Dental Hygienist Schools In Maine

Maine has 2 accredited dental hygienist schools where dental hygienist faculty who teach dental hygienist classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the dental hygienist academic community in Maine, and the future trends in dental hygienist training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. University of Maine at Augusta

    46 University Dr, Augusta, Maine 04330-9410

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  2. University of New England

    11 Hills Beach Rd, Biddeford, Maine 04005-9599

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Maine Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Maine 1,120
National 177,520

Approximately 1% of the country's dental hygienists work in Maine state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Maine

840 970 1,120 1,120 1,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Maine, dental hygienist is a growing field. 280 more dental hygienists were working in Maine in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Maine, this field has grown by 33% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for dental hygienists which shows a 7% increase in the number of dental hygienists working around the nation.

Dental Hygienist VS. All Professions salaries in Maine

$54,580 $57,780 $60,410 $64,920 $67,660
$40,902 $42,204 $44,287 $45,290 $46,296
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Maine, as the number of dental hygienists is growing, the salaries earned by dental hygienists are increasing. The mean salary for dental hygienists in 2006 was $54,580 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $67,660 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Maine

10th percentile
$52,570
25th percentile
$60,070
50th percentile
$66,770
75th percentile
$74,080
90th percentile
$86,370

This represents a growth in salaries of 19%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Maine state, within the field of dental hygienist, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid dental hygienists earn 64% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Maine

Dental Hygienist
$67,660
Health Science
$62,256
Public Health
$56,097

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total4

As the number of dental hygienists is increasing in Maine state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited dental hygienist schools in Maine state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 79 dental hygienist graduates from dental hygienist courses in Maine and in 2010 there were 88 graduates.

Thus there was a 11% percent increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Maine. 50% of these graduates received an associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Maine

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