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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for dental hygienists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of dental hygienists among Colorado 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,020
25th Percentile Wage
$73,430
50th Percentile Wage
$84,800
75th Percentile Wage
$94,730
90th Percentile Wage
$100,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,020.

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
$84,800
2.71% 4.08%
2016
$82,500
1.32% -
2015
$81,410
0.39% -
2014
$81,090
0.36% -
2013
$80,800
-0.67% -
2012
$81,340
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of Colorado ranges from $68,540 to $88,810. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $88,810. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $88,220). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $68,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$88,810
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$88,220
Greeley
$79,140
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$78,480
Fort Collins-Loveland
$76,860
Colorado Springs
$76,510
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$74,790
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$74,770
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$74,440
Pueblo
$72,810
Grand Junction
$68,540




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