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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,090
25th Percentile Wage
$66,350
50th Percentile Wage
$82,400
75th Percentile Wage
$96,560
90th Percentile Wage
$110,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $110,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,090.

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
$82,400
1.44% -0.45%
2016
$81,210
0.54% -
2015
$80,770
-0.01% -
2014
$80,780
-0.41% -
2013
$81,110
-2.05% -
2012
$82,770
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of Virginia ranges from $55,900 to $84,680. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Virginia is Harrisonburg with a median annual salary of $84,680. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $79,550). The lowest paying area is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol with a median annual salary of $55,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Harrisonburg
$84,680
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$79,550
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$74,860
Richmond
$74,800
Roanoke
$74,510
Lynchburg
$73,750
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$71,720
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$69,020
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$68,120
Danville
$64,990
Charlottesville
$62,950
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$57,520
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$55,900




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