According to the United States Bureau Of Labor Statistics, the mediarn salary for Dental Hygienists ranges from $55,220 to $78,990 with the highest earners bringing in $91,470.  Additionally, according to the statistics, about half of all dental hygienists worked less than 35 hours/week.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
DC
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas


Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota


Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


$42,470
$98,370
$76,530
$62,200
$89,690
$76,490
$76,390
$74,550
$75,130
$59,840
$65,730
$34,770
$66,410
$66,490
$62,060
$65,840
$63,650
$67,930

$56,140
$53,780
$64,180
$74,290
$79,810
$59,800
$70,720
$50,380
$64,800
$67,290
$64,480
$82,410
$75,310
$78,120
$75,530
$65,160
$62,380
$59,520


$62,120
$63,380
$77,640
$58,580
$24,660
$70,310
$55,690
$60,620
$59,900
$68,910
$67,200
$64,690
$76,350
$91,740
$47,000
$61,080
$60,120


Obviously earnings very greatly by geographic area and are also affected by total years of expierence.  Benefits also very by state and by dental practice.  The department of labor reports that roughly half of full-time hygienists recieve some form of benefits.

According to Salary.com, the total median compensation for dental hygienists including base pay plus bonuses and benefits is $88,319.  Benefits include items such as paid vacation, sick leave, maternity leave, pension, disability, etc.  Find out what Dental Hygiene jobs are available in your area.

Amony jobs that require a two year degree program, Dental Hygienists ranks among the highest.  This is especially true now given teh current state of the economy.  Jobs in the healthcare industry will always remain in demand when service and luxury industries are waning.

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