Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Dental Hygienists in Connecticut

Find Schools Near

Dental Hygienists in Connecticut

Is Connecticut a good place for you to work as a Dental Hygienist?

17.5% Jobs Projection
$87,890 Median Salary
310 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dental Hygienists Work in Connecticut?

In 2018, there were 3,990 Dental Hygienists working in the state.

There were 3,770 Dental Hygienists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 220 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Connecticut

Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are growing at a rate of 17.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.7%.


Connecticut Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 310 annual job openings, and a total of 4,500 jobs for Connecticut 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 Connecticut?

In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $55,770 to $103,100 with $87,890 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.81 to $49.57. The median hourly rate was $42.26.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $41.4 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.86.

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


Top Connecticut 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
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,230 $91,420
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,230 $85,140
Worcester, MA-CT 710 $87,390
New Haven, CT 690 $89,220
Springfield, MA-CT 500 $73,950
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 350 $80,120
Danbury, CT 200 $91,110

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.