Dental Hygiene Schools In Pennsylvania PA

Top Dental Hygiene Schools Pennsylvania

If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in Pennsylvania 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.

Area Number Employed Hourly Wage Salary
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 800 $32.47 $67,530.00
Altoona, PA 60 $27.84 $57,910.00
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 100 $30.98 $64,440.00
East Stroudsburg, PA Not Avalable $30.46 $63,350.00
Erie, PA 230 $26.28 $54,670.00
Gettysburg, PA 60 $29.07 $60,480.00
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 420 $29.83 $62,050.00
Johnstown, PA 80 $22.96 $47,750.00
Lancaster, PA 570 $32.76 $68,140.00
Lebanon, PA 60 $26.23 $54,550.00
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 2120 $31.35 $65,200.00
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1180 $37.72 $78,450.00
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4680 $34.84 $72,470.00
Pittsburgh, PA 2170 $26.89 $55,940.00
Reading, PA 260 $32.38 $67,350.00
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 320 $25.00 $52,010.00
State College, PA 160 $28.89 $60,090.00
Williamsport, PA 50 $30.35 $63,140.00
York-Hanover, PA 300 $29.62 $61,610.00
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 $26.04 $54,170.00
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 240 $26.18 $54,450.00
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 220 $27.12 $56,420.00

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 Pennsylvania 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?

Pennsylvania Dental Hygienist License Requirements

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

Phone: (717) 783-7162

Dental Hygienist Salary in Pennsylvania

Key Figures For Dental Hygienist Working in Pennsylvania

The average Dental Hygienist salary in Pennsylvania is $62,830. This represents an hourly wage of $30.21. Dental Hygienists in Pennsylvania earn 13.6% 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 9,650 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.

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

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ800$67,530
Altoona, PA60$57,910
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA100$64,440
East Stroudsburg, PANot Avalable$63,350
Erie, PA230$54,670
Gettysburg, PA60$60,480
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA420$62,050
Johnstown, PA80$47,750
Lancaster, PA570$68,140
Lebanon, PA60$54,550
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division2,120$65,200
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division1,180$78,450
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD4,680$72,470
Pittsburgh, PA2,170$55,940
Reading, PA260$67,350
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA320$52,010
State College, PA160$60,090
Williamsport, PA50$63,140
York-Hanover, PA300$61,610
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area190$54,170
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area240$54,450
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area220$56,420

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 Pennsylvania;

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists9,650$62,830
Physician Assistants5,610$87,610
Respiratory Therapists5,200$57,990
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers2,480$64,730
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics12,320$32,590
Pharmacy Technicians14,930$29,900
Surgical Technologists3,560$42,180
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians4,720$34,050
Home Health Aides51,300$22,000
Nursing Assistants72,680$28,460
Occupational Therapy Assistants2,300$47,170
Physical Therapist Assistants4,550$48,010
Massage Therapists2,730$35,780
Dental Assistants11,640$34,890
Medical Assistants26,490$30,590
Medical Transcriptionists3,000$34,940



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