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Dental Hygienist Schools In New Mexico

In New Mexico, there are 4 accredited schools 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 New Mexico, which encompasses dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

    3400 S Espina, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

    52 University Blvd, Roswell, New Mexico 88202-6000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of New Mexico-Main Campus

    1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. San Juan College

    4601 College Blvd, Farmington, New Mexico 87402-4699

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

New Mexico 1,020
National 177,520

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

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In New Mexico

660 780 770 890 1,020
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, the field of dental hygienist is growing. 360 more dental hygienists were working in New Mexico in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of dental hygienist has grown by 55% in New Mexico. 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 New Mexico

$69,060 $73,110 $71,970 $73,080 $75,190
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In New Mexico, as the number of dental hygienists is growing, the salaries earned by dental hygienists are increasing. Dental hygienists earned a yearly mean salary of $69,060 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $75,190 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in New Mexico

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 8%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 81% 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 New Mexico.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in New Mexico

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

In New Mexico, 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 New Mexico


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited dental hygienist schools in New Mexico is increasing. In 2006 there were 38 dental hygienist graduates from dental hygienist courses in New Mexico and in 2010 there were 52 graduates.

This represents a 37% increase in the number of dental hygienist degree or certificate school graduates in New Mexico state. Most of these graduates, or 60%, earned a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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