Hawaii’s average salary for dental hygienists is above the national average: $70,505 as compared to $65,881.57. It ranks 18th in the nation, almost the same as Idaho ($71,152.86) and Maine ($71,070), which are right above it.
Hawaii has a relatively low employment rate for dental hygienists, with only 1,010 of these professionals employed within the state. This is a rank of 38th in the country. It may be possible to explain this low employment rate by the size of the state. Although Hawaii has numerous islands, there are a limited number of cities, which means a limited number of people and, thus, a limited number of dental hygienists needed. The employment concentration, however, is significantly lower than the national average at 3.1 dental hygienists per thousand jobs.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Hawaii by City
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Honolulu, obviously a major city in Hawaii, is an excellent location to work in. The average dental hygienist’s salary is $67,000, about the same as the national average. This is where many dental hygienists choose to work, but nearly any city in Hawaii would provide a solid income.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Hawaii by Area
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The Hawaii-Maui-Kauai Nonmetropolitan area pays dental hygienists quite well. The average salary in this region is $74,010. Although the cost of living in Hawaii is higher than in many other states in this country, a salary this high still will provide a person with a comfortable living.