The annual and hourly salary statistics of dental hygienists in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of dental hygienists in Athens-Clarke County is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$38,410|
|25th Percentile Wage||$43,400|
|50th Percentile Wage||$49,740|
|75th Percentile Wage||$61,400|
|90th Percentile Wage||$72,990|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $38,410.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dental hygienists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $49,740, Athens-Clarke County is the lowest paying city for dental hygienists in state of Georgia, following city of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta (median annual salary of $72,480). In comparison, the median annual salary of dental hygienists in Athens-Clarke County is 31.4 percent (31.4%) lower than that in the highest paying city Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta|| |
|North Georgia nonmetropolitan area|| |
|East Georgia nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Warner Robins|| |
|Hinesville-Fort Stewart|| |
|Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area|| |
|South Georgia nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Athens-Clarke County|| |