Dental hygienist salary vs. average household income in each state

The average annual salary for dental hygienists exceeded the average household income in most states, except for three. 

Here is how the average annual salary for dental hygienists stacks up against the average household income in each state:

Note: Data was taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2021 report and the U.S. Census Bureau 2019 Current Population Survey. Household income data may include salaries of multiple people in the same household.

Alabama

Average annual compensation: $51,130

Average household income: $51,734

Alaska

Average annual compensation: $115,510

Average household income: $75,463

Arizona

Average annual compensation: $83,300

Average household income: $62,055

Arkansas

Average annual compensation: $74,360

Average household income: $48,952

California

Average annual compensation: $108,200

Average household income: $80,440

Colorado

Average annual compensation: $86,890

Average household income: $77,127

Connecticut

Average annual compensation: $88,610

Average household income: $78,833

Delaware

Average annual compensation: $83,560

Average household income: $70,176

Florida

Average annual compensation: $73,180

Average household income: $59,227

Georgia

Average annual compensation: $73,140

Average household income: $61,980

Hawaii

Average annual compensation: $81,970

Average household income: $83,102

Idaho

Average annual compensation: $75,040

Average household income: $60,999

Illinois

Average annual compensation: $76,640

Average household income: $69,187

Indiana

Average annual compensation: $74,450

Average household income: $57,603

Iowa

Average annual compensation: $76,010

Average household income: $61,691

Kansas

Average annual compensation: $72,540

Average household income: $62,087

Kentucky

Average annual compensation: $61,500

Average household income: $52,295

Louisiana

Average annual compensation: $74,240

Average household income: $51,073

Maine

Average annual compensation: $71,640

Average household income: $58,924

Maryland

Average annual compensation: $89,340

Average household income: $86,738

Massachusetts

Average annual compensation: $87,030

Average household income: $85,843

Michigan

Average annual compensation: $66,720

Average household income: $59,584

Minnesota

Average annual compensation: $79,820

Average household income: $74,593

Mississippi

Average annual compensation: $57,670

Average household income: $45,792

Missouri

Average annual compensation: $74,230

Average household income: $57,409 

Montana

Average annual compensation: $80,140

Average household income: $57,153

Nebraska

Average annual compensation: $75,700

Average household income: $63,229

Nevada

Average annual compensation: $89,460

Average household income: $63,276

New Hampshire

Average annual compensation: $82,660

Average household income: $77,933

New Jersey

Average annual compensation: $87,070

Average household income: $85,751

New Mexico

Average annual compensation: $84,480

Average household income: $51,945

New York

Average annual compensation: $83,600

Average household income: $72,108

North Carolina

Average annual compensation: $72,500

Average household income: $57,341

North Dakota

Average annual compensation: $69,440

Average household income: $64,577

Ohio

Average annual compensation: $72,280

Average household income: $58,642

Oklahoma

Average annual compensation: $83,290

Average household income: $54,449

Oregon

Average annual compensation: $94,420

Average household income: $67,058

Pennsylvania

Average annual compensation: $71,710

Average household income: $63,463

Rhode Island

Average annual compensation: $77,140

Average household income: $71,169

South Carolina

Average annual compensation: $65,440

Average household income: $56,227

South Dakota

Average annual compensation: $74,600

Average household income: $59,533

Tennessee

Average annual compensation: $68,770

Average household income: $56,071

Texas

Average annual compensation: $75,970

Average household income: $64,034

Utah

Average annual compensation: $74,110

Average household income: $75,780

Vermont

Average annual compensation: $73,650

Average household income: $63,001

Virginia

Average annual compensation: $83,150

Average household income: $76,456

Washington

Average annual compensation: $106,200

Average household income: $78,687

West Virginia

Average annual compensation: $61,050

Average household income: $48,850

Wisconsin

Average annual compensation: $72,540 

Average household income: $64,168

Wyoming

Average annual compensation: $78,010

Average household income: $65,003

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