In 7th place in the nation, New Jersey’s average annual salary is $77,088.57, and the average hourly wage is $37.06 for dental hygienists. This salary is roughly $10,000 higher than the national average, and it is about the same as that in New Mexico. There are 3,730 dental hygienists in New Jersey, which puts it in 19th place nationwide for how many hygienists the state employs. The employment concentration in New Jersey is 11.331 dental hygienists per one thousand jobs, as compared to the national employment concentration of 16.99.
Dental Hygienist Salary in New Jersey by City
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The various cities in New Jersey are fairly closely grouped around one another based on their average annual salaries. One outlier is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, which has an average annual salary of $65,130 for dental hygienists. Ocean City ($81,510), Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton ($83,720), and Trenton-Ewing ($84,520) all are very close to one another. These cities would be great places to search for a job in since their average salaries are so far above the national average. A dental hygienist would be able to live a very comfortable life based on these numbers.
Dental Hygienist Salary in New Jersey by Area
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There are four main regions in New Jersey, all of which have average annual salaries well above the national average. The highest salary is found in Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division, which has an average annual salary of $80,570. It is followed closely by Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division ($79,940) and then Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division ($79,190). The Wilmington intersection has the lowest range in terms of pay, but if you are looking for a job in New Jersey, you really cannot go wrong with any of these regions.