How Much do Dental Hygienists Make in Kentucky?

Do dental hygienists in Kentucky make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Kentucky dental hygienists?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dental hygienists in Kentucky earn an average of $61,090 a year, equivalent to $29.37 an hour.

This is 21% less than dental hygienists nationwide, but it is 39% more than the typical Kentucky worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Kentucky Dental Hygienist Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $37.19 $77,340
75th $33.69 $70,080
50th $29.66 $61,700
25th $26.41 $54,940
10th $22.04 $45,830
Kentucky Dental Hygienists Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bowling Green $26.48 $55,080
Elizabeth $28.11 $58,480
Lexington $30.66 $63,770
Louisville $30.35 $63,140
Owensboro $24.80 $51,580
Kentucky Dental Hygienist Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $29.37 $61,090
2018 $28.80 $59,910
2017 $28.60 $59,500
2016 $28.20 $58,650
2015 $27.56 $57,320
2014 $27.64 $57,490
2013 $27.14 $56,450
2012 $27.32 $56,840
2011 $27.41 $57,020