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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
$51,310
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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,270
1.58% 5.22%
2016
$73,100
0.74% -
2015
$72,560
1.16% -
2014
$71,720
0.57% -
2013
$71,310
1.29% -
2012
$70,390
- -

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

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
$91,350
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$76,270
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$75,210
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$74,770
Offices of Dentists
$74,350
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$74,300
Outpatient Care Centers
$73,560
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$72,050
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$72,050
Hospitals - Privately owned
$70,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$70,030
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$70,020
Offices of Physicians
$69,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$69,440
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$68,640
Individual and Family Services
$68,440
Social Assistance
$68,170
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$67,730
Hospitals - Local government owned
$67,710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$67,710
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$60,940
Hospitals - State government owned
$56,470
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$53,920
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$53,480

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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