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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 cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,700
25th Percentile Wage
$64,120
50th Percentile Wage
$73,800
75th Percentile Wage
$84,740
90th Percentile Wage
$96,390

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 $96,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,700.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.82
25th Percentile Wage
$30.83
50th Percentile Wage
$35.47
75th Percentile Wage
$40.74
90th Percentile Wage
$46.34

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for dental hygienists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.34. The median hourly salary is $35.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.82.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of dental hygienists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,8003.85%10.37%
201570,9602.30%-
201469,3302.71%-
201367,4501.93%-
201266,150--

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 $54,390 to $77,830. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $77,830. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $76,640). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$77,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$76,640
Springfield
$74,930
Rockford
$74,170
Kankakee-Bradley
$73,150
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$69,570
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$63,090
Decatur
$61,640
Peoria
$58,480
Champaign-Urbana
$56,440
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$54,850
Bloomington-Normal
$54,730
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$54,390


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