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Dental Hygienists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of dental hygienists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare dental hygienists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Dental Hygienists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,380
25th Percentile Wage
$52,130
50th Percentile Wage
$58,940
75th Percentile Wage
$67,680
90th Percentile Wage
$80,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $80,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid dental hygienists is $44,380.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,940
1.95% 7.69%
2016
$57,790
2.30% -
2015
$56,460
1.84% -
2014
$55,420
1.84% -
2013
$54,400
-0.02% -
2012
$54,410
- -

Compare Dental Hygienists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of dental hygienists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $62,490. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $56,480). For detailed dental hygienists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$62,490
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$61,360
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$59,770
State government, including schools and hospitals
$59,210
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$58,940
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$58,570
Federal government, including USPS
$58,570
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$56,480

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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