Utah is in the top quarter of the states when they are organized based on how much the average annual salary for dental hygienists is. It is ranked 25th. Utah’s average hourly rate for dental hygienists is $31.42, and the average annual salary is $65,357.50, putting it right between Wyoming and West Virginia. In 26th place for the number of people employed as dental hygienists, Utah has 2,270 of them in the state, slightly more than Oklahoma. The employment concentration in Utah is a fair amount higher than the national average of 16.99; it is 18.259.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Utah by City
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The different cities in Utah generally have similar average annual salaries for dental hygienists. These are right around the $63,000’s to the $64,000’s. However, Salt Lake City has a higher average salary of $68,640, perhaps because it is a more affluent and/or more populated area of the state. This might be the best place to start a job search and, if you are not able to find a job in Salt Lake City, you can spread out from there.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Utah by Area
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The Eastern ($68,080) and the West Central ($67,020) Utah Nonmetropolitan Areas have higher average annual salaries than the other two regions in Utah. The South Western ($64,370) and the Northern ($62,640) Utah Nonmetropolitan Areas have lower average annual salaries than the other two regions.