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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 among Tennessee 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,640
25th Percentile Wage
$54,690
50th Percentile Wage
$66,320
75th Percentile Wage
$76,670
90th Percentile Wage
$83,420

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 $83,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.46
25th Percentile Wage
$26.29
50th Percentile Wage
$31.89
75th Percentile Wage
$36.86
90th Percentile Wage
$40.10

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for dental hygienists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.10. The median hourly salary is $31.89. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.46.

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
201666,320-1.27%5.28%
201567,1601.38%-
201466,2303.05%-
201364,2102.16%-
201262,820--

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 $47,210 to $74,560. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Tennessee is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $74,560. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $71,260). The lowest paying area is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Knoxville
$74,560
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$71,260
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$70,920
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$70,230
Clarksville
$60,560
Cleveland
$60,180
Johnson City
$59,830
Chattanooga
$59,450
Jackson
$58,930
Memphis
$58,920
Morristown
$57,160
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$55,470
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,210


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