FIND YOUR DEGREE is an advertising-supported site. Featured programs and school search results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other information published on this site.

Dental Hygienist Schools In West Virginia

Dental Hygienist classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited dental hygienist schools in West Virginia. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of dental hygienist and dental hygienist training in West Virginia, which includes dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

    Dempsey Branch Road, Mount Gay, West Virginia 25637

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. West Liberty University

    Route 88, West Liberty, West Virginia 26074

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. West Virginia University

    Stewart Hall, University Avenue, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6201

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Bridgemont Community and Technical College

    619 2nd Avenue, Montgomery, West Virginia 25136

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

West Virginia 820
National 177,520

Of all of the dental hygienists in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of West Virginia.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In West Virginia

910 890 870 810 820
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, dental hygienist is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 90 less dental hygienists working in West Virginia than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of dental hygienists has shrunk by 10%. This decline 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 West Virginia

$44,260 $43,930 $46,340 $46,210 $48,990
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by dental hygienists is increasing in West Virginia. The mean salary for dental hygienists in 2006 was $44,260 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $48,990 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in West Virginia

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, dental hygienists' salaries grew by 10% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 77% 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 West Virginia.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in West Virginia

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

Dental hygienists in West Virginia earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Dental Hygienist programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited dental hygienist schools in West Virginia is increasing. In West Virginia, there were 82 graduates in 2006. And there were 132 graduates from dental hygienist courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia by 61%. Most of these graduates, or 60%, earned a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

Share & Compare

Enter your salary to gain access to our continually growing higher education faculty salary database. Don't worry! This is 100% secure and anonymous.

Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of dental hygienist faculty in West Virginia, growth in the field of dental hygienist academia and faculty salaries in West Virginia. Your anonymous submission of information regarding your career and salary will help us create a valuable career planning database for the benefit of dental hygienist faculty at the associates degree in dental hygienist, and bachelors degree in dental hygienist levels in West Virginia. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

Career Index

Your free online education database