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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 among Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,790
25th Percentile Wage
$72,490
50th Percentile Wage
$84,500
75th Percentile Wage
$95,280
90th Percentile Wage
$101,760

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 $101,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,790.

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
$84,500
1.93% 4.95%
2016
$82,870
-1.04% -
2015
$83,730
0.38% -
2014
$83,410
1.22% -
2013
$82,390
2.51% -
2012
$80,320
- -

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 $72,730 to $90,730. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Massachusetts is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $90,730. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $89,310). The lowest paying area is New Bedford with a median annual salary of $72,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$90,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$89,310
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$87,300
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$86,780
Barnstable Town
$86,590
Worcester
$85,490
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$85,240
Framingham
$81,760
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$79,270
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$78,650
Peabody
$76,470
Springfield
$75,800
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$73,550
Pittsfield
$73,470
New Bedford
$72,730




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