In 16th place out of the fifty states based on average salary, Idaho pays its dental hygienists an average of $71,152.86 annually or $34.21 per hour. This is several thousand dollars above the national average of $67,212.15. Idaho has 1,130 individuals employed as dental hygienists across the state. There are 14.51 dental hygienists per thousand jobs in Idaho, which is 2.48 below the national employment concentration.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Idaho by City
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The city of Coeur d’Alene by far has the highest average salary in Idaho, paying its dental hygienists $37.90 per hour or $78,840 annually. Pocatello has the lowest, at $29.47 hourly or $61,290 per year. Several cities fall between these two in terms of their average salaries. Overall, though, Idaho pays its dental hygienists well.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Idaho by Area
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Both the North Idaho Nonmetropolitan Area and the Southcentral Idaho Nonmetropolitan Area provide high average salaries for dental hygienists. The average salaries are $75,670 and $74,750 respectively. Either area would be a good place to find a job in, because the average dental hygienist salary is above the national average.