Kansas’s average salary for dental hygienists is very close to the national average, just about $1,000 lower. The average hourly wage is $31.97, and the average yearly salary is $66,494.29, which makes Kansas 19th in the country for what it pays its dental hygienists.
Kansas has 2,090 hygienists, right between Oklahoma (2,250) and Minnesota (1,840). There are 6.814 dental hygienists per one thousand jobs in Kansas, as compared to the national number of 16.99 dental hygienists per one thousand jobs.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Kansas by City
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If you are looking for a specific city that has a high average salary, well above the national average, you would want to look in Lawrence where dental hygienists earn approximately $70,080. An excellent second choice to consider would be St. Joseph, MO-KS, where the average annual salary is $67,550. Most of the other cities in Kansas have an average salary close to the average salary for the nation as a whole. However, Topeka pays dental hygienists significantly less, only $61,980 per year. This likely is the case because the overall income for people in Topeka probably is lower than in many other cities throughout Kansas.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Kansas by Area
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The Kansas Nonmetropolitan Area pays an average annual salary of $68,500. Its average hourly wage is $32.93. If you are searching for a job in Kansas, this would be a desirable area to look in, because the average salary is about $1,000 higher than the national average and, thus, should provide a comfortable lifestyle for you