Dental Hygienist Schools In Pennsylvania

There are 11 accredited dental hygienist schools in Pennsylvania for faculty who teach dental hygienist classes to choose from. The trends in Pennsylvania's dental hygienist academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in dental hygienist includes dental hygienist training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Harcum College

    750 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-3470

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  2. Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

    1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2999

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  3. Luzerne County Community College

    1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899

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  4. Manor College

    700 Fox Chase Rd, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 19046-3399

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  5. Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus

    340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422-0796

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  6. Northampton County Area Community College

    3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599

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  7. Community College of Philadelphia

    1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130-3991

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  8. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

    4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260

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  9. Tri-State Business Institute

    5757 W 26th St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16506-1013

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  10. Westmoreland County Community College

    145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, Pennsylvania 15697-1895

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  11. Pennsylvania College of Technology

    One College Ave, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5799

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Pennsylvania 8,290
National 177,520

Approximately 5% of the country's dental hygienists work in Pennsylvania state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Pennsylvania

7,130 6,800 7,330 7,400 8,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Pennsylvania, dental hygienist is a growing field. In Pennsylvania, 1,160 more dental hygienists were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of dental hygienist has grown by 16% in Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania

$50,570 $55,180 $56,650 $58,430 $58,230
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Pennsylvania, as the number of dental hygienists is growing, the salaries earned by dental hygienists are increasing. In 2006 dental hygienists made a mean salary of $50,570 per year, and in 2010 they made $58,230 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$43,250
25th percentile
$50,410
50th percentile
$58,190
75th percentile
$67,750
90th percentile
$74,830

Thus, dental hygienists' salaries grew by 13% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Pennsylvania, 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 73%

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Pennsylvania

Dental Hygienist
$58,230
Health Science
$68,376
Public Health
$60,307

Dental hygienists in Pennsylvania earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
10
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total12

As the number of dental hygienists is increasing in Pennsylvania state, the number of students graduating from the 11 accredited dental hygienist schools in Pennsylvania state is also increasing. In 2006, 263 students graduated from dental hygienist courses in Pennsylvania. And in 2010, 276 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania by 5%. 83% of these graduates received a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of dental hygienist faculty in Pennsylvania, growth in the field of dental hygienist academia and faculty salaries in Pennsylvania. If you are involved in teaching dental hygienist courses to students at the associates degree in dental hygienist, and bachelors degree in dental hygienist levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of dental hygienist in Pennsylvania. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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