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Dental Hygienist Salary in Portland, Oregon (United States)

Earnings for Dental Hygienists in Portland typically come in at around $36.68 per hour. Pay generally varies between $31.14 per hour and $40.62. More than a third enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and about an eighth get vision benefits. Work is enjoyable for Portland Dental Hygienists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Dental Hygienist in Portland, Oregon Salary (?
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$31.14 - $40.62
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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Hourly Rate
$31.14 - $40.62  
   
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$0.00 - $1,957  
   
Total Pay (?
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$50,684 - $84,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist in Portland, Oregon

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $74K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $77K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $80K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $76K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, half land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around an eighth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise roughly a seventh, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining somewhere between a fifth and a fourth.
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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist in Portland, Oregon Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$75,000

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist in Portland, Oregon Salaries

Periodontics
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Patient Education
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National Average
$75,000
Anesthesia
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Radiology
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
100%
female alumni
 
Male
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 50%