Oregon Insight: The state’s veterans are high earners

Oregon’s veterans are generally better off financially than residents who haven’t served in the military, according to a new analysis by Oregon Employment Department economist Sarah Cunningham.

Veterans’ median income in the state was just over $40,000 last year, Cunningham found, nearly a third higher than nonvets. And just 7.2% of Oregon veterans live below the poverty line, compared to 12.1% of nonveterans.

Source: Oregon Insight: The state’s veterans are high earners – oregonlive.com