Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$53,000
$29,000
Min 10%
$53,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Marshfield Clinic
Highest Paying City
Richmond, VA
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
8.6 years
How much does a dental hygienist make?
The national average salary for a Dental Hygienist in the United States is $53,229 per year or $25.59 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 66,000. The top 10 percent earn over $95,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $29,000 annually. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Dental Hygienists are Professional companies and Health Care companies. States with the highest Dental Hygienist salaries include District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. The typical tenure for a Dental Hygienist is 8.6 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Hygienist
$55,296

Average Dental Hygienist Salary By Company

Dental Hygienists can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Dental Hygienists are in Professional companies and Health Care companies. Dental Hygienists at Marshfield Clinic and Harris County report the highest salaries. If you can find a job at a company like Hackensack University Health Network or Neighborcare Health, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Dental Hygienists.

Average Dental Hygienist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Dental Hygienist in the United States is $53,229 per year or $25.59 per hour. The top city when it comes to Dental Hygienist salaries is Richmond, VA at $73,306 per year. The average entry-level salary in Richmond, VA is $35,000. District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina are the top 5 highest earning states for Dental Hygienists. The lowest earning states are Alaska, Kansas, Maine, Arkansas, and South Dakota.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Richmond, VA
$73,306
2
Greensboro, NC
$73,253
3
Catonsville, MD
$71,620
4
New York, NY
$68,860
5
Knoxville, TN
$68,318

Average Dental Hygienist Pay By Industry

Wages for Dental Hygienists can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Non Profits companies, Manufacturing companies, and Hospitality companies pay their Dental Hygienists well. Non Profits companies pay their Dental Hygienists the highest wages, averaging $57,667 per year. Manufacturing companies and Hospitality companies pay well too, at $55,337 and $54,518, respectively. The types of companies that pay Dental Hygienists the least are in the Health Care industry, where the average annual salary is $50,898.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Non Profits
$57,667
2
Manufacturing
$55,337
3
Hospitality
$54,518
4
Professional
$54,306
5
Health Care
$50,898

Recently Added Dental Hygienist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Indian Health Service
Dental Hygienist
01/30/2020
$42,053
University of Florida
Dental Hygienist
01/30/2020
$56,349
Indian Health Service
Dental Hygienist
01/30/2020
$64,419
State of Florida
Dental Hygienist
01/26/2020
$54,080
California Prison Health Care System
Dental Hygienist
01/26/2020
$39,468
01/24/2020
$53,000
County of Sacramento
Dental Hygienist
01/23/2020
$72,231
Dental Hygienist
01/12/2020
$96,002
First Choice Dental
Dental Hygienist
01/08/2020
$60,000
Western Dental
Dental Hygienist
01/08/2020
$100,000
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