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Considering a career as a Dental Hygienist in Kansas?

1.3% Jobs Projection
$66,900 Median Salary
140 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Dental Hygienists in Kansas is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Dental Hygienists Work in Kansas?

In Kansas, there were 2,280 people working as Dental Hygienists in the year 2018.

There were 2,280 Dental Hygienists employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.


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


Job Projections for Kansas

Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are growing at a rate of 1.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.7%.


Kansas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 140 annual Dental Hygienists job openings in Kansas, and 2,390 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 Kansas?

In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $43,590 to $83,330 with $66,900 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.96 to $40.06. The median hourly rate was $32.17.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $32.8 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.63.

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


Top Kansas 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
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,690 $72,440
Wichita, KS 630 $64,070
Lawrence, KS 120 $79,050
Manhattan, KS 50 $73,470

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


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