Wisconsin, as of 2013, employed 4,620 dental hygienists throughout the state, which boils down to about 1.71 hygienists per 1,000 residents. Between the years 2012 and 2022, there is projected to be an average of 33% growth in the number of dental hygienist jobs available across the United States.
Salary and Hourly Wage Data for Dental Hygienists in Wisconsin
The following data gives the average annual salary and hourly wage rates for entry level, mid-career, and experienced dental hygienists in Wisconsin:
- Entry-level: $52,300 per year ($25.14 per hour)
- Mid-career: $61,790 per year ($29.70 per hour)
- Experienced: $66,530 per year ($31.99 per hour)
Dental hygienists are under the governance of Wisconsin’s Dental Examining Board, a group of 11 dentists, dental hygienists, and public members. The board is responsible for regulating, disciplining, and maintaining the standards of dentists and dental hygienists in Wisconsin.
The following table gives a more complete look at the employment and salary statistics for the metropolitan regions of Wisconsin using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: