Monday, May 17, 2021

Dental Hygienist Pay in the Great Lakes Region

Recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there were nearly 195,000 dental hygienists employed in the United States as of May 2020.  About 31,500 dental hygienists were employed in the five-state Great Lakes region according to BLS reports.  The region is among the weaker ones in the nation for dental hygienist pay, with the annual mean wage for dental hygienists in all five states falling below the national average.  May 2020 BLS data reveals the following about dental hygienist pay in the Great Lakes region:

Dental Hygienist Pay in the Great Lakes Region

Dental Hygienist Pay in the Great Lakes Region

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
IL 6,980 $74,210 26th
IN 4,780 $72,640 30th
MI 6,560 $66,500 42nd
OH 8,690 $68,880 39th
WI 4,540 $70,020 33rd
U.S. 194,830 $78,050 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 17, 2021

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