A hockey player and a dental hygenist earned a combined $70,000 last year at the professional level, according to an analysis of salaries and school positions conducted by NHL.com.
The analysis also included salaries of those who are part of the NHLPA’s medical services division and other professionals who work at the league’s team offices.
The study, which also looked at salaries for players and other players, was released Thursday by the NHL Players Association.
It shows that the salary of a dental hygiene specialist, who works on the sidelines during games and who also works as a consultant for the league, is $77,000, compared to $75,000 for a dental surgeon.
An orthodontist and a pediatric orthodist made the top 20.
There is also a doctor who works as an intern, a nurse and a paramedic who make between $52,000 and $75