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Dental Hygienists in South Dakota

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Dental Hygienists in South Dakota

Is South Dakota a good place for you to work as a Dental Hygienist?

11.1% Jobs Projection
$65,790 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Dental Hygienists in South Dakota is growing faster than average.

  • Dental Hygienists in South Dakota earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Dental Hygienists Work in South Dakota?

In 2018, there were 650 Dental Hygienists working in the state.

There were 680 Dental Hygienists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for South Dakota

Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are growing at a rate of 11.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.7%.


South Dakota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 50 annual job openings, and 700 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 South Dakota?

In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $47,630 to $79,860 with $65,790 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.9 to $38.39. The median hourly rate was $31.63.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.4 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.23.

The median salary in South Dakota is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top South Dakota 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
Sioux Falls, SD 270 $67,740
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 140 $73,110
Rapid City, SD 90 $67,760

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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