Is your future salary worth the time in school?
After graduation, dental hygiene graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $67,732, while the bottom 20% make closer to $35,336. The median grad salary is $48,922.
Dental Hygiene graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene is $36,738, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $47,600.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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