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Speech Therapy Salaries in Oregon - OR

During 2007, the March of Dimes reported that about 5,069 babies were born before 37 weeks of gestation, which accounted for nearly 10.3% of all live infant births during that year. Interestingly, the rate of premature births climbed 13% between 1997 and 2007; indicating that premature birth in Oregon is certainly something to be concerned about. What you might not know, however, is that roughly 30% of children who are born prematurely develop speech and language development issues before their second birthday; often requiring a speech therapist who can help them to enhance their language and vocabulary skills. If only 30% of these children were affected by speech delay, that would be more than 1,500 children needing the help of a speech therapist every year.

One thing to keep in mind is that professionals in this field are extremely well paid. In fact, on average, speech therapy salaries in Oregon often range anywhere from $64,950 to $71,040 each year. Yet, the highest reported average among professionals in this field is $94,410. Taking a look at the list below, you can also see how geographic location is also a factor:

  • Portland: $74,270
  • Salem: $62,610
  • Eugene: $60,970
  • Gresham: $68,000
  • Bend: $64,880

Annual salary figures provided by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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