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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,410
25th Percentile Wage
$56,040
50th Percentile Wage
$64,520
75th Percentile Wage
$76,040
90th Percentile Wage
$85,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $85,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,410.

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
$64,520
2.31% 6.45%
2016
$63,030
1.87% -
2015
$61,850
1.78% -
2014
$60,750
0.03% -
2013
$60,730
0.61% -
2012
$60,360
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $53,270 to $90,200. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $90,200. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $75,880). The lowest paying area is Altoona with a median annual salary of $53,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$90,200
Philadelphia
$75,880
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$75,860
Reading
$72,810
Lebanon
$72,070
Lancaster
$70,490
York-Hanover
$69,730
Williamsport
$66,190
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$66,190
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$61,700
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$60,990
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$59,200
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$59,070
State College
$58,580
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$58,380
Erie
$57,400
Pittsburgh
$57,200
Johnstown
$56,920
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$55,810
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$55,200
Altoona
$53,270




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