A State By State Accounting Guide

Oregon Accountant and CPA Salaries

Accounts in Oregon earn a range of salaries depending on their geographic location in the state, job specialty, and whether or not they hold a CPA license.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics has provided salary information for accountants in the state showing that those in Corvallis averaged $57,580 in 2012, while those in Salem brought home $62,480.

Tax preparers in Oregon earned an average salary of $42,040, while some earned as much as accountants.  Bend-based tax preparers in the top 10th percentile made an average of $101,150 a year in 2012.

Robert Half, Inc provided information on high-level accounting salaries in Portland, Oregon for 2013.  CFOs in Portland earned as much as $260,075.  Forensic accountants made as much as $109,180, while internal auditors for midsized corporations averaged $99,138.  Controllers for small firms in the Portland area averaged $103,644 in 2013. 

Accounting Salaries in Oregon

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bend OR
270
61200
Corvallis OR
270
57580
Eugene-Springfield OR
890
64250
Medford OR
400
55690
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
7930
64780
Salem OR
1160
62480
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area
270
53150
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area
310
61170
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area
310
55020
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area
240
53560

Tax Preparer Salaries in Oregon

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bend OR
Estimate not released
43730
Eugene-Springfield OR
110
41200
Medford OR
60
37150
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
460
40680
Salem OR
50
42560
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area
50
42830
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area
80
41310
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
40940
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
40870

Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2013. Figures represent accumulated data for all areas of specialty within the field of accounting and auditing.