Best, worst-paying states for dental hygienists in 2022

Alaska is the highest-paying state for dental hygienists, while Alabama is the lowest-paying state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists 2022 pay statistics for several dental roles. 

Here are the five highest- and lowest-paying states for dental hygienists in 2022: 

Highest-paying:

1. Alaska: $115,510

2. California: $108,200

3. Washington: $106,200

4. Oregon: $94,420

5. Maryland: $89,340

Lowest-paying:

1. South Carolina: $65,440

2. Kentucky: $61,500

3. West Virginia: $61,050

4. Mississippi: $57,670

5. Alabama: $51,130

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