Dental Hygienist Texas

How to become a Dental Hygienist in Texas

If a career as a Dental Hygienist strongly appeals then you will be happy to know that Dental Hygiene salaries are among some of the highest in the healthcare industry.

There also continues to be strong jobs growth in the sector with an additional 30,000 positions projected to be created between 2016 and 2024 representing an almost 15% increase in employment.

In order to become a Dental Hygienist in Texas you will need to follow graduate from an accredited school. High school education is also a basic requirement. Once you have graduated you will need to apply


Top Accredited Dental Hygiene Schools Texas

If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in Texas it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited school. Accreditation is awarded by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA).

Listed below are some of the top Dental Hygiene programs and schools in Texas. 

School Area Status Next Visit
Amarillo College Amarillo Approval 2017
Austin Community College Austin Approval 2019
Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont Approval 2019
Coastal Bend College Beeville Approval 2019
Howard College Big Spring Approval 2021
Blinn College Bryan Approval 2020
Del Mar College Corpus Christi Approval 2023
Texas A & M University College Station Approval 2018
El Centro College Dallas Approval 2019
Texas Woman’s University Denton Approval 2019
El Paso Community College El Paso Approval 2016
Texas State Technical College Harlingen Approval 2020
The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson Approval 2019
Pima Medical Institute Houston Approval 2021
Houston Community College System Houston Approval 2019
Tarrant County College District Hurst Approval 2017
Lone Star College System Kingwood Approval 2020
Collin County Community College McKinney Approval 2020
The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio Approval 2019
Temple College Temple Approval 2018
Tyler Junior College Tyler Approval 2023
Wharton County Junior College Wharton Approval 2018
Midwestern State University Wichita Falls Approval 2020


You can also browse the map below for an accredited school.

Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program in Texas

Important points to consider when selecting a Dental Hygiene School include;

  • Is the School fully accredited?
  • What percentage of students who graduate are successful in securing their license to practice as a Dental Hygienist in Texas or their chosen State?
  • How long does the program last or take to complete?
  • How much of the course will be classroom based, online, lab based and work experience based and how does this fit with your expectations?
  • Does the School have good laboratory facilities and other resources to support your studies?
  • Does the School offer any financial assistance or scholarships?
  • Does the School offer any assistance with securing employment?

Top 10 Dental Hygiene Schools Near You

Take the first steps towards your new career by reaching out to Dental Hygiene Schools near you. Simply select from the list of schools below to begin receiving programs and admissions information.

Please note: If you wish to view schools in another area, or if you do not see any results below, please use the search widget in the sidebar.


Dental Hygienist Salary in Texas


Average Salary $72,320
Hourly Wage $34.77
Compared to National Average 0.5% Below
Top 10% of Earners $92,050
Bottom 10% of Earners $56,020
Number Employed 12,980


According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics the average income for Dental Hygienists in Texas in 2015 was $72,320. This represents an hourly wage of $34.77. Dental Hygienists in Texas earn slightly less than the national average. Those in Washington DC earn the most of all Dental Hygienists in the USA with an average salary of $98,530.

In 2015 there where 12,980 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.
Key Figures For Dental Hygienist Salary in Texas

The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in Texas;


Area Number Employed Hourly Wage Salary
Abilene 100 $35.97 $74,820.00
Amarillo 110 $33.41 $69,500.00
Austin-Round Rock 1090 $36.04 $74,960.00
Beaumont-Port Arthur 190 $32.24 $67,060.00
Brownsville-Harlingen 90 $28.31 $58,880.00
College Station-Bryan 90 $32.80 $68,230.00
Corpus Christi 280 $32.56 $67,730.00
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 4300 $36.82 $76,580.00
Dallas-Plano-Irving 3130 $36.53 $75,990.00
El Paso, TX 370 $29.56 $61,490.00
Fort Worth-Arlington 1170 $37.58 $78,160.00
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 2610 $35.68 $74,210.00
Killeen-Temple, TX 80 $36.89 $76,740.00
Laredo, TX Not Avalable $35.24 $73,290.00
Longview, TX 110 $32.73 $68,070.00
Lubbock, TX 160 $27.40 $56,990.00
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 340 $32.27 $67,120.00
Midland, TX 120 $34.93 $72,660.00
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1530 $33.78 $70,260.00
Sherman-Denison, TX 40 $39.04 $81,200.00
Tyler, TX 180 $32.38 $67,350.00
Victoria, TX Not Avalable $30.21 $62,850.00
Waco, TX Not Avalable $34.02 $70,760.00
Wichita Falls, TX Not Avalable $34.73 $72,230.00
West Texas Region 130 $35.41 $73,650.00
North Texas Region 280 $30.70 $63,850.00
Big Thicket Region Not Avalable $35.88 $74,620.00
Hill Country Region 320 $26.62 $55,370.00
Coastal Plains Region 150 $29.70 $61,780.00


Texas Dental Hygienist License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Texas law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in Texas. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Phone: (512) 463-6400

Related Healthcare Careers

The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Texas;

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists12,980$72,320
Physician Assistants5,990$99,580
Respiratory Therapists10,890$56,450
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers4,650$74,640
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics18,270$36,050
Pharmacy Technicians32,000$32,580
Surgical Technologists9,790$45,100
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians9,020$29,740
Home Health Aides62,930$19,950
Nursing Assistants82,660$24,550
Occupational Therapy Assistants3,840$71,100
Physical Therapist Assistants6,270$72,820
Massage Therapists5,270$38,770
Dental Assistants26,380$35,260
Medical Assistants57,180$29,180
Medical Transcriptionists4,290$35,310

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