2021 Operations Salary Guide

OPTI STAFFINGPOSITIONAL COMPENSATION GUIDE:
Operations – 2021

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How to use this guide:

In this guide you will find sample job titles where applicable, brief descriptions, and
regional pay scale information for each of the operations positions listed below. If you
do not find the position you are searching for or need any clarification on job titles or
more precise compensation information, feel free to reach out to research@optistaffing.
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as a detailed compensation analysis tailored to suit your needs.

 
Positions Covered In This Guide
• Receptionist
• Administrative Asst
• Office Manager
• Executive Asst
• Accounts Pay/Rec
• AP Manager
• AR Manager
• Controller
• Asst Controller
• Accountant
• Full Charge Bookkeeper
• Bookkeeper
• Staff Accountant
• Cost Accountant
• Project Accountant
• CPA Accountant
• HR Assistant
• Payroll Clerk
• Payroll Administrator
• Benefits Administrator
• Scheduler/Construction
• Purchasing/Buying Asst
• Purchaser/Buyer
• Supply Chain Mngr
• Materials Planner
• Production Scheduler
• Inventory Control
• Estimator
• Drafter
• Asst Project Manager
• Engineering Admin
• Project Manager
• Document Control Clerk
• Document Imaging Clerk
• Import/Export Clerk
• Impor/Export Admin
• Customer Service
• Inside Sales
• Sales Coordinator/Asst
• Call Center Representative
 
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Receptionist

Sample Job Titles

Front Desk Clerk/Administrator/Agent; Reception Clerk

Greets vendors, customers, job applicants and other visitors, and arranges for transportation services
when needed. May operate a switchboard to route incoming calls and place outgoing calls. Requires a
high school diploma or its equivalent with 0 – 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has
knowledge of commonly – used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on
instructions and pre – established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate
supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically
reports to a supervisor or manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
Seattle Area: $17 – 21
• Tacoma Area: $16 – 20
• Vancouver Area: $16 – 20
Portland Area: $16 – 20
• Lake Oswego Area: $16 – 20
Anchorage Area: $17 – 21

Sample Job Titles

Administrative Asst:

Secretary; Admin Coordinator; Office Asst; Office Clerk

Performs a variety of administrative functions. Schedules appointments, gives information to callers,
and takes dictation. Composes memos, transcribes notes, and researches and creates presentations.
Generates reports, handles multiple projects, and prepares and monitors invoices and expense reports.
May assist with compiling and developing the annual budget. Requires a high school diploma with 0 – 2
years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices,
and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to
perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a supervisor
or manager.
Pay Scales:
Oregon
Alaska
Washington
Seattle Area: $19 – 24
• Tacoma Area: $19 – 24
• Vancouver Area: $18 – 23
Anchorage Area: $20 – 25
Portland Area: $18 – 23
• Lake Oswego Area: $18 – 23


Office Manager

 
Supervises office activities to achieve maximum expense control and productivity. Develops procedures
and policies for office activities, such as filing, dictating, records maintenance, typing, word processing,
faxing and mail distribution. May also be responsible for the maintenance of office equipment and
supplies. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent with at least 7 years of experience in the field.
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Typically reports to a senior manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $34 – 47
• Tacoma Area: $33 – 45
• Vancouver Area: $32 – 44
• Portland Area: $33 – 44
• Lake Oswego Area: $33 – 44
• Anchorage Area: $35 – 48

Sample Job Titles

Executive Secretary

Relieves the executive of administrative type functions in order to increase the time an executive has
available for executive level responsibilities. May handle a wide variety of situations and conflicts involving
the clerical and administrative function of the office. Responsible for confidential and time sensitive
material. Prepares routine and advanced correspondence including letters, memoranda, and reports.
Requires an associate’s degree or its equivalent with at least 4 years of experience in the field or in a related
area. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience
and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. May direct and lead the work of others. Typically reports to
an executive. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
Seattle Area: $30 – 38
• Tacoma Area: $29 – 37
• Vancouver Area: $28 – 36
• Portland Area: $28 – 36
• Lake Oswego Area: $28 – 36
• Anchorage Area: $31 – 39


AP/AR

Performs routine accounting activities such as maintenance of the general ledger, preparation of various
accounting statements and financial reports and accounts payable or receivable functions. Requires a
high school diploma or its equivalent with 0 – 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has
knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions
and pre¬established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate
supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically
reports to a supervisor or manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $21 – 27
• Tacoma Area: $21 – 27
• Vancouver Area: $20 – 26
• Portland Area: $20 – 26
• Lake Oswego Area: $20 – 26
Anchorage Area: $22 – 28


AP Manager

Responsible for all activities in the accounts payable function. Ensures timely payments of vendor
invoices and expense vouchers and maintains accurate records and control reports. Review applicable
accounting reports and accounts payable register to ensure accuracy. May require a bachelor’s degree in
a related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts,
practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude
is expected. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $39 – 53
• Tacoma Area: $38 – 51
• Vancouver Area: $37 – 49
Portland Area: $37 – 50
• Lake Oswego Area: $37 – 50
• Anchorage Area: $40 – 54


AR Manager

Responsible for all activities in the accounts receivable function. Manages collection activities such
as sending follow-up inquiries, negotiating with past due accounts, keeping track of cash receipts and
referring accounts to collection agencies. Maintains accurate records. Creates financial reports relating
to account receivable function and status of accounts. Audits methods and procedures of accounts
receivable function to improve efficiency. May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and at
least 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts,
practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity
and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management.
Pay Scales:
Oregon
Washington
Alaska
Seattle Area: $39 – 53
• Tacoma Area: $37 – 52
• Vancouver Area: $36 – 51
• Portland Area: $37 – 51
• Lake Oswego Area: $37 – 51
Anchorage Area: $40 – 55


Controller

Sample Job Titles

Accounting Manager

Responsible for directing an organization’s accounting functions. These functions include establishing
and maintaining the organization’s accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives. Prepares
financial reports and presents findings and recommendations to top management. Requires a bachelor’s
degree and at least 15 years of direct experience in the field. Typically requires a CPA. Demonstrates expertise
in a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and
judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others.
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top financial officer or CEO.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $83 – 122
Tacoma Area: $81 – 118
• Vancouver Area: $79 – 116
• Portland Area: $79 – 116
• Lake Oswego Area: $78 – 115
• Anchorage Area: $85 – 124
 

Asst Controller:

Sample Job Titles

Asst Accounting Manager

Assists the corporate controller in directing an organization’s accounting functions. These functions
include establishing and maintaining an organization’s accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
Oversees the preparation and evaluation of budgets and other financial operating reports and presents
findings and recommendations to top management. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area.
Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience
and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of
others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to the corporate controller.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $57 – 78
• Tacoma Area: $55 – 76
• Vancouver Area: $54 – 74
• Portland Area: $54 – 74
• Lake Oswego Area: $54 – 75
• Anchorage Area: $58 – 80

Sample Job Titles

Accountant:

Accountant II

Prepares balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other financial reports. Responsibilities also
include analyzing trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict
future revenues and expenses. Reports organization’s finances to management, and offers suggestions
about resource utilization, tax strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts. May require a
bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and 2 – 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar
with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience
and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general
supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or
manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $29 – 36
Tacoma Area: $28 – 34
• Vancouver Area: $28 – 34
• Portland Area: $28 – 34
• Lake Oswego Area: $28 – 34
• Anchorage Area: $30 – 37


Full Charge Bookkeeper

Full Charge Bookkeeper will be responsible for the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll,
Financial Statements, Balance Sheets and Month – end close. Summarizes details in separate ledgers
or computer files and transfers data to general ledger. Reconciles and balances accounts. May compile
reports to show statistics, such as cash receipts and expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, profit
and loss, and other items pertinent to operation of business. May calculate employee wages from records
or time cards and prepare checks for payment of wages. May prepare withholding, Social Security, and
other tax reports. May compute, type, and mail monthly statements to customers. May complete records
to or through trial balance. May require an Associate’s degree with and 3 – 5 years of experience in the
field. Typically reports to the Business owner.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $20 – 25
• Tacoma Area: $19 – 24
• Vancouver Area: $18 – 24
• Portland Area: $19 – 24
• Lake Oswego Area: $19 – 24
• Anchorage Area: $20 – 26


Bookkeeper

Maintains and records business transactions. Balances ledgers, reconciles accounts, and prepares reports.
Follows bookkeeping procedures established by the organization. May require an associate’s
degree or its equivalent with 2 – 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard
concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to
plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree
of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.
Pay Scales:
Oregon
Washington
Alaska
• Portland Area: $19 – 24
• Lake Oswego Area: $19 – 24
• Anchorage Area: $20 – 26
• Seattle Area: $20 – 25
Tacoma Area: $19 – 24
• Vancouver Area: $18 – 24


Staff Accountant

A staff accountant is a person who maintains all the accounts and ledger books of a company. The post
of a staff accountant usually comes under the jurisdiction of the Finance and Accounts department.
However, staff accountants tend to work along with the Human Resource department. Handling the
post of a staff accountant is by no means a simple task and the person must be aware of accounting,
accounting standards, federal and local labor laws, human resource norms, etc. The educational qualifications
required for staff accountant job description vary according to the size of the organization and
its structure. In small and medium-sized organizations, a graduate degree in accountancy is sufficient to
qualify for the position of a staff accountant. However, the educational requirements in bigger companies
may vary. Typically Reports to a supervisor or manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $29 – 35
Tacoma Area: $29 – 35
• Vancouver Area: $28 – 34
• Portland Area: $28 – 34
• Lake Oswego Area: $28 – 34
• Anchorage Area: $30 – 37


Cost Accountant

Determines and implements cost accounting procedures and methods. Responsible for the preparation
and analysis of cost reports and costing audits. Examines and reviews unusual cost records and ensures
cost data is allocated correctly. May require a bachelor’s degree and 2 – 4 years of experience in the field
or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works
under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A certain degree of creativity
and latitude is required.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $32 – 39
• Tacoma Area: $33 – 39
Vancouver Area: $32 – 39
• Portland Area: $32 – 39
• Lake Oswego Area: $32 – 39
• Anchorage Area: $35 – 42


Project Accountant

Sample Job Titles

Construction Accountant

Project Accountants are responsible for tracking the financial progress of specific endeavors within a
given time period. Monitoring organizational elements, budgets and revenues are common activities in
the broad range of industries which employ Project Accountants. Typical duties include reporting progress
to a project manager, forecasting revenues, creating reports and reviewing compliance to project
guidelines. Typically reports to a project manager or supervisor.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Anchorage Area: $35 – 42
• Portland Area: $32 – 39
• Lake Oswego Area: $32 – 39
• Seattle Area: $34 – 41
• Tacoma Area: $33 – 40
Vancouver Area: $32 – 38


CPA Accountant

Sample Job Titles

Tax Accountant; Audit Manager

Maintains tax records and prepares tax returns, related schedules, and related reports. Prepares paperwork
for local, state and federal level returns. May require a bachelor’s degree and 0 – 2 years of
experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and
procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform
the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically
require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Portland Area: $30 – 39
• Lake Oswego Area: $30 – 39
• Anchorage Area: $ 32 – 41
• Seattle Area: $32 – 39
• Tacoma Area: $31 – 40
Vancouver Area: $30 – 38


HR Assistant

Sample Job Titles

HR Coordinator/Representative/Administrator

Provides support in functional areas of a human resources department, which may include recruitment
and employment, personnel records, employee and/or labor relations, job evaluation, compensation
management, benefits administration, organization development and training. May require an associate’s
degree in a related area with 2 – 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge
of commonly – used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions
and pre – established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision.
Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports
to a supervisor or manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $20 – 26
• Tacoma Area: $20 – 25
• Vancouver Area: $20 – 25
• Portland Area: $20 – 25
• Lake Oswego Area: $20 – 25
• Anchorage Area: $21 – 27


Payroll Clerk

Sample Job Titles

Payroll Assistant

Inputs data from time sheets, production records, or individual time cards to computerized payroll
system. Also responsible for balancing payroll runs, producing federal, state and local tax payments,
and answering employee questions and troubleshooting issues. Requires a high school diploma or its
equivalent with 0 – 3 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly
used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established
guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job
functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or
manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Portland Area: $19 – 24
• Lake Oswego Area: $19 – 24
• Anchorage Area: $21 – 27
• Seattle Area: $20 – 26
• Tacoma Area: $19 – 24
Vancouver Area: $19 – 25


Payroll Administrator

Maintains production records, timesheets, and the payroll system. May be responsible for computing,
withholding, and deductions associated with net earnings. May require an associate’s degree or its
equivalent and at least 4 years of experience in the field. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and
procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. Typically reports to a payroll manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $28 – 35
• Tacoma Area: $27 – 34
• Vancouver Area: $26 – 33
• Portland Area: $27 – 34
• Lake Oswego Area: $27 – 34
• Anchorage Area: $29 – 36


Benefits Administrator

Sample Job Titles

Benefits Coordinator

Administers and maintains company benefits programs. Functions as a liaison between vendors and
employees and advises employees on eligibility, coverage, and other benefits matters. Compiles and
maintains benefits records and documents. May require an associate’s degree or its equivalent and 2 –
4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and
procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a
supervisor or manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $27 – 35
• Tacoma Area: $26 – 34
• Vancouver Area: $26 – 33
• Portland Area: $26 – 33
• Lake Oswego Area: $26 – 33
• Anchorage Area: $28 – 36
 
 


Planner/Scheduler

Sample Job Titles

Construction Planner/Scheduler

Responsible for the planning and scheduling of construction work and work crew. Gathers and analyzes
information to prepare reports on the progress of projects. Ensures that assignment and scheduling of
work follows company policy. Evaluates current procedures and recommends changes to improve the
efficiency of planning and scheduling of projects. Requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and
2 – 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and
procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude
is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $39 – 50
• Tacoma Area: $38 – 49
• Vancouver Area: $37 – 48
• Portland Area: $38 – 48
• Lake Oswego Area: $38 – 48
• Anchorage Area: $40 – 52


Purchasing/Buying Asst

Sample Job Titles

Procurement Clerk; Bid Clerk; Fiscal Clerk

Creates purchase orders for the acquisition of materials. Researches, interviews, and negotiates with
suppliers to obtain prices and specifications. Provides routine administrative support. Requires a high
school diploma or its equivalent with 0 – 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar
with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to
plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Typically reports to a manager. A
wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Pay Scales:
Alaska
Washington
Oregon
• Seattle Area: $19 – 24
• Tacoma Area: $19 – 24
• Vancouver Area: $18 – 23
• Anchorage Area: $20 – 25
• Portland Area: $18 – 23
• Lake Oswego Area: $17 – 22
 

Sample Job Titles

Purchaser/Buyer:

Commodities Buyer; Procurement Specialist

Responsible for purchasing commodities to support a company’s supply chain. Evaluates vendor quotes
and services to determine the most desirable suppliers. Requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty
and 2 – 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with the standard concepts, practices,
and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and
accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of
creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $31 – 42
• Tacoma Area: $30 – 40
• Vancouver Area: $29 – 39
• Portland Area: $31 – 42
• Lake Oswego Area: $29 – 40
• Anchorage Area: $31 – 42


Supply Chain Manager

Manages and oversees overall supply chain operations, including purchasing and inventory of materials
as well as selection of vendors. Makes recommendations to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency
of operations. Coordinates and resolves issues regarding existing and new products. Interacts with
customers to ensure that all requirements are being met. Requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty
and 5 – 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts,
practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish
goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and
latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $51 – 66
• Tacoma Area: $49 – 64
• Vancouver Area: $48 – 63
• Portland Area: $48 – 63
• Lake Oswego Area: $48 – 63
• Anchorage Area: $52 – 68
 

Sample Job Titles

Materials Planner:

Manufacturing Planner

Reviews blueprints and product specifications to accurately determine amount of materials needed.
Documents overall material need, including all codes, brands, and contact information necessary to
process orders. Adjusts amounts for existing inventory and for orders of conventional sizes. Requires
ability to understand engineering documents and work closely with members of the engineering team.
Requires a high school degree and 2 – 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with
standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment
to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A
certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Portland Area: $28 – 36
• Lake Oswego Area: $28 – 36
• Anchorage Area: $30 – 39
• Seattle Area: $29 – 38
• Tacoma Area: $28 – 37
• Vancouver Area: $28 – 36


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Production Scheduler

Sample Job Titles

Master Scheduler; Manufacturing Planner

Plans and establishes production schedules. Monitors materials inventories, tracks progress of production,
and reviews factors which affect schedules. Requires a high school diploma with 2 – 4 years of
experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures
within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a
variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A certain
degree of creativity and latitude is required.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $33 – 45
• Tacoma Area: $32 – 43
• Vancouver Area: $31 – 42
• Portland Area: $31 – 43
• Lake Oswego Area: $31 – 43
• Anchorage Area: $34 – 46


Inventory Control

Sample Job Titles

Inventory Specialist / Manager

Records and maintains control of all inventory items purchased and produced. Ensures compliance with
established internal control procedures. Requires a high school diploma with 2 – 5 years of experience.
Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited
experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general
supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor/
manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Portland Area: $17 – 23
• Lake Oswego Area: $17 – 23
• Seattle Area: $18 – 24
• Tacoma Area: $18 – 24
• Vancouver Area: $17 – 23
• Anchorage Area: $19 – 25


Estimator

Forecasts project costs. Gathers details and compiles data to estimate all production costs according to
specifications. Considers raw materials, labor, equipment, tools, labor and transportation for estimations.
Helps determine necessary resources for projects based on cost estimates and budgetary constraints.
May require a bachelor’s degree in a related field and 0 – 2 years of experience in the field or in a
related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies
on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under
general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor
or manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $34 – 51
• Tacoma Area: $33 – 50
• Vancouver Area: $32 – 48
• Portland Area: $33 – 49
• Lake Oswego Area: $32 – 48
• Anchorage Area: $35 – 52


Drafter

Prepares routine drafting projects, such as the preparation of various drawings of structures and equipment
systems derived from layouts and sketches. Follows established technical specifications to prepare
drawings and assists in design drafting. Consults with engineers regarding model accuracy, design, and
drafting standards. May require an associate’s degree or its equivalent and 2 – 4 years of experience in
the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular
field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.
Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports
to a supervisor or manager.
Pay Scales:
Alaska
Washington
Oregon
• Portland Area: $25 – 33
• Lake Oswego Area: $25 – 33
• Anchorage Area: $27 – 35
• Seattle Area: $27 – 34
• Tacoma Area: $26 – 33
• Vancouver Area: $25 – 33


Asst Project Manager

Sample Job Titles

Construction Administrator; Project Engineer

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, provides technical support to construction staff. Reviews
plans and other technical documents, answers questions regarding the scope and/or timing of the project,
and monitors costs and project progress. May assist in the development of cost estimates or tentative
schedules. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a
related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular
field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works
under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent
judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $37 – 47
• Tacoma Area: $36 – 46
• Vancouver Area: $35 – 45
• Portland Area: $35 – 45
• Lake Oswego Area: $35 – 45
• Anchorage Area: $ 38 – 48


Engineering Admin

Like most administrative assistants, engineering administrative assistants often oversee all administrative
activities in support of engineers or engineering departments as they work on construction and
other projects. They may schedule meetings and organize engineers’ calendars. They answer phones
and direct calls to the proper party or take a message. They may respond to routine inquires and correspondence
and send email, faxes and mail. They also create reports, spreadsheets and presentations.
However, engineering administrative assistants may also be responsible for overseeing the organization’s
technical library and conducting research for articles and papers. Engineering administrative assistants
may also assist with the public bidding process for construction projects by gathering necessary bidding
documents; arranging money transfers and refunds and recording bids once bidding has opened. They
may help compile procedure manuals, which could include editing technical drawings and other diagrams.
Usually reports to a supervisor or manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $17 – 30
• Tacoma Area: $17 – 30
• Vancouver Area: $16 – 28
• Portland Area: $16 – 28
• Lake Oswego Area: $16 – 28
• Anchorage Area: $18 – 30


Project Manager

Manages and oversees project controls for engineering and construction projects. Responsible for
project planning and scheduling, cost estimating and monitoring, and quality review. Manages project
controls personnel. Establishes operating policies to mitigate risk. Provides guidance and consultation
for project managers. May require a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 10 years of experience
in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive
experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs
the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a head of a
unit/department.
Pay Scales:
Oregon
Washington
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $47 – 60
• Tacoma Area: $45 – 59
• Vancouver Area: $44 – 57
• Portland Area: $44 – 58
• Lake Oswego Area: $44 – 58
• Anchorage Area: $48 – 62
 
 


Document Control Clerk

Responsible for clerical duties related to technical documentation of procedures and practices. Ensures
proper upkeep of technical documents. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and 0 – 2 years
of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and
procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform
the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically
require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $19 – 26
• Tacoma Area: $19 – 25
• Vancouver Area: $18 – 25
• Portland Area: $18 – 25
• Lake Oswego Area: $18 – 25
• Anchorage Area: $20 – 27


Document Imaging Clerk

Responsible for operating microfilm or other imaging tools for use in the creation of electronic files or
archives. Responsible for preparing, scanning, and quality checking of documents/images being converted
to electronic/digital format. Ensure proper transferal and indexing of images. Troubleshoots and
makes adjustments to equipment when necessary. Responsibilities also include maintenance, set – up
or repair of equipment. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and 0 – 2 years of experience
in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures
within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions
of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising
independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $16 – 21
• Tacoma Area: $16 – 20
• Vancouver Area: $16 – 20
• Portland Area: $16 – 20
• Lake Oswego Area: $16 – 20
• Anchorage Area: $17 – 21
 
 


Import/Export Clerk

Prepares import/export documents in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Checks
shipping invoices for accuracy. May calculate value of duties and tariffs due on transported goods. May
require an associate’s degree or its equivalent and 0 – 2 years of experience in the field or in a related
area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited
experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under
general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor
or manager.
Pay Scales:
Oregon
Washington
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $20 – 27
• Tacoma Area: $19 – 26
• Vancouver Area: $19 – 26
• Portland Area: $19 – 25
• Lake Oswego Area: $19 – 25
• Anchorage Area: $21 – 27


Customer Service

Responsible for the movement of merchandise and/or material in/out of the country in compliance
with federal, state, and local regulations. Monitors and completes paperwork and monetary transactions
associated with international distribution in a timely manner. Requires a associate’s degree or equivalent
and 2 – 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices,
and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish
goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor
or manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $28 – 39
• Tacoma Area: $27 – 38
• Vancouver Area: $26 – 37
• Portland Area: $26 – 37
• Lake Oswego Area: $26 – 37
• Anchorage Area: $28 – 40
 

Sample Job Titles

Customer Service:

CSR

Processes orders, prepares correspondence, and fulfills customer needs to ensure customer satisfaction.
Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and 2 – 5 years of experience in the field or in a related
area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on
limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under
general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A certain degree of creativity and
latitude is required.
Pay Scales:
Oregon
Washington
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $19 – 25
• Tacoma Area: $18 – 25
• Vancouver Area: $18 – 24
• Portland Area: $18 – 24
• Lake Oswego Area: $18 – 24
• Anchorage Area: $19 – 26


Inside Sales

Sample Job Titles

Account Manager/Representative

Develops new prospects and interacts with existing customers primarily by phone to increase sales of
an organization’s products and/or services. Works with team members in the field including field sales.
Provides support to customers over the phone and may conduct field visits as necessary. May require a
bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard
concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment
to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain
degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Portland Area: $20 – 27
• Lake Oswego Area: $20 – 27
• Anchorage Area: $21 – 30
• Seattle Area: $21 – 29
• Tacoma Area: $20 – 28
• Vancouver Area: $20 – 27


Sales Coordinator/Asst

Creates reports for the sales force regarding market conditions, sales results, and team earnings. Provides
customer service regarding products and services. Performs administrative duties for the sales
team. May require an associate’s degree or its equivalent with 2 – 4 years of experience in the field or in a
related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies
on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works
under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a
supervisor or manager.
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $21 – 29
• Tacoma Area: $20 – 28
• Vancouver Area: $20 – 27
• Portland Area: $21 – 28
• Lake Oswego Area: $20 – 27
• Anchorage Area: $21 – 30


Call Center Representative

Makes and receives phone calls with the intent of promoting or selling company products or services.
May provide a basic level of customer support but refers more complex problems to other staff members.
Requires an in-depth knowledge of products and services offered. May require a bachelor’s degree
in area of specialty and 0 – 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-
used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and
pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision.
Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a
supervisor or manager
Pay Scales:
Washington
Oregon
Alaska
• Seattle Area: $15 – 22
• Tacoma Area: $14 – 21
• Vancouver Area: $14 – 21
• Portland Area: $14 – 21
• Lake Oswego Area: $14 – 21
• Anchorage Area: $15 – 23
 
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