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Ohio Dental Hygienist Salary

There are approximately 7,610 actively employed dental hygienists in Ohio licensed by the State Dental Board. Licensing requires completion of an accredited dental hygienist program and passing the board examination.

Each year an average of 286 students graduate from one of the 12 dental hygienists schools located throughout the Buckeye state. Their job prospects are excellent with higher-than average job growth projections.

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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the mean annual and hourly earnings of dental hygienists in Ohio are $64,960 and $31.23. Some other salary indicators are:

10th Percentile
90th Percentile
Statewide Annual
$50420
$80580
Statewide Hourly
$24.24
NA

It is noted that dental hygienist salaries in Ohio vary considerably with experience, location and education. Although successful completion of an accredited two-year dental hygienist program is the minimal educational requirement, individuals who graduate with a bachelor’s or greater are more likely to earn higher salaries and be given greater responsibilities, such as administering anesthesia under supervision.

Geographic Variations in Dental Hygienist Salaries in Nonmetropolitan Areas

Eastern Ohio
West/Northwest
Employment
120
230
Mean Annual
$66050
$63270
Mean Hourly
$31.76
$30.42
10th Percentile
$53110
$50620
10th Percentile Hourly
$25.53
$24.34
25th Percentile
$59770
$54060
25th Percentile Hourly
$28.74
$25.99
90th Percentile
$80910
$83730

Dental Hygienist Salary Variations in Ohio Metropolitan Areas

The following figures are extracted from the results of a labor market survey conducted by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services between 2010 and 2013.

Statewide
Columbus
Employment
7610
1510
Entry Level Wage
$25.75
$28.53
Median Annual
Estimate not released
$71238

The following BLS table illustrates salary differences in various regions of Ohio (BLS).

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Akron OH
460
68050
Canton-Massillon OH
160
60090
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
1590
68290
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH
1540
62190
Columbus OH
1510
69720
Dayton OH
420
67740
Lima OH
80
56110
Mansfield OH
80
64970
Sandusky OH
50
55150
Springfield OH
60
67850
Steubenville-Weirton OH-WV
60
48390
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman OH-PA
390
57530