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Dental Hygienists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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.

Average Annual Salary of Dental Hygienists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,010
25th Percentile Wage
$60,690
50th Percentile Wage
$73,100
75th Percentile Wage
$86,740
90th Percentile Wage
$100,340

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,1000.74%3.71%
201572,5601.16%-
201471,7200.57%-
201371,3101.29%-
201270,390--

Compare Dental Hygienists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

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
$73,190
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$73,130
Outpatient Care Centers
$72,250
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$72,050
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$72,050
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$69,810
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$69,430
Offices of Physicians
$69,410
Hospitals - Privately owned
$68,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$68,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$68,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$67,580
Hospitals - Local government owned
$67,580
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$67,330
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$62,910
Social Assistance
$62,090
Individual and Family Services
$61,840
Hospitals - State government owned
$56,560
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$53,200
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$52,800

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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