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Dental Hygienist Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 8 accredited dental hygienist schools where dental hygienist faculty who teach dental hygienist classes 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 Washington State, which encompasses dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. Clark College

    1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington 98663-3598

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  2. Columbia Basin College

    2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301

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  3. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  4. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

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  5. Lake Washington Technical College

    11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98034-8506

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  6. Seattle Community College-Central Campus

    1701 Broadway Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122

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  7. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  8. Yakima Valley Community College

    South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98907-2520

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Washington State 5,170
National 177,520

Approximately 3% of the country's dental hygienists work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Washington State

5,110 5,210 5,180 4,650 5,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, dental hygienist is a growing field. In Washington State, 60 more dental hygienists were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 1% growth in the field. This growth is slower 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 Washington State

$82,780 $86,920 $88,570 $90,140 $87,810
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of dental hygienists is growing, the salaries paid to dental hygienists are increasing in Washington State. The mean salary for dental hygienists in 2006 was $82,780 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $87,810 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Washington State

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This represents a 6% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of dental hygienist, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid dental hygienists earning 53% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Washington State

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

In Washington State, dental hygienists make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Dental Hygienist programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


As the number of dental hygienists is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited dental hygienist schools in Washington State state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 145 dental hygienist graduates from dental hygienist courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 177 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State by 22%. Most of these graduates, or 88%, earned a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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