Dental Hygienists in Pennsylvania
Is Pennsylvania a good place for you to work as a Dental Hygienist?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Dental Hygienists in Pennsylvania are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Dental Hygienists in Pennsylvania is growing faster than average.
Dental Hygienists in Pennsylvania earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Dental Hygienists Work in Pennsylvania?
In 2018, there were 9,640 Dental Hygienists working in the state.
There were 9,480 Dental Hygienists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,900 Dental Hygienists working in it, which means Pennsylvania has more Dental Hygienists than average.
Job Projections for Pennsylvania
Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are growing at a rate of 7.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.7%.
Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 670 annual job openings, and 10,530 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 Pennsylvania?
In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $50,610 to $86,420 with $66,070 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.33 to $41.55. The median hourly rate was $31.77.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.02 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.75.
The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Pennsylvania 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|
|East Stroudsburg, PA||110||$59,620|
Top States for Dental Hygienists Employment
View the list below to see where most Dental Hygienists work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Dental Hygienists get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Dental Hygienist Career?
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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