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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 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 Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,540
25th Percentile Wage
$68,170
50th Percentile Wage
$81,210
75th Percentile Wage
$96,960
90th Percentile Wage
$112,080

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 $112,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,540.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.66
25th Percentile Wage
$32.77
50th Percentile Wage
$39.04
75th Percentile Wage
$46.62
90th Percentile Wage
$53.88

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for dental hygienists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $53.88. The median hourly salary is $39.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.66.

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
201681,2100.54%-1.92%
201580,770-0.01%-
201480,780-0.41%-
201381,110-2.05%-
201282,770--

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 $56,540 to $82,670. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Virginia is Richmond with a median annual salary of $82,670. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Charlottesville (mean annual salary $78,750). The lowest paying area is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol with a median annual salary of $56,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Richmond
$82,670
Charlottesville
$78,750
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$78,170
Lynchburg
$74,590
Roanoke
$73,820
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$73,460
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$70,340
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$69,180
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$68,740
Danville
$64,990
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$60,180
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$56,540


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