Oral Hygienists

Median Salary: $68,300   |  

Essential members of blossoming economies nationwide, oral hygienists made a median yearly salary of $68,300 in 2010. When you break that annual pay down, it works out to $32.80 an hour. Location can play a big role in how much you get paid, but it's nothing compared to how much salaries differ because of education and experience, which means good training is certainly critical.

In 2010, a projected 177,520 people nationwide were working as oral hygienists, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Successful oral hygienists are generally known to be social, conventional, and investigative. If you are preparing to progress in this field, it's essential to have the right mix of attributes and good training.

For oral hygienists, it's important to cultivate skills like:

  • Oral Comprehension
  • Extent Flexibility
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Visual Color Discrimination

A few personal attributes can be effective for oral hygienists, such as:

  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Persistence

Key subjects for oral hygienists include:

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Biology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language

An oral hygienist might employ establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships, making decisions and solving problems, or judging the qualities of things, services, or people on a typical day at work, which makes proper training absolutely critical for success. Below, you can find out everything else you need to know about oral hygienists working in metropolitan areas all over the nation, including information on salaries and job density.

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Alabama
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Anniston 110 $39,700 $19.10 $50,000 $24.00 80.2%
Auburn NA $48,700 $23.40 $54,000 $25.90 NA
Birmingham 760 $41,900 $20.20 $47,400 $22.80 13.9%
Decatur 60 $40,500 $19.50 $48,300 $23.20 -16.3%
Dothan 140 $44,900 $21.60 $49,100 $23.60 78.8%
Florence 90 $39,700 $19.10 $46,000 $22.10 19.3%
Gadsden 70 $42,400 $20.40 $48,100 $23.10 54.7%
Huntsville 510 $48,300 $23.20 $53,500 $25.70 80.7%
Mobile 180 $42,400 $20.40 $50,300 $24.20 -21.3%
Montgomery 290 $44,400 $21.40 $52,200 $25.10 32.9%
Tuscaloosa 170 $47,500 $22.80 $52,400 $25.20 40.6%
Alaska
City/Area Employees Median
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Anchorage 240 $90,600 $43.60 $107,600 $51.70 4.7%
Fairbanks 70 $86,600 $41.60 $98,800 $47.50 44.4%
Arizona
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Flagstaff 110 $79,400 $38.20 $85,700 $41.20 42.1%
Lake Havasu City 80 $84,200 $40.50 $89,600 $43.10 28.1%
Phoenix 1,870 $81,300 $39.10 $88,400 $42.50 -20.3%
Prescott 130 $81,600 $39.30 $89,100 $42.90 77.7%
Tucson 570 $71,100 $34.20 $81,500 $39.20 18.1%
Yuma 40 $81,600 $39.20 $91,100 $43.80 -53.5%
Arkansas
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Fayetteville 210 $68,100 $32.70 $79,900 $38.40 -23.8%
Fort Smith 130 $53,900 $25.90 $62,300 $29.90 -17%
Hot Springs NA $50,700 $24.40 $60,100 $28.90 NA
Jonesboro NA $70,100 $33.70 $78,000 $37.50 NA
Little Rock 400 $58,600 $28.20 $70,600 $34.00 -12.7%
Pine Bluff 30 $66,400 $31.90 $73,400 $35.30 -32%
California
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bakersfield 260 $82,100 $39.50 $107,600 $51.70 -25.4%
Chico 180 $90,700 $43.60 $102,000 $49.00 93.8%
Fresno 340 $72,000 $34.60 $81,900 $39.40 -22.9%
Hanford 60 $83,400 $40.10 $94,100 $45.20 4.6%
Los Angeles (Area) 4,560 $94,700 $45.50 $106,200 $51.00 -37.2%
Madera 40 $74,600 $35.90 $90,400 $43.50 -25.5%
Merced 120 $61,900 $29.80 $76,300 $36.70 50.2%
Modesto 240 $95,700 $46.00 $107,600 $51.70 12.6%
Napa 80 $98,700 $47.50 $108,500 $52.20 -9.4%
Oakland 2,250 $98,800 $47.50 $115,900 $55.70 69%
Oxnard 660 $101,800 $49.00 $114,000 $54.80 67.2%
Redding 110 $82,400 $39.60 $90,000 $43.30 31.7%
Riverside 1,370 $86,800 $41.70 $98,000 $47.10 -14%
Sacramento 1,690 $97,000 $46.60 $108,700 $52.20 47.5%
Salinas 110 $93,100 $44.70 $112,600 $54.20 -47.2%
San Diego 1,450 $91,200 $43.90 $102,900 $49.50 -16.3%
San Francisco (Area) 3,500 $102,700 $49.40 $119,100 $57.30 31.8%
San Francisco (City) 1,250 $109,800 $52.80 $127,000 $61.10 -5.5%
San Jose 1,060 $95,500 $45.90 $111,800 $53.80 -11.6%
San Luis Obispo 230 $89,800 $43.20 $97,600 $46.90 72.2%
Santa Barbara 300 $63,800 $30.70 $75,500 $36.30 30.7%
Santa Cruz 240 $87,000 $41.80 $100,800 $48.40 107.1%
Santa Rosa 270 $106,600 $51.30 $117,800 $56.60 11.1%
Stockton 280 $95,900 $46.10 $107,800 $51.80 1.6%
Vallejo 220 $107,600 $51.70 $117,000 $56.20 33.8%
Visalia 110 $86,800 $41.70 $93,200 $44.80 -41.7%
Yuba City 70 $97,700 $47.00 $107,500 $51.70 32.9%
Colorado
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Boulder 260 $84,100 $40.50 $91,200 $43.80 22.5%
Colorado Springs 460 $65,800 $31.60 $81,900 $39.40 38%
Denver 2,080 $79,800 $38.40 $86,700 $41.70 26%
Fort Collins 260 $69,600 $33.50 $75,300 $36.20 49.4%
Grand Junction 80 $73,200 $35.20 $80,900 $38.90 3%
Greeley 180 $75,700 $36.40 $83,500 $40.10 74.2%
Pueblo 150 $72,100 $34.70 $82,000 $39.40 94%
Connecticut
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bridgeport 1,070 $83,500 $40.20 $90,300 $43.40 102.6%
Hartford 720 $78,900 $37.90 $84,700 $40.70 -5.6%
New Haven 740 $79,400 $38.20 $94,900 $45.60 65.6%
Norwich 250 $76,200 $36.70 $83,200 $40.00 36.5%
Delaware
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Dover 80 $64,800 $31.10 $72,800 $35.00 3.3%
District of Columbia
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Washington (Area) 2,970 $89,600 $43.10 $105,300 $50.60 -25.3%
Florida
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Cape Coral 310 $74,100 $35.60 $81,300 $39.10 15%
Deltona 140 $55,100 $26.50 $63,900 $30.70 -33.9%
Gainesville 120 $53,500 $25.70 $62,800 $30.20 -26.2%
Jacksonville 680 $58,000 $27.90 $64,800 $31.20 -14.6%
Lakeland 160 $60,200 $29.00 $73,400 $35.30 -39.7%
Miami (Area) 2,740 $59,500 $28.60 $70,500 $33.90 -8.7%
Naples 180 $69,000 $33.20 $78,200 $37.60 18.1%
Ocala 140 $51,800 $24.90 $57,700 $27.70 9.4%
Orlando 840 $62,100 $29.80 $68,500 $32.90 -37.5%
Palm Bay 350 $60,000 $28.90 $67,200 $32.30 31.8%
Palm Coast 40 $54,800 $26.30 $65,700 $31.60 79.4%
Panama City NA $51,200 $24.60 $58,600 $28.20 NA
Pensacola 260 $43,800 $21.10 $47,500 $22.80 25.6%
Port St. Lucie 240 $64,100 $30.80 $69,000 $33.20 47%
Punta Gorda 120 $68,600 $33.00 $74,900 $36.00 125.1%
Sebastian 110 $59,300 $28.50 $69,500 $33.40 85.4%
Tallahassee 160 $47,700 $23.00 $62,500 $30.10 -28.5%
Tampa 1,630 $62,400 $30.00 $69,300 $33.30 6.9%
Georgia
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Albany 90 $46,400 $22.30 $56,000 $26.90 14%
Athens 80 $60,200 $28.90 $74,000 $35.60 -27.8%
Atlanta 3,100 $77,300 $37.20 $84,800 $40.80 0.9%
Augusta 350 $54,200 $26.00 $59,300 $28.50 23.5%
Brunswick 50 $57,800 $27.80 $66,300 $31.90 -10.6%
Columbus NA $59,400 $28.50 $68,900 $33.10 NA
Dalton NA $63,500 $30.50 $69,800 $33.60 NA
Gainesville 110 $63,200 $30.40 $74,500 $35.80 17.6%
Macon 260 $48,200 $23.20 $60,800 $29.20 108.2%
Rome 50 $68,100 $32.70 $73,100 $35.10 5.4%
Savannah 180 $60,900 $29.30 $68,400 $32.90 -12.6%
Valdosta 90 $52,700 $25.30 $59,900 $28.80 28.1%
Warner Robins 80 $54,900 $26.40 $77,800 $37.40 -1.8%
Hawaii
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
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Job Density
Honolulu 700 $66,800 $32.10 $73,000 $35.10 19.5%
Idaho
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Boise City 630 $66,400 $31.90 $79,100 $38.00 76.4%
Coeur d'Alene NA $77,100 $37.10 $84,700 $40.70 NA
Idaho Falls 150 $64,800 $31.20 $77,600 $37.30 120%
Lewiston 30 $73,100 $35.20 $79,300 $38.10 5.7%
Pocatello 80 $60,800 $29.30 $65,700 $31.60 69.8%
Illinois
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bloomington 160 $59,500 $28.60 $71,100 $34.20 30.9%
Champaign 170 $56,300 $27.10 $65,800 $31.60 21.1%
Chicago (Area) 5,950 $67,800 $32.60 $79,200 $38.10 2.1%
Decatur 100 $57,100 $27.50 $63,500 $30.50 40.3%
Kankakee 60 $69,000 $33.20 $78,000 $37.50 10.1%
Peoria 270 $51,000 $24.50 $58,500 $28.10 13.9%
Rockford 340 $67,000 $32.20 $75,600 $36.40 80%
Springfield 100 $60,800 $29.20 $66,700 $32.10 -31%
Indiana
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bloomington 90 $64,500 $31.00 $71,400 $34.30 -15%
Columbus 50 $40,200 $19.30 $66,200 $31.80 -1.3%
Elkhart 170 $62,400 $30.00 $70,900 $34.10 25.8%
Evansville 290 $60,200 $28.90 $65,900 $31.70 25.7%
Fort Wayne 380 $54,800 $26.30 $62,100 $29.90 39.4%
Indianapolis 900 $75,300 $36.20 $82,500 $39.70 -24.6%
Kokomo 90 $64,800 $31.20 $72,200 $34.70 79.6%
Lafayette 70 $58,100 $27.90 $74,400 $35.80 -32.7%
Michigan City NA $55,700 $26.80 $59,000 $28.40 NA
Muncie 60 $67,900 $32.70 $74,700 $35.90 -0.3%
South Bend 220 $60,500 $29.10 $68,500 $32.90 28.9%
Terre Haute NA $66,100 $31.80 $71,600 $34.40 NA
Iowa
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Ames 70 $69,100 $33.20 $74,600 $35.90 20.1%
Cedar Rapids 130 $66,500 $32.00 $71,600 $34.40 -28.9%
Davenport 250 $64,800 $31.10 $71,100 $34.20 -0.1%
Des Moines 440 $66,700 $32.10 $72,800 $35.00 -0.1%
Dubuque 120 $61,400 $29.50 $66,600 $32.00 63.3%
Iowa City 80 $62,100 $29.80 $66,700 $32.10 -28.8%
Sioux City 80 $63,600 $30.60 $69,300 $33.30 -15.6%
Waterloo 80 $61,600 $29.60 $65,900 $31.70 -29%
Kansas
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Lawrence 70 $67,800 $32.60 $73,000 $35.10 12%
Manhattan NA $60,000 $28.90 $72,200 $34.70 NA
Topeka 130 $70,300 $33.80 $75,200 $36.20 -11.8%
Wichita 330 $59,000 $28.30 $68,000 $32.70 -14.3%
Kentucky
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bowling Green 60 $50,600 $24.40 $66,200 $31.80 -17.8%
Elizabethtown 60 $57,700 $27.70 $64,600 $31.10 5.4%
Lexington 240 $55,300 $26.60 $59,500 $28.60 -29.1%
Louisville 590 $61,700 $29.60 $67,500 $32.50 -27.6%
Owensboro 80 $48,200 $23.20 $55,000 $26.40 17.3%
Louisiana
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Alexandria 60 $49,800 $23.90 $58,400 $28.10 -26.3%
Baton Rouge 430 $53,300 $25.60 $67,500 $32.50 -13.2%
Houma 80 $58,800 $28.30 $66,700 $32.10 -33.4%
Lafayette 150 $53,200 $25.60 $84,600 $40.70 -25.1%
Lake Charles NA $37,500 $18.00 $63,900 $30.70 NA
Monroe 50 $51,400 $24.70 $65,700 $31.60 -47%
New Orleans 460 $61,500 $29.60 $80,700 $38.80 -35.3%
Shreveport 190 $61,800 $29.70 $70,000 $33.70 -21.8%
Maine
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
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Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bangor 100 $59,900 $28.80 $66,900 $32.20 19%
Lewiston 70 $72,900 $35.10 $90,300 $43.40 10.4%
Portland 450 $69,900 $33.60 $76,000 $36.50 69.1%
Maryland
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Hourly Wage
Job Density
Baltimore 1,290 $76,700 $36.90 $84,300 $40.50 -25.3%
Cumberland 50 $56,700 $27.20 $60,600 $29.10 0.3%
Hagerstown 130 $70,800 $34.00 $82,500 $39.70 -0.9%
Salisbury 60 $82,500 $39.70 $92,000 $44.30 -19.7%
Massachusetts
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Barnstable Town 400 $84,300 $40.50 $92,400 $44.40 206.8%
Boston (Area) 4,100 $80,200 $38.60 $88,800 $42.70 21.8%
Pittsfield 80 $57,200 $27.50 $65,300 $31.40 62.1%
Springfield 570 $74,400 $35.70 $82,300 $39.60 44.7%
Worcester 740 $79,000 $38.00 $88,200 $42.40 72.4%
Michigan
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Ann Arbor 290 $63,800 $30.70 $71,500 $34.40 10.5%
Battle Creek 70 $59,600 $28.60 $66,200 $31.80 -0.8%
Bay City 80 $60,400 $29.00 $68,500 $33.00 72.9%
Detroit (Area) 3,880 $60,700 $29.20 $68,400 $32.90 64.6%
Flint 490 $56,200 $27.00 $65,200 $31.30 178%
Grand Rapids 890 $54,000 $26.00 $58,700 $28.20 78%
Holland 320 $59,400 $28.60 $66,300 $31.90 133.4%
Jackson 110 $59,700 $28.70 $65,800 $31.70 55.4%
Kalamazoo 300 $59,400 $28.60 $65,000 $31.30 62.7%
Lansing 390 $58,600 $28.20 $67,300 $32.30 41.1%
Monroe 70 $62,100 $29.90 $67,000 $32.20 33.6%
Muskegon 100 $55,200 $26.60 $59,100 $28.40 23.6%
Niles 110 $59,800 $28.80 $66,300 $31.90 33.2%
Saginaw 240 $55,500 $26.70 $61,200 $29.40 115.7%
Minnesota
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Duluth 220 $61,000 $29.30 $67,200 $32.30 30.4%
Mankato 110 $71,800 $34.50 $77,000 $37.00 36.7%
Minneapolis 2,730 $74,500 $35.80 $81,600 $39.20 16.3%
Rochester 150 $64,200 $30.90 $70,600 $33.90 7.1%
St. Cloud 200 $69,400 $33.30 $75,900 $36.50 50%
Mississippi
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Gulfport 90 $56,500 $27.20 $62,800 $30.20 -35.8%
Hattiesburg 140 $50,400 $24.20 $57,400 $27.60 78.1%
Jackson 320 $53,600 $25.70 $68,000 $32.70 -6.7%
Pascagoula 110 $52,900 $25.40 $57,800 $27.80 36.5%
Missouri
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Columbia NA $65,600 $31.50 $72,000 $34.60 NA
Jefferson City 60 $68,000 $32.70 $75,100 $36.10 -36.8%
Joplin 70 $58,300 $28.10 $63,900 $30.70 -29.3%
Kansas City 1,480 $71,000 $34.10 $76,500 $36.80 11.6%
Springfield 340 $45,500 $21.90 $75,500 $36.30 32.9%
St. Joseph NA $70,500 $33.90 $80,200 $38.60 NA
St. Louis 1,430 $65,700 $31.60 $72,100 $34.70 -18.5%
Montana
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Billings 200 $65,600 $31.50 $71,500 $34.40 78.9%
Great Falls 50 $67,900 $32.70 $73,200 $35.20 -0.4%
Missoula 100 $66,900 $32.10 $72,500 $34.90 32%
Nebraska
City/Area Employees Median
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Hourly Wage
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Job Density
Lincoln 220 $68,500 $33.00 $73,000 $35.10 -0.7%
Omaha 380 $66,000 $31.70 $72,600 $34.90 -38.2%
Nevada
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Las Vegas 750 $83,700 $40.30 $92,700 $44.60 -33.5%
Reno 310 $85,000 $40.90 $92,000 $44.20 17.8%
New Hampshire
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Manchester NA $77,400 $37.20 $82,100 $39.50 NA
New Jersey
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Atlantic City 160 $77,800 $37.40 $84,900 $40.80 -16.1%
Ocean City 70 $80,500 $38.70 $85,700 $41.20 30.6%
Trenton 230 $84,600 $40.70 $91,200 $43.90 -22.7%
Vineland NA $80,700 $38.80 $87,700 $42.20 NA
New Mexico
City/Area Employees Median
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Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
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Job Density
Albuquerque 500 $77,000 $37.00 $85,900 $41.30 -3.4%
Farmington 50 $80,300 $38.60 $87,900 $42.30 -22.1%
Las Cruces 130 $64,600 $31.10 $70,600 $34.00 37.6%
Santa Fe 100 $98,300 $47.30 $108,300 $52.10 21.8%
New York
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Albany 660 $59,600 $28.60 $66,300 $31.90 10.7%
Binghamton 240 $52,100 $25.10 $56,700 $27.30 62.3%
Buffalo 1,060 $51,400 $24.70 $58,300 $28.00 43.9%
Elmira 40 $55,700 $26.80 $64,700 $31.10 -17.3%
Glens Falls NA $61,700 $29.70 $67,900 $32.70 NA
Ithaca 80 $61,700 $29.60 $68,500 $32.90 21.5%
Kingston 110 $59,700 $28.70 $72,300 $34.80 35.4%
New York (Area) 8,160 $80,100 $38.50 $89,000 $42.80 -27.8%
Poughkeepsie 330 $73,400 $35.30 $82,800 $39.80 -3.5%
Rochester 860 $56,800 $27.30 $61,600 $29.60 27%
Syracuse 500 $63,200 $30.40 $68,400 $32.90 19.2%
Utica 200 $65,200 $31.40 $70,300 $33.80 17.7%
North Carolina
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Asheville 350 $62,500 $30.00 $68,500 $32.90 50.5%
Burlington 90 $68,800 $33.10 $72,900 $35.10 19.5%
Charlotte 1,190 $67,400 $32.40 $73,600 $35.40 5.4%
Durham 430 $65,200 $31.30 $71,800 $34.50 16.2%
Fayetteville 210 $55,800 $26.80 $64,300 $30.90 22.8%
Goldsboro 70 $61,300 $29.50 $76,500 $36.80 8.8%
Greensboro 520 $54,700 $26.30 $62,200 $29.90 10.7%
Greenville 80 $55,000 $26.40 $61,300 $29.50 -17%
Hickory 140 $58,700 $28.20 $65,900 $31.70 -25.2%
Jacksonville 90 $57,600 $27.70 $62,700 $30.10 54%
Raleigh 750 $59,500 $28.60 $69,400 $33.30 9.2%
Rocky Mount 110 $45,400 $21.90 $53,900 $25.90 42.8%
Wilmington 200 $68,200 $32.80 $73,300 $35.30 5.8%
Winston-Salem 290 $69,900 $33.60 $78,200 $37.60 5.1%
North Dakota
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bismarck 110 $65,000 $31.20 $70,100 $33.70 28.6%
Fargo 240 $53,500 $25.70 $66,400 $31.90 43.6%
Grand Forks 90 $60,900 $29.30 $69,600 $33.40 35.4%
Ohio
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Akron 460 $66,100 $31.80 $73,100 $35.10 8.1%
Canton 260 $57,600 $27.70 $63,600 $30.60 17.6%
Cincinnati 1,370 $64,800 $31.10 $70,800 $34.00 1.7%
Cleveland 1,600 $61,700 $29.60 $68,000 $32.70 18.5%
Columbus 1,480 $67,300 $32.40 $72,700 $34.90 19.8%
Dayton 590 $64,000 $30.80 $71,100 $34.20 16.7%
Lima 80 $56,000 $26.90 $63,400 $30.50 19.8%
Mansfield 80 $61,900 $29.80 $67,000 $32.20 13.6%
Sandusky 40 $60,500 $29.10 $70,700 $34.00 -11.6%
Springfield 60 $67,900 $32.70 $73,200 $35.20 -16%
Toledo 560 $56,000 $26.90 $61,500 $29.60 42.8%
Youngstown 340 $53,400 $25.70 $57,700 $27.80 12.5%
Oklahoma
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Lawton NA $61,800 $29.70 $70,800 $34.10 NA
Oklahoma City 520 $62,900 $30.30 $70,300 $33.80 -32.2%
Tulsa 550 $70,100 $33.70 $80,900 $38.90 -4%
Oregon
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bend NA $74,000 $35.60 $81,000 $38.90 NA
Corvallis 120 $78,600 $37.80 $85,200 $41.00 162.5%
Eugene 350 $75,800 $36.50 $83,100 $39.90 84.9%
Medford 200 $75,500 $36.30 $82,400 $39.60 92.7%
Portland 1,800 $79,500 $38.20 $88,200 $42.40 34.2%
Salem 220 $75,700 $36.40 $81,500 $39.20 11.4%
Pennsylvania
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Allentown 650 $65,500 $31.50 $72,300 $34.80 42.3%
Altoona 90 $52,700 $25.30 $57,000 $27.40 9.7%
Erie 230 $53,800 $25.90 $57,800 $27.80 30.8%
Harrisburg 380 $61,700 $29.70 $67,600 $32.50 -10.2%
Johnstown 50 $50,100 $24.10 $58,900 $28.30 -31.3%
Lancaster 430 $63,600 $30.60 $69,200 $33.30 40.3%
Lebanon 40 $58,200 $28.00 $65,900 $31.70 -39.8%
Philadelphia (Area) 3,710 $67,800 $32.60 $77,900 $37.40 1.5%
Pittsburgh 1,870 $54,900 $26.40 $60,700 $29.20 22.8%
Reading 260 $67,600 $32.50 $72,600 $34.90 18.7%
Scranton 340 $52,600 $25.30 $65,700 $31.60 -2.8%
State College 70 $54,800 $26.40 $59,300 $28.50 -23%
Williamsport 60 $55,800 $26.80 $61,200 $29.40 -15.9%
York 260 $58,200 $28.00 $70,500 $33.90 10.5%
Rhode Island
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Providence 1,200 $71,800 $34.50 $81,900 $39.40 34.8%
South Carolina
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Anderson 110 $54,400 $26.20 $60,300 $29.00 38.1%
Charleston 440 $57,200 $27.50 $67,000 $32.20 15.4%
Columbia 450 $54,800 $26.30 $61,100 $29.40 -3%
Florence 120 $53,700 $25.80 $59,300 $28.50 15.9%
Greenville 300 $50,200 $24.10 $57,000 $27.40 -26.3%
Myrtle Beach 160 $53,300 $25.60 $61,800 $29.70 5.7%
Spartanburg 130 $54,500 $26.20 $60,300 $29.00 -14.2%
Sumter 40 $52,700 $25.30 $57,700 $27.80 -21.6%
South Dakota
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Rapid City 100 $54,600 $26.20 $64,000 $30.80 27.3%
Sioux Falls 190 $63,900 $30.70 $72,000 $34.60 1.6%
Tennessee
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Chattanooga 190 $58,000 $27.90 $67,600 $32.50 -37.7%
Clarksville 110 $54,200 $26.00 $62,000 $29.80 -1.6%
Cleveland 40 $65,200 $31.30 $71,400 $34.30 -11.3%
Jackson NA $49,500 $23.80 $54,700 $26.30 NA
Johnson City 130 $58,600 $28.20 $67,000 $32.20 27.5%
Kingsport 180 $54,800 $26.40 $61,000 $29.30 16.4%
Knoxville 480 $73,400 $35.30 $86,300 $41.50 7.3%
Memphis 630 $63,600 $30.60 $74,700 $35.90 -22.8%
Morristown 80 $55,500 $26.70 $78,100 $37.50 31%
Nashville 820 $63,700 $30.60 $69,500 $33.40 -16.2%
Texas
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Abilene 60 $72,800 $35.00 $80,500 $38.70 -33.1%
Amarillo NA $60,200 $28.90 $68,900 $33.10 NA
Austin 720 $74,500 $35.80 $83,100 $39.90 -31.8%
Beaumont 250 $65,500 $31.50 $71,800 $34.50 16.8%
Brownsville NA $56,300 $27.00 $65,700 $31.60 NA
College Station 110 $65,000 $31.20 $71,400 $34.30 -17%
Corpus Christi 150 $64,800 $31.10 $69,700 $33.50 -40.3%
Dallas (Area) 3,510 $72,700 $34.90 $82,400 $39.60 -11.2%
El Paso 230 $61,600 $29.60 $68,400 $32.90 -37.8%
Houston 2,310 $70,400 $33.90 $81,100 $39.00 -33.9%
Killeen 160 $71,200 $34.20 $79,300 $38.10 -9.7%
Longview 60 NA NA NA NA -51.4%
Lubbock NA $61,000 $29.30 $69,600 $33.40 NA
McAllen 180 $69,300 $33.30 $81,200 $39.00 -42.9%
Midland NA $63,700 $30.60 $72,700 $34.90 NA
Odessa 40 $62,000 $29.80 $71,300 $34.30 -45.7%
San Antonio 1,160 $68,600 $33.00 $77,100 $37.10 -0.4%
Sherman 60 $80,100 $38.50 $86,500 $41.60 6.2%
Texarkana 90 $45,300 $21.80 $73,000 $35.10 20.4%
Tyler 220 $68,100 $32.70 $79,000 $38.00 75.2%
Victoria 50 $58,600 $28.20 $65,100 $31.30 -27.8%
Waco 70 $68,000 $32.70 $73,100 $35.10 -51.3%
Wichita Falls 80 $55,200 $26.60 $63,500 $30.50 -2.1%
Utah
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Logan NA $64,800 $31.10 $71,300 $34.30 NA
Ogden 560 $68,100 $32.70 $72,200 $34.70 109%
Provo 460 $66,600 $32.00 $71,700 $34.50 96%
Salt Lake City 910 $69,800 $33.60 $74,800 $36.00 10%
St. George NA $56,800 $27.30 $62,100 $29.90 NA
Vermont
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Burlington 180 $67,500 $32.40 $74,300 $35.70 17.2%
Virginia
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Blacksburg 110 $61,600 $29.60 $78,000 $37.50 32.9%
Charlottesville 120 $67,400 $32.40 $75,300 $36.20 -1.4%
Danville 40 $68,200 $32.80 $72,900 $35.10 -24.6%
Harrisonburg 40 $73,600 $35.40 $84,700 $40.70 -55%
Lynchburg 110 $62,100 $29.80 $68,000 $32.70 -17.8%
Richmond 760 $76,400 $36.70 $85,100 $40.90 -6.9%
Roanoke 210 $57,100 $27.50 $72,600 $34.90 3.6%
Virginia Beach 670 $75,900 $36.50 $83,800 $40.30 -32.9%
Winchester 70 $76,400 $36.70 $84,300 $40.50 -5.3%
Washington
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bellingham 120 $90,800 $43.60 $97,700 $47.00 21.7%
Bremerton 290 $96,100 $46.20 $104,500 $50.30 164.4%
Kennewick 180 $93,700 $45.00 $104,700 $50.30 30.9%
Longview 30 $82,000 $39.40 $87,800 $42.20 -29.3%
Mount Vernon 100 $83,700 $40.30 $93,300 $44.90 64.4%
Olympia 150 $89,000 $42.80 $94,900 $45.60 16.4%
Seattle (Area) 2,890 $89,600 $43.10 $101,400 $48.70 29%
Spokane 320 $82,700 $39.80 $89,000 $42.80 15.7%
Wenatchee 70 $93,200 $44.80 $102,200 $49.10 28.8%
Yakima 150 $79,700 $38.30 $86,700 $41.70 37.7%
West Virginia
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Charleston 180 $53,300 $25.60 $58,000 $27.90 -6.5%
Huntington 120 $50,500 $24.30 $57,000 $27.40 -20.1%
Morgantown 50 $47,000 $22.60 $54,200 $26.10 -36.9%
Parkersburg 100 $52,200 $25.10 $57,400 $27.60 13.7%
Wheeling 110 $45,400 $21.80 $49,500 $23.80 26.6%
Wisconsin
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Appleton 290 $59,500 $28.60 $67,700 $32.60 84%
Eau Claire 170 $60,600 $29.10 $71,900 $34.60 58.8%
Fond du Lac 90 $62,300 $29.90 $70,900 $34.10 60%
Green Bay 370 $57,800 $27.80 $64,400 $30.90 63.2%
Janesville 110 $61,900 $29.80 $67,900 $32.70 30.2%
La Crosse 170 $62,700 $30.10 $68,600 $33.00 74.4%
Madison 770 $66,800 $32.10 $73,200 $35.20 71.1%
Milwaukee 1,280 $59,500 $28.60 $65,700 $31.60 17%
Oshkosh 130 $63,900 $30.70 $69,900 $33.60 11.2%
Racine 150 $63,300 $30.40 $71,100 $34.20 51.7%
Sheboygan 90 $66,100 $31.80 $72,400 $34.80 15.6%
Wausau 140 $63,700 $30.60 $69,900 $33.60 60.1%
Wyoming
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Casper 50 $69,300 $33.30 $74,200 $35.70 -9%
Cheyenne 70 $65,700 $31.60 $70,700 $34.00 17.4%

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