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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,040
25th Percentile Wage
$63,070
50th Percentile Wage
$70,860
75th Percentile Wage
$78,230
90th Percentile Wage
$87,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,040.

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
$70,860
0.66% 2.77%
2016
$70,390
1.72% -
2015
$69,180
0.19% -
2014
$69,050
0.25% -
2013
$68,880
-0.03% -
2012
$68,900
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of Missouri ranges from $55,940 to $74,270. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Missouri is Springfield with a median annual salary of $74,270. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Columbia (mean annual salary $73,800). The lowest paying area is Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$74,270
Columbia
$73,800
Jefferson City
$73,590
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$72,920
Kansas City
$72,700
St Joseph
$71,530
Joplin
$69,190
St Louis
$68,180
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$64,650
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$64,360
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$63,210
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$61,860
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$55,940




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