Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Dental Hygienist Pay in the U.S. Far West

Data recently published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there were nearly 195,000 dental hygienists working in the United States as of May 2020.  More than 31,000 dental hygienists were working in the six-state U.S. Far West region according to BLS reports.  The region is the strongest one in the nation for dental hygienist pay, with all states in the region ranking among the top ten in the country for dental hygienist annual mean wages.  A closer look at May 2020 BLS data reveals the following about dental hygienist pay in the U.S. Far West:

Dental Hygienist pay in the U.S. Far West

Dental Hygienist pay in the U.S. Far West

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AK 610 $115,050 1st
CA 17,880 $109,970 2nd
HI 980 $86,970 9th
NV 2,430 $89,360 5th
OR 3,310 $86,450 10th
WA 6,290 $95,450 3rd
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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