Dental hygienists in Maine are licensed and registered by the Board of Dental Examiners. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the 1,030 registered dental hygienists who were employed in Maine during 2013 earned a mean annual salary of $67,730 or an hourly wage of $32.56.
The occupational outlook is good for dental hygienists in Maine. The government predicts that the roughly 88 students who graduate each year from one of Maine’s two schools for dental hygienists enter a job market with a 14 percent job growth rate.
Dental Hygienist Salary by Experience Level
The Maine Department of Labor Workforce Development lists average dental hygienist salaries/wages in the State as:
- Entry-Level Annual Salary – $51,990
- Entry-Level Hourly Wage – $24.99
- Experienced Annual Salary – $75,600
- Experienced Daily Wage – $36.34
BLS figures show that dental hygienist salaries vary between Maine’s non-metropolitan (NMA) areas:
The following table lists the BLS salary and wage data for various cities and metropolitan areas in Maine: