Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Dental Hygienists in Colorado

Find Schools Near

Dental Hygienists in Colorado

Considering a career as a Dental Hygienist in Colorado?

18.5% Jobs Projection
$86,850 Median Salary
380 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Dental Hygienists in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Dental Hygienists in Colorado is growing faster than average.

  • Dental Hygienists in Colorado earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Dental Hygienists Work in Colorado?

4,470 people worked as Dental Hygienists in 2018 in this state.

There were 4,900 Dental Hygienists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 430 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,900 Dental Hygienists working in it, which means Colorado has more Dental Hygienists than average.


Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are growing at a rate of 18.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.7%.


Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 380 annual job openings, and a total of 5,580 jobs for Colorado Dental Hygienists in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 17,500 annual jobs and 248,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Dental Hygienists Make in Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $68,160 to $101,520 with $86,850 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.77 to $48.81. The median hourly rate was $41.75.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $40.77 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.98.

The median salary in Colorado is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Colorado Metros for Dental Hygienists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Dental Hygienists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,600 $91,040
Colorado Springs, CO 490 $75,680
Boulder, CO 300 $90,950
Fort Collins, CO 270 $75,300
Grand Junction, CO 140 $71,330
Pueblo, CO 130 $73,330
Greeley, CO 120 $90,750

Top States for Dental Hygienists Employment

View the list below to see where most Dental Hygienists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 22,240 $102,510
Texas 13,850 $75,640
New York 11,300 $77,210
Florida 11,110 $66,470
Pennsylvania 9,640 $66,070
Michigan 9,510 $64,660
Illinois 9,450 $74,210
Ohio 8,930 $69,140
Georgia 6,910 $66,330
North Carolina 6,670 $70,720
New Jersey 6,290 $88,300
Washington 6,010 $92,820
Virginia 5,990 $81,240
Massachusetts 5,900 $83,880
Minnesota 5,160 $73,740
Indiana 4,900 $69,700
Wisconsin 4,810 $66,180
Colorado 4,470 $86,850
Connecticut 3,990 $87,890
Missouri 3,960 $70,080

Below are the states where Dental Hygienists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $116,730
California $102,510
Washington $92,820
Arizona $89,540
Maryland $89,380
New Jersey $88,300
Connecticut $87,890
Nevada $87,850
Colorado $86,850
Oregon $86,160


More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.