Dental Hygienists in Wisconsin
Is Wisconsin a good place for you to work as a Dental Hygienist?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Dental Hygienists in Wisconsin are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Dental Hygienists in Wisconsin is growing faster than average.
Dental Hygienists in Wisconsin earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Dental Hygienists Work in Wisconsin?
In Wisconsin, there were 4,810 people working as Dental Hygienists in the year 2018.
There were 4,950 Dental Hygienists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,900 Dental Hygienists working in it, which means Wisconsin has more Dental Hygienists than average.
Job Projections for Wisconsin
Jobs for Dental Hygienists in this state are growing at a rate of 10.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.7%.
Wisconsin Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 360 annual job openings, and a total of 5,610 jobs for Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin?
In 2018 wages for Dental Hygienists ranged from $52,680 to $79,870 with $66,180 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.33 to $38.4. The median hourly rate was $31.82.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.36 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.46.
The median salary in Wisconsin is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Wisconsin 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|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI||3,520||$74,880|
|Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI||1,170||$65,950|
|Green Bay, WI||360||$66,070|
|Eau Claire, WI||180||$65,820|
|La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN||160||$68,050|
|Fond du Lac, WI||60||$70,300|
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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