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Dental Hygienist Schools In South Dakota

In South Dakota, there is only one accredited school where dental hygienist classes faculty can find employment. The trends in South Dakota's dental hygienist academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in dental hygienist includes dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. University of South Dakota

    414 E Clark St, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-2390

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

South Dakota 490
National 177,520

Approximately 0% of the country's dental hygienists work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In South Dakota

360 380 440 470 490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Dental Hygienist is a growing field in South Dakota. In South Dakota, 130 more dental hygienists were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 36% growth in the field. 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 South Dakota

$50,440 $55,960 $59,290 $60,580 $57,270
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to dental hygienists are growing in South Dakota. The mean salary for dental hygienists in 2006 was $50,440 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $57,270 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in South Dakota

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Thus, dental hygienists' salaries grew by 12% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of dental hygienist, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid dental hygienists earning 68% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in South Dakota state.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in South Dakota

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

In South Dakota, dental hygienists earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Dental Hygienist programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


As the number of dental hygienists is increasing in South Dakota state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited dental hygienist school in South Dakota state is also increasing. In South Dakota, there were 47 graduates in 2006. And there were 68 graduates from dental hygienist courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 45% percent increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota. 50% of these graduates received an associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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