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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            Fortis Institute , Lawrence Township

            Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

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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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            • Offers programs in nursing, medical assisting, and dental assisting.
            • Financial aid is available for students who qualify.
            • Job placement assistance is available for both recent graduates and alumni.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
            • 2 campuses located in Queens and Staten Island, New York.
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            Dental Assisting - Diploma
            • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • A private post-secondary institution of higher education serving south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland since 1967.
            • Offers associate degrees in specialized business and specialized technology, as well as programs leading to professional certifications and diplomas.
            • Gives each student their own career services specialist who helps keep them focused on their goals.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            Dental Assisting
            • 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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