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Dental Hygienist Schools In Alabama

In Alabama, there is only one accredited school where dental hygienist classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in dental hygienist in the state of Alabama, which encompasses dental hygienist training at the dental hygienist associates degree level.


  1. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

    801 Main St NW, Hanceville, Alabama 35077-2000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Alabama 3,180
National 177,520

Of all of the dental hygienists in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Alabama.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Alabama

2,870 3,110 3,010 3,050 3,180
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of dental hygienists is growing in Alabama. In Alabama, 310 more dental hygienists were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 11%. 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 Alabama

$38,580 $41,040 $42,120 $42,970 $43,360
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alabama, 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 $38,580 per year, and in 2010 they made $43,360 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Alabama

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Thus, there was a 11% growth in dental hygienists' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Alabama, 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 74%

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Alabama

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the only accredited dental hygienist school in Alabama is decreasing. In 2006 there were 29 dental hygienist graduates from dental hygienist courses in Alabama and in 2010 there were 26 graduates.

Thus there was a 10% percent decrease in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with an associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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