Employee resources and state workforce

​​​​The objectives of the State of Oregon Salary and Benefit Report for the Executive Branch are to: 

  • Provide the Governor with a snapshot of the Executive Branch’s current competitive position in the labor market.
  • Provide Executive Branch leadership with data to make compensation decisions and plan budgets.
  • Provide collective bargaining teams and the employer with data for use in negotiations.
  • Fulfill contractual obligations for specific market compensation studies.

The Executive Branch seeks to establish and maintain its status as a “market employer” whose employees earn, on average, between 95 and 105% of the compensation earned by similarly situated employees in comparable markets. Some of the job classifications that have a variance from the market are not necessarily misaligned. Factors such as performance, turnover, and longevity will impact actual salaries and may explain some of the differences between the State and market salaries for individual jobs. 

The report covers approximately 360 Executive Branch job classifications populated by nearly 26,700 of the State’s approximate 35,000 employees. The report does not include classifications exclusive to strike-prohibited bargaining units nor those in the Judicial Branch, Legislative Branch, Oregon Lottery, Oregon University System, or other public entities exempted by statute. 

Current report: 
Past reports:​