Ranked 29th in the United States, Nebraska has an average hourly wage of $30.76 and an average annual salary of $63,975 for dental hygienists. This is a below the national average, but it still would provide a comfortable living for most people. Nebraska has 690 dental hygienists employed in the state, very close to the number in Missouri, which puts Nebraska in 42nd place in the country. The employment concentration in Nebraska is 6.096, 10.894 less than the national number.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Nebraska by Area
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All three main regions in Nebraska are fairly close in terms of the average salary that they pay their dental hygienists. The Northeastern Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area has the highest salary of $65,480. In the Western Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area, the average salary is $62,340. The region with the lowest average salary is the Central Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Area, which has an average salary of $58,410. Most likely the variation in salaries between these different regions is a result of how affluent each one is.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Nebraska by City
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The only city in Nebraska with data reported on it is Lincoln. Here the average hourly wage is $33.49, and the average annual salary is $69,670. This is a couple thousand dollars over the national average, which would provide a comfortable life for most people. So this would be a good city to search for a job as a dental hygienist in if you are looking for one in Nebraska.