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Dental Hygienists in New Jersey

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

12.6% Jobs Projection
$88,300 Median Salary
430 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dental Hygienists Work in New Jersey?

6,290 people worked as Dental Hygienists in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,710 Dental Hygienists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 580 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are growing at a rate of 12.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.7%.


New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 430 annual job openings, and 6,520 total jobs in 2026 for Dental Hygienists in this state.

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

What do Dental Hygienists Make in New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $68,660 to $101,570 with $88,300 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $33.01 to $48.83. The median hourly rate was $42.45.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $42.44 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.01.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11,300 $89,530
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,010 $76,740
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 710 $66,140
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 220 $87,880
Trenton, NJ 170 $89,770
Ocean City, NJ 50 $88,430

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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