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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 $106,530, Alaska is the highest paying state for dental hygienists. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $105,570). 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 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
$106,530
$82,300 480
2 District of Columbia
$105,570
$62,120 390
3 California
$96,310
$67,950 21,490
4 Washington
$92,340
$67,640 5,800
5 Nevada
$89,680
$55,300 1,920
6 Arizona
$88,340
$61,170 2,410
7 New Jersey
$87,110
$66,510 5,790
8 Maryland
$86,350
$59,640 3,560
9 New Mexico
$85,060
$57,310 1,190
10 Connecticut
$84,000
$61,530 3,810
11 Massachusetts
$82,870
$60,740 5,920
12 Colorado
$82,500
$65,040 4,580
13 Virginia
$81,210
$57,540 4,970
14 Oregon
$78,300
$66,080 3,870
15 New Hampshire
$76,300
$58,870 1,250
16 New York
$75,390
$53,810 10,750
17 Rhode Island
$74,160
$65,080 1,070
18 Idaho
$74,150
$59,950 1,510
19 Oklahoma
$74,110
$33,050 2,020
20 Hawaii
$73,970
$58,580 910
21 Illinois
$73,800
$53,700 8,250
22 Texas
$73,500
$56,650 12,500
23 Delaware
$72,840
$53,000 640
24 Minnesota
$72,270
$55,340 4,800
25 Montana
$71,310
$48,470 770
26 Utah
$71,070
$52,950 2,650
27 Missouri
$70,390
$50,610 3,110
28 Iowa
$70,240
$54,110 2,470
29 Wyoming
$69,490
$51,940 490
30 Indiana
$69,360
$51,800 5,010
31 North Carolina
$68,760
$52,050 6,200
32 Ohio
$68,550
$52,740 7,870
33 Nebraska
$67,700
$52,030 1,240
34 Georgia
$67,290
$41,910 5,980
35 Arkansas
$67,160
$39,680 1,430
36 Vermont
$66,700
$52,180 740
37 Tennessee
$66,320
$44,640 4,000
38 Kansas
$65,260
$42,920 2,380
39 Florida
$64,870
$42,230 11,010
40 Wisconsin
$64,170
$51,980 5,000
41 Virgin Islands
$63,820
$25,530 30
42 North Dakota
$63,650
$53,190 690
43 Pennsylvania
$63,030
$45,660 9,740
44 Michigan
$61,190
$51,070 9,880
45 Maine
$60,600
$51,900 1,230
46 Kentucky
$58,190
$43,610 2,230
47 Mississippi
$58,110
$41,300 1,250
48 South Carolina
$57,630
$41,720 2,720
49 South Dakota
$57,390
$40,820 620
50 West Virginia
$54,760
$38,890 1,020
51 Louisiana
$52,560
$33,350 2,000
52 Alabama
$45,380
$32,340 3,380
53 Guam
$31,160
$19,030 60
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