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Want to work in New York as a Dental Hygienist? Read this first!

22.7% Jobs Projection
$77,210 Median Salary
1,020 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dental Hygienists Work in New York?

11,300 people worked as Dental Hygienists in 2018 in this state.

There were 11,050 Dental Hygienists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 250 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are growing at a rate of 22.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.7%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,020 annual Dental Hygienists job openings in New York, and 14,290 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $54,530 to $99,490 with $77,210 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.22 to $47.83. The median hourly rate was $37.12.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $37.26 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.14.

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


Top New York 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
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 1,050 $56,510
Rochester, NY 1,000 $61,580
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 750 $62,800
Syracuse, NY 700 $71,230
Binghamton, NY 240 $55,590
Utica-Rome, NY 190 $74,300
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 110 $65,490
Glens Falls, NY 80 $71,800
Elmira, NY 70 $59,650
Ithaca, NY 40 $74,690

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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