The 3rd highest paying state for dental hygienists in the country is Washington. Here the average annual salary for these healthcare professionals is $89,423.33, and the average hourly wage is $42.99. There are 11,110 dental hygienists who work in Washington, which puts the state in 7th place among all 50 states for the number of hygienists employed. There are 38.53 dental hygienists per one thousand jobs in Washington.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Washington by City
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Longview is the highest paying city for dental hygienists in Washington. The average annual salary here is $98,900. Lewiston, ID-WA, on the other hand, is the lowest paying city for dental hygienists in Washington. Here, the average annual salary is $74,390. Other cities in Washington tend to fall between about $80,000 to $96,000. As you can see, you really can’t go wrong with any of the cities in Washington when it comes to finding a job that pays well. All of the cities with data reported have average annual salaries that are well above the national average. But once again, make sure to check into how much it costs to live there so that you don’t end up with a job that pays a lot but living in a city that is so expensive it takes most of your paycheck simply to get by.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Washington by Area
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Average annual salaries in the different regions of Washington are very high. The highest can be found in the Southwestern Washington Nonmetropolitan area, where the average annual salary for dental hygienists is $99,530. The Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division also has an extremely high annual salary at $93,410. Although none of the areas have low average annual salaries for dental hygienists, the lowest is found in the Eastern Washington Nonmetropolitan Area, where it is $77,020. Regardless of where you look for a job in Washington, you are bound to find one that pays very well. However, it is possible that living there may be more expensive than in other areas of the country, so make sure you take that into account before deciding to take a job there. Always do your “homework” on the area you look for work in.