The average 2013 dental hygienist salary in North Dakota was $62,490 according to the state’s Workforce Intelligence Network. Entry-level dental hygienist salaries averaged $51,290, while professionals with experience earned $68,090 on average.
The average North Dakota dental hygienist salary was similar throughout the state’s metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas with the exception of the far east nonmetropolitan area:
Dental Hygienist Employment Levels in North Dakota
In 2013, there were 580 dental hygienists practicing in North Dakota. Most of these professionals were located in the Fargo area with 220 dental hygienists employed there that year. One hundred dental hygienists were located in the Grand Forks area, while only 80 were employed in the Bismarck area.
The west central nonmetropolitan area had a dental hygienist employment level comparable to that of the Bismarck area. The far west and east central nonmetropolitan areas each had 60 dental hygienists employed. The area with the fewest dental hygienists was the far east nonmetropolitan area with only 40 of these professionals.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides additional detail on 2013 North Dakota dental hygiene salary percentiles throughout the state: