The Portland Paycheck Peep Show!

We scope out some of Oregon’s more sensational salaries—go ahead, take a look.

By Keegan Clements-Housser January 5, 2015 Published in the January 2015 issue of Portland Monthly

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Big Guns

  • Mark Parker CEO, Nike: $14.7 million (Parker is the state’s highest-paid corporate CEO.)
  • Jeanne P. Jackson president of product and merchandising, Nike: $4.2 million (Jackson is the highest-paid woman at Nike, according to a report the company filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.)
  • Mark Donegan CEO, Precision Castparts Corporation: $9.7 million
  • Ruth A. Beyer senior vice president, Precision Castparts: $3.3 million (BeyerPrecision’s highest-paid woman, has also served as the chair of the Board of Trustees of Marylhurst University since 2006.)
  • J. Greg Ness CEO, StanCorp Financial Group:$9.2 million
  • Renée J. James president, Intel: $8 million
  • Bryan B. DeBoer CEO, Lithia Motors:$5.6 million
  • William A. FurmanCEO, Greenbrier Companies: $5.3 million
  • Walden C. Rhines CEO, Mentor Graphics: $5.2 million
  • Tamara L. Lundgren CEO, Schnitzer Steel Industries: $4.7 million (LundgrenOregon’s highest-paid female CEO, also sits on the Portland branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Executive Committee of the US Chamber of Commerce.)
  • Earl R. Lewis CEO, FLIR Systems: $4.2 million 
  • James J. Piro CEO, Portland General Electric: $2.4 million
  • Timothy P. Boyle CEO, Columbia Sportswear: $1.7 million

The Governor

  • John Kitzhaber: $93,600

City Hall

  • Michael Reese chief, Portland Police Bureau: $174,135
  • Portland Police Bureau officer (starting salary): $48,318
  • Erin Janssens chief, Portland Fire & Rescue: $165,381
  • City of Portland firefighter (starting salary): $43,541
  • Dennis Doyle mayor, Beaverton,: $165,515 (What's up with this?)
  • Charlie Hales mayor, Portland,: $131,560

The Brain Trust

  • Joseph Robertson president, Oregon Health & Science University: $1.6 million
  • Scott Coltrane  interim president, University of Oregon: $554,404
  • Wim Wiewel president, Portland State University: $401,700
  • Carole Smith  superintendent, Portland Public Schools: $247,000 (Smith received a $54,000 increase in her salary last summer, making her the highest-paid superintendent in the state.)
  • Portland Public Schools teacher (starting salary): $38,046

Sporting Chance

  • Mark Helfrich head football coach, University of Oregon: $2 million
  • Mike Riley head football coach, Oregon State University: $1.5 million
  • Eric Reveno head men’s basketball coach, University of Portland: $455,109
  • Nigel Burton head football coach, Portland State University: $172,500
  • Jen Beck head women’s lacrosse coach, University of Oregon: $91,598
  • Kat Mertz head women’s soccer coach, University of Oregon: $90,000
  • Linus Rhode head women’s soccer coach, Oregon State University: $110,000

Doing Good, Doing Well

  • Michael Miller president, Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette: $856,043 (Miller is the highest-paid nonprofit executive in Oregon.)

Someone's Gotta Do It!

  • City of Portland asphalt raker: $46,925
  • City of Portland street sweeper:$46,405
  • Multnomah County weatherization inspector: $45,101
  • TriMet light-rail operator: $43,181
  • City of Portland parking code enforcement officer: $40,914
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