Dental Hygienist Schools In West Virginia

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

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


Schools

  1. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

    Dempsey Branch Road, Mount Gay, West Virginia 25637

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. West Liberty University

    Route 88, West Liberty, West Virginia 26074

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. West Virginia University

    Stewart Hall, University Avenue, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6201

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Bridgemont Community and Technical College

    619 2nd Avenue, Montgomery, West Virginia 25136

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

West Virginia 820
National 177,520

Of all of the dental hygienists in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of West Virginia.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In West Virginia

910 890 870 810 820
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, dental hygienist is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 90 less dental hygienists working in West Virginia than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of dental hygienists has shrunk by 10%. This decline 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 West Virginia

$44,260 $43,930 $46,340 $46,210 $48,990
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by dental hygienists is increasing in West Virginia. The mean salary for dental hygienists in 2006 was $44,260 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $48,990 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in West Virginia

10th percentile
$35,040
25th percentile
$42,830
50th percentile
$49,550
75th percentile
$55,930
90th percentile
$62,010

Thus, dental hygienists' salaries grew by 10% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 77% pay differential between the highest paid dental hygienists and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of dental hygienist in West Virginia.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in West Virginia

Dental Hygienist
$48,990
Health Science
$63,549
Public Health
$54,163

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

Educational Trends

Dental Hygienist programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia

associate
3
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total5

The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited dental hygienist schools in West Virginia is increasing. In West Virginia, there were 82 graduates in 2006. And there were 132 graduates from dental hygienist courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia by 61%. Most of these graduates, or 60%, earned a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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