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||$51,310|
|25th Percentile Wage||$61,440|
|50th Percentile Wage||$74,270|
|75th Percentile Wage||$89,130|
|90th Percentile Wage||$101,480|
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 $101,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid dental hygienists is $51,310.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dental hygienists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of dental hygienists in 24 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 home health care services industry with an annual salary $91,350. The lowest paying industry is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals industry (annual salary $53,480). For detailed dental hygienists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Home Health Care Services|| |
|Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Offices of All Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Offices of Dentists|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Nursing and Residential Care Facilities|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .