New York State had the fourth highest dental hygienist employment level in the country as of 2013, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The New York City area had the third highest employment level for this field of any such area in the country.
The number of dental hygienist jobs in the state is expected to increase considerably in the coming years. In fact, the New York State Department of Labor projects a 19.5% increase in the number of dental hygienist jobs between 2012 and 2022.
The average dental hygienist salary in New York for those with experience was $76,340 as of 2014, according to the New York State Department of Labor. The average salary was $68,240, while entry-level hygienists earned $52,040 on average.
Dental Hygienist Salaries in New York State’s Labor Market Regions
Dental hygienist salaries varied a great deal between New York’s Labor Market Regions. The average salary differed by $20,500 between the Hudson Valley region and the western New York region according to the New York State Department of Labor:
The greatest number of new dental hygienist jobs expected to become available in the current ten-year period ending 2022 will be in the New York City and Long Island Regions, with 530 and 510 new jobs expected in these areas respectively.
The US Department of Labor provides an analysis of New York dental hygienist salary percentiles for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas of the state (2013):