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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in Louisiana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,910
25th Percentile Wage
$46,480
50th Percentile Wage
$56,410
75th Percentile Wage
$68,600
90th Percentile Wage
$78,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,910.

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
$56,410
6.83% -10.97%
2016
$52,560
-4.36% -
2015
$54,850
-13.82% -
2014
$62,430
-1.22% -
2013
$63,190
0.93% -
2012
$62,600
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of Louisiana ranges from $36,260 to $70,180. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Louisiana is New Iberia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,180. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Alexandria (mean annual salary $68,140). The lowest paying area is Monroe with a median annual salary of $36,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$70,180
Alexandria
$68,140
Baton Rouge
$68,120
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$64,630
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$64,390
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$63,510
Lafayette
$56,620
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$55,240
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$50,520
Shreveport-Bossier City
$48,670
Lake Charles
$38,440
Monroe
$36,260




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