The salary statistics of dental hygienists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare dental hygienists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) dental hygienists is $100,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid dental hygienists is $51,010.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of dental hygienists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of dental hygienists in 20 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for dental hygienists occupations is the offices of dentists industry with an annual salary $73,190. The lowest paying industry is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals industry (annual salary $52,800). For detailed dental hygienists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Offices of Dentists|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Offices of All Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Nursing and Residential Care Facilities|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals|| |