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How much do dental hygienists make? 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that dental hygienists make a mean annual income of $42,310 as of May 2020, which is approximately $37.53 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of dental hygienists earned less than $54,200, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $104,420.

How much do dental hygienists earn in each state?

The table below compares dental hygienist salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of dental hygienists in each state as well as the number of dental hygienists per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics. 

Dental Hygienist Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
Washington
$97,360
6290
1.970
District of Columbia
$96,790
180
0.256
Nevada
$92,660
2430
1.943
Maryland
$91,880
3730
1.478
New Jersey
$90,720
5820
1.538
Delaware
$89,680
540
1.268
Colorado
$89,640
3650
1.416
Oregon
$87,590
3310
1.830
Connecticut
$87,540
3070
1.995
Hawaii
$86,520
980
1.709
Massachusetts
$86,250
5420
1.618
Arizona
$84,930
3660
1.292
Virginia
$83,540
5040
1.361
New Mexico
$81,540
1090
1.385
New Hampshire
$81,530
1420
2.293
Oklahoma
$81,010
2730
1.747
Texas
$78,080
13230
1.094
Montana
$77,630
760
1.671
New York
$76,950
9190
1.057
Idaho
$76,300
1760
2.446
Minnesota
$76,280
4340
1.602
Rhode Island
$76,170
730
1.655
North Dakota
$75,510
690
1.737
Illinois
$74,680
6980
1.240
South Dakota
$74,380
510
1.250
Iowa
$74,220
2020
1.371
Indiana
$73,550
4780
1.639
Louisiana
$73,350
2340
1.301
Nebraska
$72,460
1010
1.069
Utah
$72,240
2800
1.882
North Carolina
$72,020
6700
1.562
Vermont
$71,660
520
1.857
Wisconsin
$71,090
4540
1.677
Missouri
$70,310
3630
1.349
Kansas
$70,270
2030
1.526
Florida
$70,070
11830
1.401
Pennsylvania
$70,070
7170
1.300
Arkansas
$69,930
1560
1.325
Wyoming
$69,510
530
2.007
Ohio
$69,360
8690
1.692
Maine
$68,140
890
1.539
Tennessee
$67,150
4020
1.383
Michigan
$66,290
6560
1.672
Georgia
$65,540
5690
1.320
Kentucky
$61,790
2130
1.193
South Carolina
$61,490
3500
1.736
West Virginia
$60,000
980
1.515
Mississippi
$57,060
1180
1.097
Alabama
$50,260
3670
1.931
Alaska
$118,780
610
2.059
California
$109,520
17880
1.088