A healthcare professional
The median annual wage for dental hygienists was $70,210 in May 2012. A Dental Hygienist earns an average wage of $32.21 per hour.
Projected Job Outlook for 2020
Needing only an Associates Degree the job outlook for a dental hygienist is projected to grow 33 percent from 2012 to 2022 much faster than the average of all occupations.