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Corvallis Workforce -More than Half Corvallis Adults have Bachelor’s Degrees

Corvallis MSA has a highly educated workforce

  • 47% hold a bachelor’s degree or higher degree, 53% of those residing in Corvallis

Source: Labor Force Report (Benton County, Oregon)

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A Million workers within a 70 mile radius of Corvallis

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Workers by Distance

2011 Benton County County of Workers by Radius

30 Mile Radius
50 Mile Radius
70 Mile Radius
Number
Share
Number
Share
Number
Share
Total Primary Jobs
339,443
100.0%
466,379
100.0%
1,178,281
100.0%
Jobs by Worker Age
Number
Share
Number
Share
Number
Share
Age 29 or younger
72,717
21.4%
98,969
21.2%
252,587
21.4%
Age 30 to 54
186,517
54.9%
258,756
55.5%
674,487
57.2%
Age 55 or older
80,209
23.6%
108,654
23.3%
251,207
21.3%
Jobs by Earnings
Number
Share
Number
Share
Number
Share
$1,250 per month or less
74,455
21.9%
99,819
21.4%
230,468
19.6%
$1,251 to $3,333 per month
142,274
41.9%
191,301
41.0%
457,224
38.8%
More than $3,333 per month
122,714
36.2%
175,259
37.6%
490,589
41.6%
Jobs by NAICS Industry Sector
Number
Share
Number
Share
Number
Share
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
9,846
2.9%
15,011
3.2%
22,891
1.90%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
449
0.1%
641
0.1%
1,056
0.10%
Utilities
1,594
0.5%
2,316
0.5%
6,330
0.50%
Construction
16,021
4.7%
22,956
4.9%
52,426
4.40%
Manufacturing
34,565
10.2%
51,261
11.0%
128,185
10.90%
Wholesale Trade
12,419
3.7%
19,505
4.2%
59,211
5.00%
Retail Trade
38,407
11.3%
52,556
11.3%
126,343
10.70%
Transportation and Warehousing
9,383
2.8%
13,477
2.9%
36,737
3.10%
Information
5,876
1.7%
8,209
1.8%
26,878
2.30%
Finance and Insurance
10,160
3.0%
14,841
3.2%
46,374
3.90%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
4,928
1.5%
6,719
1.4%
19,372
1.60%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
13,314
3.9%
19,207
4.1%
64,043
5.40%
Management of Companies and Enterprises
4,927
1.5%
7,155
1.5%
26,362
2.20%
Administration & Support, Waste Management and Remediation
16,206
4.8%
22,417
4.8%
63,250
5.40%
Educational Services
38,766
11.4%
49,822
10.7%
118,014
10.00%
Health Care and Social Assistance
50,723
14.9%
66,319
14.2%
163,514
13.90%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
4,542
1.3%
6,233
1.3%
16,659
1.40%
Accommodation and Food Services
28,062
8.3%
37,425
8.0%
94,226
8.00%
Other Services (excluding Public Administration)
11,861
3.5%
16,223
3.5%
43,164
3.70%
Public Administration
27,394
8.1%
34,086
7.3%
63,246
5.40%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Local Employment Dynamics (LED)

source: Patrick O’Connor
Regional Economist (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn and Benton counties)
Oregon Employment Department
Workforce & Economic Analysis Region 4 for more information

Corvallis MSA Wages:

Workers in the Corvallis Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $22.79 in May 2011, about 5 percent above the nationwide average of $21.74, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Regional Commissioner Richard J. Holden noted that, after testing for statistical significance, wages in the local area were significantly higher than their respective national averages in 4 of the 22 major occupational groups, including healthcare practitioners and technical, and healthcare support. Ten groups had significantly lower wages than their respective national averages, including legal; management; and life, physical, and social science.

When compared to the nationwide distribution, local employment was more highly concentrated in 6 of the 22

occupational groups, including education, training, and library; community and social service; and personal care and service. Conversely, seven groups had employment shares significantly below their national representation, including production, transportation and material moving, and sales and related. (See table A and box note at end of release.)
Table A. Occupational employment and wages by major occupational group, United States and the Corvallis Metropolitan Statistical Area, and measures of statistical significance, May 2011

Major occupational group
Percent of total employment
Mean hourly wage
United States
Corvallis
United States
Corvallis
Percent difference (1)
Total, all occupations
100.0%
100.0%
$21.74
$22.79
5
Management
4.8
5.1
51.64
44.20*
-14
Business and financial operations
4.8
4.4
33.05
27.28*
-17
Computer and mathematical
2.7
4.5
37.85
39.60
5
Architecture and engineering
1.8
4.0
37.08
38.62
4
Life, physical, and social science
0.8
32.44
25.81*
-20
Community and social services
1.5
2.5*
21.07
17.71*
-16
Legal
0.8
47.30
34.31*
-27
Education, training, and library
6.6
11.3*
24.46
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media
1.3
1.2
25.89
23.99
-7
Healthcare practitioner and technical
5.9
6.1
34.97
41.31*
18
Healthcare support
3.1
2.8
13.16
15.23*
16
Protective service
2.5
1.4*
20.54
22.24
8
Food preparation and serving related
8.7
9.6*
10.30
11.00*
7
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance
3.3
3.8*
12.29
11.39*
-7
Personal care and service
2.8
3.8*
11.84
11.88
0
Sales and related
10.6
7.9*
18.04
15.80*
-12
Office and administrative support
16.7
14.4*
16.40
15.32*
-7
Farming, fishing, and forestry
0.3
0.9*
11.68
14.50*
24
Construction and extraction
3.9
2.0*
21.46
21.44
0
Installation, maintenance, and repair
3.9
2.6*
20.86
19.68*
-6
Production
6.5
2.3*
16.45
16.14
-2
Transportation and material moving
6.7
3.6*
15.96
14.26*
-11

Footnotes:
(1) A positive percent difference measures how much the mean wage in Corvallis is above the national mean wage, while a negative difference reflects a lower wage.
(2) Estimate not released
* The percent share of employment or mean hourly wage for this area is significantly different from the national average of all areas at the 90-percent confidence level.

One occupational group—community and social service—was chosen to illustrate the diversity of data available for any of the 22 major occupational categories. Corvallis had 830 jobs in community and social service, accounting for 2.5 percent of local area employment, significantly higher than the 1.5-percent share nationally. The average hourly wage for this occupational group locally was $17.71, measurably below the national wage of $21.07.

With employment of 280, social and human service assistants was the largest occupation within the community and social service group, followed by clergy (60) and mental health counselors (40). Among the higher paying jobs were clergy and marriage and family therapists, with mean hourly wages of $24.80 and $24.03, respectively. At the lower end of the wage scale were social and human service assistants ($11.38) and directors, religious activities and education ($15.41). (Detailed occupational data for community and social service are presented in table 1; for a complete listing of detailed occupations available go to www.bls.gov/oes/2011/may/oes_18700.htm.)  http://www.bls.gov/ro9/oescorv.htm

These statistics are from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, a federal-state cooperative program between BLS and State Workforce Agencies, in this case, the Oregon Employment Department. The OES survey provides estimates of employment and hourly and annual wages for wage and salary workers in 22 major occupational groups and nearly 800 non-military detailed occupations for the nation, states, metropolitan statistical areas, metropolitan divisions, and nonmetropolitan areas.

 Corvallis MSA NonFarm Employment

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Total nonfarm employment
38,030
38,460
38,590
37,270
37,380
38,270
38,700
Total private
25,940
26,470
26,260
24,720
24,740
25,150
25,180
Mining, logging, and construction
1,450
1,580
1,430
1,140
1,150
1,170
1,080
Manufacturing
4,860
4,680
4,370
3,590
3,340
3,280
3,220
Durable goods
4,450
4,300
3,980
3,210
3,040
2,980
2,910
Trade, transportation, and utilities
4,090
4,290
4,290
4,230
4,270
4,310
4,230
Information
940
970
970
910
830
790
750
Financial activities
1,510
1,530
1,450
1,370
1,350
1,370
1,330
Professional and business services
3,390
3,410
3,580
3,550
3,600
3,740
3,930
Educational and health services *
5,030
5,170
5,330
5,440
5,630
5,750
5,870
Health care and social assistance *
4,710
4,860
5,020
5,070
5,220
5,330
5,440
Leisure and hospitality
3,480
3,620
3,630
3,350
3,390
3,510
3,580
Other services
1,200
1,220
1,220
1,160
1,170
1,220
1,190
Government
12,090
11,990
12,330
12,550
12,640
13,110
13,520
Federal government
630
590
580
590
590
590
580
State government
8,710
8,590
8,760
8,930
9,120
9,760
10,280
State education
8,330
8,230
8,380
8,550
8,710
9,350
9,890
Local government
2,740
2,820
2,990
3,020
2,930
2,760
2,660
Local education
1,430
1,520
1,640
1,650
1,550
1,420
1,330

source: Patrick O’Connor Regional Economist (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn and Benton counties) Oregon Employment Department Workforce & Economic Analysis Region 4 for more information