Dental Hygienist Schools In Alaska

In Alaska, there are 2 accredited schools where dental hygienist classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in dental hygienist in the state of Alaska, which encompasses dental hygienist training at the dental hygienist associates degree level.


  1. University of Alaska Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks

    505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Alaska 450
National 177,520

Of all of the dental hygienists that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Alaska

340 390 430 520 450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Dental Hygienist is a growing field in Alaska. In 2010 there were 110 more dental hygienists working in Alaska than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of dental hygienist has grown by 32% in Alaska. This growth is faster than the change in the number of dental hygienists around the country. Nationally, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 7% from 2006 to 2010.

Dental Hygienist VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$81,430 $91,960 $92,300 $96,280 $90,740
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of dental hygienists is growing, the salaries paid to dental hygienists are increasing in Alaska. Dental hygienists earned a yearly mean salary of $81,430 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $90,740 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Alaska

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25th percentile
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75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 10% growth in dental hygienists' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of dental hygienist, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid dental hygienists earning 72% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Alaska state.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Alaska

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

Dental hygienists in Alaska earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Dental Hygienist programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alaska


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited dental hygienist schools in Alaska is decreasing. In Alaska, there were 11 graduates in 2006. And there were 11 graduates from dental hygienist courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Alaska by 0%. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with an associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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