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Estimated employment3,840
Mean wage39.01
Entry wage31.50
10th percentile wage31.00
50th percentile wage40.14
90th percentile wage46.64
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services3,66095.5%
Public Adminsitration100.3%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Education and Health Services3,66038.90
Public Adminsitration1033.92
Dental Hygienists (29-2021)
Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop X-rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$39.01 $40.58  -$1.56
2013$38.88+.3%$40.45 +.3%-$1.56
2012$38.14+1.9%$39.67 +1.9%-$1.53
2011$37.40+2.0%$38.90 +2.0%-$1.50
2010$36.82+1.6%$38.30 +1.6%-$1.47
2009$36.17+1.8%$37.63 +1.8%-$1.45
2008$35.78+1.1%$37.22 +1.1%-$1.43
2007$34.72+3.1%$36.12 +3.1%-$1.39
2006$33.56+3.5%$34.91 +3.5%-$1.34
2005$32.27+4.0%$33.56 +4.0%-$1.29
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$39.01 $26.43  $12.59
2013$38.88+.3%$26.36 +.3%$12.52
2012$38.14+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%$12.31
2011$37.40+2.0%$25.38 +1.7%$12.01
2010$36.82+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$11.83
2009$36.17+1.8%$24.57 +1.7%$11.61
2008$35.78+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$11.55
2007$34.72+3.1%$23.61 +2.6%$11.11
2006$33.56+3.5%$22.86 +3.3%$10.70
2005$32.27+4.0%$22.15 +3.2%$10.12

Note:The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80 percent of workers earn between this wage range, 10 percent earn less while 10 percent earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2014
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