Dental hygienists are most often employed by the Offices of dentists industry. The average yearly wage for Dental hygienists was $55,575 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dental hygienists by wage are Media and communication workers, all other, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, and Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other.
Dental hygienists are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Dental hygienists are North Charleston City PUMA, SC, Prichard City, Tillmans Corner & Saraland City PUMA, AL, and Marathon County PUMA, WI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dental hygienists are Prichard City, Tillmans Corner & Saraland City PUMA, AL, Shelby City PUMA, NC, and Marathon County PUMA, WI.