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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 among Kentucky 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,610
25th Percentile Wage
$51,550
50th Percentile Wage
$58,190
75th Percentile Wage
$65,300
90th Percentile Wage
$76,300

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 $76,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,610.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.97
25th Percentile Wage
$24.79
50th Percentile Wage
$27.98
75th Percentile Wage
$31.39
90th Percentile Wage
$36.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for dental hygienists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.68. The median hourly salary is $27.98. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.97.

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
201658,1902.42%2.97%
201556,7800.44%-
201456,5301.24%-
201355,830-1.13%-
201256,460--

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 $46,450 to $71,640. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Kentucky is Evansville with a median annual salary of $71,640. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $63,700). The lowest paying area is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Evansville
$71,640
Louisville-Jefferson County
$63,700
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$59,880
Bowling Green
$57,180
Elizabethtown
$56,940
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$55,760
Owensboro
$55,390
Lexington-Fayette
$54,810
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$49,410
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$46,450


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