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Highest Paying States for Dental Hygienists

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $110,350, Alaska is the highest paying state for dental hygienists. It is followed by California (average annual salary $99,210). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Dental Hygienists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$110,350
$82,890 530
2 California
$99,210
$70,010 22,840
3 Washington
$92,600
$69,670 6,160
4 Maryland
$89,570
$62,020 3,230
5 Arizona
$89,370
$65,300 2,870
6 District of Columbia
$88,760
$24,330 470
7 Nevada
$88,480
$56,220 2,190
8 New Jersey
$88,280
$67,270 5,710
9 Connecticut
$86,110
$54,050 3,770
10 Colorado
$84,800
$66,020 4,900
11 Massachusetts
$84,500
$64,790 5,660
12 Oregon
$83,050
$67,420 3,900
13 Virginia
$82,400
$51,090 5,430
14 New Mexico
$81,420
$48,510 1,010
15 New York
$77,510
$54,140 11,050
16 Delaware
$76,490
$63,820 640
17 New Hampshire
$76,030
$59,250 1,240
18 Hawaii
$75,770
$65,060 870
19 Idaho
$74,780
$60,170 1,650
20 Oklahoma
$74,580
$40,670 2,370
21 Texas
$74,480
$54,560 13,600
22 Rhode Island
$74,170
$64,020 1,290
23 Illinois
$73,530
$46,940 9,510
24 Montana
$73,330
$54,460 720
25 Minnesota
$72,870
$56,720 5,090
26 Utah
$71,760
$52,580 2,730
27 Wyoming
$71,660
$55,930 430
28 Missouri
$70,860
$53,040 3,470
29 Arkansas
$70,090
$45,800 1,420
30 North Carolina
$70,030
$52,960 6,260
31 Vermont
$69,650
$54,930 720
32 Iowa
$69,650
$54,180 2,320
33 Indiana
$69,340
$49,840 4,790
34 Kansas
$68,220
$42,910 2,280
35 Ohio
$68,100
$52,690 8,600
36 Georgia
$67,610
$40,550 6,580
37 North Dakota
$66,470
$53,580 610
38 Nebraska
$66,380
$46,790 1,280
39 Tennessee
$65,870
$46,860 3,860
40 Wisconsin
$65,220
$52,520 4,950
41 Florida
$64,880
$42,040 10,320
42 Pennsylvania
$64,520
$50,410 9,480
43 Virgin Islands
$63,820
$25,530 30
44 South Dakota
$63,240
$46,110 680
45 Michigan
$62,050
$51,010 10,090
46 South Carolina
$61,190
$45,050 2,670
47 Maine
$60,870
$52,800 1,120
48 Kentucky
$59,360
$45,180 2,460
49 Guam
$58,270
$39,610 30
50 Mississippi
$58,080
$41,470 1,400
51 Louisiana
$56,410
$39,910 1,930
52 West Virginia
$54,640
$39,340 1,020
53 Alabama
$46,430
$34,920 3,390
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