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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in Florida

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,230
25th Percentile Wage
$55,070
50th Percentile Wage
$64,870
75th Percentile Wage
$74,440
90th Percentile Wage
$80,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.30
25th Percentile Wage
$26.48
50th Percentile Wage
$31.19
75th Percentile Wage
$35.79
90th Percentile Wage
$38.58

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for dental hygienists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.58. The median hourly salary is $31.19. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.30.

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
201664,870-0.63%4.61%
201565,2800.60%-
201464,8902.74%-
201363,1101.95%-
201261,880--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of Florida ranges from $40,020 to $71,540. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Florida is Cape Coral-Fort Myers with a median annual salary of $71,540. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Punta Gorda (mean annual salary $70,270). The lowest paying area is Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $40,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$71,540
Punta Gorda
$70,270
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$69,740
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$69,280
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$68,710
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$68,300
Port St Lucie
$67,820
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$67,430
Naples-Marco Island
$66,320
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$65,830
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$64,750
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$64,100
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$63,650
Palm Coast
$63,450
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$62,400
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$62,030
Ocala
$61,970
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$61,160
Jacksonville
$61,000
Gainesville
$60,440
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$59,440
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$58,670
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$58,380
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$57,970
Tallahassee
$55,870
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$40,020


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