Google Trend growth of search interest in a Dental Hygienist has definitely seen a healthy increase over the 8 year period that is shown. The peak for these Dental professionals was in 2009 but still has quite a healthy interest all the way into 2013. This career in outside interest through Google’s search engine definitely shows a strong and solid future.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for Dental Hygienists says that the median wage one can expect to earn is about $68,250 a year with that coming out to an hourly wage of about $32.81 an hour. Considering that you really only need an Associates Degree to get started as an entry level Dental Hygienist the ROI for this career is very strong. The total number of jobs available for dental hygienists in 2010 was reported by the BLS as 181,800 in total employment opportunities. The growth of the Dental Hygienist job market is higher than most careers and professions from 2010 – 2020 with an expected rate of 38%. The 38% growth rate from demand for Dental Hygienists is expected to add around 68,500 additional jobs to the marketplace from 2010 – 2020. For specific salaries by state you can view our listings below which were averaged out from actual job listings in 2013.
Listed below is information that is specific to Dental Hygienist job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Dental Hygienist. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Dental Hygienists and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”