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Dental Hygienist in Arizona

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Schools Offering Dental Hygiene Programs in Arizona

Around 0.1% of Arizona's graduates graduate from dental hygiene degree programs every year. Thus, Arizona's 6 dental hygienist schools put out approximately 176 dental hygienists each year.

Top Schools

Northern Arizona University, which is located in Flagstaff, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a dental hygienist program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. 64 students graduated with a degree in dental hygienist from Northern Arizona University in 2010. The tuition rate at Northern Arizona University was $7,672 per year.

The second-ranked school in Arizona that has a dental hygienist program is Rio Salado College. Rio Salado College, which was ranked 78th in the country in 2010, is located in Tempe. In 2010, 28 students graduated from Rio Salado College dental hygienist program. The tuition rate at Rio Salado College was $1,734 per year.

The third-ranked school in Arizona that has a dental hygienist program is Pima Community College. Pima Community College, which was ranked 86th in the country in 2010, is located in Tucson. 30 students graduated with degree in dental hygienist from Pima Community College in 2010. Tuition at Pima Community College was $1,412 per year.


Dental hygienist schools in Arizona, charge students an average tuition of $2,766 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $7,672 per year, or as little as $1,412 per year. In 2010, the following Arizona dental hygienist schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Northern Arizona University - located in Flagstaff, students are charged $7,672 per year
  2. Mohave Community College - located in Kingman, students are charged $2,310 per year
  3. Mesa Community College - located in Mesa, students are charged $1,734 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Arizona dental hygienist schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Mesa Community College - located in Mesa, students are charged $1,734 per year
  3. Phoenix College - located in Phoenix, students are charged $1,734 per year

A dental hygienist degree from an Arizona school... what next?

The highest percentage of dental hygienist graduates in Arizona pursue careers as a dental hygienist. In 2010, there were 2,910 dental hygienists working in Arizona. The largest populations of Arizona dental hygienists are working in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 1,870 dental hygienists
  2. Pima County - 570 dental hygienists
  3. Yavapai County - 130 dental hygienists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of dental hygienists is expected to grow by 32% by 2018. There are projected to be 3,570 dental hygienists working in the Arizona then.


A dental hygienist in Arizona earns $76,400 per year on average. But, salaries for dental hygienists can vary. In 2010, dental hygienists made as little as less than $42,300 per year or as much as more than $151,630 per year in Arizona. On average a dental hygienist earns the most in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Yuma County - $90,540 per year
  2. Mohave County - $83,330 per year
  3. Maricopa County - $78,220 per year

A dental hygienist in the following counties in Arizona make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Cochise County - $68,530 per year
  2. Pima County - $69,720 per year
  3. Apache County - $70,170 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in dental hygiene. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as health science or medical assisting.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Dental Hygienists 2,910 $76,400 14.6%

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