How much money do Dental Hygienists actually make?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics website states that the average hourly wage for Dental Hygienists in Washington State is $42.58, but this seems high, especially for a recent graduate. Even if you are not in WA, if you have any information on what you or a Dental Hygienist you know makes, I would really appreciate it. Thanks. :)

Asked By: Bettie - 6/14/2009
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Every area is going to start you at a different rate. $40+ an hour does seem to be the average in highly populated city type areas on the east coast anyway. Small town areas probably will not start as high as that. Also in this profession it is very common for you to start out making close to the same as someone who... More
Answered By: Smltwngrl - 6/15/2009
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Dental Hygienist25th%ileMedian75th%ile the United States$57,335$65,590$72,767 Experience in years Hourly wage 0-1- 25.44 1-4- 29.92 5-9- 31.96 10-19-32.67 20- 33.39 8 Jun 2009 Individuals reporting: 7,257
Answered By: ADAMSMITH - 6/14/2009
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