Dental Hygienists in Texas
Is Texas a good place for you to work as a Dental Hygienist?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Dental Hygienists in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Dental Hygienists in Texas is growing faster than average.
Dental Hygienists in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Dental Hygienists Work in Texas?
In Texas, there were 13,850 people working as Dental Hygienists in the year 2018.
There were 13,600 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 Texas has more Dental Hygienists than average.
Job Projections for Texas
Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are growing at a rate of 21.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.7%.
Texas Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 1,090 annual Dental Hygienists job openings in Texas, and 15,260 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 Texas?
In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $55,790 to $97,920 with $75,640 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.82 to $47.08. The median hourly rate was $36.37.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $35.81 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.56.
The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Texas 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|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||4,760||$79,650|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||2,780||$71,760|
|San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX||1,430||$77,090|
|Austin-Round Rock, TX||1,200||$78,840|
|El Paso, TX||270||$60,720|
|Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX||190||$62,520|
|Corpus Christi, TX||170||$74,190|
|College Station-Bryan, TX||140||$77,130|
|Wichita Falls, TX||80||$67,540|
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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