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.

Dental Hygienist Schools

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            • A leader in promoting career-focused education since 1959.
            • Its core programs include massage therapy, dental assistant training, health claims specialist, and medical assistant programs.
            • Provides students with one-on-one education support.
            • Requires students to complete an externship where they gain real-world skills and experience.
            • Makes refresher sessions available in courses students have previously taken, at no additional cost.
            • Offers career consultations to graduates.
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            Fortis Institute , Lawrence Township
            • Provides a 24/7 myCampusLink system that lets students access their records, e-mail, communicate with faculty, and more.
            • Designated a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • Educates with the mission to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
            • Offers career education in nursing, dental, business, information technology, and more. 
            • Has 44 campus locations across 15 states, with online options as well.
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            Central Career School , South Plainfield
            • Has classes regularly reviewed by a Program Advisory Committee composed of employers and professionals currently active in the industry, to ensure relevance and curriculum quality.
            • Located in South Plainfield, New Jersey.
            • Offers courses in dental assisting, medical assisting, business, technology, and more.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            • Offers a 6-level English as a Second Language program to place students at the appropriate level.
            • Opened the original Hartford campus in 1924 as the Hartford Secretarial School.
            • Has 4 campus locations in New Jersey, Florida, and Connecticut.
            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1997.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), with accreditation for the Margate campus by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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