Dental Hygienists in Portland, Ore. can expect wages of $35.67 per hour on average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a little over a half and dental insurance is reported by just under one-half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,381 - $76,000
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MEDIAN: $62,222
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$30.35 - $41.50
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$30
$36
$42
MEDIAN: $35.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$62,222  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$61,572 - $85,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$30.35 - $41.50  
   
Overtime
$54.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$61,572 - $85,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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About Portland, Oregon

Multnomah County, Oregon
615,871
Male:
313,516 (49.6%)
Female:
318,671 (50.4%)
Portland (/ˈpɔːrtlənd/) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is located in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. The city covers 145 square miles (380 square kilometers) and had an estimated population of 632,309 in 2015, making it the 26th most populous city in the United States. Approximately 2,389,228 people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), the 23rd most populous MSA in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area (CSA) ranks 17th with a population of 3,022,178. Roughly 60% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area. Named after the city on the coast of Maine, the Oregon settlement began to be populated in the 1830s near the end of the Oregon Trail. Its water access provided convenient transportation of goods, and the timber industry was a...
Portland:
$60,892
Oregon:
$54,148
$1,047
Portland:
$348,300
Oregon:
$264,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $71K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $79K. Portland Dental Hygienists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $79K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $85K on average.

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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
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National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

Anesthesia
0%

Periodontics
0%

National Average
$74,000

Patient Education
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Radiology
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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