Dental Hygienists Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,560
25th Percentile Wage
$65,980
50th Percentile Wage
$74,480
75th Percentile Wage
$83,670
90th Percentile Wage
$96,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,560.

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
$74,480
1.32% 5.17%
2016
$73,500
1.09% -
2015
$72,700
0.87% -
2014
$72,070
1.17% -
2013
$71,230
0.84% -
2012
$70,630
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of Texas ranges from $53,370 to $82,260. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Texas is Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $82,260. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Laredo (mean annual salary $81,960). The lowest paying area is Brownsville-Harlingen with a median annual salary of $53,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$82,260
Laredo
$81,960
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$80,650
Abilene
$79,560
Sherman-Denison
$78,800
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$78,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$78,390
Midland
$77,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$77,230
College Station-Bryan
$76,190
Amarillo
$74,640
Fort Worth-Arlington
$74,060
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$73,920
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$73,440
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$73,420
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$73,100
Victoria
$72,760
Tyler
$72,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$71,830
Texarkana-Texarkana
$70,580
Longview
$69,610
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$69,390
Waco
$69,340
Corpus Christi
$68,270
Wichita Falls
$67,930
Lubbock
$67,560
San Angelo
$65,050
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$64,160
Odessa
$63,890
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$62,270
El Paso
$60,550
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$59,940
Brownsville-Harlingen
$53,370




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