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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for dental hygienists in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of dental hygienists amongst Kentucky metropolitan 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 Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,180
25th Percentile Wage
$53,100
50th Percentile Wage
$59,360
75th Percentile Wage
$66,390
90th Percentile Wage
$76,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,180.

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
$59,360
1.97% 4.89%
2016
$58,190
2.42% -
2015
$56,780
0.44% -
2014
$56,530
1.24% -
2013
$55,830
-1.13% -
2012
$56,460
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of Kentucky ranges from $49,950 to $70,940. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Kentucky is Evansville with a median annual salary of $70,940. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $61,990). The lowest paying area is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Evansville
$70,940
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$61,990
Louisville-Jefferson County
$61,940
Elizabethtown
$57,710
Bowling Green
$57,470
Owensboro
$56,540
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$56,370
Lexington-Fayette
$55,820
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$55,460
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$49,950




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