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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for dental hygienists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of dental hygienists amongst Illinois areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Dental Hygienists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,940
25th Percentile Wage
$63,190
50th Percentile Wage
$73,530
75th Percentile Wage
$85,340
90th Percentile Wage
$97,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dental hygienists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,530
-0.37% 10.04%
2016
$73,800
3.85% -
2015
$70,960
2.30% -
2014
$69,330
2.71% -
2013
$67,450
1.93% -
2012
$66,150
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Dental Hygienists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of Illinois ranges from $51,630 to $76,760. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $76,760. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $76,450). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$76,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$76,450
Springfield
$75,650
Rockford
$74,730
Kankakee-Bradley
$70,350
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$68,470
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$62,200
Decatur
$61,340
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$59,760
Peoria
$58,880
Champaign-Urbana
$56,200
Bloomington-Normal
$54,730
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$51,630




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