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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Dental Hygienists in Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,610
25th Percentile Wage
$61,600
50th Percentile Wage
$70,390
75th Percentile Wage
$77,510
90th Percentile Wage
$82,530

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 $82,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,610.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.33
25th Percentile Wage
$29.62
50th Percentile Wage
$33.84
75th Percentile Wage
$37.26
90th Percentile Wage
$39.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for dental hygienists in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.68. The median hourly salary is $33.84. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.33.

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
201670,3901.72%2.12%
201569,1800.19%-
201469,0500.25%-
201368,880-0.03%-
201268,900--

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 $63,030 to $76,300. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Missouri is Columbia with a median annual salary of $76,300. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is St Joseph (mean annual salary $73,810). The lowest paying area is Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbia
$76,300
St Joseph
$73,810
Jefferson City
$73,520
Springfield
$72,930
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$71,880
Kansas City
$71,460
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$71,280
Joplin
$67,480
St Louis
$66,420
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$65,930
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$63,930
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$63,030


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