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 among Texas 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,650
25th Percentile Wage
$66,300
50th Percentile Wage
$73,500
75th Percentile Wage
$80,760
90th Percentile Wage
$92,970

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 $92,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.24
25th Percentile Wage
$31.88
50th Percentile Wage
$35.34
75th Percentile Wage
$38.83
90th Percentile Wage
$44.70

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for dental hygienists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.70. The median hourly salary is $35.34. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.24.

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
201673,5001.09%3.90%
201572,7000.87%-
201472,0701.17%-
201371,2300.84%-
201270,630--

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 $55,500 to $83,940. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Texas is Sherman-Denison with a median annual salary of $83,940. 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 $55,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sherman-Denison
$83,940
Laredo
$81,960
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$81,050
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$77,450
Abilene
$76,980
Fort Worth-Arlington
$75,640
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$75,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$75,570
Amarillo
$74,640
College Station-Bryan
$74,520
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$73,880
Midland
$73,680
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$73,270
Waco
$72,690
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$72,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$72,610
Longview
$71,970
Tyler
$71,220
Lubbock
$70,810
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$70,390
Corpus Christi
$70,370
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$67,450
Wichita Falls
$66,590
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$65,290
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$64,310
Odessa
$63,890
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$63,400
Victoria
$63,330
Texarkana-Texarkana
$61,730
El Paso
$60,500
San Angelo
$60,460
Brownsville-Harlingen
$55,500



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