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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 $115,310, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for dental hygienists. It is followed by Fairbanks, Alaska (average annual salary $114,920). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$115,310
1,630
2 Fairbanks, Alaska
$114,920
70
3 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$113,830
60
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$112,700
3,480
5 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$112,150
1,420
6 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$111,540
80
7 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$110,160
1,660
8 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$109,850
320
9 San Rafael, USA
$108,550
n/a
10 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$108,400
290
11 Modesto, California
$108,100
380
12 Anchorage, Alaska
$107,810
330
13 Merced, California
$103,600
90
14 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$103,380
7,090
15 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$101,170
550
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$101,000
4,720
17 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$100,520
190
18 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$100,500
170
19 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$99,510
2,300
20 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$98,800
7,190
21 Napa, California
$98,780
160
22 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$98,460
200
23 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$98,110
1,790
24 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$97,570
380
25 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$97,400
150
26 North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$97,040
40
27 Olympia, Washington
$96,730
300
28 Chico, California
$96,640
260
29 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$95,610
2,710
30 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$95,130
3,350
31 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$95,100
2,970
32 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$95,050
80
33 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$94,520
3,370
34 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$94,320
200
35 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$94,050
300
36 Stockton, California
$93,690
350
37 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$93,670
50
38 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$93,570
240
39 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$93,410
420
40 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$93,380
2,460
41 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$93,200
150
42 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$93,000
2,520
43 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$92,890
630
44 Prescott, Arizona
$92,880
120
45 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$92,770
140
46 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$92,760
1,670
47 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$92,720
60
48 Longview, Washington
$92,550
60
49 California-Lexington Park, USA
$92,300
70
50 Bellingham, Washington
$92,270
180
51 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$92,230
110
52 Lawrence, Kansas
$92,080
90
53 Redding, California
$92,050
80
54 Salinas, California
$91,630
200
55 Carson City, Nevada
$91,400
40
56 Tacoma, Washington
$91,230
410
57 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$91,080
190
58 Sierra Vista-Douglas, USA
$90,980
40
59 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$90,850
1,660
60 Fresno, California
$90,760
300
61 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$90,730
100
62 Yakima, Washington
$90,680
160
63 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$90,470
50
64 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$90,460
2,020
65 Walla Walla, USA
$90,410
40
66 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$90,200
1,370
67 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$89,940
1,100
68 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$89,930
120
69 Flagstaff, Arizona
$89,630
50
70 Ocean City, New Jersey
$89,620
40
71 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$89,590
6,970
72 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$89,310
2,230
73 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$89,220
310
74 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$89,170
10,980
75 Corvallis, Oregon
$89,160
100
76 Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$88,890
80
77 Boulder, Colorado
$88,810
390
78 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$88,520
170
79 Medford, Oregon
$88,440
310
80 Tucson, Arizona
$88,420
410
81 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$88,220
3,090
82 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$88,040
2,300
83 Bend, Oregon
$87,990
170
84 St Marys County, Maryland
$87,530
70
85 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$87,410
120
86 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$87,340
620
87 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$87,300
30
88 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$86,780
4,130
89 Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, USA
$86,770
130
90 Waterbury, Connecticut
$86,730
140
91 New Haven, Connecticut
$86,630
730
92 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$86,590
370
93 Yuba City, California
$86,570
60
94 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$86,280
310
95 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$86,130
1,530
96 Danbury, Connecticut
$86,090
200
97 Visalia-Porterville, California
$85,510
220
98 Spokane, Washington
$85,490
460
99 Worcester, Massachusetts
$85,490
710
100 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$85,240
30
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