Nevada is the top paying state in the country for dental hygienists. Only California and Washington have average annual salaries that even are close, about $3,000 below Nevada’s salary of $92,872.50. On the other hand, Nevada ranks only 37th for the number of dental hygienists employed throughout the state (1,080), between Indiana and Hawaii. There are 3.928 dental hygienists per one thousand jobs in Nevada, which is 13.062 below the national employment concentration.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Nevada by City
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When comparing specific cities in Nevada, Las Vegas-Paradise has the highest average salary: $43.84 hourly and $91,180. However, Reno-Sparks is pretty close to this with an average hourly wage of $42.60 and an average annual salary of $88,600. These are a great deal higher than the nation’s average, so either city would be attractive to dental hygienists searching for jobs that pay the highest salaries in the country.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Nevada by Area
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Either region in Nevada would provide a dental hygienist with a high average annual salary. The Western Central Nevada Nonmetropolitan Area has a very high average salary at $111,290. The Other Nevada Nonmetropolitan Area’s average salary is $80,420. Although significantly lower than the Western Central region’s average salary, this region still pays significantly more than the nation’s average salary. If you are a dental hygienist trying to decide where to look for a job, you most likely will want to start with Nevada if your primary goal is to find the highest paying job possible.