Wyoming is ranked 24th out of the 50 states based on how much its average annual salary for dental hygienists is. Wyoming’s average salary is $65,371.67, and the average hourly wage is $31.43. When considering how many dental hygienists work in Wyoming, the state ranks 48th in the nation. Wyoming only has 410 hygienists. The employment concentration in Wyoming is 9.172, which is 7.818 below the national number of 16.99 dental hygienists per one thousand jobs.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Wyoming by Area
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There are four major regions in Wyoming. The highest paying one is the Southwestern Wyoming Nonmetropolitan Area ($70,930), followed by the Northwestern ($67,840), Northeastern ($64,180), and Southeastern ($62,770) Wyoming Nonmetropolitan Areas. All of them are in the “ballpark” of the national average annual salary for dental hygienists, so any of these areas would be good places to look for jobs in if you are interested in working in Wyoming.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Wyoming by City
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Cheyenne pays a higher average annual salary for dental hygienists. Here, hygienists can earn an average of $67,230. In Casper, the average annual salary only is $59,280. It is possible that Cheyenne’s average salary is higher because it is the capital city and is a more populated area and that Casper’s average salary is lower because it has fewer people. Both cities likely would be good places to work in, depending on your own personal preferences.