Where do dental hygienists earn the most?

Alaska is the highest-paying state for dental hygienists, while Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, Calif., is the highest-paying metropolitan region, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics updated wage and salary data for several dental specialties to reflect 2022 information.

Here are 15 stats about where dental hygienists earn the most in the U.S.:

Highest-paying industries

Home healthcare services: $96,950

Management of companies and enterprises: $91,380

Employment services: $88,670

Outpatient care centers: $86,580

Facilities support services: $86,530

Highest-paying states

Alaska: $113,770

California: $111,580

Washington: $111,430

Oregon: $95,360

New Jersey: $94,610

Highest-paying cities

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, Calif.: $131,200

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.: $123,330

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.: $122,370

Santa Rosa, Calif.: $119,730

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash.: $117,350

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