,585 Rank: 30th
The average salary ranks 30th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $34.680 and monthly of $5,549. There were job openings from employers like PacificSource Health Plans, University of Oregon, NIKE INC, and Oregon State University. Further, 85% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Commission, Temporary, Internship, Contract, Part-time were also available. Most jobs for Security Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$92.05

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Software Architect$119,129 Rank: 22nd
The average salary ranks 22nd among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $62.050 and monthly of $9,927. There were job openings from employers like VanderHouwen, Info Group NW, Cambia Health, and Autodesk. Further, 92% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Commission, Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Software Architect required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$45,000

$227,000

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Machine Learning Engineer$134,040 Rank: 10th
The average salary ranks 10th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $69.810 and monthly of $11,170. There were job openings from employers like Intel, ASML, Cylance, Inc., and Blount International. Further, 89% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Part-time, Internship, Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Machine Learning Engineer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$62,000

$233,000

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Quality Assurance Engineer$80,913 Rank: 6th
The average salary ranks 6th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $42.140 and monthly of $6,743. There were job openings from employers like VanderHouwen, XPO Logistics, Info Group NW, and NIKE INC. Further, 89% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Part-time, Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Quality Assurance Engineer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$24,000

$171,000

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Web Developer$62,232 Rank: 32nd
The average salary ranks 32nd among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $32.410 and monthly of $5,186. There were job openings from employers like Cvent, Evo Solutions, GRAYBOX, and CloudBolt Software. Further, 80% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Part-time, Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Web Developer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$132,000

Salary Distribution

Best Cities for Computer Science in Oregon

The following list of Oregon cities show the largest number of job postings for Computer Science careers:

City # of Employers Average Salary
Hillsboro 150 $109,139
Portland 121 $82,355
Beaverton 38 $98,532
Salem 27 $62,643
Eugene 24 $79,603
Lake Oswego 16 $85,959
Springfield 13 $72,423
Ashland 9 $66,764
Wilsonville 8 $112,988
Bend 7 $73,712
Tualatin 7 $82,156
Corvallis 6 $77,672
Aloha 5 $112,876

Top Oregon Employers for Computer Science

The following list looks at top employers in Oregon hiring students and professionals in the Computer Science field:

Employer Name Average Salary

Oregon Campus-Based Computer Science Degrees

The following list shows the number of campus-based colleges offer Computer Science degrees throughout Oregon:

Students interested in a bachelor’s degree in computer science can attend Western Oregon University. This program was founded in 1980 and blends instruction in practical and theoretical areas of computer science. All graduates of the bachelor’s program will have a strong foundation in the core concepts of computer science as well as strong problem solving and decision making skills in technical areas related to computer science. Required courses in the bachelor of science in computer science include:

  • Computer Science I and II
  • Data Structures I
  • Computer Organization
  • Programming Languages
  • Algorithms
  • Information Management
  • Software Engineering I and II
  • Elements of Discrete Mathematics
  • Operating Systems and Networking

A related option to the computer science degree is the bachelor of science in information systems. This degree bridges the study of information systems and business and is less focused on theory than the computer science major. The academic focus is on the practical application of technology that supports business operation, decision making and management. Graduates have an excellent foundation in enterprise computing, which encompasses the various types of software that are needed to support a company’s operations and goals. Required courses include:

  • Applied Operating Systems
  • Information Management I
  • Networks
  • Systems Analysis
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Strategy, Acquisition and Management
  • Systems Administration
  • Project Management
  • Project Implementation

At the master’s level, the university offers a Master of Science in Management and Information Systems that is intended for business majors who want to add information systems and computer science skills to their resume. This program requires the completion of 48 credit hours and can usually be completed in two years.

Oregon Online Computer Science Degrees

The following online degree programs are available for Oregon Computer Science students.

Disclaimer: All salary numbers and figures are will vary depending on several factors such as level of education, college/university attended, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Sources for the above salary, employer and jobs data was aggregated through Indeed.com and BLS.gov

Henry R. Steele
Henry R. Steele
Managing Editor
Henry is Managing Editor of BusinessStudent.com. He is a seasoned business professional who regularly consults with local business's throughout Southern California. Henry pursued his undergrad in Business and Economics at the University of San Diego and gained valuable life changing experience through a unique internship upon graduation.Follow on Twitter.com

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