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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Dental Hygienist Salary

$113,478 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$54.56 hourly

Entry level Salary
$61,000 yearly
$61,000
10 %
$113,478
Median
$209,000
90 %

How much does a Dental Hygienist make?

Dental hygienists make $113,478 per year on average, or $54.56 per hour, in the United States. Dental hygienists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $61,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $209,000.

Location impacts how much a dental hygienist can expect to make. Dental hygienists make the most in California, Oregon, Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Highest Paying States For Dental Hygienists

The darker areas on the map show where dental hygienists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Dental Hygienist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Oregon$93,282$44.85156
2Pennsylvania$89,729$43.14289
3Nevada$92,968$44.7042
4Arizona$85,310$41.01186
5South Carolina$80,314$38.61175
6New Mexico$80,278$38.6082
7California$95,121$45.73796
8New York$89,942$43.24309
9North Carolina$83,074$39.94177
10Virginia$87,855$42.24183
11Delaware$90,635$43.574
12Washington$79,293$38.12390
13Rhode Island$87,175$41.9117
14Ohio$79,876$38.40233
15Michigan$75,468$36.28334
16Texas$80,306$38.61493
17Tennessee$75,909$36.49166
18Connecticut$88,964$42.7757
19Maryland$89,616$43.08115
20New Hampshire$80,035$38.4853
21New Jersey$90,747$43.63103
22Florida$76,429$36.74870
23Kentucky$76,386$36.7297
24Louisiana$80,013$38.4747
25Georgia$78,465$37.72329
26West Virginia$83,661$40.2214
27Massachusetts$84,296$40.53187
28Oklahoma$73,215$35.20133
29Alabama$77,636$37.3360
30District of Columbia$89,297$42.9323
31Maine$71,890$34.5646
32Indiana$73,257$35.22180
33Mississippi$77,546$37.2823
34Utah$78,718$37.8519
35Alaska$62,913$30.2526
36Idaho$75,047$36.0828
37Wisconsin$61,458$29.55238
38Colorado$66,943$32.18224
39Missouri$66,986$32.20171
40Arkansas$73,559$35.3629
41Illinois$67,223$32.32228
42Vermont$70,878$34.0810
43Hawaii$72,670$34.9411
44Kansas$66,019$31.7448
45Minnesota$47,740$22.95257
46Iowa$58,614$28.1858
47Nebraska$57,961$27.8738
48South Dakota$47,478$22.8321
49Wyoming$58,443$28.102
50North Dakota$37,556$18.0617
51Montana$50,379$24.2215

Highest Paying Cities For Dental Hygienists

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Reno, NV$99,518$47.85
2Los Angeles, CA$92,908$44.67
3Portland, OR$91,199$43.85
4New York, NY$91,093$43.79
5Philadelphia, PA$91,052$43.77
6Baltimore, MD$89,912$43.23
7Washington, DC$89,370$42.97
8Alexandria, VA$89,283$42.92
9Phoenix, AZ$85,614$41.16
10Greenville, NC$85,265$40.99
11Boston, MA$84,786$40.76
12San Antonio, TX$81,647$39.25
13Seattle, WA$81,099$38.99
14Baton Rouge, LA$80,433$38.67
15Greenville, SC$80,156$38.54

Dental Hygienist Salary Details

Dental Hygienist Salary

What is a Dental Hygienist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$209,000$17,417$100
75th Percentile$156,000$13,000$75
Average$113,478$9,457$55
25th Percentile$82,000$6,833$39
10th Percentile$61,000$5,083$29

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Hygienist$100,112$8,343$48.1313,991

Which Companies Pay Dental Hygienists The Most?

The highest paying companies for dental hygienists are Massachusetts General Hospital and WellSpan Health according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Nationwide Children's Hospital and GradyHealth report highly competitive wages for dental hygienists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Massachusetts General Hospital$255,313$122.755
2WellSpan Health$195,158$93.835
3Nationwide Children's Hospital$194,621$93.579
4GradyHealth$176,748$84.97
5UPMC$163,201$78.4611
6Children's Hospital Los Angeles$152,704$73.421
7New York University$151,969$73.069
8The MetroHealth System$150,823$72.512
9St. Mary's Health Inc.$147,937$71.122
10Mortenson Dental Partners$126,814$60.97
11Trinity Health$125,421$60.3013
12HealthPartners$121,917$58.6132
13Partners Healthcare Solutions Inc$121,070$58.216
14Hackensack Meridian Health$119,455$57.434
15Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic$116,308$55.9239
16Concord Hospital$115,188$55.382
17Northwell Health$114,272$54.9410
18Ethan Allen Workforce Solutions$113,477$54.56
19Vivent Health$113,477$54.56
20St Joseph Medical Group$113,477$54.56

Dental Hygienist Salary Trends

Average Dental Hygienist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Dental Hygienist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$113,000$54.56+2.7%
    2021$110,000$53.07-0.7%
    2020$111,000$53.46+1.0%
    2019$110,000$52.92+1.6%
    2018$108,000$52.09+0.8%

    Recently Added Dental Hygienist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Compass Health NetworkDental HygienistColumbia, MO06/01/2022$62,610
    Godshall RecruitingDental HygienistGreenville, SC06/01/2022$66,784
    Artistic Dentistry of HanoverDental HygienistHanover, MA06/01/2022$87,654
    Lone Peak Dental GroupDental HygienistBoise, ID06/01/2022$73,045
    Mark E. Lawton D.D.S., P.A.Dental HygienistHouston, TX06/01/2022$83,480
    Poudre Valley Family DentalDental HygienistFort Collins, CO06/01/2022$83,480
    Gentilly Family DentalDental HygienistNew Orleans, LA06/01/2022$68,871
    SmilekeepersDental HygienistMedford, OR06/01/2022$83,480
    College Hill Dental GroupDental HygienistEaston, PA05/31/2022$72,500
    GPACRegistered Dental HygienistBroken Arrow, OK05/31/2022$74,400

    Dental Hygienist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Dental Hygienists the most?

    California pays Dental Hygienists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $95,121 per year, or $45.73 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Dental Hygienist?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Dental Hygienist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Oregon you should be paid close to $93,282 per year.

    What type of Dental Hygienist gets paid the most?

    Hygienist gets paid the most. Hygienist made a median salary of $100,112. The best-paid 10 percent make $138,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $72,000.

    Do dental hygienists get paid well?

    Yes, dental hygienists get paid well. The average income of dental hygienists is around $75,000 in a year. The highest-paid 25 percent typically makes over $90,000 in a year, while the lowest-paid 25 percent makes around $65,000.

    Where do dental hygienists get paid the most?

    The state where dental hygienists are paid the most is Alaska. In Alaska, a dental hygienist has an average salary of $107,000 in a year. This is most likely due to the lack of dental hygienists in the state, so they need to pay more due to supply and demand issues.

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