The annual and hourly salary statistics of dental hygienists in Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of dental hygienists in Portland-South Portland-Biddeford is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$52,840|
|25th Percentile Wage||$55,880|
|50th Percentile Wage||$60,950|
|75th Percentile Wage||$68,090|
|90th Percentile Wage||$79,310|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $52,840.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dental hygienists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $60,950 in Portland-South Portland-Biddeford is in the middle of salary range for dental hygienists in state of Maine. In comparison, the annual salary of dental hygienists in Portland-South Portland-Biddeford is 11.2 percent (11.2%) lower than that in the highest paying Lewiston-Auburn and 5.4 percent (5.4%) higher than that in the lowest paying Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Portland-South Portland-Biddeford|| |
|Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area|| |