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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

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 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Dental Hygienists in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
$49,740
-10.33% -41.05%
2016
$54,880
-5.65% -
2015
$57,980
-10.68% -
2014
$64,170
-0.33% -
2013
$64,380
-8.98% -
2012
$70,160
- -

Table 3. Compare Dental Hygienists Salary in Athens-Clarke County with Other Georgia Cities

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
$72,480
Dalton
$71,300
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$71,030
Rome
$65,750
Gainesville
$61,180
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$60,320
Brunswick
$59,830
Warner Robins
$59,500
Columbus
$58,570
Savannah
$57,860
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$56,090
Valdosta
$55,930
Albany
$53,830
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$53,090
Macon
$53,040
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$50,290
Athens-Clarke County
$49,740



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