The average hourly dental hygienist wage in Florida is $29.03, and the average annual salary is $60,379.23. This is a fair bit below the national average for dental hygienists’ wages.
The state ranks 39th in the nation for salary paid to dental hygienists. Florida employs 13,340 dental hygienists throughout the state. There are 39.486 dental hygienists per one thousand jobs, which is slightly lower than the national average of 16.99.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Florida by City
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The cities of Cape Coral-Fort Myers pay the highest wages in Florida at $34.36 hourly or $71,460 annually, followed by Naples-Marco Island at $34.34 hourly and $7,430 annually. These cities pay well above the national average. Palm Coast and Sebastian-Vero Beach aren’t too far behind and would be good locations to work in, as well.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Florida by Area
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The South Florida Nonmetropolitan area by far is the highest paying area to work in as a dental hygienist in Florida. The average annual salary is $7,5890, and the average hourly wage is $36.49. On the other hand, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division pays dental hygienists far less than other areas of Florida. The average is $49,890 annually or $23.99 per hour.