Job Outlook & Careers
The U.S. Department of Labor's website indicates that employment of dental hygienists is projected to grow 19 percent through 2024 -- faster than average for all occupations. For Wyoming, the increase is expected to be 24 percent through 2022. Many hygienists work part-time in multiple offices, particularly in rural locations.
Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will continue to spur the demand for preventive dental services.
|2014 Wage Information
U.S. Bureau Labor Statistics
|Percentile||10 percent||25 percent||50 percent
|75 percent||90 percent|
|National Hourly Wage||$23.65||$28.80||$34.38||$40.98||$46.82|
|National Annual Wage||$49,200||$59,900||$71,500||$85,200||$97,400|
|Wyoming Hourly Wage||$24.64||$28.00||$32.21||$36.24||$43.09|
|Wyoming Annual Wage||$51,300||$58,200||$67,000||$75,400||$89,600|
State and National Trends
|United States||Employment||Percent Change||Projected Annual Job Openings1|
|Wyoming||Employment||Percent Change||Projected Annual Job Openings1|
1Projected Annual Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.
Note: The data for the State Employment Trends and the National Employment Trends are not directly comparable. The projections period for state data is 2012-2022, while the projections period for national data is 2014-2024.
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