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How Much Does a Dental Hygienist Make

    How Much Does a Dental Hygienist Make

    Dental Hygienists made a median salary of $77,090 in 2020. The best-paid 25 percent made $91,620 that year, while the lowest-paid 25 percent made $65,440.

    Best-Paying Cities for Dental Hygienists

    The metropolitan areas that pay the highest salary in the dental hygienist profession are Santa Maria, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Fairbanks, and San Francisco.

    Best-Paying States for Dental Hygienists

    The states and districts that pay Dental Hygienists the highest mean salary are Alaska ($115,050), California ($109,970), Washington ($95,450), District of Columbia ($94,650), and Nevada ($89,360).

    Average Dental Hygienist Salary by State

    State
    Alabama
    Alaska
    Arizona
    Arkansas
    California
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Florida
    Georgia
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Maine
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Michigan
    Minnesota
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Utah
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Washington
    West Virginia
    Wisconsin
    Wyoming
    Employed
    3,670
    610
    3660
    1560
    17880
    3650
    3070
    540
    180
    11830
    5690
    980
    1760
    6980
    4780
    2020
    2030
    2130
    2340
    890
    3730
    5420
    6560
    4340
    1180
    3630
    760
    1010
    2430
    1420
    5820
    1090
    9190
    6700
    690
    8690
    2730
    3310
    7170
    730
    3500
    510
    4020
    13230
    2800
    520
    5040
    6290
    980
    4540
    530
    Hourly Wage
    $23.65
    $55.31
    $40.32
    $31.60
    $52.87
    $41.89
    $41.16
    $41.48
    $45.50
    $32.63
    $31.89
    $41.81
    $36.86
    $35.68
    $34.92
    $35.33
    $33.55
    $29.39
    $33.65
    $32.75
    $42.09
    $40.79
    $31.97
    $36.74
    $27.23
    $33.52
    $37.02
    $33.97
    $42.96
    $39.49
    $42.38
    $37.70
    $36.97
    $34.20
    $36.13
    $33.11
    $36.88
    $41.56
    $33.40
    $36.53
    $29.50
    $35.29
    $31.65
    $37.31
    $33.20
    $35.58
    $39.68
    $45.89
    $29.58
    $33.66
    $31.87
    Annual Salary
    $49,200
    $115,050
    $83,860
    $65,730
    $109,970
    $87,140
    $85,610
    $86,280
    $94,650
    $67,870
    $66,330
    $86,970
    $76,670
    $74,210
    $72,640
    $73,480
    $69,790
    $61,140
    $69,980
    $68,110
    $87,540
    $84,850
    $66,500
    $76,410
    $56,650
    $69,730
    $77,010
    $70,650
    $89,360
    $82,150
    $88,150
    $78,410
    $76,890
    $71,140
    $75,160
    $68,880
    $76,710
    $86,450
    $69,470
    $75,980
    $61,360
    $73,390
    $65,820
    $77,590
    $69,050
    $74,010
    $82,530
    $95,450
    $61,530
    $70,020
    $66,280
    Average Dental Hygienist Salary by State

    All data above was collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is updated as of May 2021.

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