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

20.0% Jobs Projection
$92,820 Median Salary
550 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dental Hygienists Work in Washington?

In Washington, there were 6,010 people working as Dental Hygienists in the year 2018.

There were 6,160 Dental Hygienists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are growing at a rate of 20.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.7%.

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Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 550 annual job openings, and 7,850 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $64,700 to $118,260 with $92,820 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.11 to $56.86. The median hourly rate was $44.63.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $44.52 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.11.

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

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Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,260 $94,660
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,590 $86,460
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 410 $79,060
Kennewick-Richland, WA 290 $88,150
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 260 $96,470
Bellingham, WA 250 $93,260
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 180 $96,030
Yakima, WA 170 $91,480
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 80 $90,470
Walla Walla, WA 60 $92,520
Longview, WA 60 $89,430
Lewiston, ID-WA 60 $74,720
Wenatchee, WA 50 $102,230

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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