A Dental Hygienist earns an average wage of C$35.32 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are local anesthetic and Anesthesia.

C$35,305 - C$78,586
C$35K
C$56K
C$79K
MEDIAN: C$55,589
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C$27.42 - C$48.01
C$27
C$35
C$48
MEDIAN: C$35.32
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$33KC$66KC$99K
Salary
C$35,305 - C$78,586  
   
Bonus
C$307.01 - C$3,086  
Commission
C$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$52,197 - C$98,819  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$26C$52C$78
Hourly Rate
C$27.42 - C$48.01  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.73  
Overtime
C$3.97 - C$76.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$60KC$120KC$180K
Bonus
C$307.01 - C$3,086  
   
Commission
C$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$52,197 - C$98,819  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,122

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist

Pay by Experience for a Dental Hygienist has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Hygienist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 703 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Hygienist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 345 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 274 salaries. A Dental Hygienist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 162 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$72,408

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Dental Hygienist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Hygienist?

Dental Hygienist in Sault Ste Marie:
"It can be challenging and rewarding at the same time."
Pros: Helping others attain optimal oral health. Caries and periodontal prevention.
Cons: Rude people. It can be hard on the body, hands especially. Fast paced, little time between patients. Heavy work load. Stressful. Poorly booked schedules.

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Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲15%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
C$72,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

local anesthetic
▲20%

▲18%

▲8%

Local Anesthesia
▲6%

Scaling
▲5%


dental hygienist
▼0%

National Average
C$72,000

▼2%

Patient Education
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 56%