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Dental Hygienists in Rhode Island

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Dental Hygienists in Rhode Island

Considering a career as a Dental Hygienist in Rhode Island?

$73,890 Median Salary
60 Job Openings
  • Dental Hygienists in Rhode Island earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Dental Hygienists Work in Rhode Island?

There were approximately 1,270 workers employed as Dental Hygienists in this state in 2018.

There were 1,290 Dental Hygienists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Rhode Island

Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 19.7%.


Rhode Island Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 60 annual job openings, and 1,070 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 Rhode Island?

In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $64,420 to $92,330 with $73,890 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.97 to $44.39. The median hourly rate was $35.52.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $35.66 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.14.

The median salary in Rhode Island is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Rhode Island 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
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 1,290 $74,080
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 350 $80,120

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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