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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,860
25th Percentile Wage
$55,640
50th Percentile Wage
$65,870
75th Percentile Wage
$76,730
90th Percentile Wage
$87,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,860.

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
$65,870
-0.68% 4.63%
2016
$66,320
-1.27% -
2015
$67,160
1.38% -
2014
$66,230
3.05% -
2013
$64,210
2.16% -
2012
$62,820
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of Tennessee ranges from $55,640 to $75,450. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Tennessee is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $75,450. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $70,000). The lowest paying area is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $55,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Knoxville
$75,450
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$70,000
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$69,930
Cleveland
$69,590
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$67,090
Jackson
$66,900
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$64,070
Memphis
$61,760
Clarksville
$60,670
Morristown
$59,760
Johnson City
$59,440
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$58,120
Chattanooga
$55,640




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