Dental Hygienist Schools
In West Columbia, South Carolina

There is only one dental hygienist school in West Columbia for faculty to choose from. The trends in West Columbia's dental hygienist academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes dental hygienist training at the following levels:


Statistics

Professional Trends

West Columbia Vs. South Carolina Dental Hygienist Employment

West Columbia 450
South Carolina 2,400

Exactly 450 of the 2,400 dental hygienists employed in South Carolina, work in West Columbia. The number of dental hygienists in West Columbia has grown by 5% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for dental hygienists in West Columbia has increased, overall employment in West Columbia has also increased.

West Columbia Vs. South Carolina Dental Hygienist employment growth

2,050 2,580 2,630 2,460 2,400
430 460 470 380 450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: West Columbia

Dental Hygienist VS. All professions salaries in West Columbia

$46,650 $52,400 $54,940 $53,690 $54,430
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist in West Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in West Columbia

As the number of dental hygienists in West Columbia has grown, salaries for dental hygienists have also increased. In 2010 an average salary of $54,430 per year was earned by dental hygienists in West Columbia. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for dental hygienists in West Columbia was $46,650 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in West Columbia.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in West Columbia

10th percentile
$42,120
25th percentile
$48,290
50th percentile
$54,780
75th percentile
$61,140
90th percentile
$68,130

Dental hygienists in West Columbia make a median yearly salary of $54,780. The difference in pay between the dental hygienists in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 62%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $42,120 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $68,130 per year.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in West Columbia

Dental Hygienist
$54,430
Public Health
$56,460
Health Science
$66,437

On average dental hygienists in West Columbia earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in West Columbia.

Educational Trends

Dental Hygienist schools in West Columbia

1

There is only one accredited dental hygienist school in the city. Many of West Columbia's dental hygienists are graduates of this school.

Dental Hygienist Programs Offered In West Columbia

associate
1
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total2

West Columbia's dental hygienist schools offer 2 dental hygienist degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Dental Hygienist Degrees In West Columbia

associate
19
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
27
Total46

In 2010 approximately 46 students completed dental hygienist courses.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in West Columbia, South Carolina

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