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Dental Hygienists in Mississippi

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

0.7% Jobs Projection
$58,510 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dental Hygienists Work in Mississippi?

In 2018, there were 1,320 Dental Hygienists working in the state.

There were 1,400 Dental Hygienists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Mississippi

Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are growing at a rate of 0.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.7%.


Mississippi Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 80 annual Dental Hygienists job openings in Mississippi, and 1,390 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 Mississippi?

In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $39,510 to $74,780 with $58,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.99 to $35.95. The median hourly rate was $28.13.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.92 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.21.

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


Top Mississippi 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
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 640 $62,700
Jackson, MS 330 $61,180
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 160 $62,150
Hattiesburg, MS 70 $57,420

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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