Dental Hygienist Pay in New Jersey - NJ

The mean dental hygienist salary in New Jersey is $73,480 per year. The national average yearly salary is $66,950, so working as a dental hygienist on the east coast will pay significantly better than the national average. Average hourly pay for a dental hygienist is $35.33. Since many dental hygienists work part-time they are often paid hourly or on a commission based scale. The highest salary currently advertised for a dental hygienist in the state of New Jersey is $90,000! Below you will find above average dental hygienist salaries for the four largest cities in the state, all with a population of over 100,000.

Elizabeth - $86,000
Jersey City – $85,000
Newark - $85,000
Paterson - $86,000


New Jersey Dental Hygienist Associations

New Jersey Dental Hygienists’ Association – The New Jersey Dental Hygienists’ Association is a constituent member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and has been since 1945. The association serves five components of New Jersey: Northern, Southern, Bergen, Central, and South Shore. They regulate the standards by which dental hygienist in the state practice and are certified.

New Jersey Board of Dentistry - The State Board of Dentistry regulates the permits, licenses, and education requirements of all dental workers in the state of New Jersey, including dental assistants and dental hygienists.

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