5 best paying states for dental hygienists — Alaska is No. 1

On average, Alaska is the highest-paying state for dental hygienists.

Information was taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and represents national data as of May 2020. Nationally, dental hygienists make around $77,090 on average per year, or $37.06 per hour.

Five top-paying states for dental hygienists:

1. Alaska
Hourly mean wage: $55.31
Annual mean wage: $115,050

2. California
Hourly mean wage: $52.87
Annual mean wage: $109,970

3. Washington
Hourly mean wage: $45.89
Annual mean wage: $95,450

4. District of Columbia
Hourly mean wage: $45.50
Annual mean wage: $94,650

5. Nevada
Hourly mean wage: $42.96
Annual mean wage: $89,360

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