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Dental Hygienists

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $41.51
Statewide median: $24.25

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Dental Hygienists *

Area Low Median High
U S
$37.50 $40.64 $48.36
Minnesota
$40.25 $41.51 $45.12
Central Minnesota
$39.45 $40.64 $43.61
Northeast Minnesota
$38.35 $38.67 $40.09
Northwest Minnesota
$40.01 $40.62 $40.97
Southeast Minnesota
$39.42 $40.38 $42.70
Southwest Minnesota
$39.17 $39.90 $41.36
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$40.84 $42.30 $45.67

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 4,800 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 3,152 new Dental Hygienists to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Dental Hygienists
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 206,100 229,200 23,100 11.2%
Minnesota 4,480 4,805 325 7.3%
Central Minnesota 495 529 34 6.9%
Northeast Minnesota 313 336 23 7.3%
Northwest Minnesota 378 405 27 7.1%
Southeast Minnesota 361 388 27 7.5%
Southwest Minnesota 323 345 22 6.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,618 2,814 196 7.5%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.




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