Ohio ranks 38th in the nation for how much it pays its dental hygienists. The average hourly wage is $29.06, and the average annual salary is $60,452.94. This average salary is roughly the same as Illinois, Florida, and Michigan; it also is slightly less than $10,300 below the national average annual salary of $70,700.
Ohio has 6,650 dental hygienists across the state, just above West Virginia’s 6,610 hygienists, putting it in 9th place in the nation. The employment concentration in Ohio is 25.686 dental hygienists per one thousand jobs. This is 8.696 above the national employment concentration, which is 16.99.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Ohio by City
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Capital City, Columbus, has the highest average salary in Ohio: $69,880 (annually) and $33.60 (hourly). This would be your best place to start if you want to find the highest paying job possible in Ohio. Some other good options would be Springfield ($67,780), Dayton ($66,760), and Akron ($66,080).
The lowest paying places are Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH ($49,410) and Wheeling, WV-OH ($44,310). It is possible that these cities have a lower cost of living, so the average salaries might be comparable to the higher salaries in the other cities. If this is the case, these lower salaries may be just fine for a dental hygienist searching for a job in Ohio.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Ohio by Area
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There are four major regions in Ohio that range from about $58,500 to $65,000 for the average annual salary paid to dental hygienists. The Eastern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area has the highest average annual salary of $65,390. The Southern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area has the lowest annual salary of $58,610. In the other two regions of Ohio, the average annual salary is between these two numbers.