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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for dental hygienists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of dental hygienists among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Dental Hygienists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,950
25th Percentile Wage
$84,580
50th Percentile Wage
$96,310
75th Percentile Wage
$111,150
90th Percentile Wage
$124,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $124,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $96,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $67,950.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32.67
25th Percentile Wage
$40.65
50th Percentile Wage
$46.30
75th Percentile Wage
$53.44
90th Percentile Wage
$59.83

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for dental hygienists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $59.83. The median hourly salary is $46.30. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.67.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of dental hygienists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201696,310-0.31%-2.32%
201596,610-2.58%-
201499,100-0.05%-
201399,1500.62%-
201298,540--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Dental Hygienists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of California ranges from $70,830 to $111,620. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $111,620. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $107,200). The lowest paying area is Merced with a median annual salary of $70,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$111,620
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$107,200
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$104,910
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$103,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$103,380
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$100,940
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$100,800
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$99,510
Napa
$99,000
Vallejo-Fairfield
$97,850
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$97,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$97,680
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$96,450
Stockton
$95,370
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$94,680
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$93,930
Chico
$93,890
Yuba City
$93,840
Salinas
$93,390
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$92,670
Redding
$92,330
Fresno
$91,580
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$91,290
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$91,080
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$88,520
Bakersfield-Delano
$86,870
Modesto
$81,720
Hanford-Corcoran
$79,930
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$79,840
Visalia-Porterville
$75,640
Madera-Chowchilla
$73,550
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$71,760
Merced
$70,830


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