Dental hygienists were recently featured in the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s list of the 50 fastest growing, high-wage jobs of the future. In 2010, there were roughly 4,027 dental hygienists employed in the state. By 2020, this figure is expected to rise to nearly 5,610.
Right now, the dental hygienist occupation is projected to grow by 3.9% each year through 2020. This employment trend is likely to open up 158 jobs for dental hygienists in the coming years.
According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, dental hygienists statewide are earning an average salary of $65,707/yr. and average wage of $31.27/hr.
In October 2014, candidates for dental hygienist positions in Indiana desired the salary amounts:
- $65,000-$79,999/yr.: 06%
- $50,000-$64,999/yr.: 64%
- Not Specified: 98%
- $35,000-$49,999/yr.: 66%
- $80,000-$94,999/yr.: 89%
- $20,000-$34,999/yr.: 89%
- $5,000-$19,999/yr.: 89%
Earning Percentiles for Dental Hygienists in Indiana
In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that dental hygienists working in Indiana were earning the following salary percentiles:
- 10th Percentile: $45,600/yr.
- 25th Percentile: $57,000/yr.
- Median Percentile: $66,900/yr.
- 75th Percentile: $74,000/yr.
- 90th Percentile: $83,700/yr.
The majority of dental hygienists are employed in part-time jobs. Therefore, here are the wage earning percentiles for dental hygienists in Indiana as of 2013:
- 10th Percentile: $21.92/hr.
- 25th Percentile: $27.40/hr.
- Median Percentile: $32.14/hr.
- 75th Percentile: $35.56/hr.
- 90th Percentile: $40.22/hr.
Top Paying Locations for Dental Hygienists in Indiana
In 2013, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development found the top paying metropolitan areas for dental hygienists included:
- Anderson: $73,220/yr.
- Bloomington: $71,290/yr.
- Lafayette: $71,230/yr.
- Terre Haute: $69,980/yr.
- Columbus: $69,010/yr.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics provides further information regarding dental hygienists earnings in Indiana in the salary and wage data table found below (2013):