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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,960
25th Percentile Wage
$60,570
50th Percentile Wage
$70,030
75th Percentile Wage
$77,960
90th Percentile Wage
$85,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $85,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,960.

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
$70,030
1.81% 6.43%
2016
$68,760
1.47% -
2015
$67,750
0.41% -
2014
$67,470
0.68% -
2013
$67,010
2.21% -
2012
$65,530
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Dental Hygienists in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of North Carolina ranges from $58,830 to $74,690. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in North Carolina is Winston-Salem with a median annual salary of $74,690. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Goldsboro (mean annual salary $73,270). The lowest paying area is Greenville with a median annual salary of $58,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Winston-Salem
$74,690
Goldsboro
$73,270
Burlington
$72,980
Raleigh-Cary
$72,600
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$70,210
Durham-Chapel Hill
$69,710
Fayetteville
$69,440
Wilmington
$66,440
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$66,420
Greensboro-High Point
$66,000
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$64,490
Rocky Mount
$63,860
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$61,820
Asheville
$61,580
Jacksonville
$59,480
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$58,850
Greenville
$58,830




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