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Dental Hygienist Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

Dental Hygienist faculty can choose to work at only one dental hygienist school in Chicago. The trends in Chicago's dental hygienist academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes dental hygienist training at the dental hygienist associates degree level.


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Dental Hygienist Employment

Chicago 5,040
Illinois 8,210

Exactly 5,040 of the 8,210 dental hygienists employed in Illinois, work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, in Chicago, there has been a 47% growth in the number of dental hygienists. Overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Dental Hygienist employment growth

6,110 7,320 7,370 7,300 8,210
3,430 4,500 4,320 4,240 5,040
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Dental Hygienist VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$65,230 $64,710 $66,080 $61,610 $61,520
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

Salaries for dental hygienists in Chicago have decreased. In 2010 Chicago dental hygienists earned an average yearly salary of $61,520. Four years earlier in 2006, dental hygienists in Chicago made an average salary of $65,230 per year. The decline in the salary of dental hygienists in Chicago is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Chicago

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90th percentile

Chicago dental hygienists earn a median yearly salary of $67,330. The difference in pay between the dental hygienists in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 159%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $33,810 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $87,710 per year.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Chicago

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

Dental hygienist salaries in Chicago are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Dental Hygienist schools in Chicago


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

Dental Hygienist Programs Offered In Chicago


There is one degree and certificate program in dental hygienist offered by Chicago's dental hygienist school.

Student Completed Dental Hygienist Degrees In Chicago


In 2010 approximately 25 students graduated from dental hygienist courses.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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