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Dental Hygienist Schools In Idaho

Idaho has 3 accredited dental hygienist schools where dental hygienist faculty who teach dental hygienist classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of dental hygienist and dental hygienist training in Idaho, which includes dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. Idaho State University

    921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho 83209

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. College of Southern Idaho

    315 Falls Ave., Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Idaho Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Idaho 1,220
National 177,520

Approximately 1% of the country's dental hygienists work in Idaho state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Idaho

790 960 1,050 1,170 1,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Idaho, dental hygienist is a growing field. There were 430 more dental hygienists working in Idaho in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Idaho, this field has grown by 54% in four years. This is faster than the trend for dental hygienists around the US. Nationally, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 7% between 2006 and 2010.

Dental Hygienist VS. All Professions salaries in Idaho

$68,980 $69,060 $67,750 $65,630 $66,270
$39,304 $39,293 $42,361 $42,993 $44,477
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by dental hygienists is decreasing in Idaho. The mean salary for dental hygienists in 2006 was $68,980 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $66,270 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Idaho

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Thus, dental hygienists' salaries declined by 4% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 85% 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 Idaho.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Idaho

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

In Idaho, dental hygienists earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of dental hygienists is increasing in Idaho state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited dental hygienist schools in Idaho state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 102 dental hygienist graduates from dental hygienist courses in Idaho and in 2010 there were 91 graduates.

This represents a 11% decrease in the number of dental hygienist degree or certificate school graduates in Idaho state. 50% of these graduates received a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Idaho

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The number of dental hygienist faculty, growth in the field of dental hygienist academia and dental hygienist faculty salaries in Idaho, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching dental hygienist courses to students at the associates degree in dental hygienist, bachelors degree in dental hygienist, and masters degree in dental hygienist levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future dental hygienist faculty in Idaho. A summary of the information we have collected thus far will appear once you submit your information.

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