Michigan’s average annual salary is 40th in the country, very close to Florida, Illinois, and Ohio. The average wage in Michigan is $29.00, and the average salary is $60,310, about $7,000 below the national average. There are 13,390 dental hygienists working in Michigan, ranking it as the 5th highest employer of hygienists in the country. Here you will find 47.598 dental hygienists per one thousand jobs, 30.608 higher than the national employment concentration.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Michigan by City
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The cities of Jackson ($68,190 annually) and South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, ($67,300 annually) are excellent places to search for jobs as dental hygienists in Michigan. They have average salaries at or above that of the national average and those of the other cities in Michigan. Bay City ($65,510 annually) and Holland-Grand Haven ($64,320 annually) would be good alternatives, as they both are close to the national average, although slightly below. Flint has the lowest average salary for dental hygienists in Michigan, only $56,620. However, if the cost of living in Flint is lower than others, this salary could be perfectly fine.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Michigan by Area
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The region in Michigan that pays dental hygienists the highest salaries is the Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division. These health professionals can earn an average salary of $62,420 in this part of Michigan. On the other hand, the Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan Nonmetropolitan Area has the lowest average salary at $52,110. Other regions of Michigan have average salaries that range from the mid $50,000’s to the low $60,000’s.