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Dental Hygienist Schools
In Portland, Oregon

In Portland, there is only one dental hygienist school where dental hygienist faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in dental hygienist in the city of Portland, which encompasses dental hygienist training at the dental hygienist associates degree level.


Professional Trends

Portland Vs. Oregon Dental Hygienist Employment

Portland 1,800
Oregon 2,920

Exactly 1,800 of the 2,920 dental hygienists employed in Oregon, work in Portland. There has been a 1% growth in the number of dental hygienists in Portland between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for dental hygienists in Portland has increased, overall employment in Portland has also increased.

Portland Vs. Oregon Dental Hygienist employment growth

2,800 2,860 3,110 2,700 2,920
1,790 1,940 2,120 1,590 1,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Oregon
  • Dark Yellow: Portland

Dental Hygienist VS. All professions salaries in Portland

$72,810 $75,180 $77,600 $78,730 $78,570
$41,750 $43,370 $45,060 $46,080 $46,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist in Portland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Portland

In Portland, salaries for dental hygienists have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $78,570 per year was earned by dental hygienists in Portland. Four years earlier in 2006, dental hygienists in Portland made an average salary of $72,810 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Portland.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Portland

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Dental hygienists make a median salary of $79,480 per year in Portland. The difference in pay between the dental hygienists in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 46%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $64,500 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $94,180 per year.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Portland

Public Health
Health Science
Dental Hygienist

Portland dental hygienists have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Dental Hygienist schools in Portland


Many of Portland's dental hygienists are graduates of the only accredited dental hygienist school in the city.

Dental Hygienist Programs Offered In Portland


Portland's dental hygienist school offers one dental hygienist degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Dental Hygienist Degrees In Portland


Approximately 18 students completed dental hygienist courses in 2010.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Portland, Oregon

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