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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,640
25th Percentile Wage
$82,730
50th Percentile Wage
$92,340
75th Percentile Wage
$101,680
90th Percentile Wage
$115,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $67,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32.52
25th Percentile Wage
$39.77
50th Percentile Wage
$44.40
75th Percentile Wage
$48.89
90th Percentile Wage
$55.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for dental hygienists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $55.72. The median hourly salary is $44.40. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.52.

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
201692,3401.64%2.32%
201590,830-0.43%-
201491,220-0.81%-
201391,9601.91%-
201290,200--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of Washington ranges from $76,340 to $104,450. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in Washington is Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $104,450. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Longview (mean annual salary $98,070). The lowest paying area is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $76,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$104,450
Longview
$98,070
Bremerton-Silverdale
$97,540
Olympia
$96,630
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$94,880
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$94,350
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$94,170
Bellingham
$92,440
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$91,990
Tacoma
$91,750
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$91,450
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$90,430
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$90,310
Yakima
$88,850
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$86,450
Spokane
$86,070
Lewiston
$78,290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$76,340


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