Dental Hygienists

Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventive dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health.

$74,070

Median US Salary

Associate's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Dental Hygienists

Currently employed

211,600

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

20%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

10,000 to 49,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

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Median Salary by State for Dental Hygienists

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

Alaska $110,350

California $99,210

Washington $92,600

Maryland $89,570

Arizona $89,370

District of Columbia $88,760

Nevada $88,480

New Jersey $88,280

Connecticut $86,110

Colorado $84,800

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Maxxing your 401k as Dental Hygienists

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

25.7%

Per paycheck

$732.15

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $2,848.85
Pre Tax Retirement $732.15
Before Taxes $2,116.70
Taxes $635.01
Take Home $1,481.69

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