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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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,010
25th Percentile Wage
$86,840
50th Percentile Wage
$99,210
75th Percentile Wage
$114,670
90th Percentile Wage
$126,020

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 $126,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $70,010.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dental hygienists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$99,210
2.92% 0.68%
2016
$96,310
-0.31% -
2015
$96,610
-2.58% -
2014
$99,100
-0.05% -
2013
$99,150
0.62% -
2012
$98,540
- -

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 $77,820 to $115,310. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $115,310. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $112,700). The lowest paying area is Madera-Chowchilla with a median annual salary of $77,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$115,310
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$112,700
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$112,150
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$110,160
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$109,850
Modesto
$108,100
Merced
$103,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$103,380
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$101,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$101,000
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$100,520
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$99,510
Napa
$98,780
Vallejo-Fairfield
$98,460
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$98,110
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$97,570
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$97,400
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$97,040
Chico
$96,640
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$95,050
Bakersfield-Delano
$94,050
Stockton
$93,690
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$93,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$92,760
Redding
$92,050
Salinas
$91,630
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$91,080
Fresno
$90,760
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$88,520
Yuba City
$86,570
Visalia-Porterville
$85,510
Hanford-Corcoran
$80,700
Madera-Chowchilla
$77,820




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