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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,740
25th Percentile Wage
$71,000
50th Percentile Wage
$82,870
75th Percentile Wage
$94,370
90th Percentile Wage
$101,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,740.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29.20
25th Percentile Wage
$34.13
50th Percentile Wage
$39.84
75th Percentile Wage
$45.37
90th Percentile Wage
$48.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for dental hygienists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.68. The median hourly salary is $39.84. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.20.

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
201682,870-1.04%3.08%
201583,7300.38%-
201483,4101.22%-
201382,3902.51%-
201280,320--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $67,770 to $92,030. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Massachusetts is Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner with a median annual salary of $92,030. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Barnstable Town (mean annual salary $87,890). The lowest paying area is Peabody with a median annual salary of $67,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$92,030
Barnstable Town
$87,890
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$87,300
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$87,200
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$85,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$84,140
Worcester
$83,650
Framingham
$79,410
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$78,580
Springfield
$75,570
Pittsfield
$73,840
New Bedford
$73,030
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$72,980
Peabody
$67,770


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