Massachusetts ranks 8th in the country for the average salary it pays its dental hygienists. The average annual salary in Massachusetts is $76,881.88, and the average hourly wage is $36.96. With 5,710 dental hygienists employed in the state, Massachusetts is the 13th highest employer of these healthcare professionals in the country. There are 29.147 dental hygienists per one thousand jobs in Massachusetts; this is 12.157 higher than the average for the United States.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Massachusetts by City
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Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner has the highest average salary in Massachusetts ($86,590). Barnstable Town or Boston is another good alternative for a dental hygienist seeking a job, since its average salary is $78,020 and $79,830. Pittsfield has a much lower average salary ($58,460) than other cities in Massachusetts. The remaining cities throughout the state that have data reported on them have average salaries somewhere in between.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Massachusetts by Area
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The North Central Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area’s average salary is much higher than both the Northwest Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area and the national average. Its average hourly wage is $44.24, and the average annual salary is $92,030. This is roughly $25,000 above the national average salary. The Northwest Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area, however, has an annual salary of $66,860. Although this is significantly lower than the average salary in the North Central Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area, it still close to the national average. So either region would be a desirable place to live in.