Dental hygienists are most often employed by the Offices of dentists industry. The average yearly wage for Dental hygienists was $51,900 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dental hygienists by wage are Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Paralegals & legal assistants, and Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors.
Dental hygienists are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians & surgeons, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Radiation therapists, Recreational therapists, Respiratory therapists, Speechlanguage pathologists, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Veterinarians, Registered nurses, Nurse anesthetists, Audiologists, Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Dental hygienists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Medical records & health information technicians, Opticians, dispensing, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations
The top 3 locations that employ the most Dental hygienists are Inner Cape Cod Towns & Barnstable Town City PUMA, MA, St. Tammany Parish (Southeast) PUMA, LA, and Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dental hygienists are St. Tammany Parish (Southeast) PUMA, LA, Inner Cape Cod Towns & Barnstable Town City PUMA, MA, and Ottawa County (East) PUMA, MI.