The state of Connecticut is one of the highest paying states in the country (4th) for dental hygienists. The average hourly wage is $38.83, and the average annual salary is $80,769. 4,540 dental hygienists are employed in Connecticut, which is about 2% of all dental hygienists in the United States. Connecticut’s employment concentration is 23.061, well above the national average of 16.99 dental hygienists per one thousand jobs.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Connecticut by City
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New Haven definitely is the best city to work in as a dental hygienist if you are looking for the highest average salary in Connecticut ($101,020). Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk ($91,060) and Worcester, MA-CT, ($82,870) are close behind in their average salaries and also would be excellent choices for locations to work in. The remaining cities in Connecticut with data reported on them have lower wages, but they still average in the $70,000’s, which is above the national average. It would appear that you really cannot go wrong when choosing a city to work in as a dental hygienist in Connecticut.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Connecticut by Area
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All three major areas of Connecticut have high average salaries. However, the Eastern Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area ($83,330) and Northwestern Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area ($81,180) tend to pay higher salaries than does the Sussex County, Delaware Nonmetropolitan Area ($73,190). Even though the Sussex County region has a lower average salary than the other two regions, it still would be an excellent location to work as a dental hygienist.