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What is the Average Salary for Dental Hygienists in California?

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How much does a Dental Hygienist make in California? The average Dental Hygienist salary in California is $118,330 ( $56.89 per hour) as of 2023, but the range typically falls between $107,730 and $131,080. Dental Hygienist salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, as well as years of experience.

Average Dental Hygienist salary for California

(Percentile wage estimates for Dental Hygienists)

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Average Dental Hygienist salary by metro-area

CityEmployed Dental HygienistsAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Bakersfield, CA290$47.63$99,070
Chico, CA130$53.88$112,070
El Centro, CA40$53.24$110,740
Fresno, CA490$51.02$106,120
Corcoran, CA70$51.95$108,060
Los Angeles, CA7,870$54.04$112,400
Madera, CA60$53.24$110,740
Modesto, CA310$56.51$117,530
Napa, CA100$60.39$125,610
Ventura, CA640$53.17$110,600
Redding, CA130$52.75$109,720
Riverside, CA1,870$52.61$109,440
Sacramento, CA2,590$54.42$113,190
Salinas, CA190$59.12$122,970
San Diego, CA2,480$54.88$114,140
San Francisco, CA3,360$66.81$138,960
San Jose, CA1,650$66.70$138,730
San Luis Obispo, CA230$57.56$119,730
Santa Cruz, CA180$60.18$125,180
Santa Barbara, CA310$64.14$133,420
Santa Rosa, CA340$61.12$127,130
Stockton, CA460$56.13$116,750
Vallejo, CA200$57.36$119,300
Porterville, CA190$51.02$106,110
Yuba City, CA70$54.51$113,380

All data above was collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is updated as of May 2023.