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Dental Hygienist Schools In Nebraska

Nebraska has 4 accredited dental hygienist schools where dental hygienist faculty who teach dental hygienist classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the dental hygienist academic community in Nebraska, and the future trends in dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. Central Community College

    3134 West Hwy 34, Grand Island, Nebraska 68802-4903

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  2. Creighton University

    2500 California Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska 68178

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  3. University of Nebraska Medical Center

    987815 Nebraska Medical Ctr, Omaha, Nebraska 68198-7815

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  4. Western Nebraska Community College

    1601 E 27th St, Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361-1899

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Professional Trends

Nebraska Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Nebraska 980
National 177,520

Of all of the dental hygienists in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Nebraska.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Nebraska

760 820 840 960 980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of dental hygienists is growing in Nebraska. In Nebraska, 220 more dental hygienists were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of dental hygienist has grown by 29% in Nebraska. This growth is faster than the change in the number of dental hygienists around the country. Nationally, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 7% from 2006 to 2010.

Dental Hygienist VS. All Professions salaries in Nebraska

$58,410 $62,480 $63,090 $64,000 $64,440
$41,032 $42,024 $42,027 $44,097 $45,233
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Nebraska, as the number of dental hygienists is growing, the salaries earned by dental hygienists are increasing. Dental hygienists earned a yearly mean salary of $58,410 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $64,440 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Nebraska

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Thus, there was a 9% growth in dental hygienists' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Nebraska state, within the field of dental hygienist, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid dental hygienists earn 40% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Nebraska

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

Dental hygienists in Nebraska earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited dental hygienist schools in Nebraska is decreasing. In 2006, 41 students graduated from dental hygienist courses in Nebraska. And in 2010, 41 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Nebraska by 0%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Nebraska

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