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Indiana Dental Hygienist Salary

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.

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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):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Anderson IN
60
73220
Bloomington IN
130
71290
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
1590
68290
Columbus IN
90
69010
Elkhart-Goshen IN
170
60140
Evansville IN-KY
300
64940
Fort Wayne IN
390
66580
Gary IN Metropolitan Division
480
66320
Indianapolis-Carmel IN
1540
66540
Kokomo IN
120
58650
Lafayette IN
70
71230
Louisville-Jefferson County KY-IN
690
60640
Michigan City-La Porte IN
60
63700
Muncie IN
70
60290
South Bend-Mishawaka IN-MI
270
68470
Terre Haute IN
100
69980
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
320
61500
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
170
43030
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
260
64020