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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 among Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,660
25th Percentile Wage
$54,320
50th Percentile Wage
$63,030
75th Percentile Wage
$74,950
90th Percentile Wage
$83,880

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 $83,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,660.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.95
25th Percentile Wage
$26.12
50th Percentile Wage
$30.30
75th Percentile Wage
$36.04
90th Percentile Wage
$40.33

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for dental hygienists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.33. The median hourly salary is $30.30. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.95.

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
201663,0301.87%4.24%
201561,8501.78%-
201460,7500.03%-
201360,7300.61%-
201260,360--

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 $50,780 to $90,130. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $90,130. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $75,470). The lowest paying area is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with a median annual salary of $50,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$90,130
Philadelphia
$75,470
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$73,370
Reading
$71,910
Lancaster
$70,960
York-Hanover
$68,910
Williamsport
$67,540
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$66,580
Lebanon
$65,990
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$61,700
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$60,560
State College
$60,510
Altoona
$58,940
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$58,060
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$57,520
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$57,370
Pittsburgh
$57,070
Erie
$57,030
Johnstown
$54,940
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$52,940
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$50,780


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