Dental Hygiene Schools In Illinois IL

Top Dental Hygiene Schools Illinois

If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in Illinois it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited Dental Hygiene School.

Listed below are some of the top Dental Hygiene Schools and related programs near you.

Bloomington, IL 150 $26.95 $56,050.00
Carbondale-Marion, IL 60 $36.21 $75,320.00
Champaign-Urbana, IL 140 $25.89 $53,850.00
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4180 $35.11 $73,020.00
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5870 $35.48 $73,800.00
Decatur, IL 100 $27.62 $57,450.00
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 570 $41.53 $86,380.00
Kankakee, IL 60 $33.93 $70,580.00
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 610 $33.95 $70,610.00
Peoria, IL 280 $25.68 $53,420.00
Rockford, IL 250 $35.80 $74,460.00
Springfield, IL 130 $31.59 $65,720.00
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 240 $32.83 $68,280.00
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 $29.91 $62,210.00
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 380 $28.61 $59,500.00
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 $30.03 $62,470.00

Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program: Important Considerations

Take the first step and request information from Schools and Colleges in your preferred area. Simply enter your preferences and contact information in the search box to the right or select from the School options presented above to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and easy!

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 Illinois 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?

Illinois Dental Hygienist License Requirements

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

Phone: (217) 785-0800
Email: *

Dental Hygienist Salary in Illinois

Key Figures For Dental Hygienist Working in Illinois

The average Dental Hygienist salary in Illinois is $69,880. This represents an hourly wage of $33.60. Dental Hygienists in Illinois earn almost 4% 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 7,820 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.

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

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Bloomington, IL150$56,050.00
Carbondale-Marion, IL60$75,320.00
Champaign-Urbana, IL140$53,850.00
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division4180$73,020.00
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI5870$73,800.00
Decatur, IL100$57,450.00
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division570$86,380.00
Kankakee, IL60$70,580.00
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division610$70,610.00
Peoria, IL280$53,420.00
Rockford, IL250$74,460.00
Springfield, IL130$65,720.00
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area240$68,280.00
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area160$62,210.00
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area380$59,500.00
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area90$62,470.00

Get Started Today!

Get started today and take the first steps towards your new career by reaching out to Dental Hygiene Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your details in the box below to receive information on the best Dental Hygieniest programs in your area. It’s fast and it’s free!

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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 job 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.

Related Healthcare Careers

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists7820$69,880.00
Physician Assistants2900$88,650.00
Respiratory Therapists4930$54,430.00
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers2150$74,710.00
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics12060$42,380.00
Pharmacy Technicians19160$30,210.00
Surgical Technologists2750$44,870.00
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians3640$32,940.00
Home Health Aides32300$23,640.00
Nursing Assistants59550$26,080.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants2100$59,590.00
Physical Therapist Assistants4540$53,090.00
Massage Therapists3400$37,460.00
Dental Assistants13200$37,120.00
Medical Assistants18420$31,970.00
Medical Transcriptionists1580$35,340.00



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