Dental Hygienist Pay in Maine - ME
Wages for dental hygienists in the state of Maine tend to run a little lower than the national average. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that dental hygienist salaries in Maine are just over $60,000 annually, which isn’t to far off of the national average of around $66,000. Hourly Maine dental hygienists earn $29. The salaries listed below are for current job openings, listed at indeed.com, in the six largest cities in the state which appear to be slightly lower than those reported by the BLS in 2008.
- Portland - $42,000
- Lewiston –$45,000
- Bangor – $55,000
- South Portland – $42,000
- Auburn – $43,000
- Biddeford – $55,000
Maine Dental Organizations and Associations
Only one organization in the state of Maine exists for dental hygienists. Below is the information for the Maine Dental Hygienists’ Association. Dental hygienists, or potential dental hygienists, may also be interested in knowing that the Maine Dental Association, while only open to licensed dentists in the state of Maine, offers “information on dental-related careers and low interest loans for dental students and dental hygiene students.” Visit their website at www.medental.org for additional information.
Maine Dental Hygienists’ Association – The Maine Dental Hygienists’ Association is a members-only group open to all licensed dental hygienist in the state. This active association offers a variety of member benefits including legislative representation, continuing education opportunities, relocation and networking support, and many discounts on dental hygiene resources and more.