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Connecticut Dental Hygienist Salary

Connecticut is quickly becoming one of the premier states for dental hygienist jobs in the country. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2013:

  • Connecticut held the second highest concentration of jobs and location quotients for dental hygienists
  • Danbury, Connecticut held the fifth highest concentration of jobs and location quotients for dental hygienists among all metropolitan areas in the country
  • Northwestern Connecticut held the fifth highest concentration of jobs and location quotients for dental hygienists among all nonmetropolitan areas in the country


Top Paying Industries for Dental Hygienists in Connecticut

In 2014, the Connecticut Department of Labor estimated that approximately 3,840 dental hygienists were employed throughout the state. In that year, these professionals earned an average wage of $39.01/hr.

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However, workers just emerging into the field typically earned an average entry-level wage of $31.50/hr.

In 2014, the Connecticut Department of Labor determined the top paying industry for dental hygienists was education and health services. At that time, this industry paid dental hygienists an average median wage of $38.90/hr.

The second highest paying industry for dental hygienists was public administration. In 2014, this industry paid dental hygienists an average median wage of $33.92/hr.

Salary and Wage Percentiles for Dental Hygienists in Connecticut

In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the following salary and wage percentiles for dental hygienists employed in Connecticut:

  • 10th Percentile: $63,700/yr. or $30.64/hr.
  • 25th Percentile: $72,600/yr. or $34.92/hr.
  • Median Percentile: $82,500/yr. or $39.68/hr.
  • 75th Percentile: $90,600/yr. or $43.54/hr.
  • 90th Percentile: $95,900/yr. or $46.10/hr.

The 2013 table below expresses the relationship between geographic location and dental hygienist salary and wages throughout Connecticut:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk CT
1120
87330
Danbury CT
240
70540
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford CT
1360
76960
New Haven CT
580
80400
Norwich-New London CT-RI
280
73270
Springfield MA-CT
420
79100
Waterbury CT
120
79650
Worcester MA-CT
580
74860
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
110
80200
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
40
82880