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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington

The annual and hourly salary statistics of dental hygienists in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of dental hygienists in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Dental Hygienists in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$74,170
25th Percentile Wage
$86,100
50th Percentile Wage
$94,520
75th Percentile Wage
$103,210
90th Percentile Wage
$121,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $121,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $74,170.

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
$94,520
0.18% 2.78%
2016
$94,350
1.38% -
2015
$93,050
-0.70% -
2014
$93,700
-1.80% -
2013
$95,390
3.67% -
2012
$91,890
- -

Table 3. Compare Dental Hygienists Salary in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with Other Washington Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $94,520 in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is in the middle of salary range for dental hygienists in state of Washington. In comparison, the annual salary of dental hygienists in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 6.0 percent (6.0%) lower than that in the highest paying Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area and 17.8 percent (17.8%) higher than that in the lowest paying Lewiston.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$100,500
Olympia
$96,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$95,100
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$94,520
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$93,670
Bremerton-Silverdale
$93,570
Longview
$92,550
Bellingham
$92,270
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$92,230
Tacoma
$91,230
Yakima
$90,680
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$90,470
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$89,930
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$89,220
Spokane
$85,490
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$83,970
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$82,310
Lewiston
$77,730



See also: Top paying jobs in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington.