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Highest Paying Industries for Dental Hygienists

The top 49 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $75,100, business, professional, labor, political, and similar organizations is the highest paying industry for dental hygienists. It is followed by religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations industry (average annual salary $73,960). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of dental hygienists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 49 Highest Paying Industries for Dental Hygienists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$75,100
n/a
2 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$73,960
50
3 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$73,960
50
4 Offices of Dentists
$71,840
187,370
5 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$71,750
190,880
6 Health Care and Social Assistance
$71,720
191,710
7 Temporary Help Services
$70,320
1,260
8 Administrative and Support Services
$69,940
2,360
9 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$69,940
2,360
10 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$69,850
60
11 Employment Services
$69,780
2,230
12 Finance and Insurance
$69,430
60
13 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$68,230
230
14 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$67,950
60
15 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$67,950
60
16 Outpatient Care Centers
$67,880
960
17 Offices of Physicians
$67,880
1,940
18 Educational Services - Privately owned
$67,580
240
19 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$66,860
440
20 Home Health Care Services
$66,430
60
21 Hospitals - Privately owned
$66,250
480
22 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$66,160
470
23 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$65,510
470
24 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$65,230
580
25 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$64,330
640
26 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$62,870
70
27 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$61,330
40
28 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$60,950
600
29 Social Assistance
$60,710
120
30 Educational Services
$60,540
660
31 Individual and Family Services
$59,470
100
32 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$59,420
30
33 Educational Services - State government owned
$58,860
370
34 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$58,820
370
35 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$58,410
500
36 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$58,290
630
37 Educational Services - Local government owned
$57,690
40
38 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$57,580
90
39 Hospitals - Local government owned
$57,580
90
40 Hospitals - State government owned
$56,690
70
41 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$56,200
2,210
42 State government, including schools and hospitals
$55,910
930
43 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$55,420
1,640
44 Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,420
1,640
45 Federal government, including USPS
$54,970
650
46 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$54,970
650
47 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,760
480
48 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$53,160
50
49 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$52,120
50
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