In Maryland, the average salary for dental hygienists is $74,225 per year and $35.69 per hour. It is rated 14th highest in the country for its average salary, which is approximately $7,000 above the national average. Maryland is ranked 12th in the country for the number of dental hygienists it employs (5,800) across the state. The employment concentration is 8.039 dental hygienists per one thousand jobs.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Maryland by City
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If you are looking for a job in the city with the highest average salary in Maryland, you want to be located in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandra. There dental hygienists earn an average of $43.39 per hour and $90,2500 each year. In Salisbury, you will find the lowest salary: $27.68 (hourly) and $57,580 (annually). While well below the national average for dental hygienists, this still is a respectable annual salary when compared to many jobs, so you may not necessarily want to write of Salisbury as a possible place to search for a job.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Maryland by Area
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All three main regions in Maryland have average salaries that are above the national average. The Washington-Arlington-Alexandra, Metropolitan Area a has the highest average salary of $91,8000 which is likely due to the high cost of living in DC. St. Mary’s County, MD Nonmetropolitan Area has an average salary of $79,730, and Upper Eastern Shore Nonmetropolitan Area with $78,340. These regions’ salaries range from about $11,000 to over $13,000 more than the national average salary for dental hygienists, making them good places to search for a job.