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Dental Hygienists in District of Columbia

Want to work in District of Columbia as a Dental Hygienist? Read this first!

22.0% Jobs Projection
$85,560 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Dental Hygienists in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

  • Dental Hygienists in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Dental Hygienists Work in District of Columbia?

There were approximately 520 workers employed as Dental Hygienists in this state in 2018.

There were 470 Dental Hygienists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,900 Dental Hygienists working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Dental Hygienists than average.


Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are growing at a rate of 22.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.7%.


District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 30 annual Dental Hygienists job openings in District of Columbia, and 500 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Dental Hygienists Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $26,390 to $131,510 with $85,560 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.69 to $63.22. The median hourly rate was $41.14.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $42.68 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $1.54.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top District of Columbia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,070 $92,510

Top States for Dental Hygienists Employment

The table below shows the states 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

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