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Virginia Dental Hygienist Salary

There are currently 4,300 dental hygienists employed in the state, and that numbered is expected to grow rapidly. Between 2012 and 2022, the number of dental hygienists in Virginia is projected to climb to 6,360, a 48% jump from the current number. Virginia is second only to Georgia, by .3%, in the projected expansion of the dental hygienist occupation and ranks much better than the average national projected growth of 33%.

Salary and Wage Data for Virginia Based Dental Hygienists

Virginia is above average in annual salary and hourly wage when compared to the rest of the country.

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The following table breaks down the average hourly wage and annual salary and compares it to the average hourly wage and annual salary for dental hygienists across the United States:

  • 10th percentile (wage/salary higher than 10% of dental hygienists)
    • Virginia: $53,400/year ($25.65/hour)
    • United States: $47,900/year ($32.77/hour)
  • 25th percentile (wage/salary higher than 25% of dental hygienists)
    • Virginia: $68,200/year ($32.77/hour)
    • United States: $59,600/year ($28.66/hour)
  • 50th percentile (wage/salary higher than 50% of dental hygienists)
    • Virginia: $81,100/year ($39.00/hour)
    • United States: $92,900/year ($44.65/hour)
  • 75th percentile (wage/salary higher than 75% of dental hygienists)
    • Virginia: $92,900/year ($44.65/hour)
    • United States: $85,300/year ($41.02/hour)
  • 90th percentile (wage/salary higher than 90% of dental hygienists)
    • Virginia: $107,800/year ($51.83/hour)
    • United States: $96,700/year ($46.49/hour)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics provide a complete outline of salary and wage statistics for Virginia, sorted by region:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford VA
Estimate not released
66850
Charlottesville VA
80
81890
Danville VA
30
57900
Harrisonburg VA
40
85480
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol TN-VA
160
57240
Lynchburg VA
110
68370
Richmond VA
780
81250
Roanoke VA
220
73960
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
980
73460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
2410
88430
Winchester VA-WV
60
84020
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
140
60400
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
70260
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
40
72960
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
120
71310