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Highest Paying Cities for Dental Hygienists

The top 100 highest paying cities for dental hygienists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of dental hygienists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $111,620, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for dental hygienists. It is followed by Fairbanks, Alaska (average annual salary $108,280). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of dental hygienists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Dental Hygienists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$111,620
1,130
2 Fairbanks, Alaska
$108,280
70
3 Anchorage, Alaska
$107,370
310
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$107,200
3,160
5 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$104,910
1,900
6 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$104,450
170
7 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$103,960
50
8 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$103,430
590
9 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$103,380
7,090
10 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$101,480
50
11 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$100,940
280
12 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$100,800
1,320
13 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$99,510
2,300
14 Napa, California
$99,000
150
15 Longview, Washington
$98,070
80
16 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$97,850
200
17 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$97,850
190
18 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$97,680
4,660
19 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$97,540
170
20 Olympia, Washington
$96,630
220
21 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$96,450
170
22 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$96,250
170
23 Stockton, California
$95,370
250
24 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$94,880
2,740
25 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$94,680
1,810
26 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$94,640
360
27 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$94,350
3,140
28 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$94,170
110
29 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$93,930
1,490
30 Chico, California
$93,890
250
31 Yuba City, California
$93,840
50
32 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$93,590
2,640
33 Salinas, California
$93,390
200
34 Prescott, Arizona
$92,790
140
35 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$92,680
3,470
36 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$92,670
290
37 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$92,640
60
38 Bellingham, Washington
$92,440
150
39 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$92,340
130
40 Redding, California
$92,330
90
41 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$92,030
120
42 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$91,990
240
43 Tacoma, Washington
$91,750
410
44 Fresno, California
$91,580
220
45 Central Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$91,450
70
46 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$91,290
2,160
47 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$91,080
210
48 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$90,430
70
49 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$90,310
60
50 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$90,130
1,410
51 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$89,400
420
52 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$89,300
1,660
53 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$88,920
200
54 Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$88,890
80
55 Yakima, Washington
$88,850
140
56 Corvallis, Oregon
$88,640
100
57 Ocean City, New Jersey
$88,630
40
58 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$88,520
170
59 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$88,310
10,640
60 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$87,990
1,720
61 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$87,950
1,300
62 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$87,890
290
63 Waterbury, Connecticut
$87,870
80
64 Flagstaff, Arizona
$87,730
60
65 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$87,670
320
66 Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area, Maryland
$87,620
120
67 St Marys County, Maryland
$87,530
70
68 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$87,340
620
69 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$87,300
30
70 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$87,200
2,350
71 Medford, Oregon
$87,160
270
72 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$87,130
1,330
73 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$86,870
260
74 Boulder, Colorado
$86,770
370
75 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$86,450
120
76 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$86,240
2,760
77 Spokane, Washington
$86,070
560
78 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$86,060
90
79 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$85,580
50
80 Tucson, Arizona
$85,560
370
81 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$85,420
100
82 Farmington, New Mexico
$85,130
90
83 Coeur dAlene, Idaho
$85,120
170
84 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$84,610
2,170
85 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$84,470
4,190
86 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$84,190
180
87 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$84,140
4,310
88 Sherman-Denison, Texas
$83,940
70
89 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$83,750
940
90 Worcester, Massachusetts
$83,650
690
91 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$83,500
80
92 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$83,080
140
93 Lawrence, Kansas
$82,970
120
94 Richmond, Virginia
$82,670
840
95 Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$82,240
40
96 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$82,210
380
97 Laredo, Texas
$81,960
40
98 New Haven, Connecticut
$81,930
750
99 Modesto, California
$81,720
390
100 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$81,200
80
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