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

24.8% Jobs Projection
$81,240 Median Salary
450 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dental Hygienists Work in Virginia?

There were approximately 5,990 workers employed as Dental Hygienists in this state in 2018.

There were 5,430 Dental Hygienists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 560 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are growing at a rate of 24.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.7%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 450 annual job openings, and a total of 6,230 jobs for Virginia Dental Hygienists in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 17,500 annual jobs and 248,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Dental Hygienists Make in Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $50,880 to $104,620 with $81,240 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.46 to $50.3. The median hourly rate was $39.06.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $39.62 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.56.

The median salary in Virginia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,070 $92,510
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,260 $74,590
Richmond, VA 1,050 $62,490
Roanoke, VA 260 $76,520
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 180 $57,640
Charlottesville, VA 160 $72,610
Lynchburg, VA 150 $76,690
Winchester, VA-WV 120 $75,260
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 100 $68,790
Harrisonburg, VA 80 $81,940
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 50 $86,290

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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