Dental Hygienist Schools In Louisiana

Dental Hygienist classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited dental hygienist schools in Louisiana. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of dental hygienist and dental hygienist training in Louisiana, which includes dental hygienist training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Dental Hygienist
  • Bachelors degree in Dental Hygienist


Schools

  1. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans

    433 Bolivar St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-2223

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  2. University of Louisiana Monroe

    700 University Avenue, Monroe, Louisiana 71209-0000

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  3. Southern University at Shreveport

    3050 Martin Luther King Dr, Shreveport, Louisiana 71107

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  4. University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    104 University Circle, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Louisiana Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Louisiana 1,760
National 177,520

Of all of the dental hygienists that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Louisiana state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Louisiana

1,380 1,590 1,800 1,800 1,760
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Louisiana, dental hygienist is a growing field. In 2010 there were 380 more dental hygienists working in Louisiana than there were in 2006. This represents a 28% growth in the field. 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 Louisiana

$59,370 $58,870 $60,270 $56,240 $58,470
$38,658 $41,019 $42,185 $43,003 $45,617
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 decreasing in Louisiana. Dental hygienists earned a yearly mean salary of $59,370 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $58,470 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Louisiana

10th percentile
$36,420
25th percentile
$44,250
50th percentile
$57,290
75th percentile
$71,750
90th percentile
$84,260

This represents a 2% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of Louisiana, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of dental hygienist. The pay differential between the highest paid dental hygienists and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 131%

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Louisiana

Dental Hygienist
$58,470
Health Science
$64,078
Public Health
$58,510

In Louisiana, dental hygienists make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
3
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total4

The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited dental hygienist schools in Louisiana is increasing. In 2006 there were 81 dental hygienist graduates from dental hygienist courses in Louisiana and in 2010 there were 87 graduates.

Thus there was a 7% percent increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Louisiana. 75% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Louisiana

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