The state with the 20th highest average salary for dental hygienists is Montana, where the average hourly wage is $31.93 and the annual salary is $66,410. This is right around the national average. With 620 dental hygienists employed throughout the state, Montana ranks only 44th in the nation for an employer of hygienists. However, in terms of employment concentration, there are 9.632 dental hygienists per one thousand jobs.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Montana by City
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There are several cities in Montana that have higher average salaries than both Montana’s and the national average salary. Billings is the highest, at $73,040, followed closely by Missoula ($69,240), and Great Falls ($68,070). So if you are looking for a job in Montana, it is possible to find some fairly high paying ones if you know where to look
Dental Hygienist Salary in Montana by Area
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Most of the regions in Montana have fairly similar average salaries for dental hygienists. However, the Central Montana Nonmetropolitan Area has a slightly higher average ($68,880). One region, the Western Montana Nonmetropolitan Area, does have a drastically lower average salary than the other three regions. This area only pays dental hygienists an average of $55,760 each year.