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Job Outlook & Careers

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of dental hygienists is expected to increase by about 38 percent through 2018 -- faster than average for all occupations. For Wyoming, the increase is expected to be about 36 percent through 2016, approximately 15 jobs per year statewide. Many hygienists work part-time in multiple offices, particularly in rural locations.

Although pay varies, in Wyoming the average starting pay is $21-25/hour; in Colorado it is $30-34/hour; and in Nebraska it is $22-26/hour.
 
2008 Wage Information
U.S. Bureau Labor Statistics
Percentile 10% 25% 50%
Median
75% 90%
National Hourly Wage $21.24 $26.55 $32 $37.98 $43.98
National Annual Wage $44,180 $55,220 $66,570 $78,990 $91,470
Wyoming Hourly Wage $14.60 $21.45 $25.80 $30.51 $34.64
Wyoming Annual Wage $30,400 $44,600 $53,700 $63,500 $72,100