Speech-Language Pathology Salary in Oregon

The Oregon Employment Department reported that speech-language pathologists in the top 10%, typically those that are highly experienced, earned an average salary of $101,171 ($48.64 hourly) as of 2016. SLPs earned an average salary of $78,089 ($37.55 hourly) that year.

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The Department also provides the comparable figures for speech-language pathologists in all of Oregon’s regions. SLPs in Clackamas who were in the top 10% earned exceptionally high salaries:

Central Oregon:

  • Annual: $64,427 – $85,467
  • Hourly: $30.97 – $41.09

Clackamas:

  • Annual: $84,610 – $120,765
  • Hourly: $40.68 – $58.06

Columbia Basin:

  • Annual: $67,359 – $84,739
  • Hourly: $32.38 – $40.74

Columbia Gorge:

  • Annual: $68,186 – $95,992
  • Hourly: $32.78 – $46.15

Douglas:

  • Annual: $80,357 – $95,451
  • Hourly: $$38.63 – $45.89

East Cascades:

  • Annual: $66,323 – $90,501
  • Hourly: $31.89 – $43.51

Eastern Oregon:

  • Annual: $68,601 – $87,277
  • Hourly: $32.98 – $41.96

Lane:

  • Annual: $70,540 – $94,994
  • Hourly: $33.91 – $45.67

Linn-Benton

  • Annual: $63,970 – $67,142
  • Hourly: $30.76 – $38.28

Northeast Oregon:

  • Annual: $72,750 – $94,349
  • Hourly: $34.98 – $45.36

Portland Tri-County:

  • Annual: $86,102 – $104,146
  • Hourly: $41.39 – $50.07

Portland-Metro:

  • Annual: $86,548 – $102,232
  • Hourly: $41.61 – $49.15

Rogue Valley:

  • Annual: $70,361 – $100,339
  • Hourly: $33.82 – $48.24

South Coast:

  • Annual: $67,806 – $79,726
  • Hourly: $32.60 – $38.33

Southwestern Oregon:

  • Annual: $74,594 – $92,706
  • Hourly: $35.86 – $44.57

Exceptionally High Levels of SLP Job Growth in Portland

The field of speech-language pathology is a growing field as the population ages and suffers more disorders such as strokes that require speech therapy. In addition, the large numbers of autistic and English Language Learner students require the services of SLPs.

The Oregon Employment Department predicts that the number of jobs for speech-language pathologists will increase by 13.5% between 2014 and 2024, opening up an average of 51 jobs a year.

Job growth predictions for Portland are exceptionally high. The Department expects the number of jobs for SLPs in this area to increase at least 20% more than that in Oregon overall:

  • Portland-Metro—17.3%
  • Portland Tri-County—16.3%

One source of jobs for speech-language pathologists is in private outpatient speech therapy clinics such as these:

  • Bend: Bend Speech & Language Clinic
  • Medford: The Speech Center Plus
  • Portland: Parkwood Clinic SW | Speech & Language Therapy
  • Portland: Portland Speech Clinic
  • Portland: The Hello Clinic
  • West Linn: Parkwood Clinic | West Linn

Salaries for Speech-Language Pathologists in Oregon’s Cities and Rural Areas

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a highly detailed analysis of the wages for speech-language pathologists in the major cities and rural areas of Oregon as of 2015:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Albany OR
30
60330
Eugene OR
160
69530
Medford OR
60
73740
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
870
81560
Salem OR
180
71350
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area
70
73530
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area
40
63310
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area
110
67620

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