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Dental Hygienists in New Mexico

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14.2% Jobs Projection
$76,300 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dental Hygienists Work in New Mexico?

1,040 people worked as Dental Hygienists in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,010 Dental Hygienists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New Mexico

Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are growing at a rate of 14.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.7%.


New Mexico Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 90 annual job openings, and a total of 1,370 jobs for New Mexico 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 New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $45,430 to $103,910 with $76,300 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.84 to $49.96. The median hourly rate was $36.68.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $39.14 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $2.46.

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


Top New Mexico 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
Albuquerque, NM 500 $73,830
Las Cruces, NM 130 $69,010
Farmington, NM 100 $77,140

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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