The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) projects the number of dental hygienist jobs will increase by 20.8% in the state between 2010 and 2020.
The DTMP indicated that the average 2013 dental hygienist salary in Michigan was $60,300. Those in the top 10 percent earned $75,180 on average, while dental hygienists in the 10th percentile averaged $43,330 a year.
The agency also provides salary information on dental hygienists in Michigan’s nonmetropolitan areas:
Regional Job Growth and Employment Levels
The DTMP projects job growth of nearly 32% in the northwest lower peninsula and the Ann Arbor area. The number of dental hygienist jobs is also projected to increase more than the state’s average in southeast Michigan.
In 2013, 8160 dental hygienists were employed in Michigan. Flint had the highest concentration of dental hygienists of any metropolitan area in the country according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Nearly 49% of Michigan’s dental hygienists were located in the southeast portion of the state according to the DTMB. It projects that this part of Michigan will have the greatest number of jobs generated each year with an average of 178 openings each year. This represents 50.6% of the dental hygienist jobs that will become available in Michigan.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides additional detail on dental hygienist salary levels in Michigan as of 2013: