The New Hampshire Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau (ELMI) considers the field of dental hygiene to be a very favorable one. It projects a job growth rate of 24.6% over the ten-year period ending in 2022.
At $80,142 a year, the 2014 average dental hygienist salary in New Hampshire was $8,612 higher than the national average for this field. Dental hygienists entering the workforce earned $67,725 on average, while experienced professionals averaged $86,320.
Metropolitan New Hampshire Dental Hygienist Salaries
Entry-level dental hygienist salaries varied a great deal between New Hampshire’s major metropolitan areas. There was a $30,092 difference between the entry-level salary in the Exeter-Seabrook area and the Manchester area:
Dental Hygienist Employment Levels in New Hampshire
New Hampshire had the fifth highest concentration of dental hygienist jobs in the country in 2103 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The ELMI reported that 1,250 dental hygienists were employed in New Hampshire in 2013.
The highest concentration was found in the Nashua-Derry area. Two hundred and sixty dental hygienists worked in this metropolitan area in 2013. The next highest concentration of dental hygienists was in the Concord area with 230 professionals employed there. Only 100 dental hygienists were employed in the Rochester-Dover area.
The BLS provides detailed information on 2013 New Hampshire dental hygienist salary percentiles throughout metropolitan and nonmetropolitan parts of the state: